Tuesday, April 09, 2013

This and That

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Just thought I would share a couple of projects I've been working on lately. The first one (shown above) is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, but couldn't find the perfect architectural piece. After many trips to the flea market I finally did! I attached (stapled, actually) a silver ladle to the wood, added a votive candle and voila...I have a beautiful shabby chic wall sconce! Easy peasy!
This next project I made for my daughter, who likes to use her iPad in the kitchen to display the recipes she pins on Pinterest while she is cooking. I found this great idea here and followed her directions to the letter to build this Pottery Barn inspired tablet holder! 
The last project is one that was 4-1/2 years in the making! This is ivy plant started out as cuttings from the table settings at my daughter's wedding. I stuck them in water until they formed roots and then planted the cuttings. This plant enjoys it's sunny window location and has thrived quite well. I continuously give it a "haircut" and start new cuttings, just in case the original should plant die. Anyway, I always wanted to make a heart-shapped topiary out of the ivy plant, but I've never been able to find a wire topiary form at my local craft stores or nurseries. A few weeks ago I had one of those "lightbulb moments" and thought maybe I could form my own by bending and twisting a wire coat hanger. It worked and so far so good - I haven't killed the plant yet!
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1 comment:

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

what great shares

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