Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet Projects Finished

Good morning everyone!  Today I wanted to share some smaller projects I've been working on around here.  Most of these I started early last week but after the unexpected arrival of my beautiful grand babies they were placed on hold momentarily.  Well after a few days of getting into a new routine and life in order again (as much as it can be when little ones are around) I finally got them finished.  Whew I was happy to get this done and am quite proud of the way they all turned out.  Now without further ado here they all are.

I completely forgot to take before pictures of this one.  But picture it, Home Interiors Brass Sconce.  One of the globes had gotten broken and I hated the brass.  So I mixed my own craft paints and created the color I wanted to match our new bedroom redo and this is what I came up with.  I really love the color.



These two items cost me a total of $2.00.  I love the Moss Rose plate and knew when I found it I wanted to make a cake stand from it.  Later in the same Flea Market I found the wood stand.  It was marriage time for the two.  I first painted the stand with Kilz primer and then gave it three coats of Country White paint.  After the natural drying time (which seemed to take forever) I glued the two of them together using Gorilla Glue.  That was my first time using Gorilla Glue and I had heard several bloggers say that it expanded quite a bit.  Well thankfully I remembered this and took it into consideration.  Bloggers, you were right!  It swelled up quite a bit and I had to scrape up one small piece.  After removing the excess glue I then sand papered the edges for a distressed look.  Here's the final result.


The next piece I got finished started out looking like this.


It had once been a silver dresser tray and when I ordered it and it arrived the mirror was broken in a million and one pieces.  I hated for it to be tossed and new I could make something useful and pretty out of it.  So I decided to make it a tray for my dining table.  First I painted it with country blue craft paint.  I only gave it one coat.  After that dried  I used Modge Podge and glued some pretty scrapbook paper (which I already had on hand) onto it.  Once that dried I knew it needed more.  but what?  After shopping the house I decided to use some little white flowers on the corners of it.  The flowers were actually from the bouquet my daughter carried when Trucker and I were married.  So they have strong memories for me.  I simply hot glued them to the corners and one on each side.  After that I decided to slightly sandpaper the pretty details on the frame itself.  Here is the final result:



Now that I've gotten all these projects finished it's time to move on to the next one.  Here's a sneak peak at what I am doing this week.  I'm sure you can figure it out.  This will be one that will need to be done when the kids are in bed.  LOL.


I can't wait to get this one going.

This week I am linking this post up to all these wonderful linky parties.  Be sure and head over and visit all the wonderful projects done by everyone else.

Made It Monday's @ The Persimmon Perch
I Made The World Cuter Today @ Making The World Cuter
Before And After Party @ Thirty Decor Chic
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Made By You Monday's @ Skip To My Lou
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses 
Toot Your Horn Tuesdays @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Second Time Around Tuesday @ A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place To Land
Trash To Treasure @ Reinvented



30 comments:

Amanda said...

I love your cake stand - it's beautiful! And you have the makings of a great tassel there. I really need to give tassel-making another try. Thanks for sharing!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the cake stand. Love all of your creativity.

- The Tablescaper

Bobbi said...

Very lovely mosaics!!!

Paula said...

Your cake stand is really pretty. You've gotten a lot accomplished around your home lately!

Mary said...

You are SO creative! Love the cake stand -- it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing at MM> :)

Kammy said...

Super projects and I love that white shabby look !
Kammy

Mental P Mama said...

You have been a busy, busy bee!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

Lots of wonderful projects! Everything turned out wonderful!

32˙North said...

That cake stand will be so practical - when not in use for an actual cake it will make a great pedestal for holiday decorating - nicely done!

Amanda

Atticmag said...

So much accomplished and so much fun to decorate with everything you've done. Terrific. Hope you'll visit us, too -- we have a fun headboard bench project. -- Jane F.

Leanne said...

I love the cake stand. Very Pretty! Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I really like all your creations. You sure have been busy. I like the blues you used to paint with. I know everyone else loves white, but I like a little color, too.

Pat Harris said...

Your cake stand is to die for!! I love it. Can't wait to make one. I thought the blue frame was a creative use of something most would toss because it was broken. It's really cute in blue with the flowers. thank you for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you will visit again soon. Pat.

Julie Harward said...

Boy, you have been a busy gal, it all looks real good! Thanks for the visit and kindness, I so appreciate it! :D

Jenny said...

Wow, you are going to town on these craft ideas! Very clever! Lots of talent on this blog!

Shirl said...

Hello, thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Great projects your working on! Thank you for sharing ideas!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Persimmon Perch said...

What fun little details you have. I love the little bird. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

All beautifully done! You are so creative!
Patricia :o)

Delightful Dwelling said...

So many pretty projects. I love all the blue paint, so cheerful and spring like.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful cakestand! All your projects a re so beautiful and creative!
Happy Easter!
*hugs*deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful cakestand! All your projects a re so beautiful and creative!
Happy Easter!
*hugs*deb

susan said...

Treasia-Your cake stand is wonderful! I love that it has a vintage feel! Those two grandbabies are beautiful and I know they will be a joy to you. Happy Easter to you and yours!

tales from an oc cottage said...

You have been a bust bee!!! What cuteness!

m ^..^

Rue said...

Hi Treasia :)

VERY cute projects!

I came by to say thank you so much for your sweet words. They meant a lot much to me :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Rue said...

a lot much? LOL Spell check! ;)

xo

Sweet and Savory said...

You made such lovely objects. I think it is wonderful that you have the talent and time and interest to give life to objects.

sanjeet said...

I love that white shabby look !
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