Okay I have to admit, I never thought I'd be featured on someone else's blog. I am not a big blogger and I certainly do not hold my blog to the level of some others. I really hadn't thought of being featured but I am so EXCITED. I would like to thank Kaysi at Keeping It Simple for featuring me. It was totally unexpected and made my day. Thanks again Kaysi.
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I saw this little cabinet at Goodwill a while back and thought it was adorable (dirty and gross but adorable) so I bought it for $6.00. I took it home and gave it a good cleaning and then another good cleaning and then, well another wipe down (it was really yucky). Thinking this was going to look adorable in my craft room I painted and glazed it and then hung it up. Then I added a couple of items that I already had in the room. THEN I decided that I don't really like it. I don't mind the placement of it (mostly for the convenience) but don't like the color and definitely overdid the glazing. I have decided to repaint it but I am undecided on what color would look good if I leave it where it is currently hanging. I'm thinking either red or black. I'll antique it more too. My next decision is chalk paint or regular paint and glaze??? I'm thinking chalk paint.
Even though I put away the stuff from my "summer" mantle I wanted to share with you the tray that I painted from The Dollar Tree. They have several different aluminum trays that you can choose from. The trays have pretty detail that takes glaze really nicely. I used regular wall paint for the tray and then glazed it using Burnt Umber craft paint mixed with a faux glaze. I then used my Cricut die cutting machine to cut out the word bistro. I chose bistro because of the picture that is on the mantle. The total cost of this project was only one dollar since I had everything else I needed.
Not a bad little project for a dollar
My summer mantle. I miss it already and it's only been down a month.
My mom gave me a sweater. It was SUPER comfy. I mean one of those sweaters that makes you feel all warm and cozy when you wear it. I liked everything about it BUT the bottom. The front was cut shorter than the back. That really bugged me. I didn't think it was very attractive looking on or off. I did like the sweater itself so I thought I would make a pillow cover out of it. I used buttons to close the end and allow it to be easily removed for washing. When I cut the body out to use as a pillow I was left with the top and sleeves. Having seen some really cute leg warmers lately I decided to make some out of the sleeves. I can't believe how warm and comfortable they are with my boots.
Hope you are having a fun crafting kind of day. Lisa
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