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.
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.
Well tune in, umm, I mean please come back to see exactly what I will do with it! Will ya, PLEASE??