Thursday 13 October 2011

wedding cake toppers

i made these for my daughter Amber's  wedding in march, Savneet is a mad golfer so he got the golf bag.
these are made from polymer clay and had several bakings to get them right,
they are about 6 inches tall.
the flowers are made by Kathy B of

some ink drawings by Chell

all designs are in ink and by Chell.
i have been doing these for about 15 years now, i am yet to sell any.

ugly cardboard chest redo

i bought this years ago and now it dosent go with the colour in my bedroom so i bought some wrapping paper and glue and recovered it, by tearing the paper into bits and gluing it on, turned out ok.

old wash tub

i bought this at the trash and treasure markets for $3, the brand is willow.

looks alot better after a good sand and paint, no idea what to do with it.

lamp to lolly jar

i had a old lamp witch didnt work anymore, i didnt want to toss it out so i removed the wiring, glue a circle of wood on the top, and added a glass jar, we now use it for a lolly jar

gone to the beach sign

i made this sign several years ago, using planks of wood, a bit of rope and a few nails, then i painted the sign, added sand paint to the bottom and hot glued on some shells and bits.

collected driftwood

i collect my driftwood every time i go to my mothers house at Tea Gardens on the north coast of NSW, i had so much and decided something had to be done with it, so i used the dremel to drill lots of holes and wire to thread the wood onto, didn't turn out too badly, i had enough to do 2.

old meat safe before and after

i bought this old rusted meat safe, circulated around 1910 for $5 from trash and treasure markets

 after a good sanding a spray paint this is the finished item

close up of door handle
this now sits in the kitchen holding a fruit bowl and it is filled with large glass bowls

window to fireplace screen

 the new window with a shelf added for my collection of glass bottles and glass windchimes.

i had my kitchen window removed and a new one added, decided to do something with the old one,
a bit of a sand, the hardware removed and a shelf bracket attached to the sides.

the old window

after a good sanding

 after a messy paint job 

 another slight sanding and a good clean

you cant even see the glass in this last shot, i still have a few things to add, maybe xmas items will make it look better.