Oh boy I had a sinful amount of fun today. Have I mentioned how much I love Free Free Cheap Cheap projects? ;-) I've been rediscovering the stash I have in the basement! My last few trips (several months ago) to Goodwill were VERY fruitful. But the things I found were pieces....pieces that needed partners. So......we'll get to that in a moment.
The other day I found a FABULOUS blog....the Crafty Sisters. Their Easter egg creations are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!!! I needed to try my hand at the Easter eggs!! Please visit the Crafty Sisters for the full run down....but basically you spray primer plastic eggs, paint, speckle, voila!!
Painted eggs, prespeckling. Do the full three coats of paint...even if you're tempted to stop and start speckling....they really do look beautiful after three coats.
Or just get the REAL thing from Miss Effie! Aren't these beautiful! And they're real...from real chickens...laid on a real farm. AHhhhh, I love Iowa.
Now to the project that I have now walked past about 7000 times sitting on the mantel because I'm SOOOOOO in love with it. The glass thingy came from Goodwill...a whopping $1.38. I'll admit I almost put it back on the shelf. It has a rounded bottom...so I wasn't sure how to use it....as a cloche? As a bowl that bobbled around on the table? Hmmm.......it sat in the basement for a good 4 months. The candle stick came from Hancock Fabric. Did you know they have a clearance section with stuff that is seriously criminally marked down. This thingy was $25 originally....I bought it for $2!!!!!
My weird glass thingy has found it's candlestick thingy partner!!!
Oooohhh...and I get to use EPOXY! :-)
Mix the epoxy, slather a little on the candlestick and a little on the glass thingy....
squish the two together and look what I got!!! :-)
Before epoxying the two together I gave the candlestick a pretty coat of creamy white paint. Oh ,I'm so in love with this thing. I can picture it with glass ornaments at Christmas, leaves and pinecones in the fall.....
What else do you think I could put in my fancy bowl?
Linking up to:
Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft On at Life as Lori
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage