Welcome to another edition of Trashy Tuesday, where we talk Trash, Literally……
If you are a regular of this series, then you will remember my HUGE announcement last week about NOT bringing home more trash! I am happy to announce that I did not bring home more trash this week, (except for once, I slipped because my friend texted me that there was a HUGE dumpster outside her neighbor’s house and that they had a PILE of junque furniture on their lawn). Well, I couldn’t just ignore this could I? I did bring home this:
I know, I know. You see chewed up by dog piano bench. I see this:
Maybe we will meet somewhere in the middle.
In the mean time. I did promise to show you a “Junque Redoux” each week. So here is my first one! I have been busy Redouxing Junque. Already I am making a nice dent in my garage. Do you remember my friend “Bad Luck Mirror” from the Apartment Dumpster about a month ago?
I pulled the glass out, cleaned off the backing behind it, then carefully unscrewed it from the frame. I painted the backing with a good coating of primer, then several coats of chalkboard paint. In the meantime, I laid this giant frame on the floor of my garage, grabbed a giant chip brush and CeCe Caldwell’s California Gold.
I “pounced” it into all the detail. It was SO HOT the day I was painting this, that by the time I was finished going all around the mirror, it was practically dry. I went over it a second time. I finished with a good coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax and some dark wax for detail.
This frame was feeling so ashamed of it’s broken and battered interior that it wasn’t ready to fully step into the limelight when I took it’s picture.
It started to relax a little as the photo shoot went on…..
We went inside for a change of scenery, still too shy…
Finally, we revealed almost our of our beautiful new look.
By the time we both got down to Paris Flea Market, the chalkboard was feeling quite full of itself. It demanded to be placed on the outside of my area, leaning against a shutter divider. It whistled at the ladies as they shopped. It was making such a scene that it didn’t take long to get picked up. It went home with someone after only about an hour of sticking around. It didn’t even look back or say goodbye as it strolled out the door with it’s new owner!
Wow, give some junque a little CeCe Caldwell’s paint and before you know it, your former junque is batting it’s eyelashes at passers by!
The moral of the story is, if you didn’t break the mirror yourself, the bad luck won’t follow you home. And, if you give the mirror a makeover, it will walk out on you before you have even have a chance to tell other people how gorgeous you made it.
C’est la vie.
Linking up this full of itself junque chalkboard at these respectable establishments: