Saturday, June 27, 2009

A few of my finds redone. . .

I am working on redoing my spare bedroom. Actually, working on making it a bedroom again instead of a junk craft room. I have put the bed back in and am slowly adding to it.

Find #1
I found this white metal lamp at a local thrift store for $5.00. It is very heavy and I loved the curvy base. I spray painted it "Ivy Leaf" by Krylon and this is what I ended up with. I love it and it matches the bedding in the room perfectly.

Find #2 and #3
Find #2 was actually a find in my own yard. I have lots of these plastic terra cotta colored pots. Some have things planted in them and some, well some are home to some very lucky spiders. I bought an asparagus fern (one of my favorite types of ferns) and needed a pot to put it in. I decided to try spray painting the pot with "Ocean Breeze" by Krylon. I love it and it turned out great. The bright green fern looks so good in the blue pot. Find #3 is a black wrought iron plant stand that I bought for $5.00 at the flea market. It was pretty rusty and needed a good coating of paint. Again, I used Krylon spray paint in a black gloss. It turned out really pretty. It got dark before I could get a really good after picture.

Here's a picture of the plant stand before:

I am having the best time finding things and redoing them. And I am falling in love with spray paint!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

M.I.A. . . .

First I would like to emphasize the "in action" part of the title. I'm telling you, it has started off as a busy summer! I am taking two classes during first term and they are packed in there! Just this week alone I have had an exam every day!! One on Monday (oh but wait - that was a make up exam because all of last week I was required so graciously willing to be on jury duty - picked for the very first case of the week that lasted nothing short of all week!), 1/2 of one on Tuesday, the other half of that one on Wednesday and then one today. Not to mention I am having to do clinical hours. I am so looking forward to being done with these and having the rest of my summer with nothing planned. I hope to get some crafty things done and completed (don't I say that every time?) Hope you are enjoying your time. . .

(just wanted to add a picture - this is one of our kitties. She is actually the momma to our other kitties)