27 August 2008

Can You Rehab a Rehab?

Most definitely! One of the best parts of a quick makeover using spray paint is that you can redo it if you're tired of the results.

Do you remember this piece of ironwork? It had been under my deck for several years and was black and rusty. I wanted a pop of color in my kitchen in the spring so I painted it.


It's been bright green since then. If you want to read the original post, it's here.




Now it looks like this. All chocolate brown and yummy.



And I can almost guarantee that it will be another color by the end of the year. Maybe red at Christmas?


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frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That is such a pretty piece of ironwork...makes me wish there was something like that lurking under my back deck!

~ Sarah

Linda said...

I know I have said it before but I love it here. I love your ideas and inspiration to think out of the box and take something others may have given to good will and repurpose or revive it. That iron looks great in chocolate!
Blessings,
Linda

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Love it! The whole wall looks fabulous. Then again I kind of like it in green and red for the holidays would rock! What a great blog!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I am just loving it here! You have so many great ideas. That looks fantastic, but of course I am partial to anything chocolate. :)

HeathahLee said...

Sniff...I get all sentimental when I see the very first post I was introduced to that little bird...

HeathahLee said...

Oh, yeah, and the iron rehab does look yummy in chocolate brown!

: )

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Kimba,
I'm visiting from across the street, I'm your new blogging neighbor and I am visiting all the Christian Moms from blogging around the world, My name is Lorie and I'm the only one from Hawaii so far (sigh)I enjoyed reading this post wow what a difference paint can make on an old rusty iron frame *smile*. Hope you come over to visit sometime my door is always open and you become a friend from the heart once you step inside.

Blessings Lorie

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

that's the best thing about it all, you can change it so quickly, loving the brown, great job!

Sarah

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The ironwork is great. It is amazing how you start to look at things when you think about spray paint possibilities. Jackie

Michelle said...

Another great rehab! Red at Christmas would be beautiful.

Take Care
Michelle

Darlene said...

Ooooo it is beautiful chocolate too. As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was the lime green iron...I remembered it...lol

I have posted my daughter's room re-do today...come by and take a peek.

Marie said...

It's beautiful! I how you can group things so NICELY together. I don't have that talent. :o/

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great change to chocolate! It's like getting something brand new isn't it?
Diane

Tricia Anne said...

Very nice. How versatile! I am keeping my eyes open for iron work, an old fence actually. Since blogging, I have a list. :o)
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that you will come again.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kim said...

What a wonderful idea. I've never thought of repainting, repainting, and repainting again.

Thanks for the tip.

Wendy said...

I love both colors so much! The green was lovely for spring, but I admit I'm a chocolate lover (the color AND the candy).

Nice job!

duchess said...

Looks good, Kimba every way you do it.
I think I have that same little bird that's in the green shot.
I just got it & it's waiting for some paint.

Rambling Girl said...

I can't begin to tell you how much you have inspired me to have fun with spray paint..Just being here this short time I have been having a ball. Love the color and I actually went to town last night and spray painting my wicker table. I forgot to take pics of it but will this afternoon since I still have a couple more pieces to do.

Shelia said...

Morning, Kimba! This iron piece is awesome, no matter what color it is. It does look all sophisticated now! You just amaze me!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Layla said...

Thinkin' outside the box. LOVE IT!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Jennifer said...

I love that ironwork! And I love it on the wall. I'm going to have to be looking for something like that to hang in my house!

Anonymous said...

excellent! very pretty and very simple. Spray paint is the cure all for darn near any old thing!

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

oops, that last post was me!

Melissa Lester said...

I have been enjoying your blog this morning. You have a sweet,creative spirit and lovely home. Definitely a soft place to land!

Chris said...

Not only is the color fabulous, but I love how you put it somewhere new! It's like you just bought it! How fun.

nikkicrumpet said...

wow that iron grill has more lifes that an alley cat! I loved it green and I love it chocolatey...what a ingenious idea to recreate it seasonally....dang now I have to add "iron grill" to my "gotta get list".

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Oh, I love it! And the way you have the things arranged on the wall is brilliant.

Susie Harris said...

What a way to get a new look for just dollars... It could just keep going and going, smile! I like it! Every color!

deepfriedapplepies said...

That looks awesome~ I bow to the Spray Paint Goddess!!

Tausha said...

I am so glad that i am not the only one who "RE" spray paints stuff. My husabnd will come home and ask if that was a different color when he left for work.
I think that it's great. think of all the money we save by re-purposing stuff! Yep-you are that awsome! Just in case you forgot-I am always here to remind you!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

So clever and pretty! I like how you change your items in your displays! I need to get some spraypaint--I think I'm the only one in the blogosphere that doesn't have any :).

Blessings,
Stacey

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You're hilarious! And what the heck??? Every color has looked great!


M ^..^

My Thrifty Victorian Home said...

Just love the brown color..so rich! Can't wait to see what it looks like later!

Blessings to you and yours

My Place of Peace said...

Ooooooooo....love the chocolate brown!

Mrs. B said...

Oooh! Love the chocolate brown! I liked the green too, but the brown has such a nice warm feeling, very fall-ish.

Alberta said...

Great transformation and it's all with the colour and presentation. I love how you remake it into something fresh and brand new.

Nikki said...

Fab transformation....again! I loved the green, but the brown is great too.

Holly said...

I love it chocolate brown

lisa said...

you have the best ideas!

Traci said...

I love that it looked like it was always meant to be green, and now it looks like it was destined to be brown. A very versatile piece indeed!

Amy Jo said...

I want to see it red for Christmas! I've never thought about spray painting something to change it up for the holidays...

Tara said...

That is exciting! Of course you can! I love what you do with spray paint. :) I just sprayed a terra cotta (sp?) vase cream and put some eucalyptus in it. I love it - now!

V and Co. said...

the brown is defitnitly my favorite!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Kimba, I got your message about linking to the painted shovel. That would be great! Thank you. Love your ironwork, I could just shoot myself for not buying some iron work a while ago. I thought to myself what could I possibly do with that? Shoot fire! Oh well!
Blessings, Debbie

Shay said...

Kimba,
I came across you blog and I love it! You have such great ideas. I hope you don't mind, but I put your blog under "Inspiring Blogs" on my page. You are very inspiring! I love to spray paint as well and I must say the ironwork looks great in any color!

Hooked on Houses said...

You repaint it for the seasons? Wow! I'm impressed. I would never in a million years think to do that--at least not until now! I loved this post. -Julia :-)

Blissful Nikki said...

you can most certainly rehab a rehab! I do it all the time! :) hehe I think it looks lovely in the chocolate color!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Your treasures lurk under your deck, mine lurk in my attic. I must go look around up there and find me a good rehab.

Joy said...

What a pretty blog you have! I love what you did to the ironwork too.

Bonnie the Boss said...

That is a beautiful piece of ironwork. Where did you come across such an awesome find?

Sarah Kate said...

Wow, I never thought about painting the wrought iron things. I have only used them in my more formal rooms. If I painted some they could go in the more whimsical ones. Thanks for the idea!