Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend Happenings

What? You thought I was taking another day off from posting?? Nah, I just got a late start today...or as my darling hubs calls the start of my day..."Jill o'clock" Funny guy, right? More like funny-looking (an oldie, but a goodie!)

Dinners out with friends, an estate sale, and my brother moving here made for a busy weekend, but never fear - I do have some junky stuff to show you:

Pretty little blue and green mason jars

With the glass lids - snatched them all up!
Funky lucite handles - dirty, but they should clean up nicely

And I couldn't resist this little frame with a pretty oil in it:
The colors of the painting were pretty...
But the frame was destined to be a different color:
Took the time to carefully tape off the glass and felt backing...
...spray painted it and the grass...

and this is what it looks like now!

Much better with a little update in color, glazing, and waxing to bring out the details in the frame. I don't know, but I'm still not sold on glazing. It does bring out the details, doesn't appeal to me the way distressing does. I should put a poll up - Distressing or Glazing, or Neither. Comments, thoughts? Am I just doing it wrong??

Oh, and in case you didn't see my Facebook post today, I'm being featured in a brand new spotlight on Stephanie's blog - Junker Newbie! How exciting that she picked me to be her first featured blogger. If you love before and afters, awesome projects, and an all-around fun read, check her blog out...and check me out too! :)

Linked up here:

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Tip Junkie handmade projects

It's an awesome start to the week!


  1. I love that frame. I need to try this sometime.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  2. You found some good deals! Love the color of the frame.

    I think glazing works well with a little distressing.

  3. Jill that is awesome! Love the frame color too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  4. Very happy to have found your blog! I'm an avid thrifter/ dumpster diver or as I like to say "treasure hunter". Looking forward to reading more!

  5. I'm a new follower and hope you visit me and follow, too. Great new look on the framed painting.
    Helen of Helen's Decor

  6. I just love those glass jars! So classic! :D

  7. I love your blue jars, too. I've seen the larger ones but not the small ones that you found.

  8. Found your site via Kirstygirl. And I love it!
    Will be following for sure, just to see what your blog's future holds. So far so good...


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