Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Need to contact my old friends Michael and Suzi on this one!

They are the wax King and Queen. LOL I found a bunch of candlestick lamps at a thrift store and one of them happened to be black. I'm in love with blackened wax so thought this should be easy to dip in wax and rub in spices. Well not so easy. I ended up using an old brush and dripping it on due to the cord and fixture. I knew I couldn't put either in the wax. I love how it turned out but way too much work to do the other 10. They are white and will take several coats of wax to cover them and way more work than I want. Any tips on how to do this other than taking the whole thing apart or painting them black first?

Repurposed Chair

I redid this chair for a dear friend of our family. I was so thrilled how it turned out I hated to give it back! She found the fabric at Hobby Lobby and she wanted it black. I decided to use Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze and it matched the shimmery black in the fabric perfectly. Isn't she a beauty?

One needs to measure before making labels!

I got so excited over dipping bottles in wax I didn't think about measuring for the labels I made for them. So thus I now have tons of labels that don't fit and bottles without labels! What's a girl to do? Make more labels and go digging through recyclables again but this time with a tape measure in hand.  :-)

I am so in love with wax!

I remember when I was so afraid of working with wax because every time I researched it they talked about the flash value and starting a fire! Then I ran across an old hot plate at a thrift store and life hasn't been the same since! LOL I have been making melts and dipping anything and everything I can find in it. I love the bottles but not sure how to finish them off yet. Maybe a candle on top or some stained cheese cloth?

Love Halloween!

I am a freak about Halloween and probably have as many decorations for it as I do Christmas. Here's a few pics and will add more later. I have tubs and tubs to go through yet. Noticed I need to get rid of the greenery and add fall flowers and leaves on the shelf!