Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Desk redo

These pictures might be familiar, but this time it's not about the mirror. That little brown desk under the mirror finally got some attention.

I've been noticing the 40's glam stuff lately and thought I'd give it a try. The little green notebook is what inspired me on this one. Here's the inspiration pic from her blog:

But I didn't have the $ for silver leafing or mirrors, so I used stuff I already had on hand:
-Silver spray paint
-Wipe-on poly
-I think that's it

I sanded it down, with the help of B and M, then sprayed it with my leftover silver (from the acorns). After it dried, I used the rags and wipe-on poly. It actually took off some of the spray paint, but I'm in no mood to redo it again. So, it'll have to do.

Added some pretty knobs (thank you Anthro and Hobby lobby! Can you believe they matched?)

Turned out pretty different and I think I like it. So, there you go.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hardware love

So, if you had these pieces, what would you do with them? I think I have an idea. Or two.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fun with acorns

I wanted a really inexpensive item to fill some glass cylinders I have. We had tons on great acorns on the ground at a park, so I played 'squirrel' and gathered at least 100 of those nuts.
And of course, I couldn't leave them alone. So, silver spray paint...
Red, yellow, orange, and blue acrylic paint and glitter glue...
A 'spray booth' (box)...
And some big glitter later, we had tons of decorated acorns to hang or toss anywhere, or pretend they were little people with hats. These glittered acorns ended up on our Christmas tree. Nice sparkle.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Living room pillows

I'm in need of some major assistance for this @*#$! living room! Where are you, Mom, Holly or even Christina at Full house? Somebody help me!
I tried a quick fix: pillows.
B thinks they're too wild. I think they're a hoot!
Can you tell my living room is boring me?
Oh no! She's bored again!
That means something hairy (look on the seal-skin pillow) is about to emerge.
Any thoughts?