Monday, July 25, 2011

~~~~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC MAKEOVERS~~~~ And Hand Painted Pink Roses

On Saturday I showed you some of the amazing finds I found while out estate and tag sale shopping in the great state of Oklahoma!  I hauled home some truly fabulous things and began transforming them almost immediately.  Today I'm showing you a sneak peak of the things that have been primed and base painted.
Here is a picture of those two vintage millinery stands I showed you on Saturday!  They were primed and then painted with Valspar Churchill Vanilla (close to Behr Paint Cottage White) before being gently distressed!  I haven't decided yet if I'm going to sell these...maybe one...maybe both...maybe NONE! :)  I love them so much and can think of so many things to use them for...  Jewelry comes to mind!
Here is the before shot!  The stands were actually neat 'as is' but the bottom of one was heavily corroded...so paint won out!  Love the makeover!
See this sweet little clock?  Transformed again with the same fabulous paint!  She was $1.  Here she is made over...
I love the vintage recipe box (or whatever it is!) below! 
And this tissue box cover...
And this charming old brush...
 Look closely at the picture below...you'll see they've all been painted!  I'm working in my painting studio today and many of my finds will be graced hand painted pink roses!  Watch for them to be uploaded to my A Gathering Place Website starting this evening...
Didn't the old perfume bottle (in the middle) and the brush come out sweet?
I love these wooden hearts!  They originally had a 4th of July theme...  I think they will be perfect for Christmas...
Lastly...aren't these scrolly little signs the best thing evahhh???  I just love them...  Perfect for lots of little sayings...
OK Peeps!  That's it for today.  I'm already face-deep in paint and I'm lovin' getting back into my second favorite thing to do in all the world...

We actually had a TINY BIT OF RAIN during the early morning hours today.  Sooo refreshing!

Have a GREAT MONDAY!

Love to you...

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The box with a lid that you refer to as a recipe box I think is a "salt box". Or at least that is what I referred to them as.

Hope all is well with you. Blessings.

Rebecca said...

OH...I think you are RIGHT! I've heard them called that before! Thank you!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
Wow, what a great time you had..I want to go estate shopping with you guys!!!
I think the box that you are calling a recipe box was used for matches..I use to have one that belonged to Gary's Grandma..I don't know what ever happened to it thou...UMMM
Well anyway, everything looks great with the Rebecca touch, I really love the clock!
Have a sweet day and big hugs,Elizabeth

GWENNY said...

Rebecca,
Love all your treasures , a lovely shade of vanilla.. makes me think of good old fashioned ice cream. Thanks for the encouraging words about my weight. It gives me hope!'
Blessings

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh I love scruffing around for bargains of old vintage items. Hats off to you...getting them all primed up and beautifully ready for a new life.
I have a downfall of NOT being QUICK about redoing. So your inspiration is good for me. Enjoy. Thanks for the lovely post.

Anonymous said...

Looking good!!! The things you found last week and are priming for a make-over, that is!!!
Since I am OLDER, I know that the little box you thought might be a recipe box is actually a salt box. I have one from my grandmother's. It is ceramic and has a sweet homey scene on it, with a wooden lid held in place by only two tiny nails!
I like the little stands, too, and am anxious to see what will develop out of them!! They are quite unusual and I bet you have a dozen ideas on how to transform them!!
It is pouring down rain here today, too....much needed, but sort of puts a damper on going to town and snooping at Marshall's....I am looking for more hot pink glasses to go with some melmac dishes I found..
they are pastel colored flowers on yellow, not what I remember them looking like when they first came out...vintage, they said, but not the 1950's, I don't think!!
Have a good week and maybe the rain will cool things down for a day or two
Love, Francy

Christine said...

Can't wait to see the end results. Great ideas.

Rose Petal Hollow said...

I love all your pretty finds and what you did with them. You inspire me. Love the little signs!
MaryAnn

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Rebecca,

You made a haul! What great stuff you found..and of course, it all looks so much better painted.

Pink Sparkles for your week,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I so love what a little paint can do! My favorite white spray paints are Porcelin and Ice Cream, both by Valspar. One is satin, one is flat, I don't remember which way 'round they are!

Now Following!!!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Anonymous said...

HI.... WOW YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY.... THE ITEMS LOOK GREAT.... HEY IF YOU NEED A BACK UP PAINTER... I AM PRETTY GOOD.. I DID OUR STORM DOOR... COULDN'T SEE PAYING FOR A NEW DOOR AND HAVING IT INSTALLED.. SO I TOOK IT ALL APART AND TOOK MY TIME... I WAS PROUD OF THE OUTCOME OF IT... JUST KIDDIN ABOUT THE BACK UP PAINTER... CLEANING THE GARAGE OUT.. IT IS LIKE A ESTATE SALE ,, RIGHT IN MY OWN GARAGE... LOL.. HAVE A GREAT DAY... ANXIOUS TO SEE YOUR ITEMS.... STAY COOL.. LOHOMA

Kerri @ Artisanbella said...

Goodness Rebecca, you've found some cute little treasures there to paint on. Can't wait to see the finished product! Love finding someones old stuff (what they consider junk go figure) to paint on.

Have a nice day and Happy painting :)

xoxo
Kerri

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca... oooh, you featured my pretty little garden sign!!! My email still will not let me send out, so I emailed you again from my other one... thank you so much for putting your special touch on that for me!... LOVE all of your other treasures too... I was going to tell you that is a salt box, but others already have... what a darling pink one that would make with your famous roses and the word "Salt"... xoxo Julie Marie

Al said...

The transformations are really wonderful! A little paint goes a long way. The tissue box cover is so sweet.

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Rebecca, It's so fun to find treasures to paint . I love all the items you found to put your sweet touch on. Have fun! XO Christie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Everything is looking fabulous so far :) Can't wait to see them with your lovely roses :) I LOVE those stands, and the sweet scrolly signs! Wow, you really found some wonderful treasures! Come and check out the sweet treasure my hubby found for me this weekend :) I think you might like it :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything you paint turns to magic. And now I can't wait to see what you add to all of your pieces!!

XO,
Jane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yep, I think that box is a salt box! You sure have been busy! Looking good...

C Pohl said...

WOW they are all beautiful, i want one of the scrolley sign things...it is all awesome. I have come across tissue boxes like that and why didn't i think of painting the...next time..do you use spray paint>>

thanks for showing us your treasures, love, love them
c

Kim B said...

All of the treasures turned out so pretty. Great job. My hubbie is doing a redo of our dining table now. going from knotty pine shelac finish to matte black. Looking good, after we recover the seats, I will have to post before and afters. Have you painted anything that robins egg blue? I am trying to decide. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Kim

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finds and beautiful transformations! Love them all but my favorites are the signs:) Have a blessed day dear Rebecca! HUGS!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course everything looks great, but, I can't wait for your magic roses. Be sure to show us when you are done!

Carol

Jilly said...

Thank you, for visiting my blog Rebecca, I do enjoy the stitching so much; it sooths me. I love your blog and enjoy reading it every time I visit!!! I also get so many great ideas from you; so thank you!!!
oxoxoxo

Ellie said...

The little wooden box is a recipe box from the mid 60s. I got one for a wedding gift around that time. Love your blog.

A Southern Rose said...

Rebecca,
What neat things you found and they look beautiful after you painted them. My favorites are the scrolly signs. They are gorgeous. So many things you could do with those. Have fun!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Dolores said...

wow, looks like you hit gold....so many beautiful items, and then you do your magic and make them look so amazingly beautiful!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Home from vaction and just getting caught up. I found a ROSS store where I vistited. Now I see why you are such a fan of that place!
Deb

Rita said...

You got some fabulous finds! Whatever you do with them will be great! I love your work.

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