In my thrifted finds post last weekend I showed you these two vintage stove pipe covers.
They cost me 10 cents a piece.
I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but as soon as I got home I had an idea.
The mustard yellow really wasn’t doing anything for me, so it had to go.
I love vintage aluminum anything so I spray painted them with a lovely metallic silver.
I painted them on both sides because I wasn’t sure which side I was going to use.
This was easily done with some black craft paint.
I just slapped it on all over with a brush, waited a few minutes and then wiped it off with a dry paper towel.
Here’s a look at the difference.
I thought the black was still a little too heavy.
So I removed a little more of the black.
If the paint was a little too dry in spots I used a slightly damp towel, and a very light hand.
The best thing here is not to think about it too much and just go for it.
Then I found some beading in my Christmas stash and added it around the outside edge with my glue gun.
I couldn’t decide whether the pink beading should be on the inside edge or the outside so I did one of each.
Using just regular photo copy paper gives a vintage look. No fancy paper needed here.
I cut them in a circle and taped them to the back with regular scotch tape.
This tape is perfect because it holds well, but comes off beautifully so when I decide to change the photos it’ll be easy.
Here are my finished frames. I chose two Seine riverscapes from our trip to Paris a few years ago.
This one has Notre Dame Cathedral at the end of the view.
And here’s the Pont Alexandre III, the most beautiful and ornate bridge in Paris. You can see Les Invalides, where Napoleon’s Tomb is located, in the back right.
And here they are in the kitchen between the front door and the basement door. I’m sneaking bits of pink all over the house. lol. I really need to find one more of these stove pipe covers. I have a thing about doing things in threes.
I raided my recycle bin for two cat food can lids, and glued the pop-up tabs on the backs to use for hangers. I just glued them on with my glue gun.Which do you like better… the pink on the inside edge or the outside? I think I’m leaning toward the inside, but for now I’m really happy with how these turned out.
Now on to what I found this week.
I finally found a set of two matching dressers for my master bedroom makeover. Yay!!! I’ve been looking for months.
I found this vintage set at the local Restore and they really need some love. They’re in good shape structurally, and they only cost me $35 for the set.
They have a lovely scalloped detail at the bottom, and that’s pretty much all I love about them in their current state. They need a total makeover, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get.
And, shock of all shocks, those pink wooden knobs are not staying. What?!! lol. Oh, yes, they’re outa here. I have other ideas. Now as soon as it warms up a little I can get started on the other end of this master bedroom.
I found a few other things, but I’ll save those for another post
There’s a rumour going around that Spring is coming. I hope it’s true! Don’t forget that the clocks spring froward this weekend. Yay!! I’m all for more evening daylight.
Thanks so much for reading!