Sunday, June 20, 2010

From Brass to Beautiful! :) Goodwill Sconces gone bronze!

Ok, are you ready to see what I did with the brass sconces from Goodwill?
Here's a reminder of what they used to look like.



First, I primed them with Krylon white primer.
They look better already!




Then I gave them a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze, also by Krylon and
here is what they look like now~
Swoon!!!



Isn't it amazing what a couple of coats of paint will do!!?
I bought the globes at Lowes on clearance...they had been $13.98 and I got em' for 5 bucks each! They weren't exactly made to go on this type of sconce, soooo...I epoxied them on, problem solved!

Here is where my sconces are hanging now...
(this is in my foyer/entrance hall)




Here's a little closer up....



Oh, I also painted the frame on the picture to match...
it was a  "not so attractive" gold color, this is so much better!

I love when I can find something no one else wants from Goodwill
 and turn it into something useful and pretty to boot!

If you missed what I did with the other goodwill goodies
click here and here

Have a blessed day and go do something creative!
Blessings
Melissa

I'll be linking up to:
DIY Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
Met Monday @ BTNOTP
Motivate me Monday @ Keep it simple
Show off your Cottage @ The house in the roses
Trash to Treasure @ Reinvented



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24 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I am swooning! Wow...I love how they turned out! Seriously, they look gorgeous! Now I need to go check out the other things you transformed. Nice job, girl!~Hugs, Patti

Abi's Blog said...

Very pretty! Did you just tape off the painting, or take it out to spray the frame?

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Beautiful, Melissa! They look like a million bucks. I love that cottage picture, too. I think I have that same topper in my living room. And I love it!

Marilyn said...

Great color job! I just did a tall lamp for my daughter with ORB paint and it turned out looking very smart. I took a before picture but forgot the after and now it's in Denver. I don't seem to remember one or the other. Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Abi's Blog said...

Thanks for replying and for your comment on my blog. I hope VBS is great for you this next week! You have such a good eye for finding things and then doing something with them! :)
Blessings,
Ava

Linda said...

Melissa~ what a transformation! Those turned out wonderfully! I'm inspired!

Julie said...

Great job! I didn't even know Krylon had an oil rubbed bronze!

Mona Thompson said...

Great job! We need you working with us!

Diane said...

Those turned out great! Love that bronze color. Soooo much prettier than the brass.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Most excellent transformation, so stylish and chic. They look wonderful on your wall with your painting. I just bought some oil rubbed bronze paint and I'm planning some changes, too.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

These are very attractive! Thanks for showing them to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Amazing!!! They look great on your wall!! Good Job!!

Sandy said...

I have always wondered what that Krylon bronzed paint would look like...it is perfect! What a great post!!!!!

Diann said...

I have a set of the brass sconces very similar to these. Hummm...now ya got me thinking! Love how they turned out!

My Cottage Charm said...

thanks guys! :) I was VERY pleased with the Krylon oil rubbed bronze paint...it looks just like the real deal! It looks so nice...and it does stuff for cheap! (I'm all about cheap! lol) I think the can was something like $3.75...can't get much better than that!
Hope you guys have a great week!
Melissa

Donna said...

Hi Melissa,
Oh my gosh! You would never guess that your gorgeous sconces are the same as the "before" ones! What a great idea! I also love how you have everything displayed in your entrance. Great pillows :) Found you at Trash to Treasure.

Love the Decor! said...

THEY ARE TOTLLY TRANSFORMED AND I LOVE THE GLASS YOU PUT ON THEM!!
LOVELY!!

Morning Glory Cottage said...

Superb job Melissa. Wish that what I spray painted looked that good. I'm good with food and fabric but not paint and wood. I can handle a brush, roller and a wall. That's about it. You did an excellent job transforming them.

sewingseeds4U said...

I agree...I wouldn't have guessed they were the same ones you started out with. They look just beautiful. Blessings, Patty btw...the little patriotic buckets were from the $1.00 bin at Target. You are welcome to them after the fourth! Just let me know.

Robyn said...

Missy, those look like very EXPENSIVE sconces from Ballards now! WAY TO GO crafty lady!

My Cottage Charm said...

Robyn...VERY expensive...they cost about 2 bucks each...well not counting the shades. :)
hee hee hee

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You made a genius choice and did a fab job too. I applaude your creativity~!! they look fabulous.

So9nny

Kaysi said...

Oh wow, those look great! I love the color choice!

~ Regan said...

Isn't it amazing what a coat of paint can do? I guess I never quite realized it before i started blogging.. I *shakes head* used to throw stuff out and but new. What was I thinking?? lol
Great find!

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