Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Birthday Shadowbox

Hello friend,

From time to time

I love to make little shadowboxes.

This idea came to me after thrifting

 some Birthday Candle boxes.

My newest collection!

I emptied one of the boxes and saved the candles 

for another time.

I cropped the picture below from a vintage Birthday card.

Most boxes are about 2.5'' by 3''

I glued the picture to the back of box interior.

Added a tiny wood bunny, some greenery and a ribbon rose.

Glitter for the cake and candle flames !

Looks like a 3D Birthday Card !

On the back, I used scrapbook paper and then stamped 'happy birthday'.

I left some room for a personal message.

I covered the edge with rick-rack.

The shadowbox is a unique gift.

Thank you!

xo Lisa S

Sunday, May 15, 2022

How I Made a Work Station

Hi friends!

Our Craft Show at the Garden Tour

last weekend was a great success !

My friend Jeanne was in the booth next to mine.

She makes beautiful jewelry.

We were both busy start to finish!

After we were cleaning up, we had a chance to talk.

She had a couple of great ideas I plan to use

for my next show.

I thought I would share with you.

She uses a Rubbermaid box with drawers-

on top of her table-as a riser for displays and to store things.

I just found this guy at the thrift shop!

It's made from mahogany.

An end table or sewing table.

The drawers are nice and deep.

I can store my phone, receipt book and pen, 

cash and my credit card reader inside.

So I don't have to disappear under the table cloth!

I flipped it over and found it would be vert easy to remove

the pedestal base.

The base was attached with 4 flat head screws.

I just used wood filler on the holes and sanded the area.

Some veneer needed to be fixed.

I used wood glue and some clamps.

We just love, CITRISTRIP- Stripping gel!

It works great on small or large projects.

It will remove all that old crackling finish without sanding.

It is so easy to use and has a pleasant smell.

 Brush on a small area, after a few moments

remove with a plastic scraper or credit card.

Wipe with clean cloth and stain!

I love one step Briwax! Dark Brown -my favorite.

I put the old hardware back for now!

I'm very happy with how it turned out!

This piece will make the perfect tabletop desk at my next

craft show!

I will be able to use the drawers for my receipt book

and all kinds of stuff.

The drawers will be facing me and the back will be seen by others.

For now, I have it on my craft table.

Thank you for stopping by!

I appreciate you so much :)

xo Lisa S

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