Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Goodwill Upcycle

Two unrelated orphaned candlesticks, joined together as shabby chic family through paint and glaze. Candles decoupaged with scraps of natural / white wrapping paper and finished with white ribbon.

Keeping Calm With The Dollar Store & Thrift Shop Candlestick Makeover

I'd seen projects done with these dollar store frames and knew I wanted to play with them. So painted one w/ cream acrylic paint ( unintended goodness...the stain from the frame mixed with the paint to give it a pearly finish you can't see in the pic) and rub and buffed ( silver) the raised areas. Painted and glazed a candlestick I was willing to pay a couple of bucks for at a thrift shop but ended up being .82 cents! Glued ( grrr Gorilla glue bubbled but you can't see) a wood plaque I found @ GWill .Painted and did a harlequin design on top.

"C is for Chocolate"

Vinyl monogram on scrap of scrapbook paper and recycled packaging cardboard from the vinyl

Spring Wreath

Straw wreath, wrapped in ribbon with color coordinated silk flowers

Book Wreath

Inspired by all of the great book page projects I've seen, I tried my hand at a book wreath. Styrofoam wreath ($1 store), an old book, glue gun, time and .... Finished it with a layered paper flower and a button.