I think if there is one moral or lesson I have learned through a year of blogging about thrift store and yard sale treasures is that you have to look past what you see on the outside. Now I have a wine rack that I got from Southern Living Home (before it was Willow House) years ago. And I think I paid at least $30-$40 bucks for it. But it was a moment of weakness and I love things that a wrought iron! Here is a picture of my little rack.
Well – when I was moving, my mom made a comment about how much she liked it and how she needed one too. I don’t know about you, but I always file those little comments away as potential gift ideas. And wouldn’t you know that one day at Goodwill I stumbled upon a little wine rack that was bright blue and half price! Look at this – it is simple too adorable to pass up for $2.50!! And very similar in style to my rack.
So I bought it and let my momma pick through my stash of spray paint to decide what color she wanted it. It came down to Heirloom White and Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB). Eventually – she settled on the ORB! Excellent choice! Unfortunately – we were into the dead of winter and I had to wait for a warm weekend to be able to spray it up.
Well that finally happened last weekend – it was 63 degrees here! Heat wave! And before I get any nasty comments about paint fumes and being pregnant, rest assured that I took all precautions necessary.
I am just too hot, right?? I know! But hey – you gotta be safe! Honestly – we should all be wearing these when we pull out the paint.
I got to spraying and I just love the way the finish of the ORB came out! Isn’t that just beautiful!!
Here it is all staged and pretty in my house! I think we can all agree that it is gonna look great at my Momma’s too! And for $2.50 that is a bargain no matter how you look at it!
Just perfect! So remember – don’t worry about the color of a piece you are looking at – if it has good lines and a classic style, a little bit of paint can go a long way! Have you picked up anything recently that you had to look beyond the color? I wanna know!
Linking this up to
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Transformation Thursday with Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
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