31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 28 “Puzzled”

Oh I can just see it now… ya’ll are thinking; “she did this already” but don’t be  so hasty,  you might be pleasantly surprised 🙂 I was digging through my toy box the other day, looking for something that I didn’t find. I made a huge mess and it’s still there, all strewn about theContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 28 “Puzzled””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 23 “Corrected & Completed”

Years. It’s been years. Many years that I had planned to do something with this eyesore. Back up. It wasn’t always an eyesore, but it became one when I began experimenting and then walked away from the project and never finished. Now you know my secret. Thus the reason for me taking this 31 DaysContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 23 “Corrected & Completed””

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 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 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”