Monday, May 30, 2011


Good Evening Bloggers! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!! God Bless our military people, those who have served and died and the ones serving now. And for all the Marines, semper fi!!
I have been busy on projects today! I thought I would share them with my friends in blog land!! Hope you enjoy!

I bought this box at an Estate sale. I do not remember what I paid for it,but it was not expensive at all. It was a gilded gold. I bought some oil rubbed bronze spray paint and gave it a good spray! I love how it turned out. I know most would have painted it white , but it looks better on my coffee table this color!

This is a photo of the wall in the hall. The lamp was my husbands before we were married. I really liked it so I let him keep it! LOL. The wall was rather bare, so I thought some tweaking was due to be done!
I found this flower container at a yard sale (of course). I sprayed painted it the same oil rubbed bronze that I used to paint the box!




  1. What a unique and pretty box! And your wall looks much happier with something on it, too! Thanks for your kind comments at Red Hen Home!

  2. I love the before and after! What a neat box!!!
    Thank you for your visit and nice comment. Stop by anytime. I love meeting new folks!!
    Have a fantastic week

  3. I love ORB (oil rubbed bronze) your box and lamp look terrific!
    have a great week,

  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and unique piece. I love it!

  5. Well done on the wall decor. Oh and the box....I wouldn't even begin to think it'd look better white than what you've done!!!!

    [oh and the dolphin earrings? Cute, cute, cute!!!]

  6. Hi Susan, I love the wonderful box you found and the wall turned out fabulous. I just loved the oil rubbed bronze finish and have it also throughout my home. You recreate the best treasures my friend.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I hope this goes through as I have missed being able to visit and comment.
    So far this morning things seem to be going okay in blogland.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Big hugs to you,
    Celestina Marie XO

  7. I love that finish, what wonderful transformations. That little box looks really nice.

  8. I like what you did to the bos. I have one just like it and have been thinking of changing it. The wall treatment looks nice!

  9. I love your box as it is...not everything needs to be white! Love an empty wall just begging for a little treatment!


  10. Very pretty! I really do love that box that you painted!!

    I'm hostessing my annual Wedding Blog Party and Giveaway on June 10th and would love for you to join us! Come read all about it!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  11. Oh Susan, that box is beautiful! I am glad you didn't paint it white! It looks great with the bronze! And your wall looks wonderful!

  12. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day.I love this decorative box and the finish on it... I have a similar one in gold finish... and the flower container looks awesome on your wall. Thanks for stopping by with a kind comment for my love with candles. Really appreciated it. Have a lovely weekend!~Poppy

  13. Lovin that beautiful box!


  14. Susan, that lamp looks like it almost touches the ceiling. Would love to have one like that's such a nice light when it bounces off the ceiling like that.
    Like your little box...nice when things work out that we can use them for decoratively.


  15. Hi Susan,
    Sure enjoyed viewing your wonderful treasures and makeovers once again. Hope this finds you doing well. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy that recipe. It really is delish. We just finished the last 2 pieces tonight for dessert.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Celestina Marie

  16. Hi, Susan..everything looks so pretty. Love the little box...and your wall looks really nice.
    xo bj

  17. Beautiful! I love Oil Rubbed Bronze spray - makes things look elegant!
    Have a great weekend - great tweaking by the way :)

  18. thanks so much for stopping by my blog !! Love your tea cup ! Did you pick it out, or was it a gift. Have a great day !! Stop in anytime again.. Jules ♥

  19. Susan - Great finds (the March tea cup & saucer is precious)....That Wendall August Christmas piece drew my attention. When we were in Holmes County (?) not so very long ago, someone told us to be sure to see the August Weller Forge. We did. (Berlin, OH). It was very impressive. There you can learn the whole story of this industry. You got a bargain. I'm pretty sure you could look it up on the internet and find out some prices and what metal it is, too. Well done!

    I wanted to buy something in their showroom, but just couldn't let go of the $$$! :)

  20. Hi Susan, It's so nice to meet you! I'm glad you liked my livingroom makeover. :o)

    Your planter looks great and I love the tea cup and saucer and the white lacework. So pretty!

    BTW, I noticed you mentioned trying to lose weight. You might be interested in today's post about getting out of our weightloss 'slump'. I host a weightloss support group blog called, Gettin Thin Together where everyone who joins can share their ups and downs and whatever helps them along the way.

    I'd love to have you drop by or maybe even join us! (Yea you--getting a treadmill!)


  21. Great finds! The teacup was a real bargain. Didn't realize you lived in Myrtle Beach. Such a beautiful place! Love it there.