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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DRUM ROLL PLEASE

About a year ago, I saw a picture on Pinterest, where someone had glued fabric to their nightshade.  I, of course, had to jump on the bandwagon.  The material I bought was black and white, and I took a fuschia sharpie and coloured in some squares.



I love my black and white room, with the pops of pink and fushia all over.  For the longest time, I have been looking for a better light fixture.  The one I have is nice (I found it on the side of the road), but it is a little boring for my tastes.


I really want to put it in my downstairs foyer.  Anyways, I have been searching high and low for a giant drum shade type fixture, with enough character to wow me.  Today, I stopped into Goodwill and found a $6.06 dream shade



It is HUGE and almost the exact same pattern as my shade.  I am in love!!!  Out came the fushia sharpie.



I love how it turned out.  Now, I just need to buy an old chandelier, paint it black, and hang this baby over top of it.  However, that is for another post.  Stay tuned!!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

READING MATERIAL

I have been so out of craft mode lately. However, a wonderful girl that I met through my zumba classes and friended on Facebook has a new page that is called Agree to It. She will sell your old stuff for you and take a cut of what you make. Kind of like a kijiji or craig's list on Facebook. She has been great at getting rid of unwanted stuff from my house. A friend of hers also has an Orillia Storage Wars page, and they have auctions twice a week. I am LOVING it!!! Since I love crafting so much, but don't need any new furniture in my house, I am teaming up with her. I will craft and she will sell.

First up on the list, a free bookcase.

 

 Silly me. I forgot to start taking pictures before I took the shelf apart. Someday, I will learn....... I had some material left over from when I redid my kitchen table, so I decided to use it.

 

 I took the material to Home Depot and went to the Oops section to see what kind of paint they had. Boy, did I luck out!! I got 4 cans of paint for $1.00 each!!!! Of course, the colour that I wanted, navy blue, was not in the pile of paints, so I did have to splurge and spend $4.99 on it. It is very hard to photograph navy blue







 






The material was adhered to the back of the shelf by using spray adhesive. I love this pattern.

 

 The shelf itself took about 4 coats of paint, and it is still a little "shabby chic" in spots. I think it lends a little
charm to it. What do you think?


 



 Not too bad for a price tag of $4.99, is it?

 Now, to put it on Orillia Storage Wars and watch (hopefully) it sell. Lots more projects coming up. I am IN CRAFT MODE everybody!!!! Pin It