Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pretty lamp shade story and curbside mirror for Thrifty Thursday!

OK, 2 large old lamps made me stop at a garage sale.  I asked the price and she says $50.00 for both.  Too much for me.  So I walked around a bit looking at nothing but real junk, not good junk.  I'm trying to get better at asking for better prices.  So I asked if she would sell just the shades, because that's all I really want. To me the lamps were ugly.  She talked a few seconds with her friend and said $5.00 for both!!!  These baby's are huge and perfect..
It works!!  Just really doesn't hurt.


I found this mirror curbside around the corner from me.  I can't find the front view before picture of course but you get the idea. 

First I needed to move the hanger things.
Pretty easy.

I just bought ASCP Paris Grey and was dying to try it.

I really like it.  I thought the Old White was perfect and I was having trouble trying anything new.

This is one coat and I thought that was all I needed.

I'm in love with my new color.

One coat of ASCP, a little sanding to shabby it up and then ASCP clear wax with a little dark wax in selected places.

I love it!

I was thinking of adding a little bling in the center here.
What do you think?

This will be at Fancy Flea!!

This is a small chair I bought at an estate sale.

It's between a child's chair and an adult chair.

It would be perfect at a dressing table.

This is ASCP Old White, still a favorite of mine.
One coat sanded up a little then clear wax.
I like the worn spot, it's a well used chair.
I have no car today so I plan on getting more painting done.
Unless someone needs me to go to the thrift with them(Kathy).  I'm here for them, just call.
We are suppose to have our first sign of fall this weekend.  I'm really looking forward to that.  It won't last long.  I'll take it.
I love seeing all the fall inspirations in the blogs right now.
Enjoy your day!!!


Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Cute cute cute, love the chair love the mirror. I have to say Old white is a fav of mine too now.

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

Awesome curbside find! You are a lucky girl! And, I love the Paris Grey,'s a nice change. I just finished the second can of Old White and still loving my Duck Egg. I want to pick another color next time...wondering if I should try the Provence that you love or go with a darker one, like Graphite. Will need some very soon.

The Boston Lady said...

I will go to the thrift even though my name wasn't in teeny tiny print! I will even drive you if you would like. I just love how that mirror turned out and I think it will be snapped up in a second at the FF! I have a mirror I'm going to paint soon and I'm thinking I will invest in some of that paint since it works out so well on everything I've seen you use it on. See ya! Ann

Lily Dily said...

HiSue! Love the mirror! I have a sample jar of Paris Grey...was going to paint that mirrow I have with it. Now I am thinking of painting a curio I've had for years in it...but will have to buy more...oh dear...haven't been to the Thrift, Art Angels, or painting this week since I fell Monday & messed up my chest & right shoulder...and Mom is back in hospital...may stop in AA on way to see Mom for a lift!!! Looking good, see ya! Linda

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

That mirror rocks! What a great find!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Hi Sue, I just found your blog today and I am loving your mirror! It looks so nice painted in Paris Gray. I was thinking of picking up that color, I have the Old White, maybe I will give it a go! Your chair looks darling...I love how worn it looks. Have a great weekend :)

Your new follower,

cityfarmer said...

wish I had bought stock in that paris gray color

gotta love those DIY's

hey btw, I have one more burlap messenger bag left if you would ever have any interest ...

Chris said...

Hi Karen Sue, it sounds like you had so much fun refinishing those items and what bargains!!! I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and pershap you could follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris