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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008 03:29:39 PM »

ahahaha awesome. i am scraping someones awful blue paint off of a gold filigree mirror i found at goodwill. long live gawdy gold plastic things!! i love the frame and the painting you did. woo hoo!
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008 03:36:57 PM »

pretty! i love em
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008 08:46:12 PM »

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!

I bought a corner shelf a few years ago - plastic, gold, incredibly tacky, yet I loved it.  I was going to turn it upside down over my antique cast iron bed, hang some fabric from it like a princess thingy (I really should know the name for that).  I just never could get past the gold, it's just so over the top.  This is a perfect solution! 

Question: Does the plastic retain the paint?  I have images of peeling...you know, it's impossible not to tear paint that comes off in nice strips...
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008 10:08:03 PM »

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!

I bought a corner shelf a few years ago - plastic, gold, incredibly tacky, yet I loved it.  I was going to turn it upside down over my antique cast iron bed, hang some fabric from it like a princess thingy (I really should know the name for that).  I just never could get past the gold, it's just so over the top.  This is a perfect solution! 

Question: Does the plastic retain the paint?  I have images of peeling...you know, it's impossible not to tear paint that comes off in nice strips...

I know exactly what you mean about peeling paint. I always use too much paint on my palettes just so that I can peel it all of when I'm done.
For these I couple base coats of Gesso before I put the actual color on. Then when I was done with the colors I put a sealer varnish. I'm sure spray paint would be way easier and probably even more durable but I just wanted more control over the hues. Good luck with your shelf project!
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008 10:19:51 PM »

I of course LOVE the keys.  I have a thing for keys.   Tongue

I wish my Goodwill had stuff like that in it too.    Sad
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008 07:34:08 AM »

WOW.
I love them.
Amazing job!
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008 08:10:34 AM »

This is also one of my favorite things to do!!  I'm always amazed at how cool some of those old things look when painted a bright fresh color.  Yours look great, I love that shade of orangey-red! 
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008 01:36:19 PM »

Super Spiffy, i love it!!!
I woulda done the keys in lime green, but that's just my fettish, lol.
That's really cool that you found such kickin' stuff at goodwill!
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2008 04:39:41 PM »

LOVE THEM! i love bright colors and those huge keys fabulous and bright! They are so cool. I gotta look for some Smiley I also love the brightly painted frame!   Great job! And welcome!
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2008 05:57:38 PM »

So Pretty! I love goodwill. My best find so far are my dishes and brand new set of silverware! I'm going to look rich when I move out. lol
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