We were living in a house with an outdated/ugly, and pointless kitchen window that led to our family room. That's right, our family room, and not the outside of the house. I decided to
get creative with it, and come up with a LIGHTED KITCHEN WINDOW TEACUP AND SAUCERS CURIO CABINET with sliding glass doors (as in the doctors' offices) to put my small teacup and saucers collection. I don't know if it has been done prior to my doing it, but when I did it, I had never heard, or seen it before.
When we bought our bedroom set, we bought the headboard and mattresses in a QUEEN SIZE. Many, many years later we decided to changed our mattresses to a KING SIZE. Me in love (still)
with my headboard, not being financially able to change it, and not wanting to damage my own, I decided to work with what I had using scarves. This is what I did with the scarves in order to conceal the extra inches of the mattresses from the left and right sides of the HB. What do you think about the idea?
1 - Take a very worn out tire (best with no wires sticking out).
2 - Wash it with a degreaser, and a brush to get rid of possible oils on it.
3 - You are now ready to draw the shape of the top ending/petal you will want your tire planter to have, but before you do this, with your thumb (finger) press down to feel that where you will be drawing/cutting there is NO WIRES. If you are able to press down, that means NO WIRES there.
4 - Cut out the drawing you made with a very hard, and sharp knife. You will have another decoration piece after doing this. For example as in picture #4.
5 - Turn the tire inside out. This is somewhat difficult, but doable.
6 - Now that the tire is inside out, paint it. I used oil-based superior durability premium quality protective enamel paint (OIL PAINT). I know that what I used could be a little pricey, but you probably don't have to go to that extent.
7 - Let the tire dry well.
8 - After dried, if you want to make designs on it as I did on the RED PAINTED TIRE, you will need to used a paint that has a primer in it, or prime the spots where you will be doing the little decorations. For example, the green leaves that are painted on this RED TIRE PLANTER.