Friday, February 18, 2011

Flea Market Pretties

There are always so many pretty things at the flea market. I find it therapeutic to just stroll up and down the aisles browsing at all the pretty & unusual things. This therapy gets even more intensive when I find something to "pop" on (if you don't watch American Pickers on the History channel, you must start). Anyway, a while back, I got these 3 little nature scenes to hang on my wall. I got them from the same lady who sold me my large antique tool box (see the makeover in this post). I thought they were really pretty, and at $2 a piece, I just had to pop (seriously, watch that show, it's great)!
(sorry grass, this Spring you will be green again)
The smallest of the 3 had this little sticker on the back of it.
Don't get me wrong, I like natural wood. I do. But, these beauties needed to be shabbified! I just got some white acrylic craft paint and went to work.
It took several coats to get it to coat well, but luckily craft paint dries quickly so it didn't take too long. Once they were dry, I distressed them a bit with some fine grit sandpaper, and finished them off with a clear varnish.
Ta-daa!! Here they are hanging in my bedroom. This may not be a permanent place for them (my husband is not such a fan), but for now this is where they'll stay. I like them. A bit eclectic and random, and they definitely aren't the same style as this. But still, I like them. They make me happy. Ha!
This frame came out the best in my opinion. Love all the details :)
I just want to be there. At that place. Standing by the creek feelin' the cool breeze on my skin.
Or frolicking with my brother out by the barn. I will most likely never be a country girl, but I like to daydream about it from time to time.
Here's the view from my bedroom door. I saw an article in Country Living magazine once where this woman covered her entire wall with flea market/thrift store art. The whole thing was covered. It was awesome!!
Look at all that empty wall I have left. I better go shopping :)(that distressed green frame was a wedding gift from long ago. It came from Potterybarn).
"Oh Happy Day!"

14 comments:

  1. They look great. I wish we had flea markets in my area. That would totally be my therapy :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well You can come visit my farm someday, city girl! When I get it, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great finds! I love what you did to them!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love it! And I LOVE your background on your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  5. They look great in their white frames!! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. those are awesome!!! i prefer the frames painted, too. it helps the artwork really stand out.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think they look great! I gotta find me some flea markets around here! We just don't seem to have them.
    Jo-Anna

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am SO jealous that you are able to flea market right now. We still have so much darn snow on the ground! Great finds!

    Take care,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks like great finds to 'pop' on. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love what you did with your flea market finds. Glad I found out about you through Lisa of Serendipity Chic Design.

    ReplyDelete

I think I'm a comment-a-holic :)