Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A couple of makeovers

Summer is here... yay!  We are just that much closer to my very favorite time of all... FALL!  YAY!  Hehe...

Just a quick post to show a couple of makeovers that I've been working on lately.

I've been wanting some glass containers for tea bags and kool-aid packets.  Found these at an antique mall for regularly $9 for both.  They were on sale for $4.50 for both so I grabbed them up!

I sanded the lids down a bit and painted them with a barn red acrylic paint.  Then I topped it with a couple coats of black.  When it was dry, I used ebony Bri-Wax to finish it off.  One of my favorite features about using the Bri-Wax with steel wool is that it automatically sands the piece for you.  So I sanded, antiqued, and sealed it all in one step!  Gotta love that!

Perfect!  Just what I wanted...

Another little project I finished...

I didn't get a before picture of my unfinished, hand-carved wooden bowl I brought home from Mexico last year but here it is in a picture with some other goodies that came home with me.

It was very porous so I sealed it with a spray sealer.  I use and love Rust-oleum's American Accents clear top coat in matte.  It's $4.99 at Hobby Lobby but I always wait for the 40% off coupon they have every other week and it's a little bit nicer price.

All I did was paint this with black acrylic paint because I wanted the wood and not a color to show through.  Again, finished it off the ebony Bri-wax and steel wool to sand, antique, and seal it.

Not only do I love the way this turned out... but I really LOVE the way it looks with Sarah from All Roads Lead Home's fantastic salt dough bowl fillers!

Isn't that a lovely display?  Let me tell you, it looks wonderful in my patriotic living room!  Go visit Sarah at All Roads Lead Home and see the rest of her fabulous salt dough bowl fillers... much talent that girl has!

Thanks for stopping in to see what I've been up to.  I delight in your visits and comments!  

Have a wonderfully beautiful and blessed week my friends~


  1. I love the jars, I love the tray, heck I love it all, great job Angie.

  2. Angie, I love all of your makeovers!! And it makes me so happy to see my bowl fillers in your home! Thank you for sharing them!!They look wonderful in your bowl!Happy 4th of July to you and your family! Take care. ~Sarah~

  3. wow, great goodies first I thought that your bowl was hammered tin or pewter before I read the's gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for the idea!!

  4. Love the glass jars and what a great price. And the wood bowl is beautiful. The salt dough bowl fillers are perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thanks for sharing the phots and have a Happy Fourth of July
    Thru Nanas Window

  5. Great makeovers Angie!!


  6. It all looks great! Love the makeovers! Have a good week!

  7. Angie, long time.....
    your makeovers are delightful. I have never used steel wool with the Briwax. I will try that. I love it. I find it to be a very simple way to finish a piece.
    Glad to see you posting. again I have missed you.....

  8. Prim perfect makeovers. Blessings!

  9. Your bowl turned out great! I love glass jars for canisters, too, and the finish on those lids are perfect with the bit of red. You are inspiring, Angie!

  10. I have your blog on my favorites list, and see that you have done a couple neat upcycling projects. I love glass jars and have many, with various lids, wood and metal, but have not used the Bri-wax yet, I'll try it. Your projects are fun to see. Have a great weekend. Karen

  11. I love your makeovers! And I like that you said what you used and how, so novices like me can learn from you techniques. ;)

    It's a hot one today and we're headed out to the farmer's market. I hope you have a beautiful day Angie!

    Blessings, Jessica

  12. hmmm... I think Im going to have to try to use steel wool. I LOVE what your items look like.


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