~REPAINTED METAL COFFEE POT~
I'm all about junkin' and slummin' and if you've followed my bloggie for any time at all you probably know that by now. I love finding little things on the
cheap slim to transform for my home or to refashion for sale on my AGP Website. I'm amazed what can be found out there in tag sale land if you only take the time to look!
~SOON TO BE TRANSFORMED~
In the middle of November last month I shared with you some of things I found at our local Goodwill store while out shopping with my Mother. I snagged two really neat metal Sign Thingies with Hooks that I just loved...
~EMBOSSED METAL BEAUTIES~
I love shopping second hand and thrift stores because you never know what you'll find. Although not always, generally you're sure to snag a great deal... I've found some incredible things over the years.
~RIPPING OFF THE PAPER LABELS~
First thing I did was rip off the original paper labels by soaking them in warm soapy water. Sometimes the adhesive is water soluble. If it's not you still need to get the old paper off before you can removed the glue. If the glue doesn't come off with water you can either use Goo-Gone or some other label remover product. Recently someone told me you can use fabric softener to remove old labels...(I'm sorry...don't remember who passed along the hint!)...
Anyway...first thing I did after removing the labels and cleaning the signs was to rough them up with a mico-grit sandpaper and then dust them off. Next came a quick coat of my favorite primer (Zinsser 123) and then a couple of coats of regular fresh white paint...
~PINK ROSES REPLACE THE PAPER LABEL~
Now~because I had an email from a longtime customer who was interested in the signs (and who does not favor distressing) I opted not to age the two signs...but, I REALLY, REALLLLLLLLLLLY wanted to because I personally love it! Instead after the artwork was applied just a gentle aging with paint was added.
All the old tins you see at the top are next in line for a makeover! They are going to be FUN to do! Great vintage styles for neat little accent pieces.
Hope your day is wonderful. Will be posting more decorating photos soon!
Love to you...