I am on my way to Creative Estates! But I don’t think you are even going to miss me because I have a fun blog to introduce you to. You are going to love this!!!
We are so excited to be guest blogging here at Not Just a Housewife.
Thank you so much for letting us be guest bloggers.
HI!! We are Amy and Emily.
We are newbies to the blog world, and we are LOVING every minute of it. A few facts about us:
*we drink diet dr pepper like water
*we take turns blogging (kind of…its a long story)
*we are highly competitive from playing sports our entire lives
*we compare notes on who’s posts get more attention
*we have 11 kids between us (Amy 4 girls & 2 boys) (Em 5 BOYS)
* We love to craft any chance we get…Especially when we are together!
Today we are sharing one of our many
Before and After projects.
The inspiration for my nightstand was this cute little pot that my mom bought at Gordman’s. I loved the look of the shiny underneath the tan. I started by covering my entire nightstand in regular tin foil. I used this instead of just painting silver to give it the texture. I wrinkled the foil up and then glued pieces in place with modge podge. I smoothed them out as I went. I did some shiny side down, and some shiny side up. I then went over the whole thing with 2 layers of modge podge. Below is a picture of the top covered before I glazed it.
I then glazed over the foil with Ralph Lauren Glaze tinted with black paint. I rubbed it on with a rag. I let it sit for a few minutes and then wiped it off until I achieved the darkness that I wanted.
I then dry brushed on the tan, and let the paint dry. I then glazed back over the it again lightly to add more depth. I repainted the old hardware with some silver acylic that I already had.
It turned out AWESOME. I am very pleased with the end result. It looks just like the pot.
Thank you some much for allowing Sisters of the Wild West to share our project with you today.
Please visit our blog to see more before and afters, and
many other sewing and crafting projects.
We love new friends.