Tuesday, September 11, 2012

a makeover

Sunday I managed to finish that little stitching project I was working on but I've got something else to show you first.
Remember the grubby jar that I did not too long ago? Well I found out what I wanted to use it for.
On one of my thrift store trips I picked up this.


Then I beat the heck out of it and it ended up looking like this.


Mom, what did you do to it?


Now it looks like this.
I wasn't completely satisfied with my distressing but all in all I liked the way it came out. I think I need some new salt and pepper shakers though :)

25 comments:

marie said...

Very clever! It's the perfect Fall display. I kinda like the shaker set. They're very vintagy looking!

Out on the prairie said...

When I was in college I finished a basement in walniut with 2 hits chain,3 bar,and two more chain.

allotments4you said...

That looks great Ann...I see what you mean about the salt and pepper shakes though....some little earthenware ones would look great on it.

Pat said...

How cute! Never would have thought of doing this, so bravo you!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh boy, do I ever like this! I love the green stain and the 'worming' idea was a wonderful idea. It's perfect for Autumn.

Debbie said...

Really nice, Ann. I love it. You are very clever.

Tanyia said...

lol I was wondering wth it was at first! I definitely think it looks better now! I like the color you chose.

Sandra said...

perfect, if i saw it i would never see what you saw. this will be good for your rustic craft sale

Sandee said...

That is so autumn. I love it and even with the salt and pepper shakers. Just saying. Cute times two.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

It's just sooo perfect!

Remington said...

WELL DONE! That is so cool!

Duni said...

I couldn't figure out at first what it was, but I LOVE how it turned out! Love the green distressed colour and the jar that you used for the candle!

Donna said...

You did a great job on it Ann!
hughugs

silverthoughts2 said...

I'd never in a million years think to do something like that.

Grace said...

Kitschy Kountry - not my style but it came out very well. Lots of folks would just love it. Keep it back for the next fair that you do - I think it would be a hot seller.

Lorraine said...

Looks perfectly perfect! Sweet embellishments.

BeadedTail said...

I would never have seen that first thing and thought up the last thing. You are so crafty! It turned out great!

Chatty Crone said...

I like that!

Ratty said...

You did a wonderful job with it. I was a little worried when I saw the second picture. But after seeing the last one I knew I should have had faith.

Rose said...

Great job, Ann! It amazes me when people can completely transform old pieces like that.

Donna said...

Me and Mister Duke were thinking the same thing, LOL. It came out great! Love that green color. And you got to beat the $#&% out of something! Bonus points...

Dee said...

How do you spell creative?...ANN:)
You did a great job...love the color.

Debra Dickinson said...

Ditto all of the above, especially the spelling of creative - ANN, for sure! Man, I wish I had your talent. Simply, greatly awesome! :)

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love what you've done with it! In the first photo it looks like it's ready for the trash. You certainly turned that around!

Sharkbytes said...

That is very, very cute!

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