Crafting Amazing 3DArt

I was at the thrift store recently and they had this amazing selection of frames… cheap.  I didn’t pay more 50 cents for one of them!  I knew I could make something amazing!

I decided to try the first 2 with a 3d art project I had been thinking about and decided a boy and girl design would be perfect, that way I could play with them and see what I came up with.

First you want to remove the backs and glass, check them for loose corners and decide how you want to decorate them.  I had seen some great duct tape at the 99 Cent Only store so I had to try that.  On the other I had just cleaned my office and found a great gift bag and wanted to use it so there was my other design.

Rubber bands are a great way to secure a project when its an odd size while you repair it.

Rubber bands are a great way to secure a project when its an odd size while you repair it.

First I had to make repairs, and paint the corners and edges.

Fingernail polish is one of my fav mediums, and this one was a great color and finish.

Fingernail polish is one of my fav mediums, and this one was a great color and finish.

I got lucky the first cut on the duct tape and 12 squares was perfect to wrap the frame, but I would suggest that you measure circumference and blah, blah, blah, math is so boring, I just wing it, but whatever works best for you.  LOL

Duct tape comes in the best patterns and colors these days!

Duct tape comes in the best patterns and colors these days!

Paint the edges first.

Paint the edges first.

Cut out your pieces and glue in place or mod podge if you prefer.

Cut out your pieces and glue in place or mod podge if you prefer.

Letting it dry is the hardest part!

Letting it dry is the hardest part!

Now you are probably wondering how I decided what to put in the frames, well the girly one was easy, I was sitting on my couch and looked at my sconce with the flowers in it, and bam inspiration came! I had to wander the store aisles for the boy one; I knew I wanted a car since the duct tape was race inspired but to find the right one was a challenge. Luckily Walgreens had a great selection at only .89! I found the perfect retro racer and kept my project at a great price.

Secure the back (I also used a little Super Glue on this one since the car is heavy

Secure the back (I also used a little Super Glue on this one since the car is heavy

Glue works great depending on the weight of the object

I wasn’t as worried about this one since this frame still had the metal brackets attached.

And now the big reveal…

 

TA DAH!

I know a certain little boy is totally going to want this one.

I know a certain little boy is totally going to want this one.

I luv this add to my collage wall

I luv this add to my collage wall

3dart3So Grand Total – frames 1.00, Duct tape 1.00 (but I only used 1/4 of the roll), Car .89, I had the paint, gift bag, glue and flower so free 😉 and that makes 2 3D Art Projects under $3!! Plus what a great way to upcycle some ugly, old frames! As you can tell the project is super simple and could easily be done in a weekend less if you hot glue!

I am super happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to get started on the rest of the frames! Gifts for the rest of the year, check.

I definitely think this has earned me a Starbucks, have a great weekend.

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz

 

 

 

 

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My Boring Bathroom!

I recently moved into a new apartment and its really so difficult to decorate without the ability to change anything permanent or major like fixtures or wall color.  My project would be so easy if I could paint the walls and change the cabinets and the light fixtures and the mirror and faucets and take down the shower doors…ok well maybe not easy 😉

frenchcountrybathroomvanity bing images

 

Yea thats not my bathroom just a little pinterest inspiration I got from a bing.com/images/blackandwhitebathroom search. A girl can dream right?Bthrm3

 

This is my original inspiration. Its not really this right shade of pink but its much closer then most modern pinks which are to put it plainly too pink!

I really like the bathroom, its large and fairly well lite. I just don’t like the boring beige walls and the heinous greige particle board cabinets.  They look so cheap.

I have a vision of a gorgeous Black and Pink Mid-Century retro powder room, which is odd because I am not a pink kinda girl, red is more my speed, or at least orange. Guess my tastes are changing.  But I have found some reds and even purples are making their way into the room now whether they will stay is still in question.

I have a few pieces I am working on and have acquired but have been kinda stuck recently and have made no progress… heres what I have to start with.

courtesy dixiedelights.blogspot.com

courtesy dixiedelights.blogspot.com

will be a furry stool with storage and I only paid $3.50 for it

will be a furry stool with storage and I only paid $2.50 for it

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found these at my fav thrift for like a $1 for both

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these came from GW for $2 each and the candle sconce was a $1

 

I luv the print but I don't think it will last in here its too far from my original idea

I luv the print but I don’t think it will last in here its too far from my original idea

from mamasaysew.comI like this but want to add some color maybe pink petals instead

from http://mama-says-sew.blogspot.com/2013/03/flower-petal-shower-curtain.htmlI like this but want to add some color maybe pink petals instead

These were actually mine... I have lost a ton of weight :D

These were actually mine… I have lost a ton of weight 😀 I will using them to cover the chair I got for $2!

 

ugly cabinets I think a cute skirt will take care of this problem but how to mount it? Velcro maybe?

ugly cabinets I think a cute skirt will take care of this problem but how to mount it? Velcro maybe? Oh and I have to fix the drawer I broke, maybe BF will take pity and help me.

this is me and my horribly crowded counter top

this is me and my horribly crowded counter top

So thats the full tour and what I hope will be an amazing post soon, if I ever get it all done 😉

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz

PS All ideas, suggestions welcome

Easter Decorating has turned into an Obsession!!

It all started innocently enough, wanting to share a beautiful, fun and creative family tradition with my stepkids.   I began innocently enough and then it started to grow, I realized it but had other projects and things going on so I wasn’t concerned.  Today I realized it was taking over my life and I was obsessed!

I sent my BFF a text… “Eggs have taken over my house!”  I realized it when I was editing and organizing photos for this post and could fully see my addiction… Almost 250 pics… of eggs! And yes the majority are individual eggs!  WOW!

So I have decided to shut down the project.  I will be sharing with you over the next week or so, I don’t want to blow up the internet or my laptop trying to do it all at once, but most importantly I don’t want to bore you with what might seem like the same things over and over.  They really are different I promise and I hope you really love them all.. I know I do 😉

Without further ado… Easter

Ta Dah… I made these eggs a few years for a decorating contest at work, which I won!

All these eggs are hollow, when I break one I try to use the bits and pieces to make something different, waste not want  not, as my momma always said.

 I had recently purchased a scrapbook kit and while rummaging through my supplies to try and find some idea of what to do for the contest I found it and it was a ‘aha’ moment.

I have loved Easter since I was a child its such an amazing time of year, Spring, babies animals, flowers, fancy new clothes for church…

This little cutie was from my childhood… mom always found the cutest things to place in our baskets!

This one actually used to clip on to things but I think I played with it too much as a child  but its still adorable!

I had to blur the faces but I really wanted to show you a lacy doily my momma made, and this great flower box I got  for a $1 at my fav local thrift shop!

Don’t forget to add some gorgeous color to your wardrobe too.

I Luv Spring was the theme I went with on these eggs and I presented them like this but in a basket not a silver tray. Tomorrow I will show you how we displayed them when I was a little girl.

Enjoy Y’all

Lizz