1. I wait too long, and begin to think it's old news
2. I plan a project and hope to blog about it...then it fails miserably, so I don't blog about it
3. I finally decide to blog about the 20 things that have been on my mind, and I do by creating overwhelmingly long and crazy posts.
I figure, when I do the latter of the three, at least I'm writing. I am making it my goal to blog a little more frequently, and a little less ADDly:). I also don't want to let the first two things to hold me back! So...today I am writing about old news and epic fails!! Aren't you excited! :) Oh...and that's only 2 topics for one post. It's a start! Weeeeeeeening....
SPRAY PAINT PROJECTS: FAIL!!
I like to attribute my fail to the misrepresentation of the color of spray paint on the cap.
|looks like nice solid chrome, doesn't it?|
|perfect example of what I love from pottery barn|
|not too many supplies...|
I was so excited, but my bubble was quickly burst with my results.
If you look closely, the spray paint isn't nearly as shiny as the cap would lead you to believe, and the water dripped all over the place when the spray paint hit it. I originally thought one of those fake tea lights would look good in this, but I think it would emphasis the runs. So sad! Not a complete loss, though! I think the matte looking paint and this same concept of adding a tea light could work! If you skipped the water step, and instead made cutouts of things like snowflakes or something else seasonal using those new completely sticky post-it labels as a stencil. It could be seasonal, shimmery, and fun! I also think it would be a fun project for kids to help with!
|Brass tissue box cover I bought at a thrift store.|
I thought it would look like hammered silver...but it looks kind of glittery. Weird. I'll still use it, as it is still better than your average cardboard tissue box...just not what I had envisioned.
Yay for that...
The old news is just something I saw at the thrift store, and felt a huge desire to share. Can you guess what this pretty little brass flower is used for?
An ASHTRAY! Crazy! Each petal comes off and acts as a personal, mini ashtray. It makes me think of Audrey Hepburn, and the time. when smoking was elegant. I've never had the urge to have smokers in my house until I saw this fun little thing. The urge quickly went away as soon as I remembered how much I hate being around cigarettes:) But, I seriously kinda wanted to buy the thing...it was only 2.50, and oh-so-nifty!
That is all I have tonight!
Hope yours is great!