Thursday, March 22, 2012

Before I Blogged & Trash

I wanted to show you a few things I did, repurposed, made, designed or repaired before I knew about this this called Blogging!

Let us start with this cute little bench/stool.  I bought the stool years ago for $1.00 and I thought it was cute but I hated the way it looked, it was all bubbly and the color was so uneven throughout the seat, so I thought since I covered my counter tops with aluminium (oh yes I did, 12 years ago) I can apply the same technique to this.  So I did!  I used aluminium, decoupage, silver paint & varnish.  I used the dull side of the aluminium and glued it down with the decoupage because it allowed movement before it stuck for good so that I can obtain that marblie look, once I got the look I was after, I got some silver paint I had on hand applied that & once it dried I coated it with a few coats of varnish.  I now use it to sit on as I bathe my angels.

I found this great table at a house sale here in our neighborhood and liked it since my sofa is round it was a perfect fit.  I brought it home it was very heavy since the top is marble so we left it outside. Well... it rained and the sun got to it, my hubby was ready to throw it out and I said let me see what I can do with it!  I brought it in sanded it down, glue in a few places and started to gold leaf it~ I just love this stuff it hides so many scars. It was in rough shape with the water & sun damage the varnish was peeling and I brought it back to life.

I was in need of some fun art work for the playroom other than the art work from my angels so I kept the disks that our frozen pizza dough came with and used that with some wrapping paper and peel & stick decals.  This is one piece I came up with.  I like the movement I achieved with this.  It looks so cute in the playroom. I will show you the playroom in another post since I AM STILL WORKING ON A RUG FOR THAT ROOM!!!

Here is another piece, I bought different sizes of googly eyes from yep...Hobby Lobby and glued them on to a piece I already covered with wrapping paper it  was a nice colorful background for the eyes, talk about movement, literally!   Those eyes follow you, nah just kidding! =0)
Also, in the playroom I wanted somewhere other than the fridge to hang some of their beautiful art, school work and other fun things they make so I came up with these two boards.  I told hubby what I had in mind & he built them for me.  He used a sheet of steel so that we can use magnets as well as dry erasers or crayons so they can be easily wiped off.  The angels use them to draw on or scribble & use the magnets to play with or spell.  You can see they get used!

This was once our kitchen clock.  No matter how many times I would replace the batteries it never seemed to work properly after awhile so I decided to just make it into a chalk board for the kitchen.  I am the usually the only one that writes on it and they are normally bible quotes, uplifting quotes or once in a while our menu.  I enjoy writing on it so that my family knows how so very much I love & appreciate them.

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the things I made before I ever discovered this wonderful world of blogging! I am just sorry I did not have any before pictures. 

Should I just trash this bakers rack?  I do not really need more space to display anything else!  TRASH??
Well tune in, umm, I mean please come back to see exactly what I will do with it!  Will ya, PLEASE??


  1. love the stool and the coffee table love love lol but the eye art scares me lol so long as your kiddies like it ;) thanks for stoping by my blog

  2. You are so welcome. I will stop by often, I hope you will do the same. PS great job on the stools turned cocktail table. Awesome!

    Thank you & Many Blessings

  3. Very nice blog! Welcome to blogland, and thank you so much for commenting! Comments always feel so great, don't they?! Enjoy your new blogging addiction...because you will become addicted!

    Leanne @

  4. Leanne~Thank you for the compliment. I am still trying to improve my blog, I still do not know how to do a few things but I will continue to work on it. You are right I am addicted to it now. I missed working on it while I was MIA=working. I so enjoy your blog and I will continue to follow it. I too LOVE receiving comments and I thank you for taking the time to leave one for me and my little ole blog.

    Thank You & Many Blessings

  5. Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm impressed with the gold and silver leafs. I think I have to learn how you do this people. I have some pieces that could need this technique. So I'm glad I found you and I'm now following you! Cant wait to see how your blog grows!
    Have a lovely evening!
    Love, Olg


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