7.19.2009

Plan A, plan B or just wait for the right plan

I have 2 wood trays I'm refinishing. One is a tray I paid $2 for and attempted to paint then add wallpaper to... That was my very first craft disaster. Wallpapering is something I'll need to try again. The other tray I paid $5 for - this was my second craft disaster. I tried adding fabric to it. Uh yikes... I have new respect for people, like mintagehome, who make it look easy.

I've re-prepped both trays - sanded, primed, painted and distressed. They are ready for when I have a craft epiphany then I'll finish them off. I may stencil the trays. I've scoped out some dingbats for ideas on Dafont.com. But for now I'll hold off since plan A then plan B didn't work out so well.

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

The Start on Modernizing my Teak Lamps

This weekend was perfect for hanging out on the deck. I started working on the teak lamps. I primed the ceramic then painted them an off-white. I want to soften the look since I'll be using a pretty funky fabric for the new lampshades. I haven't sealed the paint since I want to hold off until I know for sure if I want a solid colour or not. I thought I could paint the leaf band with a different colour but that may be overkill. We'll see...

BEFORE // IN PROGRESS

IN PROGRESS

Recent Thrift Store Finds...

I picked up a bracelet made of wood with pearl on it. There are 9 pieces. I got it for $0.50 and I think I'll use them as buttons. I have some gorgeous brown linen that I got for free. I'll make two 14" x 14" pillow covers then one accent pillow - each using 3 buttons per cover.

I also grabbed these 'items' at the Salvation Army for $1.50/each. I'm not entirely sure what they were for initially but I picked up a couple of shot glasses for $0.25/each. I can easily transform these 'items' into candle holders with the shot glasses inset.

2 comments:

  1. oooh, i really want to see how the stenciling comes out on those trays! fantastic.

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  2. Can't wait to see the fabric for the lampshades. These lamps are going to be spectacular! Hurry up and finish them!

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