Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Ducky!!!

I told you in my last post that I had been hoarding supplies for projects and I wasn't lying. This is one I did yesterday when the rain had stopped long enough for me to paint something. I never knew you could spray paint glass until I saw some of the posts on BetterAfter & others. ----WHAT?!?! You mean all those things I gave away cuz they were the wrong color- I could've saved them???? ...Oh well, now I know.

So remember the country blue & duck fad of the lates 80's/early 90's? I got rid of all that stuff years ago but I guess my Granny had not. For my Bday this past May my Aunt Sue gave me a pitcher that had been my Granny Merritt's. My aunt and my mom are Hoarders for sure and I am trying not to be, but I am incredibly sentimental so it's kind of hard... but I CAN walk through my house (if not my bedroom- & I am working on that so...) but anyway- here is the picture of the pitcher BEFORE~

And another in case the first one didn't make you groan or wince enough~

And I HAVE to say, before I go any further, that my mother would probably have a kannipshun fit if she knew that I had painted my granny's pitcher, but I loved my Granny & I know she loved me- she always signed her letters and cards to me with, "I love you and Jesus loves you too" (side note-Thank you to BOTH my Grannies- for instilling in me, the knowledge that I am a child of a God in Heaven who knows & loves me) so anyway- my point is- if my Granny Merrit was still alive and I had asked for that pitcher and I had told her, "Granny, I'm gonna paint this white cuz I LOVE the curves and the shape, but these ducks and this blue, well they just don't go with my style right now!" I am CERTAIN my granny would be okay with it and she would've given me her blessing because she wanted me to be happy. So, that being said, I got some Valspar Gloss white spray paint and went to town. Or rather, went to driveway, cuz I had already gotten the paint in town. And here is the result:

WOW! Can I just say that again? WOW!!! WOWWEE WOWZER WOW!!! I am in LOVE with this pitcher now. I hope my Granny can see it. I am sure she likes it better now too. I just can't stop staring at it. I can't wait to put some flowers in it. I was gonna put it on top of my kitchen cabintes but now I just want to keep it in the center of my table. Am I crazy? Surely I am not the only person to fall in love with something just because it is a different color am I?

Thanks to my Aunt Sue for giving it to me and thanks to my blogging genius friends who have posted about painting glass. the truth is, I probably would have just kept this up in the attic until Country blue & ducks came back in style. Okay, you're right- it would've stayed up in the attic till one of MY grands inherited it and donated it to GW or something. One more pic because it seems such an amazing transformation to me:

Okay, now that I have posted twice today, I can get back to my bedroom...I CAN walk through it really, it's just this one corner that is full of boxes from my 5 years of college. I am slowly but surely getting it cleaned up. Wish me luck!

I am linking up with Domestically Speaking's POWER OF PAINT PARTY here:

I took apic with flowers in...forgive the edit to republish but I thought it looked so pretty!

Have a blessed day,

Redneck Wineglasses

I have been gone awhile I know, but I have been lurking and following a lot of new wonderful & inspiring blogs. I have been at my new job at the hospital for almost 6 months now and I am LOVING it!!! I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with my job.

But-onto my post-
I was in a new home decor store the other day and I saw these redneck wine glasses for $17.95~

They were listed online here:

for $14.99 & $5.99 S/H

Seriously?!?!?!? I think not- now that I have seen the AMAZING things some of my blogging friends can do-I mean, it's just a Mason jar glued to a dollar tree glass candlestick right?

Well, I don't drink, but my mom does and I think these would be hilarious to give her as a gag gift, but I am not gonna spend that kind of money on them. I couldn't find this magic E6000 glue that everyone in the rest of the blogging universe has access to, so I got what I thought would work- glass glue- but it didn't stay together. I was very discouraged because I had been so excited about making them.

So, I got to wondering and thinking... And I was certain someone else, more clever than me must have done this I typed "redneck wine glasses" in my search bar and VOILA! I found that a creative blogger had a great tutorial to make them. I hope it's okay that I leave her link here- I am sure many of you know her. I am her newest fan & follower. The tutorial is here at:

My Lowe's also had the same epoxy that she used. Glad to know I am not the only person who can't find the elusive E6000 super adhesive stuff. And VERY glad to know something else works. I also wonder now, if the glass glue would work if I had sanded them first. Oh well, I have another project to try this stuff on.

I got the mason jars from goodwill here for only .35 cents a piece. Since I don't can & I only have my mom to give them to, I didn't want to buy a whole case, y'know. I also have 2 different brands but I figured that's okay cuz what true redneck would have MATCHING wine glasses anyhow right?

This was a fun & easy project too. Thanks again to "crafting with K" for the tutorial. Now that I have a set schedule, I hope to post regularly again. I have been hoarding supplies and I will start actually DOING projects again now.

Oh- I almost forgot to post pics of my own redneck wine glasses~

So I only spent about $1.75 for my Redneck Wine Glasses. The glass glue can be used for so many other things. I think that's a pretty great deal, don't you? Oh, and I tried the glass glue again after sanding and it worked. I didn't have lids for mine since I bought them used and so to hold the jar tight against the candlestick, I filled it with water to weight it down till it bonded which was only about 1 minute. I DID wash them in the dishwasher first- on the SANITIZE setting- since, as My hubs pointed out, my mom really IS s smidgen redneck, and may actually drink out of them.

I am linking to this party at The Thrifty groove:

The Thrifty Groove

Y'all have a blessed day!!!