Trash to Treasure

After my epic first stencil project, The Table I was ready for a more manageable project. I was at the Thrift store and saw a table that was the perfect size $5.99.  It was made out of some mystery material but at $5.99 you can’t beat it. I bought it.

Now what to do with it? The Table was very familiar to me. It looked like one of those Ikea table they are always advertising for $9.99, and sure enough it was. I looked at it this way and that way what would I do with it ? Then I remembered an  an idea online to cover the top of an existing table with wood strips to create a new table top. perfect! That will completely change the personality of the piece.

 

Then I could do my stain over stencil technique. In my first table I had stenciled a rosette on the raw…

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Trash to Treasure

The Table The Table The Table.

Well it all started with a picture that I saw in Oprah magazine of an accent table,  it was

incredible beautiful. I thought I can do that.  So without knowing anything about it, typical for me,  I decided to give it a try.

I thought the piece was painted and I am a painter, I have been one all my life, well maybe since I was three. I tried my luck with a stool.  The result although pretty, wasn’t quite right. But everyone loved the little stool. My blog traffic shot up, I heard from people on facebook that I forgot were on my friends list. Hmmm I might be on to something here. I did some research, the furniture  looked stenciled. I can do that! I found this beautiful stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils by HGTV Designer Kim Myles perfect!

This particular table I got…

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Juergen Teller Photographic Awesomeness

So the Huffinton Post Art Blog that I enjoy announces something like Juergen Teller pictures of Celebrities. I roll my eyes but check it out as this image which I have featured looked amazing. Thankfully it was a bit of a bait and switch with pictures of the celebrities at a minimum. Definitely worth checking out. Check … Continue reading Juergen Teller Photographic Awesomeness

Have a good day now

a little something about having a good day

Trash to Treasure

This is the first video I am sharing. It’s a wonderful little gem about being grateful and loving life.

Enjoy and have a good day.

Being in Gratitude…A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed. Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nj2ofrX7jAk

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