UpCycled Bird Bath

For my feathered friends

For my feathered friends.
This has to be one of my all time favorite upcycled items.  Well, as I am typing this, I think I have upcycled so many things it’s hard to pick a favorite.  I found this old really heavy lamp at house sale. It had the tallest, ugliest lampshade, but I could see the potential! I brought it home and took out the wiring, had the metal tube that holds it together cut back down to size.  I needed it inside to hold the greek goddess to the base.  Now I simply needed a bowl of some sort to put the water in. So I searched in stash!  I couldn’t believe it..this is perfect! I didn’t really want to part with this bowl because it was in my china cabinet.  I purchased it at Ross a few years back and it came in handy for all sorts of parties. That’s okay, it just gives me another reason to go shopping.  Back to the bird bath.  The top of the lamp had a wide flower petal like shape, which I knew would work out great.  I simply mixed up some two part epoxy and attached the bowl. That was to easy!

Reagan-Hand Painted Wooden Letters

DIY hand painted letters for a little girl's room

A friend of mine wanted me to make paint some letters for her daughters room. She wanted bright colors other than that I was left to make them however wanted.

This first picture is simply showing them without any paint. Here are the colors I decided to use. Again I must say that DecoArt Americana acrylics are my favorite paints to use. I have been using them for YEARS!  I simply use an old plastic plate for to pour my colors onto.  Oh don’t mind my mess…I see craft rooms posted on pinterest…and well I really believe those are just for show!

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Well..here they are all painted…and I have decided to use a stencil in a swirl pattern to add a bit more interest.

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I decided to use craft paper to add some little birds…some buttons and rhinestones. I also added a tulle bow to the letter “R”

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1-8-2014 007 Here they are all finished! Aren’t they adorable.

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I painted these letters for a friend of mine.
I painted these letters for a friend of mine.

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