Guess what guys I am going to get to see the Pawn Star Guys this weekend with my auction owner friends in Anderson, Indiana! I am so excited! I will post pictures when I get back. But of course that means that I won't get to work on any of my projects this weekend:(, but there will be time for that later. Can't miss this opportunity!
I finally have some pictures to share from my time with the Pawn Stars. I didn't get a good picture with the guys. There was one that was taken with Rick, but my friend, Kim, was shaking so much, or laughing, I am not sure which it was, but that darn picture was so blurry, you can barely tell who it is. Grrrrrr. But I do have proof that I was there.
We had a blast that weekend, It was good to get out of HO HO Land! Remind me the next time I go out of town to NOT go to a casino. I was not very lucky! This is what I left the Casino with:
Actually I had one cashout voucher for .02 cents, but I needed that one, and had to cash it in earlier, so I guess, I was .23 cents ahead.
This is the Group of Diva's that accompanied me on our Pawn Star Stalking Tour
I was so inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's Stripped Dresser! I knew if I could find one similar it would look perfect in my house. That very week my friend that owns the Indiana Realty Auction house, had a dresser that would be perfect for this make over. I got a great deal on it too. It was missing one handle, so i filled the holes for the top two drawer pulls and drilled a hole in the middle of each one. I used the parts of the handle that were still on the dresser and just pulled a ribbon through for now. But now I kinda like it!
Of course this is the before. There is a mirror laying on top of the Dresser. I bought that at the auction too!! I did do some light sanding all over the piece before I taped it off. I also had to fill in some places where the veneer had peeled off. "My Biggest Fan" also made me a little wooden piece that was missing.
After it is taped off and two coats of paint.
After the tape was pulled off. I gave it a light distressing with the hand sander, and went over it with a dark stain, some furniture wax and this is what it looked like! I am so in LOVE with it! It is perfect in that spot! What do you think?
Thanks for looking, Kathy
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I have been working for several weeks trying to get these tables finished. Finally, I think they are! The Table legs are made from an old Porch post. The tops are just a piece of 2 x 2 x 3/4" plywood that I painted black. The Green and brown swirl one is a mosaic of scraped stained Glass. The other table top I painted the plywood, with the design of a large flower, and then I just used little bits of clear glass on top of the painted design, grouted it and placed it in the Iron frame that was made by a friend of mine, Kenny Jones, also from Santa Claus. He does amazing work. Then I sealed the 2 x 2 in the the iron frame with silicone. I did do that, I really did, but when I poured the two part epoxy top, Oh.... it just leaked every where! What a mess. So "my biggest fan" did a wonderful job of using his grinder to grind off all of the excess dried up epoxy that leaked underneath the frames. So I poured one more time on each and I think they are ready. You can see the disassembled pieces in the pictures below.
Painting the frames for the Table tops. I used a black chalk board paint and then a sprayed clear over the chalk board paint.
These are a few of my second "batch" of mirrors that I made using Copper, Mica Paint (my own mixture), and lots, and lots, of brads with my new electric staple gun! Boy does that save time. My first few mirrors I used to attach the copper with little black tacks, there is only one way to get those babies in there - a tack hammer and needle nose pliers! The little black tacks do look nice though. I decided to get an electric staple gun, after having trouble with a sore elbow. Next time I make one of these mirrors I will take pictures and attempt to make a tutorial.
Well, this is a long time coming. My first time blogging. I am not sure where to start....so here goes! I would like for this blog to document, my ideas, my good projects, my GREAT projects, and my not so great projects. For the last few years I have been driven to make and create things.....sometimes, I think I am crazy! I wake up in the middle of the night with some of my "projects" They seem really awesome at 2:00 a.m., but then by about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, when I wake up, well..... sometimes they aren't so awesome.
I have been trying to take pictures of all my awesomeness (is that a word?) I am not the greatest picture taker, but I am learning. These are some of my latest projects that I will share with you. I still have most of them so I am going to take better pictures and re-post.
I also have to mention "My Biggest Fan" my wonderful Husband, Mike! Without him, I would not be where I am. He is so supportive of all my crazy ideas. He just shakes his head when I come up with some "great" idea, or drag something home from the Auction House (that is another story in its self, more on that later).