Ahhh, this dresser. From Wal-Mart when my 5 year old daughter was born. I redid it for my son's room and when it started falling apart, I just couldn't bear to toss it. So I am giving it one last chance in my garden! It is really coming around as the plants are filling in and I couldn't be happier!
Once upon a time there was a sad and homely $3.99 Goodwill Chair. With a few waves of a magic wand (paint brush) and a new Tiffany blue outfit (reupholstered fabric), this chair was transformed into a beauty. Stop by to see the transformation and learn the moral of the makeover story.
Stamped silverware can be used for all sorts of things. From plant markers to wedding gifts for the bride and groom to labeling cheeses for a fancy schamcy party. And it's super easy to
You'll need the stamps, a piece of silverware, a hammer of some kind - I prefer a larger metal mallet type hammer (better to smash your fingers with), a magic marker, something to stamp onto (I used a small brass block that I found in the garage) and for safety you should wear gloves and safety glasses.
Instructions are below the photos and a much more detailed tutorial is on my blog post.
Oh, and I've had quite a few people asking on my blog about using them for weddings (stamping Mr. and Mrs. on forks or wedding dates, etc). Avery cute idea, BTW. I would say if you are expecting people to eat with them, I would skip the steps about using a magic marker, because that could be toxic. And you certainly don't want to start the marriage off on a bad note. If you still want to do the last step where you "color" them in a little, you could use liquid food coloring and wipe it into the letters a little.
Have fun stamping. Watch out for your thumbs and please wear you safety gear!
#SummerStyle. The large chest of drawers I purchased at my favorite junk shop was pretty shabby. It had gouges and cuts in the top
and was missing hardware, so I decided to really make it look worn......but in a good way. I went with a nautical look. I uploaded several pictures here but I have more on my website plus all the makeover details.