Before & After: An Old Toy Gets a Makeover

As soon as I saw this discarded toy at my local Goodwill, I knew it could have a great new life as something useful with a modern look. And the best part, it wouldn’t take much effort and I wouldn’t have to spend any money other than the $1 for the toy. Supplies: screw driver leftover spray paint newspaper or cardboard to protect grass a sunny day I unscrewed the 10 screws and then took the pieces outside. Laying them on cardboard, I painted one…Continue Reading “Before & After: An Old Toy Gets a Makeover”

From the moment I this before and after picture on Design Sponge, I knew that this was MY kind of project! I went to my local Habitat for Humanity store and purchased an old brass chandelier—you know the ones that were popular in the 80’s and 90’s with the little lamp shades on each light bulb. After some thought, I decided on the color to paint it and took it out to the backyard. I wanted to be able to paint it from above, below,…Continue Reading “Make a Chandelier Modern”

Before & After Patio Set

Last summer, I was in my new home and contemplating what I could do to improve my outdoor space. I was inspired to liven up my patio furniture—painting it a sunny yellow—after seeing it done over at Design Sponge. I also bought a new cover for my butterfly chair. I love how it turned out! You gotta love what a little spray paint can do to give furniture a new life!