Friday, April 17, 2009

From Blah to Blue....and Green!

We've had some beautiful spring days this week. I should have been spraying all the dirt and pollen off of my porch, but instead of was washing some "projects."

This beauty came from the Last Chance Thrift Store. I figured for a quarter I could give it another chance.

This large (19 inches), metal lazy susan was a bit more pricey - 50 cents at an estate sale. It was originally $1, but since it was still there on 1/2 price day, I decided to bring it home with me.

I washed, scrubbed, primed and painted.


Aren't these fun colors? Clearance spray paint from WalMart - gotta love it! I can't decide if I am going to keep the lazy susan or sell it. It would be nice on my dining room table. I need your help with the light fixture. I am thinking it should be a candle holder. Should I put something on the top (like a pretty china plate) so it could sit on a table or buffet? Should I attach chain or wire somehow so it could become a hanging "chandelier"? Should I live it just as it is? Opinions please.

Here are a couple other things I washed, but did not paint. Some things really are okay without spray paint!

One morning on the way to take the kids to school I saw this fan sitting on the curb with someone's trash. So, I stopped and picked it up. It felt a little strange. I've never "curb shopped" before. Have you?

These roller skates came from an estate sale. I cleaned them up and sprayed some sealer on them because they were a bit rusty. Then I reattached the leather straps and put them in the booth. I have a little sports & recreation section in my booth right now, so I thought these fit right in.

Okay, time to get off the computer. Trying to get some things caught up around the house today. No thrift stores, no garage sales..... Just staying home.

{Oh, visit the earth, ask her to join the dance! Deck her out in spring showers, fill the God-River with living water. Paint the wheat fields golden. Creation was made for this! Drench the plowed fields, soak the dirt clods With rainfall as harrow and rake bring her to blossom and fruit. Snow-crown the peaks with splendor, scatter rose petals down your paths, All through the wild meadows, rose petals. Set the hills to dancing, Dress the canyon walls with live sheep, a drape of flax across the valleys. Let them shout, and shout, and shout! Oh, oh, let them sing! Psalm 65:9}

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi~~~I'm new to your blog...When I saw the roller~skates I could not help but think about that old 70's song...

"I've got a brand new pair of roller~skates...you've got the brand new key...I think that we should get together and try them out you see!"

Let us see how they turn out for sure!

Have an awesome day!☼

Jill said...

If you put a nice plate on the fixture for a tiered stand, depending on size and all you could use matching or coord. plates but smaller to go on the light holders.
Good job on it all!

littlebird said...

love the colour of the chandelier, well done you for recognizing it's potential!