Green Patina Photo Holder

2:31:00 PM

Creating from leftover parts is probably my 
favorite thing to do.

I really feel the creative process when I have a handful of 
parts and try to create something new...

This photo holder started life as some pieces from an old lamp.

That old lamp was a project in itself! 

From this one lamp I created about 5 different projects! (check out the links below)

Today I used the last few pieces and created an unusual photo holder with a beautiful green patina.

I bolted the 2 pieces together then gave it a little Gorilla Glue for support.

When the glue dried I gave it a coat of Martha Stewart Sea Glass paint.

Then used Annie Sloan dark wax to give it a great copper green patina. 

MS Sea Glass with dark wax is awesome! 

Looks just like the Statue of Liberty aged copper.

Next I cut a piece of cardboard and a photo the size of the circle. 

The picture is wedged into the circle and can be changed out at any time. 

I love finding new and unusual ways to display my photos, especially the vintage black and whites.
(This one is me)

In case you'd like to see the rest of the lamp projects 
you can see them below...

I sure got my money's worth out of that free lamp!


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  1. I love your way of thinking and creating!

  2. Just wonderful. What a cute little girl you were! I am headed to your other posts as I am not sure if I missed any! Cheers.

  3. Very clever lady, I love it! That is a great color.

  4. Oh ! C'est adorable comme tout !
    Merci de ta visite dans mes pages , à mon tour de découvrir les tiennes .

  5. What a pretty color! I love this project!


  6. What great re-purposing, Susan! I really like your creation. :-) I don't have the outside-the-box creative gene for crafting. Now for decorating- that's a different story! I come up w/quirky and fun ways to display things. But I'm just not handy and good with crafting supplies. LOL


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