Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ooops I did it again....

Do you ever create something completely awesome and then realize after the fact how to make it even MORE awesome?!  I did (again)... Here is a sneak peek
Before you I show my more awesome makeover... I've caught up on my Modge Podge project this weekend.  Remember this guy from a old post?  
I had picked him up at a garage sale for $1.  I gave him a good prime, sprayed him down with Krylon Aqua Spray Paint and dressed him up with some scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and a little Modge Podge. 
How cute is he now?! All for about $4 total - he's a new elephant - ready to hold some child's books or magazines!
Now for the real fun!  I had posted this cute side table's makeover last weekend.  I was really pleased with the results but still had a vision for a little something 'extra'.
Above (see the big water spot on the top?  I wanted to be able to cover that and dress her up a bit all at once)

Here is my How-To
I picked up 3 sheets of scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby (.59 each at 50% off) and then cut them into equal size tiles (smaller pieces are much easier to decoupage with).
And the final 'after' is SO much better!  Now I just need a bigger lamp....  Any suggestions?
Now for my weekend bargain!  I got this chair at a garage sale for $2 (the guy totally spoke my language he bartered himself down before I had the chance).  
I'm planning to paint this chair and then try a new glazing technique I have been reading about/studying.  Stay tuned I hope to have the finished chair posted within the week. 
(Note: great way to paint chairs is to put the legs on stilts as in the pic.  I nailed a long nail about .5" into each leg so that I can more easily paint the entire leg of the chair!)

1 comment:

Mandie@Altar'd said...

You did a great job! I love the black & white paper!