This past Christmas my husband and I went home to VA where my dad and two sisters still live. We took our RV and camped in Newport News Park and had everyone over (at one point there were 17 people!) to celebrate and hang out around the camp fire. My two sisters are wicked funny and love to gang up on me. (I am the baby….) They love my crafty stuff and decided to give me a craft challenge. I’ve never seen the food show Chopped, but the premise is that you are given certain ingredients and have to prepare a meal using all of them and any items from the pantry. Well….. my sisters gave me a gift box with several strange items in it and challenged me to create something using each item plus what I have in my own stash. I have had a blast putting this together. I like to think I am getting the last laugh on this one, though. I was able to make TWO pieces from everything so each sister is getting an original tacky art work by yours truly!! I will be terribly hurt if they don’t hang them up in a prominent spot in their homes. *cue wicked laugh*
I would see all these beautiful glass containers with shells in them at high-end stores and figured I could do my own version of one. I found a lamp with a glass bottom and filled it with sand, at an angle, and then some crushed shells. Next I selected some favorite shells from years of collecting on our Florida beaches. I love the way it turned out. I am thinking about changing the boring shade or at least painting/decorating it. Not a big fan of white.
This is probably one of my husband’s (Joe) favorite projects of mine. We have had this bistro table and chairs for over 15 years. The table top has a slight lip on it so I found a round glass piece that fit it perfectly and then added a layer of shells from my huge stash of collecting. It fits in perfectly with our beach theme bar and looking at the shells reminds us of all the great times we have had on our many beach visits.
I was on Face Book and saw a picture posted of a pet bed made from a TV set. (not sure who to give the original credit to) I just happened to have one up in a closet so I thought I would give it a try! It’s not done yet, but I thought I would share what I have so far.