I had a gentlemen I work with asked me to carve and paint a coffee table for a friend and the theme was tribal/safari. I had a roadside table that fit the bill so I tore apart the table and began the makeover. Not my decor taste but who am I to judge?
A coworker brought me this rock and asked if I could paint a teddy bear on it and that I could decide exactly what to put on it. I used acrylic paints and went to work. I created the dot border using the wrong end of the paint brush dipped into the paint. When the piece was completed and dried I used a clear coat spray to seal it.
I was given these bathroom containers and was not a fan so I decided to give them a face lift. I almost turned them down but I knew that I would come up with something to make them likable,
I was actually commissioned to do a table (I had the table from a curb side) for a friend. Her instructions were that she wanted it dark with her birth symbol and minimal pops of color, other than that I was allowed to use my imagination. So I decided to carve her birth symbol, pour charcoal fluid on it and burn it all over the top. I used spray enamel and painted the entire bottom, legs and underside. I used glow in the dark powder with glaze coat to fill the carved areas and without the glow powder on the entire top.
I have a few kitchen cabinets that have glass that exposes the contents. These are not the type of cabinets to display fine china or tchotchkies. I solved the issue of glass front cupboards by adding a cut up lace table runner and blue paper backing.
I have had this jewelry box for 25-30 years and I have never cared for it but it served it's purpose so I kept it....out of sight. With a quick sanding and a little paint it has now earned a prominent place out in the open.