31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint” – Rustique Art
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31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint”

I don’t get to many garage sales and when I do, I’m not typically one to find the “great” treasures I’ve seen some people bring home and blog about. However, a few Saturday’s ago, the mister and I went out for a few hours and hit about 3 garage sales. I found something at all three. 🙂

This is where I say “score”!!!

A vintage sewing drawing in need of some repair…

and some tender loving care…

and some glue…

a fresh coat of paint…

a bit of  hand painted typography

in french no less!

makes all things look


or in this case…


then I added a couple of rusty handles

distressed the paint

stuffed and fluffed

staged with some lovely green apples

I love it!

Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint * Charcoal

Typography in ASCP * Old White

Antiqued and sealed with ASCP Dark wax

Credit for this fabulous find goes to my adorable oldest daughter.  She had called me as she left my house to tell me that they had passed some garage sales in my neighborhood.

If she hadn’t called…

this post would not have been written!

and I wouldn’t have this lovely vintage sewing drawer to look at and remind me of her.

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  • Linda

    That will DEFINITELY do!! Love the piece. Gonna have to try this “chalk” paint too.

  • Jill

    I have been on the lookout for these – love the makeover!

  • Judy Haughton-James

    You have done a great job and just look at the lovely American apples! I have eaten these apples and love them. I am a new Follower from Jamaica. I learnt about your Blog on Katherine Corner’s Thursday Favourite Things Blog Post. Take care and have a good Thursday.

  • Chris

    Fantastic what you’ve done with that. I hope your drawer gets pride of place in your home. TFS
    Hopping from Katherine and Grace’s blogs.

  • Katherines Corner

    Wow, you out did yourself with this one, love it!!! Hugs P.S. thank you for linking up at The Thursday Favorite Things Hop

  • Karen

    I how I love this! I love everything about it, especially the French lettering. Great work. Visiting from Primp.

    ps I have a linky party every Friday that runs through the weekend. Would love it if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!

  • Vicky

    Wow…….you win the prize for seeing the potential! Great restyle. I’m your newest follower I look forward to following the “rust.”

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