You know how it is some days. Nothing that you do turns out the way that you had intended. I had this wonderful idea for a Cheap Chic post on lamp shades and everything that I touched turned to poo! So I'll have to leave that post for another time. Of course, that left me without a whole lot to post about! But I'll give it a try. Here are a few things that we have been working on.
Here is one of Heather's latest projects. She took an unfinished plaque that she found at Michael's, painted the edges gold, covered the front in torn pieces of old book pages the crackled the plaque and glazed to hi-light the cracks. You can find the crackle medium on the paint aisle at your local crafts store. She then took an unfinished cross, painted it, glued it to the plaque and added her junk jewelry. Too cute! Don't forget to add a picture hook to the back to hang it from.
This was about the only thing from my lamp project that turned out well. I took an existing crystal lamp finial and glued the crown on top. It came from a key chain of mine that had broken. It turned out nicely and adds a little something extra to any lamp.
Here is a cute vanity jewelry box that I refinished today. I painted it pink and then glued the crown on the top and our favorite plastic rhinestones right over the top of the existing knobs. It was previously a dark barn red. This gave it a whole new look! One more thing.....that pink paint color was an old Martha Stewart color from way way back. In fact, it was no longer available. We pick up paint chips when we're at the paint store and keep them for later use. That way, you can always have them color matched at a later date. Just a little tip that I thought I would pass along.
These little boxes are available at Michael's in the unfinished wood department. They have a indention in the top so they're great for project like this one. The tiny silver beads that Heather glued in the top came from a Christmas garland. We save everything that looks like it could be used for anything! You just never know. Of course she painted the box inside and out first and it looked to me that she may have just rubbed it with a little iridescent gold paint instead of glazing. Lastly, she glued the crown on the front.
I've been making these little bags which I think I will probably fill with Lavender.
Well.....I hope that we gave you at least one project that you can enjoy creating this week! Sorry about the lack of posting since last week but setting up our displays at the Rink really had us hopping and way too busy and tired for much of anything else!
I will be taking my camera with me to take pics. of some of the great things that you can find there. Just this weekend, I found this great vintage pink chenille bedspread for only $18.00! By the time that I thought about it over night and decided that I could make some super pillows out of it, it was gone the next day! You gotta buy it when you see it! And I should know that!
I did pick up this cute little mini runner for $6.00! Isn't bargain hunting fun!!? I know that I would much rather brag about paying $8.00 for something than $80.00!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I'll be posting more often again now that we're back in a "routine" around here!