Saturday, July 30, 2011

I seem to be obsessed with gaudy vintage picture frames lately. I've been searching desperately for some at the local thrift shops and nothing has caught my eye. When I find some to repaint I'll post a tutorial on it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I have a headache right now so the only good thing to do is browse other blogs for craft inspirations and ideas. Here are just a few.

Cork Vases & Containers
You can find the tutorial here.
Yarn Wreaths

Mod Podge Glitter Heels

Frame Bulletin Board

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Revamped Old Furniture

One project that I've been wanting to do for a long time is to revamp old furniture. I needed a new desk so I found a old used desk on craigslist for $30 and a cute storage shelf furniture piece for $25 at a thrift store. The latches actually matched perfectly so I was excited because I wouldn't have to buy all new ones. The desk that I bought had one broken handle(which I'm hoping my grandfather can fix) and the top of it had a few big stains as you can see below. I went ahead and sanded it, prime painted it and painted it white. I then used mod podge to make a unique top of the desk. I simply painted a coat of mod podge onto the desk top, laid my fabric down and then painted a few coats of mod podge on top to seal it. I made sure to sand each layer a bit before puting the next coat on because it helps keep a smooth and shiny surface. I've been obsessed with mod podge furniture and this was the perfect time to try it out. With my other piece of furniture I just sanded and painted it. I really like how they turned out and it didn't cost me much to make this old furniture brand new.


After the paint and before the mod podge fabric detail work.  


The other pictures are coming soon!
One! I can't believe how long it has been since I wrote on my blog. School has completely taken over my life. Now that I am nearing the end of my summer classes I want to give an update on all of my projects that I have been working on for the past...I don't know...6 months. It will take me a few days to at least gather all of the pictures but I wanted to start up again and do what I intended when I began this blog.

As for the past few months I moved into a new apartment with a new wonderful roommate,  adopted a kitten that I named Winston, turned 21, and I am finishing up my rotation in the labor and delivery unit in nursing school. That is just the new "exciting" information I guess.

My mom bought me this cute little flag for Easter. It now welcomes everyone into my new apartment