First, I had a couple of vintage glass light globes lying around. I decided to make them into hanging candle holders or vases.
The first one has western designs in the glass... horses and horse shoes. I think candle light would be really pretty shining through the glass to bring out the designs!
I know the design if kind of hard to see, here's a side shot that hopefully is a little better. You can see I just wrapped wire around the lip and over the top to form a hanger. This light was a little scuffed up at the top so I wrapped jute around it to disguise it.
I love the bubble glass look that this one has :o]
Again, I think candle light would be really pretty through the glass but this one would actually work better for a vase, the bottom is pointed on the inside too which would make it hard to get a candle to sit level.
Next, I've had this jewelry box for quite awhile. It was already painted white when I found it.
The paint was chipping off a little bit so I just distressed it some more!
The inside is yellow... I need to vacuum it out a bit!
The mirror inside the lid was missing so I covered it with some pretty paper.
This next one is my favorite I think... it's a quirky little project!
Here is the before... an ugly fake skull wall hanging...
I almost passed it up but I thought I'd try painting it to see what it would look like. I used white and was planning to do a bright color but then another idea came to me...
I found an old hankie that I had cut up for another project (under the painted skull in the next picture).
I decided to decoupage that fabric onto the horns!!! I LOVE how it turned out!
It's an unexpected surprise I think... something so rugged and masculine looking could be feminine at the same time! :o]
All of these projects are going down to my space at the antique mall soon!