Sunday, July 24, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

I am sharing my very first project on my blog...anxiety mixed with excitement!

Last week I met my good friend, Kari, to go Goodwill Hunting. We made lots of stops, and I spent a whopping $22 on the following items:

$2 (Scrabble & bowl)

$9 (candlesticks & pitchers)

$11 (All kinds of fun stuff!)

Of course, I had to do some photo editing, too, since photography is my dream. This is my find "vintage" style. I like!

Now for the project process:
First, I washed the cheese plate and dome.
Next, I painted the wooden plate. I didn't want to go to the store to buy flat black paint, so I used satin.
The black was a little too shiney so I sanded it to reveal some of the wooden plate.

Now, I could let the podging begin! I found some paper in my stash, measured the diameter of the plate, then cut out a perfectly sized circle on my Cricut. I used Mod Podge to adhere it to the plate, inked the edges of the paper so it didn't look so "new," then added a ribbon on the dome.

I thought the moss stones I bought at a dollar store for, you guessed it, $1, would look good under the dome, but they really didn't float my boat.

So, I looked around the house and found some shells....yes...shells always work, plus they remind me of the beach, which is where I long to be....doing photography....sigh....

What do you think?
Remember, be kind...I'm a virgin crafter and wanna be blogger.

Sonnet Gal

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I LOVE IT!! Seriously! I love that you added the paper on the base of it instead of just leaving it all black! and I am so jealous that you scored a Scrabble game and so cheap! I'd love to find one some day! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post about my daughter! And I will definitely get the names of those colors to you, but we're actually leaving tomorrow, so if you could just remind me in about 2 weeks that would be fabulous! I tend to be a little scatter-brained!