Monday, April 18, 2011

Candle Chandelier for our Gazebo

We recently purchased a canvas gazebo for our back patio. I REALLY wanted a candle chandelier but did not want to pay the money the big box stores and Pottery Barn were charging for candle chandeliers.
Boomer and I went to a local thrift/antique/consignment store and found a brass light fixture. The owner helped rip out all the electrical parts and we flipped the light fixture. It worked perfectly. I sprayed it with Krylon black Primer and then Krylon oil rubbed bronze. I love it! I can't wait to light it for the first time!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring/Easter Teacher Gifts

In an effort to make useful teacher gifts this Spring, I worked on several clipboards for Goosie and Boomer's teachers this year. I used wrapping paper, plain clipboard, modge podge luster, and ribbon. Along with the clipboards, I made post-it note holders by using plastic 5x7 photo frames, scrapbook paper, and ribbon. Enjoy!