Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I plunked down the $2.99 and rescued it, deciding I could make it over with a bit of spray paint.
First, I shot it all over with some high gloss white enamel I had on hand. When that was dry and cured, I taped (and newspapered) off a section around the middle and shot it with Premium Decor Chrome spray paint that I found at my local TrueValue hardware store. (BTW, if you've never used this paint, it's quite fabulous and gives a deep, lustrous finish. I adore it.)
And now, the before. Ta-da:
So that's my most recent rescue story. Do you have one? Have you ever rescued something to make over just because you felt sorry for it?