Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Skeletons and Ghosts

I recently made a wonderful discovery-- you can keep your craft room cleaner if you use the dining room table instead!

So here's a peek at what's been piled on top of/taking up space on my dining room table:

Got these windows on the side of the road for free, BUT as I have mentioned before, the word FREE is synonymous with NEEDS SOME WORK. These were peeling paint (and not in a pretty way), so the frames needed to be sanded down. When I wasn't happy with the finish, I added some FIX IT ALL to the paint and slopped it on. Turned out great--old and a little uneven looking. The I painted the glass with chalkboard paint, and viola, zee trick, she is done. They both sold during the last sale at Room With A Past!

Here's the next project--skeletons under glass. I was out walking this morning and gathered the sticks (I got a few strange looks on the trail, but I like to keep 'em thinkin'...!) which I then painted black. There's a few ways I am thinking of going with this. It's still in the idea stage but my hands must wait until I finish inputting the invoices from the sale. We were really busy since we had our Fall parking lot sale, so it might be quite a wait!

What are you working on this week? Please share by leaving a comment!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Hint Of Halloween

It's time to start in on the things that are (a little) spooky. Things that you might catch from the corner of your eye, and then come into view. Something embellished with unwanted pests.

And if you live to tell about it, you can write (it on) a (chalkboard) book!

What does this Wednesday find YOU working on??? Something sweet or spooky? Please comment and share!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Field Trip

Let's get outta the craft room. Let's go somewhere different, somewhere not too far away, somewhere funky!

Let's go to Port Costa! Quaint and gritty,

home to Wendy Addison's Theater Of Dreams (which is closed...

but let's press our noses to the glass, at least!)

Then we'll head over to the shoreline.

Watch your steps going over the train tracks!

Low tide is a great time to look for some sea glass!

And bring it home for a project.

What are you working on? Please comment and SHARE!!!