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