Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Sunday!!!

Well, AMAZINGLY I didn't have to work today (what a treat!) and I was able to stay home and get a bit creative.  As you probably already know, I LOVE to work with wire, creating sculptures, light fixtures, etc.   I also love using what I have lying around to create new, useful items.  
While cleaning out the studio a couple of weeks ago, I had a little aha-moment as this idea for a photo display popped into my head.  Today I brought it to life using chicken wire, 20 gauge steel wire, and 16 gauge tie wire.  With some pliers, a can of matte black spray paint, and a little finesse, a vintage inspired memory board was born.  I just added in some weathered clothespins and voila!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Magazine Rack Makeover...

Here are a few before and after photos of two magazine racks that I found at a thrift store recently.  They were $1.99 each and I bought them on "Half off Day", so they were actually only a buck a piece.  Score!  Yes, they were definitely UGLY and in need of a new look. Here's what I came up with...

                                               Before the paint job, yikes!!!  This is awful looking!

Now with a cool new retro look! The car image is a photo that I took a few years ago of my friends '37' Chevy.  I was going to sell this in my Etsy shop but am now thinking that I'll keep it.  Love how it turned out!!!

                       This next one already sold in my shop on Etsy.  I love how it turned out too!!!

                                                                Before:  boring and outdated...

                                                   After:  It's amazing what a little paint can do!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rustic charm...

Hello all!!!  Yes, I realize that I've had quite a long vacation from blog posts, but I'M BACK, and I intend to be a little more diligent with my creativity/inspiration reports.  

It's no secret that I am a bit obsessed with home decor and am ever searching for the next addition to my rustic/vintage home collection in my Etsy shop, Rust & Hue.  My most recent works reflect a hand hewn rustic look that embodies a sort of basic, yet elegant, uniqueness.  

These ceramic bowls were created with this idea in mind.  They have an aged copper finished and would look great as display bowls on a weathered wood coffee table.