Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ghostly Souls

Last year a ghost blew through our kitchen...
You can see how he was made here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Junkers United Glass Junky Punky, a Pinboard, and Link Party!

Lately, I've been creating pumpkins out of any round junk 
that is not tied down... a little orange paint and a stem is all I need!

I've painted round rusty grills, round finials, round cork trivets...
everything has pumpkin potential to me.... 

Today is no exception!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stacked Wine Rack

These stackable wooden wine racks got a coat of white paint and 
with a little sanding the crate-like loveliness came shining through.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Washi Tape Craft Carousel

This little thrift store find said spice rack on the package...

 I don't cook and would barely know what to do 
with a spice rack, let alone spices... 

 So I'm going with the fact that there are some great 
pieces of workable junk in this bag...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Rug in the Kitchen

Have you ever wondered about putting a 
rug in the kitchen?

chevron indoor/outdoor rug

Well I have found a great answer...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Farm Tool Handle Hooks

I've been saving these two tool handles for years now...

and today I decided what to do with them...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Vintage Pumpkin Tin

Not sure what it was... 

looks like the top of something old and cool...

but because of my latest paint everything orange obsession...
I knew right away what it could be!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Finial Pumpkins

I had these antique bed knobs and feet 
leftover from another project. 

I can't throw anything away that might have another life,
so I'm using these in my fall decorating...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Penny Desk

How to create an awesome epoxied desk
using pennies....

This is a project done entirely by my oldest
daughter Kasey whose creativity never ceases to amaze me...

My oldest daughter Kasey stopped over one day and asked me to cut a piece of wood for her with my circular saw...

I was ready...

Cutting the wood and adding a piece of molding to the edge was
my only part in this amazing project....

Kasey took the board back to her apartment and got to work.

First she painted the board black...

Then she covered the board with pennies...

Lot's of pennies!

So many pennies in fact that she had to go back
to the bank 3 times. 

On the front edge of the desk, Kasey bent pennies at a right angle with a plier so they would go around the corner... Yes she did!

On the edges of the desk she used a wire cutter
and cut pennies in half so they would fit perfectly along the edge.

When the glue dried, the desk was coated with epoxy called Parks Super Glaze and it is available at Home Depot.
Following the directions very carefully she gave the table
3 coats of epoxy.

The finish is now smooth as glass and amazingly awesome!

The table will be supported in an alcove with 
a black filing cabinet on one side and legs on the other.

An amazing job if I do say so!

What could you cover with pennies? 
A kitchen countertop? A dresser? 

Hop on over to through the 
month of February 2015 to vote for 
this penny project!!

Thank you!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Glittered Acorns

After wrestling the acorns I collected

I was finally able to use them for a project....

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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