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 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 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 5 “the Mantle”

My fireplace and I are at odds…maybe even an all out war. I expect to win, however before I can claim victory there will always be some set backs. A few months back I got a wild hair one morning and removed the hearth, that post can be found here. It was an all outContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 5 “the Mantle””

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”

my new hue obsession

I find myself drifting away from the dark colors I’ve surrounded myself with for many years.  My den is dark red, my kitchen an olive green, my entry, small library and hallway are spiced gold, Riley’s room is dark chocolate. Believe or not these colors all blend and flow.  Crazy I know.  But it’s timeContinue reading “my new hue obsession”