Saturday, May 9, 2009
This was a fun project! One of my finds from last week, painted white, then painted yellow, then roughed up with an emory board. It's perfect for a potting cabinet. The next thing I'll scour the thrift shops for is some type of netting or screen to place over the cabinet doors.
The Christmas House with new bedspread. Last Friday's cloth napkin find transformed into a reindeer bedspread.
A small rectangular craft mirror turns into a nautical treasure with a few tiny shells and some string glued around the edge. I've still got to trim and fix the edge, of course.
These are the garden items that I made from trash at work. The black "iron" fence posts are made from the bottom end of a flower pick, painted black. The "concrete" planters were part of a foam insert to protect a large box of chocolates. I cut them into blocks and hollowed out the center. Once I brought them home, I painted them white. I like them alot but want to give them a more weathered appearance. I'll try using an emory board and see how that works.
Here's one of the planters filled with synthetic foliage from the craft store and a dried flower bit from the trash. I think it looks pretty nice for a bunch of trash.
Even though we've had temperatures in the 90's and gorgeous clear skies, it's been a great week for mini projects. Who needs a tan, anyway?
Have a Mini Day!