Sunday, April 15, 2012

Repurposed Fireplace Guard

I always see these fireplace "thingies" at flea markets and on craigslist and am always drawn to them for some reason.  I just think they are pretty... but not for the fireplace.  I came across this one recently and decided what the heck, I'm gonna buy it.  I wish I had taken a before picture of it when I brought it home... but... I forgot...sorry.  It was brass,  but not anymore...



For those of you that have been following my blog for a while... I'll give you two guesses what I did to it, but I bet you only need one!   Yep, Rub n' Buff!  I used Silver Leaf and Pearl Blue, then, I plopped it on top of my "stainless steel look" desk, and called it a day. 



So what do you think?  Am I crazy?  I will admit that I have a problem with not being able to use things the way they were intended to be used!  I think it makes a nifty decorative statement though.

Smiles!
~Renew Redo~

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!! I'm use to using things for other things too! Why just on Tuesday I finally found a night stand for my husband and it's actually a bar lol! But it works perfectly as a night stand! :)

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  2. How did you get the rub n buff into all the holes/nooks and crannies?

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    1. I used a small paint brush (artist brush) for the hard to reach places! : )

      Smiles!
      Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  3. I love it. I am going to steal that idea! I never use things "as intended". Just in the past several days I have "built" a "desk/work table" out of bookcases and plywood, replaced it with a "real" desk (free), I believe it use to belong to a banker, it has a bank stamp in it, but now it is my craft table. I found a wicker rocker at the thrift store. I'm not sure what color it was originally, but right now it is green and screaming for some rub n buff and I'm keeping it inside. And now I know what I will be thrifting for this weekend. Those (I will need two) will be perfect for hiding unsightly speakers that have been bugging me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hey that's a clever idea... covering unsightly speakers! Would work great with all the little holes in it. I have a couple of those myself. Now I might just steal your idea! : )

      Smiles!
      Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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