Sunday, July 16, 2017

Game of Thrones Sword Makeover



WINTER IS HERE! Well it is if you're a Game of Thrones fan like me. I wanted to have a little fun with the premiere tonight so I grabbed a bottle of Wine from Cost Plus to share with PhD boy since he's home and the other GOT fan in the house. That was going to be our prop for the show until he started going through some boxes of stuff from childhood and found a sword he'd gotten at a Disney on Ice show. 


As soon as he showed it to me, I knew I wanted to do something GOT with it. It was either going to be epic or a craft fail! I am pleased to say I think it turned out on the epic side!



Since I wasn't sure which way it was going to go , I didn't take a lot of pictures as I was doing it. I painted the blade with Martha Stewart Sterling Silver, and the hilt with MS Black. Then I went over the center of the blade with MS Metallic Gold and Gold Glitter, and dry brushed the hilt with the silver. 


I had this knob in my stash and glued it to the top of the hilt.  I finished off the sword with some self adhesive rhinestones. I added a clear monogram sticker to the round part of the hilt. It was a pretty fast project!


I've always had a thing for ravens and had this mug (don't worry...not filling it up with the wine!) that I'd picked up at an art fair so it was a perfect prop to include since ravens are a huge part of  GOT. 

Just a little fun and a great way to transform something from my son's childhood into something we both enjoy now! Since all great swords have a name, we have named this one Truth Teller since PhD boy and Mr. Chocolate regularly tell me I can be rather blunt. 

Valar Morgulis! 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Woot. Happy Friday Eve. I'm ready for the weekend, how about you? Let's face it, I'm never NOT ready for the weekend!

Here are some ideas ( maybe even weekend projects? ) from last week's party. 


See the curtains in the background? Want to know what they're made from? Only the most versatile thing ever...fabric dropcloths from the HW store! Check out how Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle freshened up her living room with these. 


Who doesn't love a great thrift store transformation? This vintage sign from Vintage Paint and More is  one .  You have to check out  the before and Cathy did such a beautiful job on the after. 


This gorgeous DIY outdoor solar light looks like it came from a high end home store. Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled ( whose blog name I love!) has a great tutorial. 


Anyone else want some of these like I do? They're called Martha Washington Candies and they are a combination of coconut, pecans, and other yummy ingredients. Thank you Marilyn from Marilyn's Treats for sharing! 

Now let's see what you've been up to this week. Party On! 

   
   





Thursday, July 6, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


TGIF-eve even though it was a short week. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. 

Here are a few ideas from last week's party to peruse while everyone shares what they've been working on this week. 


I've always been drawn to rocking horses. The older, the better. Absolutely love the way Laura from Junque Cottage made-over this one!


Laura's rocking horse would look great on one of the stenciled floor projects shared by the ladies from Lolly Jane don't you think? 


As a cardmaker myself, I can't imagine making a more special card than that of your child's Wedding card. This is the one made by Linda from Paper Seedlings for her daughter's wedding. GORGEOUS! 

Now, on to this week's party!