Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A quick little "crappy to happy" project

I went to Ross the other day. I usually stay away from that place because the one here in town is sort of...well, gross. But sometimes I can find little treasures hidden on the back of a shelf somewhere, needing a new home.

On the clearance shelf, I found this little sign.



Because it had been roughed up somewhere along the way and had a little chunk missing from the top, I got it for $2.99.



And while I'm sure some of you would just take a brown marker to fill in the broken area, I'm far too ambitious for that. (ha!) Besides, while this bronze color is nice, it didn't really do anything for me. So I gave it a quick coat of white paint.



And added some raw umber glaze I had from previous art projects.



I like how it turned out, but...I don't know. It still doesn't feel right. It almost seems too "girly" for my tastes. Any suggestions?

Cissy and Sammi say hi!



15 comments:

Carrie said...

It turned out so good!

The Shabby Princess said...

Hi there! I found your blog from Jenny is Lucky in Love :)

I think it looks fantastic, but, I do love me some shabby chic....

Hope you're having a great day!

Kelli said...

It looks really nice! I have a partially finished project hanging out on my pool table of 25 mirrors that I have painted off white. Now, I think I might want to glaze them too! Hubs wanted to at first and I was all, 'No.' but that sign looks cute!

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

I really like the redo! My only suggestion would be to hang it with some ribbon ... maybe like a grosgrain to match the glazing. :)

Joanna said...

That turned out great!

Hi puppies! *smiles*

Amy said...

Looks much better! Still don't like it?.. hmmm.. not sure what else you could do.. I like the hanging it from a ribbon idea.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Hey, I think the white paint is a great way to get around the chip.

I love the title of your blog - too funny!

The Southern Housewife said...

Love your blog!!! Where in DFW are you?

Chrissie Grace said...

I like it too. I would definitely add some ribbon.
I can't wait to see your art on Monday!;)
Chrissie

Ally0005 said...

I like how it turned out. Cute doggies!!!

Ally

Sunny said...

Maybe paint it black, then highlight it with a metallic color...or paint it red and glaze it over with the raw umber or black?? Don't know what would fit your style most. cute sign though!

Hey puppies! Sweet faces!!!!!

Liz said...

It looks perfect! Wahoo for painting!

Shannon said...

I think it looks great like you have it! I love it.

Sharon said...

Love how it turned out.

Gwen said...

I like how it turned out as well. But you're so much like me. Yes, it looks a little froofie, but it's the scroll work, and you can't change that. Be happy with it! It is a wonderful redo!