Friday, June 19, 2009

Some Before and Afters


























Little projects like this are the ones I seem to get the biggest kick out of.....they are the closest to instant gratification. I adore instant gratification...it keeps me going with the bigger projects. FOCUS CHERRY...FOCUS. I almost got rid of this little metal frame....than I got an idea to spray paint it and add a little nest charm to the middle. A little scrapbook paper to the back and it is done. It will be cute in my new bedroom. The little wood bird was found INSIDE the cigar box You see above....you know I LOVE me a cigar box...... today at a garage sale. The cigar box..said ".50....mystery box....take as is"..(I am a sucker for a good mystery)....Inside was a bunch of old seashell soap and a very strange little turtle made from seashells...NO KIDDING> MYSTERY SOLVED...... OHH and this wood bird. I kept the wood bird and sprayed her my fave red. I nestled her amongst my kitchen knick knacks.
I have had this ottoman for eons...so I sprayed her and covered the animal print with some burlap. It will also go in the bedroom. Now as many of you I was intrigued with this chicks http://thehappyhomebody.blogspot.com/2009/06/framed-pear-project.html adaptation of fruit...halved and framed. Too cute! So I did my own little version..with what the heck else??? A cherry! I love it.....Thank-you Angie for the inspiration.
Well I have held off long enough....I got more paint yesterday.....I need to get back to finishing up the paint in the bedroom. You all have a wonderful weekend......XOXO, Cherry

57 comments:

Jean said...

Cherry, I just can't decide which of your projects I love the most. They all came out great. Have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Darlene said...

I just adore everything you have done! I agree that quick transformations are the best!! Yours look wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

I cannot even pick a favorite project!~
I love them all!

Oh maybe though... the cherry in the frame!!...

As always I love your designs!

philben5 said...

Love it all! I am in awe at how well everything looks painted white. Thanks for inspiration.
Blessings
Roxanne

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

So many cute things, so little time. Great job!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You are by far my favorite 'Before and After' Girl. You just keep dazzling us. : )

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

You are CRAZY COOL... Such an eye for things! LOVE it ALL!

jen said...

So sweet!! I love the little bird wearing red!

Jen

dana said...

I LOVE the freshness you can bring to items with a new paint colour or an embellishment or two. I LOVE the halved cherry in the frame and the burlap mixed with the metal on the stool.

Your 4th of July items are wonderful. I have 5 vintage flag prints---one is the same as yours! I line them up on our mantel--and so enjoy the look of all of the flag prints in their variety of old frames.

Hope you have a great weekend. Dana

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Cherry what a busy bee you have been! The bird is so cheery and cute and I love the frame- oh and the stool- love the burlap-a surprise use of fabric -looks great!

blessings
mary

Tins and Treasures said...

I love old cigar boxes too...I enjoyed visiting your blog. ~Natalie

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

The little framed cherry is to die for! I mean seriously! ooxx`jodi

cherry said...

Good morning Miss Cherry thank you so much for stopping by what fun another Cherry! I have only met 3 other Cherry's in my 40 Something years and one is married to a 2 or 3rd cousin .. now that was freaky at the family reunion ...lol

your blog is beautiful I will be back to checkout everything. We are painting the bedroom this weekend also . Can't wait to see how yours turns out ..
hugs, Cherry

Frippery said...

You are a wealth of inspiration

Lisa said...

The frame with the nest charm is just perfection!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Cherry, great before and afters! I really like the halved cherry, it came out great. And the stool is fabulous, a whole new look!
~Michelle

Half of the Style Sisters said...

wow you are amazing! Fabulous ideas, tips and tricks. Thank you for sharing them all with us.

the wild raspberry said...

i'm just chirping with delight at all your projects!
have a wonderful weekend
~chas

Storybook Woods said...

Akkk, love it all !!! Now you have me thinking, I really like to put my own stamp on things. Well done Cherry. Clarice

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Tres cute! :) I love the red bird, and the frame makeover with the charm is awesome! The burlap looks fabulous too. :)

Debbie said...

What fantastic makeovers - I really love that stool - it justs looks so fresh with the coat of paint - I love painting frames as well as I think it gives them a new lease of life and costs next to nothing :) xxxxx

Carmen said...

Everything looks great, as usual. I really love the ottoman, the burlap is perfect. I would have definitely bought the "mystery box" too. I love stuff like that. :)

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

Those projects are all so cute! I really need to buy some burlap ;)

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
rue

Jill said...

aaaaagggh! The red bird & the burlap...LOVE.IT.

Mimi Sue said...

You rock. LOVE the little cherry. I'm going to have to copy. Mimi

NicNacManiac said...

Fabulous before & afters! Your work is gorgeous and I love to visit often to see what you are up to. Have a fantastic weekend!!
Nerina :)

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

You have such an artist eye. Love all the projects.

Shannon said...

There are those adorable measuring cups that I LOVE! Of course I love your before and afters! :)

Patti Cakes said...

I love the little frame. It' so sweet. You did good!

Invited In said...

What fun you have!! I love a good before and after. Thank you for sharing your eye candy. I love the little white frame. Did you use paper or fabric behind it? So cute. And the framed cherry....love it. Very inspiring:)

Amy S said...

you crack me up--you could have a hayday in my attic !! Come on over!! :)
love your ideas!wish I was as creative.

Me & My House said...

You are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Happy Father's Day!

bliss. said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great time in Florida!!! I know, who could ever resist that lighthouse!?!?!?! I have at least 20 pictures of it!

Richella said...

Cherry, these are great! You know good and well and that we would have loved a separate post about each one of these--and you treated us to all this fun in one post!

I'm with you on the instant gratification. It's just so nice to get a project to COMPLETION. Actually, I kind of feel that way about some household chores, like cleaning the bathroom counter. To me it's so nice to see the fruit of my labors.

Thank you for sharing these fun projects.

Joy said...

Wonderful as always!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have amazing spray gun abilities, and a wonderful eye to know just want to paint! You just made me want to go spray paint everything in my house! All of your things came out so great!

Acorn Cottage said...

So much fun to come over and visit your website...you always have fresh ideas and I just love everything your hands touch!

Just a little something from Judy said...

If you open your front door and find a truckload of my posessions, just remember I like instant gratification too, and I really like when I meet someone who can perform magic on my old pieces...so feel free to go about transforming. Your post was so interesting and so beautifully done. You could have your own giftshop.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Cherry Girl! How Keeeute...I love the new red bird and I love what you can do to a frame! We should call you the frame queen...because you do the cutest things with frames! I love it!
Blessings,
Debbie

Jen r. said...

Love those before and afters! I am such a sucker for them!

Tara said...

You are seriously the queen of getting projects done!! love the ottoman, burlap is so popular right now! hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Bekah said...

Oh i want the lil cherry picture, teehee, too cute!

LuLu said...

I'm with everyone else, I love all of your projects, you are so motivating!!
hope you had a wonderful weekend,
hugs,
LuLu

Chrissy said...

OH how I love that footstool!!! I love how you used burlap to cover it, your my kinda gal!!! Thanks so much for coming by,Chrissy

Victoria said...

I love the footstool!

I so enjoy looking at your pictures!!!! Your house looks like it would be such fun to visit.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry,
ALL of it is so wonderful! I'm with the rest~ I can't decide which I like better because everything is perfect! :) I hope all of your painting goes well~ I love painting! :) I'm trying to decide what color to repaint my master bath...

I hope you are having a great week so far! :)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

We are such kindred spirits! Thanks for the comment, I didn't even realize you were an Oregonian too! I'm so happy I found your blog:) Have a wonderful day. It's suppose to be a beautiful day here...

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love how you framed the Disneyland silhouette. Seeing yours all framed up reminds me that I have some from this fall that I need to get framed!

~ Sarah

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The cherry is so cute! I remember Angie's project and hers was a pear (also really cute). Love everything!

Manuela

Elise said...

Love it all, Cherry!! You are amazing as usual!!
Elise

mommax3 said...

All your projects are so inspiring! I LOVE the framed nest and so many more.

I'm not sure I could even pick a favorite project, everything you do do turns out great :)

Liz said...

Hi Cherry! I was so inspired by your little framed cherry on a bingo card that I did one. I posted about it on my blog and linked back to you. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks for your great ideas!!

~Liz

Christy said...

How adorable are those projects! You're inspirational :)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great projects. You are very talented!

Christi

henzy said...

great blog. i love all your projects.

texasdaisey said...

Your projects always turn out so cool. You come up with such unique and cool ideas. I love all of the projects you show. Great job.
Debbie

Cottage Elements said...

Cherry, as always you've done a fab job on all these redos. Amazingly beautiful.

Lanette