Monday, October 26, 2009

My Decorative Bread Box



I bought this bread box a few months ago at my favorite thrift store for only $9.50. When I bought it, my plan was to paint it white, but now that I make my own appliques I have tons of them at home, so I could use to put on the bread box as well.

On my furniture I always ended up using the appliques that are broken in two pieces or the ones that are imperfect that I was going to throw away...

... but when I glue them on to the furniture and paint over the appliques, you can't tell the difference..

I didn't like the flower on the cabinet glass door and besides that, the glass has many scratch marks that I need to cover.

When I went to Micheal's today, I came across these pretty designer decorative papers that is almost like fabric. I got two different designer paper to cover the glass. I put the polka dot see through paper over the black toil paper for a softer shabby look.

I liked the way it turned out!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Appliques and My Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Everyone!!!!!
I apologize to my blog and to my fellow bloggers. It's been over a month since I've posted and "NO" I did not abandon my blog!! I've just been so incredibly busy lately with a few projects and with my daughter. There were days that I tried to post, but by the end of the day, I got so sleepy and tired that I couldn't even sit straight!!

But here's a glimpse of what I've been up to lately.
I've been putting a lot of time into my newest project. I've been working on making the appliques to get ready for French flea market on 10-17. As I previously stated on my blog, I've been making my own appliques and the molding as well for the past few month and I have decided to sell my appliques on the flea market. It's not easy to do this project when I have a full time job, but whenever I find time, I make appliques!! I try to avoid the computer as best I can, because once I start the computer, I would forget the lapse of time and my spare time would be over fast!! This is the biggest reason why I have not been posting on my blog besides getting tired at night.

On top of that I've been re-painting my kitchen cabinet. As you see in photo, it's about 20% complete and I had to put this project on hold until the flea market event. My goal is to finish this project before Halloween!!!

Thank you very much for those of you who stopped by my blog and left me nice and concerned messages..You are the reason why I want to continue my blog!!!


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