Monday, May 17, 2010

Bye-Bye Brass

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I bought a little brass side table at an estate sale this winter for $5.00.  I knew I was going to spray paint it but I had no idea what color until I remembered Traci's post about using oil rubbed brass paint on her door knobs and faucets.  Perfect!
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Here's the before:
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I used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint that I found @ The Home Depot.
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And a few after:
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I'm really impressed with this spray paint.  Unfortunately, the pictures don't do it justice.  The finish is so pretty with just a hint of metallic - just like oil rubbed brass!  Now I'm walking around my house looking for other things that could use a little ORB.
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Thanks to my blog friend Kari for featuring me on her blog today in her weekly series called "Magnificent Mondays: Magnificent Blogs" .  Check out her blog Adventures of One Crazy Lady and read about her adventures in everything from crafting to cooking to living in Chicago.  Thanks Kari - you made my day!
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I've linked up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays  @ Costal Charm, Be Inspired @ Room to Inspire, Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden, Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic.

20 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm lovin' this $5 table...great makeover! Hop over and show it off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS! I'm also lovin' your header:)

Blessings,
Linda

Cathy said...

What a great makeover! I have never used that paint...I am going to be on the lookout for something I can use it on!

It looks great with your chairs!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a difference! I haven been wanting to try that spray. It seems like it's a hit in blogland.

Debbie said...

Love it, a girl after my own heart here with spray paint!~ Looks like a different piece. Following you now, I do hope you stop over at my blog for a visit. I have an awesome giveaway going on now, I think you will like.

Susan said...

You gotta love spray paint!!

Laurie said...

Love, love, love it! I bought a tacky brassy magazine stand and I have very similar plans for it! Thanks for sharing!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

looks amazing!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

What a great find! I am always amazed what a little spray paint can do. Love the patio!

Sonya said...

Wow! That is some magic of a spray paint! Thanks for the post - it is just in time for some projects around the house I have in mind.

Jen said...

Hi! There's an award for you on my blog today!
Wow! That $5 table looks fab...now that you've done a little spray paint magic!
Have a great day!
:) Jen

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Looks great Alissa, especially with the brown lawn furniture. I may have to keep my eye on other brass items now. I never knew what to do with them before.
Dana

Kerri said...

Wow! What a difference...it looks awesome! I wonder if I can take down my ugly brass chandelier in our foyer and spray paint it like your table?!

Kim said...

That is perfection! You totally brought it up to date. I'm gonna remember this for a future project.
xoxo,
Kim

Kim said...

Very nice!

Just found your blog via Jen's Ink Pen. Love your title, pictures and most of all the font you have for your post titles. So cute!

I'll be following along with you.

:) Kim

Room to Inspire said...

What a perfect table for outside! And the color is much better now - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Wendy said...

Looks great! Matches your chairs perfect and I love the color green of the flower pot, too!!
Looks like a great place to relax with a good book :)
Wendy

Katie said...

GORGEOUS! Looks like a great place to relax! I LOVE ORB, too!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Alissa, thanks so much for mentioning me. Your table is adorable.

Mary Liz said...

another cool project!

Remodelaholic said...

That looks so great! I love the table's shape and the new finish is great!

 

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