Saturday, August 21, 2010

Paint the Scales Red

One of my "treasures" I found at the estate sale I went to Saturday was a brass scale.

I am not a big fan of brass, so I decided it would look better red. I never remember to take a before picture, so I ran and grabbed my camera. I had already started painting one of the dishes.





Looking better after the first coat...



Now...I like it much better. I am trying to decide where to put it.

That's the ticket...a toilet paper holder in the powder room.


I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday

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Sheila

7 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a wonderful find. I have a similar one that was originally painted turquoise that is well worn with the brass dishes. I love it. Using it in the bathroom is so unique. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Shannon said...

I LOVE it as a toilet paper holder! Great idea and I agree it loks MUCH better red. (but what doesn't?)

Debbie said...

What a a great find, and fun way to display the TP! Digging the red too, that was great idea.

Vanessa said...

I love it! What a great find! Thanks so much for hopping over and joining my blog and I did the same for you!
Blessings,
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your redo! I got rid of a ton of brass items years ago. If I had known they were coming out with some of the great paints they have now, I would have kept a lot of the things.
Temps going down a bit! :D

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very fun! The red looks very nice. That was a great idea to use it in the bathroom as a toilet paper holder. Too cute!
Valerie

susan said...

Sheila-I NEVER would have thought of that! It is perfect for keeping the TP handy and looks so much better in red. Love those adorable grandsons and the Home Depot project!