Monday, September 13, 2010

Paint and hydrangeas

I am still amazed at how a little white paint can
totally transform an object.

It can take something from drab to fab

from atrocious to scrumptious

from downright ugly to amazingly beautiful!

This is before the white makeover.
{Goodwill find again...$5.00}
It looks so much better now!
Don't you agree?
I am thinking that I may want some type
of lettering or decal where the large
silver oval used to be (I just had to remove it...ugh),
but for now I left it plain.

Linking up with Faded Charm for White Wednesday.



Kim said...

Oh Sandi, it so beautiful. What a wonderful makeover project. It's a good thing you can see past the ugly when you stumble across a piece like that and know that with just a bit of paint and elbow grease, you can totally transform it into something special. I probably would have cringed and just walked away from it myself.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Sandi ~
I love how it came out !! It is amazing how paint and a little TLC can make a world of difference ~


A Cottage Muse said...

Good eye Sandi ~ I just might have walked by that one! Hope everything is going well ~ thinking of you!

Donna said...

What a stunning makeover! I just love white (or cream!) paint. You turned an ugly duckling into a showstopper!

Elyse said...

wow, sandi! white paint truly is magical. you have a good eye to grab that piece and see its potential.


Amanda Kaake said...

oooh, that's pretty!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's beautiful, Sandi and looks like it should be in Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine. What a beautiful piece you've found at Goodwill, you've got the touch of finding all the good stuff!

Becky C said...

This is just gorgeous! Would have never thought it could come out so pretty! From drab to fab:)
Becky C

Irene said...

Looking good.

Hope Filled Living said...

I love this! It turned out beautiful.

Crystal said...

Oh MY!! I'm so glad you saw potential!! It was really bad!! You made it beautiful!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Awesome, Sandi! I think the oval would have looked pretty painted white, too! ♥

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely make over as always Sandi...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, the paint really did transform it. Beautiful photos too!

Passionate for White said...

Lucky you to have come across a diamond in the rough - she's a beauty... NOW!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a transformation! How lovely!! I need to get ME one of those ugly planters! LOL!

Piney Rose said...

I love it, Sandi! Absolutely gorgeous. I'm checking out Goodwill today.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

OH. MY. GOSH. What a transformation. It is simply stunning.... and you're right....pretty scary in the before.

Warm blessings,

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I read paint and hydrangeas and had to stop glad I did!!
Your treasure turned out gorgeous!!!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes! What a beautiful change! But you have dressed it up so wonderfully too!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful with the hydrangea and the rose print!

Cottage Panache said...

Sandi, what was this piece to begin with? Whatever it was ~ it is just fabulous now! And it's holding Hydrangeas. Doesn't get any better than that! Haven't visited for a while and I love the new look of your blog!

Ellen said...

Amazing! What a great eye for hidden treasures, you have!


Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, ya...white paint is magic! How are you doing this week? Loved your comment you left for me...LOL!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sandi! LOl! There's NOTHING a little white paint won't fix! :) Love your white transformation! So pretty! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk said...

Hi Sandi, it's been quite awhile since I've been out visiting. I've had one crazy summer.

I'm glad I visited you though. I was forgetting how much I love white. Ya know, I've shoped at that store ever since they opened and I've never boughten anything. The napkins are beautiful, I'm so glad you went for them.