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Chasing my dreams…

26 Mar

Its been a while since my last post. I have no real excuses just life rearing its ugly head again – its been a rollercoaster lately but I feel refreshed and back on track to chasing down my dream!

 

In honor of dream chasing I created a beautiful canvas as a constant reminder….

 

Here is what I was working with before:

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And here it is after a bit of Spray Paint and Vinyl magic:

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Much better don’t you think?

 

(If you are interested in purchasing the above canvas is listed in my etsy shop now) www.rags2retro.etsy.com

 

I also made a 2nd canvas for a co-worker’s birthday….

 

Here is the before:

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And the after:

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Lets just say he REALLY loved the after and laughed when he saw the before!!

 

Lately I hit a few really great Estate sales with the husband so I hope to have a few addl projects to share with you soon so check back!

 

Until then I will show you a pic of my next project in the mix… bet you wont even recognize them when I am done!

 

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– Jen

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Another busy weekend…

7 Nov

How come when I finally decide to do something everything else around me decides its going to be more important than what I have planned? I guess such is life right? Despite many objections from the things around me I actually got 2 projects done this weekend!

See below for before & after pics:

I call this the Amoeba painting – really interesting right? LOL

Amoeba painting - before        

                                                                                            BEFORE

A few coats of paint, some vinyl and a few minutes under the sander and this is what we have I obviously love this quote):           

 Amoeba painting - after  

                                                                                            AFTER

Amoeba painting detail - after

                                              Check out the detail – you can even see some amoeba shining through!

 

Up next we have this beautiful wooden wall medallion. Loved the look before but not quite my style:

Wall medalion - before          Wall medalion detail - before

                               BEFORE                                                                             BEFORE DETAIL

 

After a few coats of paint, some verathane and distressing this went from just pretty to PRETTY AWESOME – I am loving the metallic sheen it has:

Wall medalion - after              Wall medalion detail - after

                                    AFTER                                                                             AFTER DETAIL

 

– Jen @ Rags2Retro

Rags2Retro@yahoo.com

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