..: May 5, 2010

Wednesday, May 5

A Bit Of Turquoise Mercury Glass Goes A Long Way

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The new Summer Pottery Barn catalog has some really cool beach themed table scapes using turquoise colored mercury glass votive holders.

I decided to try a similar look so....I gathered some turquoise colored table linens,

And some beachy 60's flatware from a yard sale,

some sand colored linens

And added some wavy, watery looking glassware,

And a bunch of seashells to go with my starfish plates.

And of course my Dollar Tree turquoise mercury glass votive holders, at a much better price than "The Barn".

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Canvas Storage Box From A Shoe Box

I made this:

From this:

I used this extra large shoebox, left over from buying my husbands shoes. It has an attached lid and a metal grommet embellishment. I decided to put it to good use.

Sorry about the blurry photo, this is just a picture of the shelf paper I found at the 99 Cent Store, I love that place!

Sorry, I didn't take a lot of pictures of this process, but after completely lining the inside of the box with shelf paper, I measured and cut strips of Home Depot Drop Cloth material to fit the box. I left some of the hem on to give it a finished look. I Modpodged The fabric to the box and let it completely dry. Then I tacked down the edges with hot glue and clothes pinned them.

I had some wooden letter tags and twine and decorated the grommet, using hot glue.

Then I hot glued on some ribbon.