Thursday, October 22, 2015

a textured mixed media canvas

Mmmmmm, paint . . .  you can see the whole canvas in my share today at Altered Pages.

Every day is a good day when you paint.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

diy shelf redo, making a bench, and PAINT! What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #332

What's On Your Workdesk??  (If you're not sure what's up with WOYWW, stop by Julia's to find out.)

What's on my workdesk?

NEW PAINT!  I'm anxious to crack these open:

A plain laminate bookshelf is in the middle of a redo--this is BEFORE any change:

This is with all the trim added, but no paint yet:

And this is the footboard to a twin bed we sawed in half yesterday, getting ready for a "make a bench" adventure:
(The headboard will be the back of the bench, these will be the sides.)
And PS, the bed was free off the side of the road--free is a great way to experiment!!!
Wish me luck! 

Thursday, October 08, 2015

October already. Is that a trick or a treat???

I tend to think it's a trick . . .

Anyway, it's definitely time for me to check in here at the poor neglected blog!  Unruly Paper Arts has launched a new issue, this month is ANYTHING GOES, so there's no telling what the contributers will come up with for you!
Shadow Box House by Helene Huber at UPA

Today at the Altered Pages blog, I'm sharing some Halloween themed atcs with Gelli print backgrounds:
acrylic paint on deli wrap paper Gelli prints

Okay.  That's my check-in for today.  Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

diy desk redo--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #331

Ohmygosh it's Wednesday!  I'm going to jump in at What's on Your Workdesk for the first time in ages!

Just so you know, even though I've been blog missing, I really have been doing stuff these last few months--here is a desk revival done for one daughter-in-law, using chalky finish paints from DecoArt.
BEFORE.  Garage sale chair, flea market mirror frame, we had the desk for ages.

AFTER.  My mom made the quilt top hanging on the back of the chair (which is now almost finished), and the new desk/vanity was made to order to match.  The mirror isn't quite where it was finally placed, but you get the idea.  The detail photo at the beginning of this post is of the top of the mirror frame, of the carved area.  I really wanted to antique this a little, but she likes the bright clean look of it, and the "customer" is always right, yes?

I'm going to WOYWW like crazy for the next hour at least . . . see you there?