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Friday, May 6, 2011

Loving the Look of Gray Glaze!

I found this old door and turned it into an awesome piece of home decor!
I hope that the graffiti on there isn't a really awful slang word. I'm not very up on gang terms. Or maybe it's just from someone being silly and enjoying spray painting on an old door. Now it looks a little different, doesn't it? This picture is actually the other side of the same door (which was very disgusting too). It took 3 coats of paint and one coat of gray tinted glaze. Old wood is very dry and the first two coats of paint soaked right in.

I would like to give a very special "Thank You" to one of my favorite stores for having a half off sale on this gorgeous, old looking, door knob!

I love the half round window. It really looks like etched glass, but it's actually plexiglass. I would also like to mention that I took a fine light aqua colored felt pen and gave this door a few touches here & there. I think it gives more interest and dimension to the paint job.

One more close-up picture of the new finish that's made to look old & worn.

I forgot to take a before picture of this hope chest turned toy box. This was a fun repurpose/refurbish project. I was just asking my Handy Honey if he would build a toy box for our Grandcuties and then I stumbled across this one for free. Blessings come in all sorts of ways!

My Handy Honey did help me to line this toy box. It was a 4-hand job. The lining is a cool silver embossed vinyl! Isn't it pretty?!

I'm a stencil kindof gal. Maybe someday I will be better at freehand drawing, but for now I love stenciling!

Bye for Now ~*~Lynda~*~

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Love both of your projects! You have an amazing talent!