Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Makeover Items to Create a Set

It's not hard to figure out that turquoise is my current favorite color.  I've brought it into most of the rooms in my home.  

One of the ways I brought it into my kitchen was to paint unrelated items in the same color, creating a 'set'.


I painted this knife block some time ago.



Then later, I gave the bread box a makeover with the same Valspar Paint Sample.


Last week, I picked up this letter/mail holder that had been laying in the basement forever, and dry brushed it with the same color.


Stencils were used to paint the designs and lettering on these, and by using the same color and the fleur de lis, I have a set of items.


Creating this set cost nothing since I had the stencils already, the paint was a free sample from lowes, and I had all the items for quite a while.  I like how they coordinate in my kitchen.


Do you have any items you could use this way by simply painting them?

I did a quick painting yesterday.


It is a barn in winter.  The trees in the background are meant to look gray and bare, with a few evergreens scattered around the painting.  The fence is rather ramshackle.  I received a book I had ordered on how to paint landscapes, so I hope I can learn from it and improve on my attempts to paint.


So what projects are you working on?

Sharing here:
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              Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
              Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
          Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
            Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Junk Party @ Funky Junk Interiors


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