Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lamp makeover

I'm such a fan of a can of spray paint...what would I do without it!
I'm liking (ok...loving) this lamp again!

Here's how it looked before - it didn't fit my color scheme any longer
however, I didn't want to put it in the donate box...so it got a spray makeover

I sprayed it all metallic silver (except the socket and the cord)

I removed the fabric from the shade
(then sprayed it silver too)

I'm lovin' the look of shades with grosgrain ribbon tied to them
(i've discovered that husbands aren't to fond of this look)

added a little bling and the makeovers complete!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Potato Sack Cork Board

Earlier this summer I found some potato sacks at the flea market -
they were too big to make into pillows so I made one into a Cork Board.


here's the potato sack when I brought it home
I love the graphics on this one

I found this canvas style cork board at Joann's
and stapled the potato sack to the back of  it.

now I can add little reminder notes!
If you don't have a potato sack -
burlap and stenciling would look great too.

These are the pins I'm using to hold notes
~they're floral pins and I added beads
and used a crimping bead on the end.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shameless copying

I so loved the leopard pumpkins Tracy made at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures ~
I couldn't find leopard tissue paper ~ not anywhere

If I had found some, I would have made some
leopard pumpkins and gone on my crafting way
 and never posted about it!

Ahem...I'm here posting because...
I found this...
and it's super simple to make a leopard pumpkin!

I wrapped up some faux pumpkins and gourds
and didn't have to bother with Mod Podge!

Thanks to Tracy for her inspiration on this project!

Oh, and the Spotted Leopard Duck tape
 ~ i found it at Walmart!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Glass Garden Towers

 Glass Garden Towers are the new hot item!

I saw some at the flea market and like any good crafter would say
"i can make that"

I collected some of my own glass odds and end's ~
hit the thrift stores and dollar stores 

got some E600 glue
{ I first tried a silicone adhesive - that didn't work at all}

 an old Avon perfume bottle for the top

It's been extremely hot and humid here and
the glue does not want to dry...

 glue these in steps (i did two at a time) -
or you might get a topple over (i did)

Use a bud vase for the bottom - the piece that goes onto the stake

I haven't glued the vases on these yet - I hear Monday
the humidity will break and I'm waiting till then to finish

If you didn't want to put these on a stake -
you could set them in a spot in your garden
or ~ keep them in the house ~ maybe a nice sunny window location!

It's been fun searching for the right colors and pieces
to match up ~
I hope these inspire you to make one too! 

Happy gluing!

Link Parties

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's nice to be winner!

Look what I won! 
This beautiful fleece blanket and a Starbucks gift card (it's tucked away in my purse)!

Alix from Shadywood Chic had this great giveaway! 

Alix and her family host a cheering event for
the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walkers in Chicago!

They also have a site specific for their fundraising The Pair Tree Foundation

Thanks Alix for these great prizes!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cuckoo time

I've always loved cuckoo clocks! 
I got one about twenty years ago,
I'm not allowed to run it here...
nobody else appreciates the cuckoo every half hour!

Yesterday, I was at the flea  market and found
a cuckoo clock...

One that doesn't work,
thats okay...
and has some pieces missing from it...thats okay

All I wanted to do to it was...
spray paint it white!

I added the wood appliques to cover
the areas missing pieces.
My silent cuckoo clock...
My family is happy for that!