Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ello all!

Is is finally the reveal of the news =D we are finally moving back to Springfield MO next weekend!! May 1st, we'll be making the trekking caravan back down to the wonderful grid city we fell in love with during college. Both of our jobs are transferring us, so we'll have income, and we found a wonderful two bedroom place on the southeast part of town! We'll also be taking in at least one of my family's cats!
I decided I wanted to fix these guys before we move so that they matched our bedroom ensemble better...the one on the left I had previously painted before in high school, and had given it the butterfly makeover...perfectly fitting to my style at the time, and though I will probably never outgrow my butterfly fetish, I needed a look that would be uniform and flowing...

The previously brown one...

The previously white one...

I wanted to wear the little sand dollar I found on our honeymoon, so decided to dabble a bit in the art of resin, and came out with this wonder! I don't have any of the fancy tools to actually handling resin, but used the bottom from one of those tealight candles (which was the perfect size for the sand dollar) and poured the resin in on bottom and over it...then waited 3 days. I had to cut and peel off the candle holder, trimmed the edge of the resin on top, and wrapped the edge in some art tape my hubby found (I couldn't track down any foil tape that I wanted) and was able to poke a hole through the resin (it doesn't get rock hard :) and then push a ring through to string it up! Ta Da!!

This little number was inspired by a candle holder at target that I didn't want to pay $15 for, so I got on my rain boots (for cover) and went trudging through the back yard (yes in the background) and found myself some nice branches...I hot glued them, sprayed with clear sealer (so they don't rot) and then got some random tops (from jars and such) hot glued them on in various places, and then gave the whole thing a good coating with a textured dark spray paint!! this'll be a nice piece for our fireplace!


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