Friday, February 25, 2011

Glittery Plastic... A Before & After

 Hey there, blogland!  It's good to be back...

I am getting ready to welcome Mr. Shabby home today...
after 9 days on the road for an orchestra tour...

so I'm trying to do it all of course...
clean up the house, make a beef stew, learn some new music, 
pick-up library books for weekend school projects,
do a crafty-project-I've-been-itching-to-get-to-but-life-got-in-the-way and blog about it...
oh yeah and hit a thrift shop or two I never got to this week... {pesky life again}
and maybe even take a shower...

But I can't complain cuz I've had a great week... 
my sister has been here, helping me take care of the monkeys while I had an intense opera schedule... 
but in my down time, we've been doing a lot of goofing off...
involving shopping, coffee, spas, wine, sushi... you know, the good stuff.

And now I have a couple days off from opera {and all that goofing off ~ whew}
and can get my oneshabbychick on!

As I said, I've had this little project on the back burner for a while...

If you've been around here a bit...
{or you've read my header ;-)}
you know I like me some pale things...

 So a little while back, I was blown away 
by these gorgeous photos at this blog... Katya365...

 ©2011 Katya Kirilloff All Rights Reserved

©2011 Katya Kirilloff All Rights Reserved

and I guess they stuck with me...
because when I was at the thrift shop one day, 
I saw a basket of plastic, glittery fruit, which are not my thing, so I almost passed them by...

but then I thought of those white-washed fruits and veggies, which are my thing...
...and I had me one of those light bulb moments!

The ladies who work at the shop all admired my lovely fruit...
I didn't have the heart to tell them what I was going to do with it...
they would've looked at me like I was fruity...

Fast forward to today, when I finally had time for that plastic fruit.

I got out my can of white house paint and an old paintbrush... 
and transformed those plastic, glittery fruit...

into something I can really play around with!

And play I did...

with my new "old" urn....

and pretty ironstone...

and apples, pears and pomegranates...

on the table that Mr. Shabby and I found on a street corner waiting for the trashman...

And now I will finish that beef stew, maybe start a fire...

and have a little family time, all under one roof again...

Next week, those thrift shops better watch out.

Have a wonderful weekend, all you shabby chicks!

more soon...


P.S. I got even more bloglove this week... can't believe it... 
all featured oneshabbychick! Wow! Thank you so much!!!

~ osc

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  1. Love what you did with the fruit. I sometimes hesitate to tell people what I'm going to do with what I'm buying, because most just don't get it. Or I look at something, and wonder whether I'll get around to doing what I want with it if I do take it home. Glad you "picked" the fruit.

    Lisa x

  2. They are so gorgeous. I've got a lot of those types of fruit, just might have to try this.

  3. Well aren't you just one creative shabby chick! Your fruit looks fabulous in creamy white paint! Enjoy your family time!

  4. Turned out so lovely! I really like the pedestal urn you have them in!

  5. Hope it's okay with you...I might just copy your how they look. Hop over and show them off next week at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.


  6. I really like those. They're so pretty, and I'm not one for all white.

    Thanks for sharing,

  7. I love the blog, beautiful inspiration!

  8. Hey Ladies, I'm so glad you all like them! You never know how it's gonna turn out until you actually do it... And please go right ahead and copy... I love to think that I inspired somebody! Thanks for the invite, Linda... I will do that! xo ~ osc

  9. Hey there! Yet another gorgeous transformation and absolutely beautiful photos! You are just on a roll and I'm so glad you liked the feature! :-)

  10. Another great transformation! I plan to join the other copycats who have been inspired by this!

  11. Okay this is so cool! I have TONS of these little pieces of fruit sitting in a grocery bag waiting to do something with them... some glittery some not but I am so going to try this idea! Thank you for sharing've inspired me! :)

    Heather@At The Picket Fence

  12. Love what you did with the fruit! I have found when I purchase things to "recreate" them, the looks from the cashiers go one of two ways. Either they say sometime complimentary about my idea, or they look at me with glazed eyes, and I know they think I'm a bit nuts. Oh well, I figure if they are thinking badly about me, they are leaving someone else alone!

  13. These turned out fabulous! I'm featuring you in my Flaunt it Friday features. Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up! :)

  14. Love it ! Right up my alley. May have to "borrow" it from you! Lol.

  15. Brilliant! I have those exact pieces of faux fruit sitting in my basement from my "fruit phase" years ago. I was going to toss them but now they will have a new life- hooray for recycling! Thanks for sharing!


  16. Very cool idea...I love it and may try it too! Love your blog! ~Deb~

  17. Wish I would have thought of that BEFORE I gave all of mine to GW. They look great.

  18. I never would have thought to paint that fruit white! I really like it in the chippy urn - shabby perfect!

  19. The painted fruit look so crisp in the shabby urn. Love the simplicity of it all. Please share your creative idea with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower, too. :)

  20. amazing what some white paint can do and your ironstone....oh I love ironstone!

  21. LOVE the fruit in shabby white!!! Looks amazing in that urn too! Thanks so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  22. Hi - saw you on today's creative blog. This is a really cute idea! Love all the fruit in that urn - gorgeous!

  23. how fun and fabulous...great way to turn a thrifty find into a nifty treasure...would love for you to share this on my fridays unfolded linky in a couple days.


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  24. What a great idea and look. Now I have another project to work on. I have tons of fruit and white will look so good. Thanks for joining WUW.

  25. Love it!! Where have you been all my life...LOL Hope you enjoyed your family time!

  26. Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I featured your Painted Fruit on my "Top Ten Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Thank you so much for sharing this. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

  27. This is so pretty! I've had similar experiences at Goodwill. Most recently a guy checking out before me told me a horribly UGLY topless teapot was "so great!" I just smiled for lack of a simple explanation.


  28. I like the fruit with it's whitewash. The urn is just beautiful too.

  29. love the transformation! It's so fun to see something take shape that might have been taken for granted as something else! Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

  30. Wow! I can't believe how great those look. I would never have thought to do anything like that. I wish I could decorate like that! Thanks for sharing your creativity! <3

  31. Just found your site and lovin it I became your 100th follower!!!

  32. Wow, 100 followers! Woohoo! Thank you everybody for your nice comments about my fruit and urn. I'm loving how many of you said, I have tons of fruit like that in the basement... I wanna see pics of your WW fruit! Or whatever you do with it... do share, please!... and have fun with it :-) ~ osc

  33. so glad you linked up to fridays unfolded...come back again soon!


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