Many years ago, I found these two outdoor tables at Kohl's for only $2.50 each. I've always been proud of my sweet deal, and knew right away that I didn't have the heart to throw them away when they started looking a bit worse for wear. I knew they needed another chance at being put to work on my patio. I painted them to go with my current patio decor colors and themes of flowers, butterflies and birds, and then went to work on the glass table tops. Because they were to be used outside, I used Outdoor ModPodge (green label). I also had to take into account that since the tables would be 'seen' from the top looking down, that the layers of ephemera would have to be layered from top to bottom. This was a bit harder than it originally seemed. Thankfully, laying it all out and taking a picture BEFORE I set it onto the glass with the ModPodge made the project MUCH easier! The photos really helped me make certain that I'd be able to get all of my prepared embellishments pretty much exactly where I thought they would look the best!
Any search of the terms "paint pouring," "acrylic pouring," or "marbling," will bring up lots of projects and techniques. Paint pouring is a lot of fun and produces amazing and sometimes unexpected results. It's a great project for beginner and advanced DIYers.In this video and post, I'm making a trio of "pumpkins" for a little fall decor.
Anyone who reads TLLG's HT posts knows that in addition to my entries re my urban garden and the birds which visit it; and my occasional entries about happenings in New York City, I've written about whimsical characters which visit my indoor succulent garden as well as an armoire that I have in the main living area of my studio apartment.
The armoire I'm referring to belonged to my grandparent's ancestors but during the entire time that I was growing up, it sat, neglected in a corner of my grandparents' basement as seen below.
When my friend had new windows installed in her home I rescued the old victorian sashes she replaced from the dump.
I love vintage and rustic styled Christmas decorations. Therefore I upcycled one of these windows into a lovely Christmas decoration for my mantle. As well as looking very festive, I'd used a special spray paint on the glass to turn the window into an antique style mirror.
I have seen these pretty glass boxes with Christmas lights in them. But I didn't have any glass boxes on hand so I decided to experiment with some empty cd cases. I had a bunch of empty cases due to another project that used the unwanted cd's. (I made some shiny placemates with them in case you are curious :-) but that's another story.
Received a vintage Singer sewing machine as a birthday gift from a contractor who was preparing to remodel a client's basement. It had been sitting for years and was going to be thrown out as trash. Thankfully he saved it for me and I fell in love with it immediately.
This idea of flower pot Christmas tree came to mind when I saw mini ornaments in "Merry minis" section of Michaels Craft store. They were so cute, tiny and sparkly that I wanted to get them and use it as Christmas decor. So I thought, why shouldn't I make my own tree to hand these ornaments which resulted in the flower pot Christmas tree.You can even make your own tiny ornaments if you can't find these mini ornaments. I did not have enough time to make my own mini ornaments so I ended up using only the ones I bought at the store. Let's see how.