I told you about the cast off treasures I got from a friend in my first From Trash to Treasure post here.
Here are brass pieces that NO ONE wants.
These glass bowls aren't anything special. I'm guessing they were the top part of something since there are circles of what looks like glue from a glue gun. I thought about putting these atop some old brass candlesticks I've had forever. Ahh, but I came up with something much better!
This is the third "before" picture.
This looks like an old Home Interiors candle holder. I started out by painting it with my dark walnut satin Rust-Oleum spray paint thinking I would just put it back together. First I had trouble with the paint not covering it all after three attempts, then on my fourth attempt the paint dripped because I was too heavy handed and it pooled on the rim in a ripple effect. I wiped most of it off with paper towel, planning to repaint it after it dried.
You'd think I'd never painted before. Sheesh. I have no patience.
But then I sanded it after it was dry to make sure it was smooth enough to paint and liked how it looked. I sanded the rest of it a bit to give it a distressed look. Ha! Another "mistake turned trendy" paint job.
Just call me the "Accidental Artist."
I let all the painted brass pieces dry for several hours and then started to put them together – then BINGO!
Here's my mix and match.
Isn't that just the COOLEST? It reminds me of a ship captain's lantern.
Drab to fab I'm telling ya, drab to fab!
Taking something that is considered trash and making it into a treasure is VERY satisfying! I spent years, I'm not exaggerating, years looking at home decor that made me drool, knowing I couldn't in good conscience spend our money on it just so I could have something pretty in my house.