31 Day of Before & After ~ Day 21 “Creative Gifting”

WARNING: After reading this post you might get an uncontrollable urge to find an estate sales, garage sale or raid your grandmother’s attic. This is a perfectly natural reaction to what you are about to see, just go with it and enjoy the ride. I am not responsible for any feelings of irritation or disgustContinue reading “31 Day of Before & After ~ Day 21 “Creative Gifting””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door”

It was 5:00pm and I had nothing ready for tonight’s before and after. I had to leave my house at 6:00pm and drive 1 hour to see my son kick the football a total of 4 times. Drive home while listening to the Ranger game on the radio…you know that takes talent to drive andContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?”

humm… well I’m not sure about this but I went with it anyway. I sent Riley to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few items to finish some projects. One project was to fill a void. I don’t like empty wall spaces that look empty because there has always been something there and now thatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees”

Catchy title yes? But now that I have your attention, here’s the scoop in the last two weeks I have found some of the most primo junk at local antique malls, and… everything that I’ve bought and brought home has been a treasure that was found while I was squatting down or on all fours.Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier”

Our house was built in 1985 and the kitchen/dining room chandelier is an original fixture. Straight out of the 80’s, complete with the antique brass finish and frosted, fluted glass sconces. It’s a classic! The reason I’ve never replaced it is because it is solid and heavy. Real metal. Not hollow. It’s quality lighting. ButContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees”

Awhile back my husband and I made use out of some tree limbs that had been salvaged from a tree in our yard that had been damaged in storm.  Normally we don’t get so sentimental over a tree that we would save the branches, but this tree and 4 others are very special to me. Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 1 $1 frame before & after

Hi there!  Welcome to Rustique Art Blog,  If you are just joining me on my 31 Days of Before & After journey, you’re in for a fun ride.  I love to see what happens when you take something old, worn out and tired and give it new life.  I also love to use things thatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 1 $1 frame before & after”

success comes to those who try

I could have gone out and bought the chandelier I desired to have, that is if I could find what I wanted.  And that’s really the whole point of DIY isn’t it, besides the satisfaction of saying; “I did it myself” or the part about saving a lot of money by going the DIY route. Continue reading “success comes to those who try”

skirting an issue & justifying another

I’m a groupie, I’ll admit it. I follow, I browse and glean tons of info from the blogs I follow. I have one or two blogs I read everyday, don’t always comment but I read and take note of topics I want to come back to. That is why, for me anyway, that I oftenContinue reading “skirting an issue & justifying another”

oh just knock it off…will ya?

First let me be clear…I’m not picking on Pottery Barn. I love PB. I love all of their designs and ideas. I love looking and drooling over their pictorial features, the lovely fluffy perfect bedding, the wonderfully laid out wall displays, the feeling that the PB style invokes…comfortable, cozy, upscale. Unfortunately the other feelings thatContinue reading “oh just knock it off…will ya?”