On my many to-do lists this summer I had a rusty, old metal cart like Sister's that needed to be sanded and repainted. I bought it at an Estate sale right when school got out for $1, and although I knew it would be a lot of work, I figured I could swallow that price much easier than the $225 price tag at my local antique mall. I got to sanding 2 days ago and realized that the rust had just pitted the surface a little too much and if I sanded it much more it would wear right through. So I decided to just spray paint it and hope for the best. Now this sits in my dinning room and gets some of my Pyrex out of the way, which makes the husband happy (and secretly me too, I have so much more room!) It isn't perfect, but it will do until I find one in better shape. I chose the color "green apple" and was pleasantly surprised that it matched my green 024 perfectly! Sorry, Bobcat Marley was feeling a little jealous this morning and jumped in the first photo :)
I've also been trying to incorporate my Pyrex into my house a little better, so maybe it doesn't look like I have such a problem. I picked up the Zodiac without a lid at an antique mall in Snohomish, Washington on our girls trip. I felt guilty because I paid more than I usually do, but I had never seen it anywhere and just couldn't resist! Of course, we saw a dishwasher damaged one that same day at a Value Village; I swear the Pyrex Gods just want to tease me sometimes! I decided to put it on one of my end tables in the living room that houses some of my favorite vintage books.
I also painted this shelf a few weeks ago and decided to incorporate my vintage and antique books in with a little Butterprint and other bird themed glassware.
And last, but not least, the top of my fridge is a little out of control. Please note the beautiful Mod Kitchen up on the very top. It is another splurge of mine that I am so happy I made!
Next on the redecorating and refurbishing horizon? I have a retro Cosco step stool to recover and spruce up and a cedar chest that needs some love.
Until next time!