Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Awesome Auction Find!

I Found this dresser at my friend Kim's Auction house.  I actually wasn't able to make the auction, but I gave her my highest bid on it hoping to get it.  Apparently no one else was interested, because It only cost me 1/5 of what my highest bid amount was!  Whoowoo!  I knew it would be awesome!  Here is the before:
The left leg was a casualty loading it into my truck!


Cute Feet!

This would make an Awesome Buffet in a Dining Room or under your Flat Screen or even a Bedroom Dresser. Guess what?  It's for SALE!! The mirror is for Sale too! (bought that at the Auction too) a little Bronze Spray paint and it was as good as new.

Thanks for Looking,  Kathy

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

For Sale at Sunburst Stained Glass in Newburg, IN

Paint and Glass Mosaic Mirror
These Mirrors are currently for sale at Sunburst Stained Glass in Old Town, 20 W. Jennings Street,  Newburgh, IN. www.sunburststainedglass.com  If you have never been to this shop, you need to go see what they can do.  This group of talented stained glass artists are amazing!  They did all the restoration work on the stained glass windows at the French Lick Hotel and the West Baden Hotels is French Lick, IN.  They also designed and made the most beautiful piece of glass artwork I have ever seen. It is  in the New, Newburgh Library.  It is truly a work of art! They have also restored many stained glass windows of the area churches.  I am honored to be able to display and sell my Glass Jewelry, and my Copper and  Glass Mosaic Mirrors in their shop.  I have been selling my Jewelry there now for several years, but this is the first time I have taken any of my mirrors.  I also took the Painted and glass mosaic Table that I posted about in November.

Copper and Painted Mirror Frame - For Sale
Painted Copper Mirror - For Sale

Copper Patina Mirror - For Sale
Copper and Painted Mirror - For Sale

Only one of these are there for sale. SOLD


Size is approximately 2' x 2' .  SOLD

Table top of Mosaic Table - it is attached to a wrought iron base

Thanks for looking!  Kathy

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I can never, ever do anything perfect!

Have you heard of Subway Art? Well. apparently it is one of the newest things in wall decor.  So of course, I had to make one for myself.  There are a many ways that you can make these.  I chose to paint mine on a piece of art board.  You can personalize these or it can be a verse or a quote that means something to you, or it can just be something random.  I chose to personalize mine by naming some of the vacation spots that "my biggest fan" and I have been to since we were married in 2000.  I first painted the art board in a brownish bronze color then I traced the words with different size stencils.  I hand painted all the words giving them 2-3 coats of paint as needed.  I gave it a little hand sanding to slightly distress it and couple of coats of  poly to protect it.  While painting, I had this thing upside down, side ways, back and forth and back and forth, and NEVER noticed my MISTAKE until I was taking this picture.  I swear, I always goof somewhere!  I can usually hide it fix it, but this time I was done, done, DONE, painting those letter, so I just left it.  See if you can find my mistake!
 I can't believe I didn't notice this!  Maybe I am a little dyslexic.../  Just a reminder that there is always room for improvement, and no matter how hard I try, I will never do things perfectly, but that is why they call it art, right?  I am right, right? Ok.   Oh, one other thing, I haven't been to Hawaii yet, but I am going this year to see my son, come hell or high water!  Just a little reminder to  "my biggest fan". ;).

                                          Here are some other examples of Subway Art

This one is really distressed!

  I love, love, love this dresser.  I can't wait until I find a dresser  like this so I can paint my own version.  I just might make mine with some of the streets in Santa Claus, or Tell City or.....I am not sure,  but will come up with something.  Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to look.