Sunday, September 26, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday...a little paint transformation.

Time for Metamorphosis Monday, thanks to our hostess
Check out her great blog and all those who are making
metamorphosis things happen this week!

BEFORE...I have been trying to get some Fall decorating , as I was cleaning, done this last week.
So I decide to do the living room fireplace mantel for one thing.
I have this thrift store find oval mirror in the mantel niche that is painted gold.
I decided it needed a change first.
(Click on any photo to enlarge and see closer)
So with trusty flat black spray paint I gave the mirror a face lift.
Flat black paint is my new favorite for sure.
I also changed out my buffet lamp shades to black ones I have, for the lamps on
the mantel.
The black brings out some of the black in the fireplace bricks too.

Then I added these neat Mary Carol gift ware
"people" urns I found recently for $10 each at ROSS.
I love their natural color.
There is this lady...

And then the gentleman as well.
Their baskets on their backs are open. I think they might be nice with
some bunches of wheat or other colorful fall greenery in them too.
But for now I just put these white pumpkins with sayings on them.

Then I added some black candle sticks with cream candles other pumpkins
and gourds I had from last year to the mantel.
Kind of simple and a neutral color scheme but something
different than the usual which is what I wanted.

And Met Monday #2

BEFORE...my estate sale $10 large old
Victorian plaster work frame.
Had a bad and dirty old paint job on it.

Now it looks still old and beautiful with all it's details
but freshened up and clean with
some coats of antique white paint.

I think I am using it in our master bedroom, I have
a plan for it!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Queen Linda, Girl you always come up with the best things...love the new mantle look with the black shades...How's that little prince Landon doing my friend?? and I told you we were haing a Landen also ha ha!! I hope all is well in your part of the world my Dear friend...Getting coller here on my mountain top..Fall is in the air for sure...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Willow said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I just love your mantle. Those little white pumpkins are so cute.


The Tablescaper said...

Great mantle. I love Mary Carol's stuff!!

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cate said...

You did a really nice job.

Nancy said...

Love that oval mirror over your mantle. It looks as if it were just meant to go there! A perfect fit. I like it gold or black. Your lamps tie it all in and those pumpkins are sooooo cute! Love how you've topped them in the figurines and scattered the rest along the mantle.
The frame you just got and painted is gorgeous too! What a find.

Thanks for sharing!

Now I am going to check out your store and look at that picture of your booth space.


Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love that frame. Such detail.

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Those pumpkins with words on them are so cute!

I have redone some mirrors and frames lately, too, but my computer is sick so I can't upload photos. Boo hoo! :)