As you can see I've been very busy lately
This is the current state of my dinning room table
god forbid I show you the rest of the house!
Trying to get a million different projects pulled together
for the Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale
One of the projects I have been working on is dying faux pearl bead strands
I've always wanted to make jewelry
and when I saw Martha Stewart's segment on dying pearls
I knew I just had to try it!
I can't wait to start adding little trinkets to them :)
It's so fun transforming something cheap into something chic and sweet!
So in the spirt of upcycling I also gave this boring yet solid bookshelf a face lift
I purchased the shelf early this year at my local flea market for $10
I cut and applied hundreds of scrapbooking paper scraps to the the shelves
and then painted the entire thing multiple times with tinted glaze
Miller just loves the camera
He is always sticking his goobery nose in the lens
so it didn't take much coaxing to get him to pose for a picture
The shelf will be a perfect display piece for the craft fair
and hopefully I can get better pictures then
It's so HARD to get good photos in Portland's constant state of grey!
Thank goodness for photo editing :)
Well I best get back to work
I plan on revealing 4 new gingerbread houses Wednesday!
ummmm scratch that for sanity sake
I better give myself until friday- sorry!