Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Armoire Doors and Chandeliers!

I've been working on several projects.... at once, all while  making everything she's freaking wearing preparing my oldest daughter for Awa-Con coming up this weekend.  I do not E-ver want to make "Marceline - The Vampire Queen's" blade guitar again.  I went through two types of styrofoam before getting one that didn't  leave the entire house looking like a blizzard had blown through.  It not only had to be carved, but sanded as well.

Ever tried sanding styrofoam.  Don't!  Trust me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gold Leaf Vintage Wood Tray

I learned today that gold leafing is a very religious experience.  I swear I said "Help me Jesus", more times than I care to admit.  There were several prayers as well to hold onto my patience and give me strength to get through the process.

God just has that way though of making you work through a process until you get the hang of it!  This was no different.  He wasn't gonna let me give up and I wasn't going to have a half-finished tray on my hand.

So I persevered.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vintage Dough Bin in RED!

Not sure if you're the same or not, but I am SO bad at taking before AND after pictures.  I get so busy with what I need to do: the kids, the housework, and the painting, that I totally forget about those all-important before pics.  I swear I promise to get better at it though.

I picked up this vintage dough bin - though I think it might be more in the antique range since the screws are old flatheads and not a phillips screw to be found on the thing!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time To Get Organized!

School has started, business is picking up, and I'm.... A.... Mess!  Literally, this is what my work table has turned into of late:

What a Freaking Mess!!