There is a small mountain in our garage that's been accumulating over time.
A mountain of thrift store beauties just waiting for a bit of love.
Hmm, maybe that's the wrong analogy.
A mountain would give the impression that it's all piled in one place.
I think this is more like... a tornado.
Yep, that's it!
Stuff scattered everywhere.
No plan, no organization.
I'm sure you can picture it so I'll spare you the actual visual.
This week I finally got off my rear-end and plucked some junk from the mess.
Meet exhibit "A".
A little metal lantern with some unfortunate flower-vine things.
Now it should be noted here, that I am not one to discriminate against my junk.
Being unfortunate looking is not it's fault, I just accept it as a challenge and move forward.
(If you don't believe me, see my Pharmacy Lamp!)
A pair of tin snips and elbow grease, and this baby began to take on a new life.
Once I removed those vines, and a good layer of dust, there was nothing left to do but paint.
I started by slopping on a layer of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue. (I love that stuff!!)
Then did an even worse job of randomly adding some grey, Anita's acrylic craft paint in Charcoal.
And finished it off by lightly brushing on some Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I knew there was a beauty lurking underneath those nasty ol' vines.
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