Life is still wonky while we wait. wait. wait.
I'm beginning to believe there's a purpose to the waiting that goes beyond merely driving me out of my ever-lovin' and oh-so-impatient mind. The purpose is as yet unclear, though... so I wait to figure out the purpose of the waiting waiting waiting. Can you tell I'm not doin' so hot at this waiting business? Mhm.
Last week, in the middle of my pouting, I made myself get creative for a few hours. Here are the fruits of those labors:
(It's painted red). Here's a close-up of the paint effect:
This one was lots of fun, because I chose a technique I've never used before. I read about using candle wax to easily make a peeled paint/distressed-look finish, so I thought I'd give it a try on this baby. I rubbed it well with a taper candle, especially heavily on the corners and "worn" areas, and ran a piece of sandpaper over it when it dried... voila. Super easy. Since I was hoping for a worn-out painted barn wood look here, I think the effect was great. Kinda fun and rustic, and I do love me some red to brighten up a room. :)
... and a little banner thing, out of wide ribbon, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, paper circles, and chipboard letters. These are bad cell-phone pictures, but it says "imagine".
Alright, that's all I got. One day of crafty, and several more sitting around staring at the clock. Terrible, I know. Whatchu got?