So it has been a few days. The weekend went by fast but was very productive. In between driving S (my youngest) back and forth to church all weekend and reading a ton of new blogs, with some great decorating ideas, I managed to finish painting my china cabinet. I put the last bit of clear coat on this afternoon and will post pictures once I get the room back together. I still have to paint the table and 8 chairs, not to mention recover the chairs but that will have to be for another day. In the mean time here are some mismatched flower pots that I collected from around the house. I gave them a nice coat of black paint. I did a little distressing with either sand paper or metallic rub on stuff. The metallic rub on I picked up about 10 years ago at a little rubber stamp shop. I used them on a couple of birthday cards then they got tossed in the drawer. I came across them again about a year ago and have been using them on all sorts of projects. You just rub some on your finger then lightly go over the area you want highlighted. I used silver on the pot on the left and copper on the pot on the right. What a difference. It really brings out the detail. I finished them all off with some clear coat and there you have it, flower pots that all go together. I just love what a little black paint will do for things. I also stopped by a little consignment shop on my way home from prayer group today and picked up this vase for a steal. I had been drooling over this little beauty in the Southern Living at Home catalog for months now but couldn't quite bring myself to spend that much so when I walked into the consignment shop today and there it was, well I knew it would be going home with me. Then I saw the price...Oh Happy Day!