Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fresh Paint Brings Second Chances

The flea market finds continued last week with an amazingly fantastic owl wall decor and a great old mirror.

They might not look so charming pre paint, but with a little TLC - they ended up being great apartment additions for quite a charming price.  The mirror was a mere five dollars at the flea market, and the owl decor was only two!  I used paint that I already had on hand and bought a three dollar pack of paint brushes... making the grand total for both projects only ten dollars.  However; I will admit that next time I have a project that requires painting, I'll splurge on the paint brushes.  I was constantly picking out the brush's bristles from the sticky paint.  I should've listened to my dad... he always said not to buy cheap paint brushes or knock off diet coke.  :)  Lesson officially learned.

The owl decor went perfectly in my bathroom, and I also had quite the epiphany while hanging them.  Many years from now, when I finally have a little girl... I'll name her Stella or Anabelle, paint her room pink, fill it with blue owls and hang powder blue curtains with pink polka dots on her bedroom's windows.   : )

After I finished the mirror, I realized I really didn't have the space for it.  So a friend of mine and I bartered a little...  The yellow mirror now has a gorgeous new home in downtown Lewisburg, and I have a much needed kitchen table.  "WINNING!"  : )

.finished blue owls.

The lovely mirror's new home.