Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A couple of befores and afters and in betweens..

First off....I got myself a Real wall flower of a picture frame(50 cents)....This puppy is HOMELY . Than I grabbed a Coca Cola(if loving you is wrong I don't want to be right) for fuel. Than I picked out some fabric from my stash and a few buttons and a little modge podge and now I got a sweet little frame to house my baby boy. I got to say I like using the Modge Podge on fabric sooo much better than using paper. I never get any air pockets with the fabric.
Did the pears throw you off????? Couldn't help it...Love me some fake pears.Than I ran across this little sadly neglected wall shelf for 3.99 ...missing one of its appendages at Goodywill. I decided I wanted to use it on my counter so I turned it upside and went to work. I painted it black and distressed a tad. Bought her a new knob (that doesn't quite match with the rest...but can you really tell?) and here she is. I am happy with her and so is the birdy! Ok one more show and tell... Last but not least I painted an el cheapo frame black (is there an echo in here?) and cut some scrapbook paper and got a chipboard N and made a little monogram of our last name. So there you go..... How about that for tightwad Tuesday! xoxo, cherry














46 comments:

Vanessa said...

As always, love your transformations! I think the black shelf looks great upside down. Good idea!

belladella said...

You are so talented. Love the transformations. I need to be thinking paint, paint, paint more often when I am thrifting. It's amazing what you can do with paint and little cola!

Night!

Christy said...

What great ideas! My favorite is the picture frame with the monogram. I think I know what I will be doing this weekend. I'll be sure to put a picture on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joy said...

Cute, Cute, Cute projects! And I love the vignette with the newly painted, looks even better, upside-down shelf.

lindsey cheney said...

so much fun stuff! i'm so glad i followed the link to your blog - very fun. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

Kim said...

I love the redo on the wall shelf!

Shirlee said...

Love all your vignettes and little birdies. The shelf with the drawers was a great find.

Rachel said...

Okay thanks for visiting my blog. I have to say your blog is so FABULOUS! Your style, decor, scrapping, it's all good. Great, like I needed another blog to read. :):):)Just kidding, I'm so excited to have found you!

:)Rachel

Hip chick's happy home said...

Oh I can't believe that I never thought of turning one of those things upside down! How oh how did I not see that before? You are such a smartie girl! And, such a talent too. All of your things look beautiful!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Great ideas! I love everything!

Kim's Treasures said...

Cute projects! I made a monogram frame from paper and chipboard last week! Your black shelf turned out great and so did your son's frame...I hadn't thought of using fabric on projects like that!
Have a great day!
Kim

Marie said...

I love it all! :o) I'd have never thought to flip that shelf on it's top. Good idea! I made a cheapo frame/scrapbook paper/monogram yesterday too!

Kimba said...

You know how I love me a good "before and after". These are great!

I'd like to link to this post on Saturday if that's OK with you.

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my goodness you are good! I am loving your blog and these 3 projects are EXCELLENT! Thanks for sharing!
Carmen

Sarah said...

ooohhh...love it! Can't wait to add a little more character to mine! You always have such great ideas with your goodwill finds. I am waiting for the local thrift store and goodwill to get some good stuff in that I can use!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love before and afters and yours are great. I would of never thought of putting fabric on that frame. The shelf and black monogramed frame are perfect. I am about to paint a headboard and two dressers in my daughter's room. Another before and after blog in the making!

Kara said...

Let's all say it together... ADORABLE!! I love the black and red together.

Tara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the tips! I'm excited to give it a try. Love your blog. You have amazing talent!!

Nicole said...

I came for a visit after you stopped by my blog. I am loving your style! I just had time for a quick peek right now but I promise to return for a long visit. Love your birds, your very real looking pears, and all your in-betweens. What inspiration. Have a blessed day! Nicole

Kristin said...

Wow - Awesome ideas! I am addicted to mod podge as well!

homespun living said...

Love what you did with the frame and the shelf--they look fabulous!!

Deb

new every morning said...

ooohhh! I love it all!!!!

I'm totally going to copy the monogram picture frame.

As for the shelf ... would have never thought to turn it upside down. It is fabulous!

The Berry's Patch said...

I just love your ideas. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm off to see the rest of yours.

Also, I'm so glad your an "Edward Lover" too. I'm so excited about Saturday. Girl, I wish I could stay up till midnight at Barnes & Noble but it's too late for me. I will be one of those running from place to place looking for it. And there better be one OR ELSE!!!!

Handmade Housewife... said...

How stinkin' cute! Love, love, love the little shelf. Totally can't tell which knob is different. The frames are adorable too. Your little guy looks great in the green one! I guess I need to go get a Coke and get craftin...grin!

-Hayley

Tricia Anne said...

What an adorable frame! Plus the transformation of the drawers looks wonderful! I love the black spray paint! :o) I also like the framed initial! :o) Your blog is so fun to look at! I put it on my favorites and will be coming back. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Shannon said...

It all looks so great! I love the ideas...I think I could copy those! :) I never would have thought to turn the shelf upside down. :) Love it!

kate said...

Oh my goodness. I looove that shelf idea. I never thing to flip things over to use them! I want to find one to do this to now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your home is super cute!

Rosemary said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Yes we do like the same things.
I love your little makeovers!!
Rosemary

Our Complete Family said...

Just found your blog and LOVE this post! I am excited to go back and read some more of yours! Seems like you're very crafty!!! Leslie

Angie said...

Love all the cute stuff! I am going to do both the frame projects. Those are just the kinds of things I like to do - easy and inexpensive! The shelf turned upside down looks awesome painted black. Keep the great ideas coming!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I am so impressed with everything you do! Great job on the picture frame and I love the little shelf you gave new life to!!! Do you use spray paint or hand paint it? It looks so nice!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Jenni said...

I love what you did with the both the frame and the shelf; they both look amazing! :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for saying hello! I absolutely LOVE your blog and am going to add you to my favorites right now! :)
(Hope you don't mind!)

Sue said...

Hi Cherry,
Is that your real name? So cute. Anyhoo, thanks for visiting me and your kind message. It is nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and I love your makeovers.
Hugs,
Sue

Shelia said...

Hellp ~ it's so nice to meet you. Well, aren't you the most creative one! I love your flowe frame, and that shelf you remade is jus the cutest thing! I love the fake pears, I have some too. But I really like those cherries you have in the little tart stand. I may have to borrow this idea. I'm so glad you came for a visit and do hope you'll come back to see me. I will certianly be back to visit you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

Wow! Hats off to you... these projects at fabulous! I had no idea you could do that with an old frame... genius! :)

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE everything about this post!!!! Love the picture frame...how cute is that...love the pears...to decorate with....love the shelf painted black with all your decorations on it....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of this!!! Did I say I LOVE it...lol.. You are just too creative!!!

Melissa said...

I just found your blog and I adore it.

What great ideas you have.

If you get a chance, please stop by and say hello. I'm at Sunbonnet Cottage.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Elise said...

Cherry,
I have no idea how you found me, but I am glad you did!! I am in LUUUVVV!! I could stay here all day. Do you mind sharing what calendar it is that you have. I have been wanting a nest print like you have but at the antique festival they want an arm and a leg and your firstborn for them.
So adding you to my faves...
Elise

TinaTx said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little blog! I can't believe you would think I'm inspiring - I think you are inspiring! LOL I love what you did with the shelf - can't even tell the one knob is different. And that frame is just too cute!
H

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Wow!! Love, love, love all of it!!! You have got talent!!

Hey and thanks thanks for adding me to your blog roll by the way. I'm flattered!!!

Pecos Blue said...

Oh I wish I had more time. Very inspiring. Painting made such a difference.

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love what you did with the little black shelf! Looks great.

abeachcottage said...

love it

Jen M said...

Love the makeovers, the first frame especially! I've done that with a wall shelf - well, not the painting it black part, but the using it upside down on the kitchen counter part.

Anna said...

I love the frame, and the shelf, great ideas!

Cameo said...

This so great! I love this little shelf.