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 4 “the Lamp”

I remember when I found this lamp on a 50% off table about a zillion years ago. Meaning I can’t remember when it hasn’t been around the house. Often times I would unearth in from a closet where I had put it when I had grown tired of it or just couldn’t find a placeContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 4 “the Lamp””

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”

Curb Appeal…Front Door Before & After

Dear Neighbors, I am so sorry. I never realized how ugly my door was until I decided it needed to be painted. I took photos for this blog post and when I went to crop and upload the photos, I almost cried. Wow! It was so ugly and you endured it all this time. FunnyContinue reading “Curb Appeal…Front Door Before & After”