Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Weekend Project......

Oh my goodness. I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I last blogged. Man, where did that time go??? I bet you've all been wondering where I was. All I can say is that I'm sorry I stayed away so long. I must have been in one of those blogging ruts I fall into occasionally where I just don't have much to say and don't have anything new to share.

Well, that has changed and I'm back today to show you another fun transformation project that I did this weekend. I had so much fun several weeks ago when I transformed a grungy yellow colored wicker tray into something pink and pretty that I wanted to try and makeover something else.

What did I chose to makeover this time??

This time, I decided to give an inexpensive brown wood Lazy Susan a little makeover. I found this at the Goodwill store sometime ago for just $6.00 and while it is perfectly good condition, I'm not a big fan of brown wood, so I wanted to shabbify her up a bit.

Using up what was left of my can of Ballet Slipper Pink spray paint, I gave her a nice coat of pink to brighten her up. Already, she's starting to be much more to my liking. Pink will always do that you know!!

Then, I did some decoupaging to make her even better. I had found this beautiful photo on someones blog (please forgive me for not remembering who's) a long time ago and saved it my inspiration folder for my own enjoyment. I loved the coloring of this image with the pale pinks and blue and the pretty feminine postcards. Underneath, I layered a square lace paper doily.

Well, let me say one thing. I am thinking that adding the paper lace doily probably wasn't the best idea. I don't think it was made to stand up to the wetness and stickiness of the hodge podge medium. It had a mind of it's own and bubbled up and tore in a few spots, but I decided to continue and see what would happen. Figured it I messed it up too bad, I could hopefully either start over or just give up and call this little makeover project a loss.

Then once that was mostly dried, I added the 5x7 photo that I had printed out on heavy card stock paper.

It's definitely far from being perfect and has more than a few rough spots, but I have to say that overall, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. It's better than what I started with so that's a definite plus in my eye.

I'm definately going to have to practice some more on this decoupaging before I'll consider myself an expert at it, but it was a fun little makeover project and gave me something to do this holiday weekend without spending any money and using things I already had on hand.

I hope you are all enjoying this long holiday weekend yourself and that maybe you're finding a few little makeover projects to do as well.


Renegades said...

Very pretty!

Nanette said...

Hi Kim,
That turned out so pretty and sweet! I like it much better this way.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh yay! Much better than brown wood! I love a cost free project!

I've been seeing those square doilies on the blogs but never in the store. I'll have to keep my eyes open! ♥

Denise Marie said...

looks great! good idea.

shabby*vintage*dreams said...

Much Better!!! Looks Gorgeous!!!