Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pinterest Sunday! : Childhood Memories

Do any of these items remind you of your childhood?  
If, not what does?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sugar Skull Art: Her name is Gladys

Here is my new addition to my Sugar Skull Art collection.  
This piece is called "Gladys".  
Her smile is welcoming and her eyes are like pink Gladiolus flowers.  
She is looking for a good home and will not take too much room.  
Gladys is painted with high quality acrylic paints, including shimmering paint.  Sadly you cannot see Gladys shimmer and shine from this photo, but the paint used has a silver shimmer.
Gladys was all hand painted on artist canvas measuring 6 x 8.    

 If you are interested in purchasing Gladys please send me an email.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pinterest Sunday! How to Paint Furniture-Dresser

The dresser was purchased from my local Good Will for $19.99
The Plan is to repaint this in a vintage "hip" color so I can replace an old 
Ikea desk in my craft studio with this dresser.

Love the details!

Remove the hardware.

I gently sanded the dresser down, just enough to remove the lacquer shine only! 
Do not go crazy on this process because you do not have to scratch it up!

I used Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer to prime the entire dresser.  I prefer the paint over the spray paint personally, but if it is a small project, the spray paint may be the more  affordable choice.

Looking Good!
Now time to pick the paint....





Keep Painting....I painted this with 2 coats.  This process does require a little patience, cause you want to give each coat at least 24 hours to dry!

 All done!  
I used paint mixed from Walmart in a satin sheen.
Adding a little more modern touch to my piece I  updated the drawers new some new silver knobs.
Now its ready to store all my fabric and office supplies!

The color turned out exactly how I imagined and dresser 
fits in perfectly into my vintage style craft studio.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Bear of the Month:Mr. Hippity Hop

 April's Bear of the month!
Perfect addition to a card, calendar, or layout.
Only 3.25
Just send an email!
The colors can be customized as well!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pinterest Sunday! Plant Stand Make-Over

Upcycling oldie moldie stuff is one of my favorite things to see on Pinterest!
So I purchased this plant stand from my local Good Will for 2.99!   Here are my results!

Sorry, forgot to take a BEFORE picture!  
Just imagine this black and 1970's avocado green!
Simply spray painted the wire rack with silver paint and the wood pieces aqua!
I love how bright it is now!
What do you think?