Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Projects!

I've relocated my shop to this cute antique shop, so I have some new items that I have been working on.    At the same yard sale where I bought the bulletin board, I also picked up a great working chandelier.  It was plain silver when I bought it, but not anymore!

Now, it is bright pink with sparkly pink "crystals" dangling.  Any little girl would love to have this in her room!  And, some big girls would, too!

At still the same yard sale (yes, I wiped them out!) I purchased a great old table.  It is solid wood, well made and very old.  After four coats of glossy ivory paint, I finally was able to cover the natural wood which was stained and scratched from age.  Then I stenciled this design using pink and green pearl acrylics.

It is a short table, so it is perfect for a little girl's tea parties. 
While we are on the them of little girls (can you tell my daughter is now 13 and I'm missing those tea party days???), I had painted this cart yellow originally, but was never quite satisfied with it.  So, since I was in a hot pink mode, I went ahead and jazzed this up with some zebra stripes as well.  It is also a chalkboard so it can serve many purposes in a kid's room.

Last year, I purchased this "dry sink" replica from the 70's at an auction.  I decided to turn it into a dry bar.  I took off the curvy-country front decorative piece, painted it, added new knobs, and added glass tiles to the top.  I almost didn't want to part with it!  I actually kept it at my house for several months before finally deciding to turn it lose.
This is a close-up of the tilework:
And, last but not least, I have been using old clip-on ties to create these t-shirts for men and boys who are reluctant to wear a tie.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Upcycled Bulletin/Chalk Board

Here's one of my more recent projects.  Once again, in my hurry to get started with my ideas, I failed to get a before picture.  However, it was a fabulous garage sale find:  an old, solid, wooden chalkboard and corkboard. 

With some paint and a few modernizations, voila!

Now it's ready for the dorm room or bedroom!