Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Bronze Bath Fixtures **Updated**


**Updated to show the before. See, blah!


OK, these aren’t really new. They are the same gold ones that I just spray painted bronze. They look a lot better. See I even did the fancy paper fold for ya’ll!


I’m not sure they were even taken down when the painted (horribly) the bath room. See the great job they did after replacing this fixture. I’m sorry the photo is so yellow, but you can defiantly see where they didn’t touch up the paint. It kind of makes me wonder what was in here originally. I’m not a big fan of this fixture either, but I’m not sure that I want to paint it. What do you think? And how much old bronze is too much old bronze?






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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Thrift Score

Here are some more thrifting pictures that I forgot to post. It is from several months ago.




It was a big hall.


I thought this was a pretty cool vintage sheet. Love the big flowers.


I bought these for the frames. Hoping to spray paint and save some money. The faded pony prints are really ugly.


These frames I kind of got for both the prints and the frames. I like the prints but I think they would cute in something else. And more spray paint for the frames.
These I got for my bff. I thought that if she didn't like them, I would just use the frames. But they are pretty cute.


Here I was already thinking of spring. I love baby chicks in the spring.
And of course more milkglass. I couldn't pass up these cups either. I haven't seen any of these in a while, and they had little birds on them.




And hopefully I will be finished with these soon. Something else on my project list!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tree Candle Spray Paint Project

Ages ago (October of last year) I brought home a cute little tree candleholder from the thrift store. Remember way back here. Well, anyway I thought it would be a perfect spray paint project. Even though I have been finished with this project for a while now, and still searching for a place to put it, I thought I would share. It’s on my simplify and post all my unposted . . . posts resolution.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thrift Score!

I’m way behind on sharing my thrift store finds. Here are some from the beginning of March.

I am a little disappointed in my green fish-bowl (fish because the scallops look like scales). The bowl is marked E.O. Brody Co. Cleveland, Ohio. I really liked it until I got it home and washed it. First I noticed a chink in it (which I could ignore), but then after it dried it’s became shiny. I still love the color, but haven’t made my mind up yet about the bowl. Maybe I just need to move it to a different place in the house.

I was so excited to see this pair of milk glass lamps, especially at the price! I think they were $4.00 for the pair. I don’t care if they work because I plan on rewiring them anyway. One of them is broke or at least lopsided. I’m sure that I can fix something up. My dilemma is deciding if I should do something about the worn paint. I think I might leave it because it has this cool rubbed finish.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Bookworm Party: Goody Bags

The goody bags were harder than I expected. I don’t remember ever getting goody bags as a child, so I wasn’t quite sure what to put in them. I didn’t want to fill them full of candy, and I wanted to make sure that they stayed age appropriate even though the ages of the guests were going to be varied. So this is what I went with:

A kiwi green cello bag filled with:
MS Popcorn ball (my healthy candy alternative)
Assorted Bookplates
Special Bookmark
Coloring Sheets from Golden Books

I decided to include one each of these:
Zita Newcome's bookplate number 2
Penny Dale's bookplate number 1
Debi Gliori's bookplate number 1
Anita Jeram's bookplate number 5
Martin Ursell's bookplate number 1

First I adjusted the size of the bookplates so that I could print several on a page. I used brown paper cardstock and attached double sided tape to the back. It was harder to find bookplates than I thought it would be. Although, My Home Library had a very good selection I really like these, but were afraid that were too vintage (if there could be such a thing).

I found the perfect book mark at Microsoft of all places. It was using the same clipart that had been the inspiration for the cake and shirt. I changed the text to read “A special bookmark just for me, “ and printed them out using white card stock.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bookworm Party: Cake

This was an idea that I can not take credit for. It was made special by none other than my Personal Shopper. I believe she used a book form cake pan, Rice Krispies, M&M’s and a lot of love and a little magic. Personally I would have been happy with just the cup cakes. Aren’t they cute!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bookworm Party: Shirt


I think the idea of having a special birthday shirt is a great idea. Even though I didn’t use the bookworm image for the invitations or even a lot of the decorations, I really thought it would be a neat and easy idea to use it for the birthday shirt. I used a regular prewashed cotton shirt, Liquitex Basic acrylic paint, and Delta Ceramcoat Textile Medium.

The directions on the textile medium says mix 1 part medium to 2 parts Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint. Although I have used the textile medium before, this was the first time that I used it with Basic. I still haven’t washed the shirt so I’m not sure how it will hold up verses other textile paint. You are also supposed to let it dry for seven days and then heat set with an iron. I waited 24 hours, let it be worn for the party, waited another week or so and then heat set it per the instructions. I also have to admit that I didn’t measure. How you are supposed to measure paint is beyond me. I just eyed it. I think I might do a light hand wash and then put it away.

I used basic green and yellow to get the different shades of the worm. I used black for the stripes, glasses and eyes. I used the end of my paint brush to make the circles for the eyes.

My favorite part of this project is hiding the age. Can you see it?
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