Tuesday, April 24, 2012

That ~2~ This

I was a busy little bee today.  I am trying to wrap up some unfinished projects I also, started a few!  Will I ever learn?

I have 2 of these swans, told you I love them & collect them too!  I like the glass look but as I looked around our home I noticed I have tons of glass so I decided to give these swans a makeover~ Can you guess what I did?  No, okay, I will show you.  But first, the before~

Like I said, I have 2 of these swans one I bought with flowers that yikes, I paid $9.99 for, I really loved the swan so I needed to get it.  The other I found at my very favorite thrift store for $.75

Yep~I leafed them, copper this time!  What do you think?  I am really please with the out turn.  For these I gave them a more of a scratchy finish rather than  smooth and you can see the movement & texture in the picture. I love swans so much I feel like they possess grace & elegance, just like my beautiful mother~

                     But wait, there's more, swans that is~
Excuse the quality and the mess in the background, like I said busy, busy day!

I just gave this swan a quick makeover, with a little ice blue metallic paint & LOVE~

These were originally black & taupe and I painted them in primary colors for our den, I liked them but I changed the theme in the den & I wanted to put these in our master bath. I bought these on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $1.20 each.
At times it is difficult for me to remember to take before pictures, evident here~

Look how pretty they are now~  I love different tones of gold & silver too!

Thank You & Many Blessings~

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  1. GREAT JOB what paint did you use??

  2. They look great!

    I've been wanting to leaf something, but I've never done it before and I'm a little scared.

    1. Alissa, thank you, it is really easy, I think I have an addiction to leafing since it hides so many of my flaws. :0) Try it you will happy by the results, also, the supplies are not that expensive.
      Will you consider following me too.

      Thank you & Many Blessings

  3. I actually used the imitation copper leaf sheets. It is quite easy,
    Thank You & Many Blessings

  4. These turned out great! You have a real eye for things. I'm jealous! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Oh thank you so much Tammy,I do love making our home beautiful & cozy.
      Try it leafing is so easy & the supplies fairly inexpensive.
      May I ask you to please follow me?
      Thank you & Many Blessings~

  5. These are so pretty! I love pieces that look high end - expensive - but are handmade! Would love to have you share with my readers at my linky party (just posted it)!


    1. Thank you so much, I think they turned out really well too!
      I will head on over to your blog now.

      Thank You & Many Blessings

  6. I am LOVING the cross & abstract projects! They look expensive! GREAT JOB turning them into something even prettier! (: Im ur newest follower & I hope u will swing by my blog & browse a little & follow me back!
    -Carrie Eve


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