Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Terrariums & clay

In the midst of random surfing I came upon pictures of small terrariums. I love terrariums! Always have. But they've been on the backburner in my brain. That's when it dawned on me....I love making miniatures...I love terrariums....I'll combine the two!

Here is my start of a new adventure. I have dozens of ideas already sketched out. My inner me is the most balanced when I'm being creative. So here's to the hope of a more peaceful, happy me! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Clay covered drawer handle

It's been a very long time, but I found my way back to the clay table. Yay! The downstairs bath is getting a facelift. An inexpensive facelift. Which means, my husband has to stay OUT of it! No tearing out walls, ceiling tiles (no matter how ugly they are), absolutely NO DEMO. It is simply "polishing the turd". I love that ladylike saying. :)

The dark brown cabinet is now white.

The shower curtain is the new color palette. Since monitor colors vary, it's 4 different stripe colors: pale, medium, and dark navy blue. And a turquoise blue that matches the rug, that is being guarded by cute girl.
The little bit of brown paneling on the wall is now white also.

Here is the 1st draft drawer handle:
Stamped with micro beads pushed in along the design.

Then with white paint. The only thing I DON'T like...the paint takes away from the shininess of the micro beads. Next time I will try to keep the paint away from the bead holes.

One last (blurry) pic of it on the drawer. What do you think? I like it. I don't loooove it. But I think it's cute enough to stay. The soft, whimsical look is a nice contrast to the straight stripes on the shower curtain.