Friday, April 8, 2011

It's my Birthday! ...and recent projects!

As the title says, it's my b-day today! And this little bird was my birthday present to myself! lol!

Anyway, on to the projects! I have several small projects I finished this week. First I'll show you the stool I mentioned in my last post. Unfortunately I was so excited to get started on it that I completely forgot to take a before picture. I'm so bad about that. But it was a plain-jane light stained wood legs with a cheap fabric someone had tried to recover it using tape! Here it is after I worked on it...

The paint on the legs is a pale blue/gray color. I then lightly distressed it and finished it off with a brown glaze. I stenciled the 4 onto the fabric before stapling it onto the stool. I wanted to get in on the number craze and thought it was perfect for this little guy.

I also picked up this cute little guy for $2 to make a gift for someone.

I used the same exact technique (and the same paint colors) as the candelabra I did not long ago and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I hope the person I give this to loves it as much as I do =)

I also think it'd be a super cute with a fat candle sitting on it...

And last but certainly not least, my own little spin on this wreath from Mudpies & Marigolds. It was very time consuming, but fun and cheap. I found the frame and the old book I used to tear pages out of from a thrift store for $1.40 total. Everything else I had.

Then a few days later I found this frame at my favorite thrift store for $6.99 $3.50! Gotta love half off day! I didn't paint it or anything. I loved it exactly how I found it. It's too bad you can't see the detail of the carving in it with my crappy phone pictures. It's fabulous!

Phew... that's enough projects for a little while. I'm appreciating my apartment being cleaned up again. I think I'll take a little break... but we'll see how long that lasts lol!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! Thank you for taking time to stop by and give me such nice words of encouragment. Love your Fleur de Lis book page wreath! It turned out great. I hope you have had a great birthday.

    -Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}