I went out treasure hunting to several antique malls this week. I brought home a four tiered lazy susan that was all brown wood. From what I researched, it's a Hawaiin monkey pod product. I had seen a similar one to it in another antique mall and wanted to buy it but it was way out of my cheap price range!
The one I brought home was a 10th of the price! It is actually five individual pieces. I was not sure what I would do with it but I knew it had potential! I sanded each part, sprayed them with flat white spray paint, distressed with a fine sponge sanding block, and then used a spray wax. I let the wax soak in 3 minutes and then buffed them with a clean cloth. After I saw the finished product, I thought it might work in a the bathroom! Here are the pics so far. It needs a few more things to flesh it out.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
|Patriotic Heart 2010|
Quaker Style by Aury Torres
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The lamp and decorated lampshade is finished! It will illuminate dorm room 217 in August. The inspiration came from a lampshade sold at an Anthropology Store. It would have cost $160 dollars if we had bought it. Everything used on our version came from my stash of craft supplies. I am posting to Wow Us Wednesday over at Savvy Southern Style.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Here it is nestled among a few new toys from Paper Source. I am having a friend over for a stamping session here at my house tomorrow. I recently purchased a new large art table so I can get multiple people around a table close to all the supplies. My daughter picked out these three new stamps to do some red, white, and blue nautical notecards.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here is "my girl" that is now graduated and will be going off to Salem College in August! We have been planning and buying things for her dorm room for months now. It is starting to come together with the flare she had in mind! Girls are much different in regards to their dorm room decorating than boys are.... I am having lots more fun helping her than when my son was gearing up for his first dorm room!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I learned how to add pages to a blog! Although several are still in need of photos and text, I did get several pieces added into my Art Gallery page.
How exciting to get added as a "blog to follow" by Donna on her "By the Bay"blog. I love By the Bay Needleart cross stitch designs. I just bought "Blue Hawaiian Garden" for my beach vacation project! Thank you Donna for the nice comment!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I have been thinking and working on my blog tonight. I was able to add a few gadgets and pictures of my mixed media artwork. I really need to look at some other blogs more closely now, not just for project ideas but for blog design ideas. How does time pass so quickly when you are on the computer? My husband is already a little upset that I have cut into his computer time the last two nights and he hasn't gotten to communicate on his drum building forum! Sorry honey! School will be out tomorrow and I will do my blogging during the day this summer! I am having fun!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Just two days left of school! Two days until I get to spend the summer as a full time artist! Two days until my youngest graduates high school! Two days until my oldest is 20! Two days until transitions from full house to empty nest. Just how much joyful anticipation, and nervous apprehension can one heart withstand? In two days, I am going to need this space to give the things in my head and my heart a place to land... because they are surely going to overflow!