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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Getting ready for SUMMER


 I love this old shelf...
I've used it inside the house for several years....
and then,
it got left outside when we made the big move and
it became really sad looking....


 A friend told me about Valspar Anti-Rust Primer and Paint
and after looking at all the colors,
I decided I wanted pure WHITE...
Summertime White....




I was mortified that I allowed it to get to this ugly stage...

now, I know there's lots of you out there that LUV rust...

but, I'm not one of them....

Oh, yes...this is more like it...
THIS is what I had in mind....


...just exactly the look I wanted outside the Summer House..

Next post will show what I have been working on to place BENEATH this beauty...

Love, bj

43 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! Redemption complete!

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  2. Great work, darling bj, your shelf is truly wonderful !

    Hope your week is off to a great start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sweet friend,
    sending hugs and more hugs to you, with so much thankfulness

    Dany

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  3. Isn't it wonderful what a little paint can do to rusty treasures. It looks so good BJ and the fern looks wonderful in it.
    Mary

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  4. Good as new and back in service again!

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  5. BJ - looks great! Nothing better than crisp white!

    Judy

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  6. BJ, Oh yes, that is so much better. I love it with the fern , perfect. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Well done my friend. It is amazing what a little love & tender work can do to things.

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  8. BJ,
    I too do not care for rust and think there is nothing like a fresh coat of paint!! It looks great where you have it and I love the greenery!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I too grew up going to circus's and will miss the elephants. That is why I wanted to see them one last time....
    I posted Part 2 of our trip to the circus if you are interested...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. Very, very, nice. I have to get the air conditioner off the deck and then I can start setting things up for the summer.

    God bless.

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  10. Very nice. I'll make a note of that brand!

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  11. That looks very nice. I have a few things that could use another paint job and so I have taken note of this paint. It sure looks pretty with that fern!

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  12. The green of the fern sets off the white of the shelf. The while of the shelf sets off the green of the fern. 🎶 Who Could Ask For Anything More? 🎶

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    1. 'white'; not 'while' - silly auto correct :/

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  13. What a perfect refresh. I can't wait to see more.

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  14. I think I would have went with white too.

    Also valspar makes a chalky paint in a spray can now. Only white and black from what I've seen

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  15. It looks 100% better!! Great job!

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  16. I am going to buy that product this weekend! Thank you BJ! I am in need of just this kind of paint for an outdoor wrought iron planter! Yours is SO pretty! Thank you for the info precious!

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  17. It looks fantastic with that fern!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. You did a great job. Your granddaughters are amazing looking. We have six beauties but will never get them all together again. LOL too busy, they say. Got a prom coming up soon, will get photos of one at least.

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  19. Oh, that's really pretty. I have been on the lookout for a baker's rack for years to do the same thing. One day, I'm going to find it...

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  20. Lovely. Can't to see it's partner. I'm tellin' you were sista's. I brought home a stand from mothers on Sunday for some plants. It's needed a new dress too. I was thinkin' rust to match the other stands I have. Thanks for sharing. Have a good hump day.

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  21. You did good, BJ! The planter looks gorgeous and I love the look the lacy fern gives it. You're the best.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. I kind of liked the rusty look -- until I saw your beautiful paint job and then I realized how desperately needed it was. You really made it look terrific and I love the plant/fern inside. Very nice, BJ. (If you want to see an antique bunco card, check out my post today! I thought of you when I took the photo!)

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  23. The white is so pretty bj! I love how it looks!!

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  24. You did a good job painting your planter it looks terrific. The green fern just sets it off. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  25. A fresh coat of spray paint brings your planter back to life and the fern set it off perfectly! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  26. I'm guilty, I do love the rusty chippy look but I also love the new fresh look. Love how this product turned all that rust into such a pretty piece. So pretty with the fern……….

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  27. Perfect home for that gorgeous fern

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  28. Beautiful piece for that lush fern! xo

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  29. How pretty your planter looks all spiffed up, bj! Also, your thrifted pieces are wonderful treasure...love that made in England tray! Could I please have a piece of fudge from that cute white dish???
    Happy belated birthday to your darling daughter! xxoo

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  30. Very nice planter for your fern !!! I agree on the White too I can't wait to see what you have in store for us to see displayed underneath !!!!

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  31. Beautiful bj. Love the white!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  32. Oh wow, I'm in love! This pretty white ( I'm crazy for white) decorative metal shelf is incredible. Bj, this is beautiful. So pretty. Love the bright green fern in contrast with the white, it just pops!!!

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  33. What a transformation. I'm tempted to get a can myself!

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  34. Wonderful! I love the metal rack and the fern is always a great choice.

    Happy, happy Thoughts of Home. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. :)

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  35. Thanks so much for this post. I have an old metal shelf just sitting around and we have white spray paint. Next week, I am going to update that old shelf.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  36. Spray paint can work miracles! That's why I own a lot of cans and find ways to use them to make something pretty again. I love that basket. And with the fern - oh, my! Beautiful!
    ~Adrienne~

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj