I picked this up at a garage sale for $8, Hated the color but thought it had potential.
I thought I was going to have to tape off the mirrors to give it a new color, BUT I started looking at the screws on the backside...
So I got everything set up outside and placed the mirrors carefully to the side.
I sanded some (to help the paint adhere) A little tedious but worth the effort.
I painted it all white (it was 70degrees and dried fast so I did one heavy layer of paint).
I got done and wasn't crazy about how it looked so I decided to try the shabby chic look. The only stain I could find around the house was too 'red' so I got out a pint of black paint and a cup of water and experamented. I applied the paint with t-shirt scraps and used a wet t-shirt scrap to wipe it off. And this is what I got...
Me and Valentines Day have a love-hate relationship, but I love pink and cupcakes so here goes...
My favorite mixing bowl (recieved it as a Valentines Gift last year from my parents) and breast cancer spatula ready to go!
I mixed the cake mix according to the box directions.
Line up your cones in a baking safe dish so they don't get messy!
I always make a mess trying to pour the batter in cupcake liners so I used House of Hepworth's idea and it turned out GREAT!!
I did the same with frosting (added red coloring to cream cheese icing)
and LOVED the baggy technique.
I think they would be SO CUTE for a baby shower :)
So thanks House of Hepworths for great ideas weekly, and Happy Valentines everyone!! I've had over 300 views so thanks BUNCHES for taking time out of your day!! Click "follow" on the right hand side of my blog, I'd be honored :) or as Mrs Hepworth would say "I big FAT love comments"
First of all I'm so super excited that I have had 70 views (3 were in Canada!), 4 Followers, and 1 comment!! (I've had several comments about the blog on facebook as well, leave me some lovin' on here I get super excited, lol)...
Okay so Texas is Ice'd in... and I've used my time organizing the kitchen which was boring much needed, and crafting! I got the idea from a craft show item that I saw. I really like going to craft shows to steal ideas for future crafts see all the creative crafts, where I saw a girl who used tile to attach photos in a scrapbook like effect. I looked on my Mod Podge bottle and noticed that its a "sealer" so put it all together and decided to make coasters. I first made 4 of these for my friend Susie, which 4 different photos of us together on them. She LOVES coasters because hates when people leave rings on tables, so she has a coaster everywhere you look!
After making her the 4 I decided to make me a set with pictures of my friends. The idea is when people come over they can use the coaster with a picture of us together on them. So here goes....
I purchased cheap tile individually at the hardware store. I chose the white color, but you could try a fun color as well! Next I painted the sides with black acrylic paint & added black craft felt to the bottom with hot glue (so it wouldn't scratch any tables).
I then added pictures... I had a few to chose from...
Okay so now I picked out scrapbook paper (I've got this favorite pattern I'm starting to use a lot.)
I measured out the side for the top of the coaster, I'll say if I make more later on ill do them slightly smaller, its hard to make a 'seal' on a curved corner!!
So then I got everything ready to go! Aren't my friends pretty??
Last minute decided to add a personal touch to each one, stickers!!
I added mod podge to the tile, place the paper on top (get out all the air bubbles!!), then put another
coat on top!
(she MIGHT kill me for using that picture of us)
It will look foggy as it dries.
So super cute! I put an extra coat on top to make sure water won't ruin my pic's!!
I'm very new to this blogging craft world but not new to crafting at all! Growing up my mom would do craft shows and I LOVED making my own crafts, helping her with hers, and going to craft shows every weekend.
I 23 and living in the great state of Texas! I craft, bake, cook, and take pictures in my spare time and can't wait to share creations with other people.