Friday, July 25, 2008

I Should Get a Commission

I promise you that I DO NOT work for the Rustoleum company or the Rub 'n Buff company---but maybe I should. Maybe I should show them all of my projects and then they could pay me a million dollars for my incredible ideas and then I could share it with all of you, since you're the ones who inspire me to create more and more projects. . . .Well, it's a great thought, right?
Here's my latest project:(sorry! the picture is dark)
I bought this lovely little statue at the thrift store for three dollars. It's beautiful as is, but I think that I know why it was donated. It's a bit top heavy, and easily tips over. There are some marks on the base that look like the previous owner may have weighted it down with a rock. It also has that verdigris finish that was very popular years ago, but not so much now. All of those problems can easily be fixed with a scrap of wood, a can of black spray paint, and a little R'nB in a copper color. With those little fix-ups, it's now updated,
and looks like this:
I identify with the birdy that chooses to do things
his own way.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

I agree you should get a commission!! You have the most wonderful ideas and that turned out GREAT!!

V and Co. said...

oh it turned out wonderful!

Bella said...

I love that! I just read about Rub and Buff the other day on RMS...there is a Rub and Buff lady over there, lol, seriously, most of her pics are Rub and Buff projects...I should tell her about blogging :)

Those birds look happy now:) Thanks for sharing your talent with us :) :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I love your birds!! Oh wow, I would love to find that cute thing at my thrift store. It looks extra special with touch that you gave it! Good job!

Tricia said...

Those are beautiful! You are such an inspiration.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I just bought 2 tubes of rub and buff! Can't wait to get started on a project.
Thanks for posting,
Diane

Deb said...

That Rub and Buff is awesome. I used it on my kitchen handles since we had just put them in and I really couldn't be spending more on new ones, and it worked just great. Great find by the way. Super cute.

Blissful Nikki said...

They totally need to pay you for endorcements at least! :) I LOVE this! I have some rub and buff just sitting around, I think I might have to attack something in my house with it! :)

Kitty Scraps said...

Wow, who could have forseen that outcome? It looks great! What all can you do with the Rub and Buff stuff? Can it do anything for a hideous gold spray painted mirror?

Tausha said...

love the remake! I would be happy to sign the letter to make sure that they hire you! You would make them millions!

Gretchen said...

Joy, those little birds are adorable and how smart you are to have added the stand. As for the color, another super idea. Rub n Buff should hire you as a spokesperson.

Gretchen

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Adorable! What a great find and you really brought out the beauty in it.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Joy! That looks gorgeous! Love the new copper color. I haven't tried Rub n Buff yet, but after this and your mirror and desk project, I'm going to have to give it a try. And yes, you really should get a commission!

patsy said...

You're amazing! you should write a book- seriously

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great find, and you should definitely be getting a commission, all the amazing things you do with that spray paint and rub n buff. Your creativity never seems to end. Have a great weekend!

Rae said...

How entirely fabulous! I've never heard of RnB. I will definitely be looking into it!

Sarah said...

The birds look great! You did a wonderful job "restoring" them. I love your decorating style and creativity!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What a wonderful blog you have Joy! We have similiar decorating tastes. I am adding you to my faves list on my blog for daily inspiration. Thanks, cherry

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