I remember spending a lot of time in the summer roller skating down the sidewalks in Grand Rapids. I wore my skate key around my neck on an old shoe string, those were the days! We didn't have fancy things to play with but what we did have was awesome !!!!! So I took some old skates that I just couldn't seem to sell and decided to give them some "Bling"! I painted them pink and then took some Modge Podge and glitter and Girlied them up! Sparkle makes everything better don't you agree?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This is a birdhouse I made from a post I bought at the flea market. The spire top I attached to give it more dimension.
Here are two signs that I made last week. Isn't the top sign a hoot, that one is a special order for one of my dear friends. He is going to hang it in his shop to entertain his customers.
This sign I first saw on Pinterest and just had to make one. I happen to have a table top that was just perfect for this project! Lucky ME!
I found a really nice set of vintage metal coasters. The light bulb in my head went off immediately and I knew I had to have them and at 2.00 they were a delightful find. I found some vintage photographs on Pinterest and printed them out. I cut some printed paper for the back round and then fit the photos over that. I used water-proof Modge Podge to attach them to the coaster in case someone really does use them for what they were originally intended for instead of art! LOL
I have been buying every suitcase I find lately. I found this round one and thought why not, I will buy anything once and give it a go. I had a stool already that had its top replaced with particle board which isn't the best looking so I thought perfect! I painted the bottom white and the top blue. I the case to the stool with some screws and glue. The last one of these I made I used the tradition type suitcase and it sold the first day I put it in my booth, we'll see if this one gets the same reception!
This is a better shot of my dear companion Fred. I bought him at a flea market too. He was a bargain, he was for sale for 25.00 but because I bought his sister to I got a "two-fer" that is two-fer 40.00! lol I told you I love a bargain!
This piece was a real find for me it was also free. It had a porcelain top on it and was missing the two doors. I replace the top because it just didn't look right, this was the bottom of a small Hoosier cabinet and I made it into a usable piece by adding the doors and a top that was originally an old table with broken legs. I am sorry that there aren't any before pictures. I get so excited when I am working I forget to bring my camera and then before you know it the piece is finished. I will try harder but I have to say the next few posts won't have any "befores" either because I have the attention span of a Goldfish (20 seconds). Anyways hope you enjoy looking and feel free to pin anything you see on my blog.
Here are two pillows I made out of ticking.