31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint”

I don’t get to many garage sales and when I do, I’m not typically one to find the “great” treasures I’ve seen some people bring home and blog about. However, a few Saturday’s ago, the mister and I went out for a few hours and hit about 3 garage sales. I found something at allContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud”

This post will be short and sweet, unglamorous and boring but I have committed to doing 31 days of before and after.  So before and after you will get. I spent my day, (7 hours!!!) playing in the mud.  Not the mud outside in my flowerbeds, not the mud in my garden.  No I spentContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 15: “Mini Envelope Tutorial”

I still do somethings the old fashion way. I just like keeping my hands busy. If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you already know that I tend to save a lot of junk. I seem to think that I might need it for a craft project someday.   I usually find something to do withContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 15: “Mini Envelope Tutorial””

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 8 “Curbside Rescue”

My mister did it again. But this story has a little twist…This time the curbside rescue he brought home was quickly snatched up by my DD. Indeed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So today’s post is all about her before & after of a curbside rescue. A solid wood office chair isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches

I’ve shared with you in previous posts about my hoarding issues and I justify my need to keep things by actually doing something creative from time to time. When a friend of mine was cleaning out a closet she tossed about three fabric sample books out in the throw away box, she was more thanContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive

I love texture. Love to add texture to objects and love to see texture on objects. To me…texture adds a touch of rustic. Since my world revolves around rustic, I find ways to add texture to just about anything. A few day ago I wanted to make a simple glass votive candle holder, a bitContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive”

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”

the galvanized guinea pig

You didn’t actually think I had a galvanized guinea pig did you? *giggle* I could’ve, you just never know. Nope the guinea pig in question is not one with fur and a cute little pink nose, this one is vintage and rusty. This door knob is my guinea pig today because I have a largeContinue reading “the galvanized guinea pig”