Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dreaming Of A White...

distressed painting, plate rack

Yes, I was dreaming of a white plate rack that was wa-a-a-a-y past being finished.

You may remember this poor soul from last February.  It was a rescue from  The Saddest Thrift Tossing.

It had extensive water damage to the back.

After sitting in the sun for weeks with weights on the back, it still refused to straighten itself out.

Surgery was required.

The back was successfully removed.

I gave it several coats of my gloopy paint mixture in off-white.

Then stuck it in a corner for months.

Finally I pulled it out, sanded it down, and gave it a coat of MinWax Mission Oak.

I drove it over to the antique mall, put it in a cart, and promptly sold it before it arrived at the booth.

Thanks, K!

She will be dreaming of her white plate rack all season long!

See y'all!

See all the bottle brush trees at these posts:

Let The Bleaching Begin

Dying the Trees

Bottle Brush Trees on Corks

Bottle Brush Tree Joy

Bottle Brush Trees on Molds 

Bottle Brush Trees On Blocks  

Painted And Pearled 

Silver And Gold 

A Tiny Shake Of Christmas 

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  1. Love the redo on the plate rack........and it sold so quickly!!
    Gotta love when that happens. Have fun!

  2. Wow...that was one quick sale! Maybe you should just push stuff around on a cart through the mall! LOL! Looks so pretty!

  3. I'm so glad you rescued that piece. Great makeover. Glad someone else loved it too!

  4. I remember when you found that along with all the dirty Pyrex pieces. You did a wonderful job giving it a new life, it looks great! Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  5. Wow! That must be one of the fastest sales ever. Such a great makeover. Your goopy stuff is like magic!

  6. I'm not surprised it never even made it into the booth! I love it....and it will look gorgeous hanging on some special person's wall!

  7. Love the plate rack redo! Isn't it funny how sometimes the projects we are least motivated to do are the ones that sell right away?!


  8. This was a cute plate rack, no wonder it sold so quickly!


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