Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We've moved!!!


I am not going to get into a long drawn out explanation here about why I decided to change blog publishers...if you want to know you can go to my new blog http://mamapartin.wordpress.com/.
the blog is getting a new look and we are going in a more general direction than I was before.
Please continue to follow me during this transition from Blogger to Wordpress.

Thanks for being loyal readers,
Mama P

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mercury Glass DIY

There have been a lot of mercury glass
items in all of the major designer retailers
like Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs.

There was one such item in a Ballard Design mag
I was perusing that I coveted...but not at their price tag.
Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs
Price tag- $29-$39 each

I have seen tutorials all over blogland,
but with so many I had no idea which one to choose.
So I read about thirty to get a general consensus,
which was to spray light layers of water and spray paint
on the INSIDE of said item, then blot parts off
and repeating until you achieve the desired effect...
and they all agree to use only one product and one product only,
Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint.

Here is what I started with, a .50 glass garage sale vase.

And here is what I ended up with...

Love it, but who doesn't love a good before and after?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Apothecary Jars

I started my Halloween decor.
Most of it is silly because I have small children,
and don't want to scare them.

Here is one that scared one and grossed the other two out...


There are my leftover gourds and pumpkins...

and yes, those are


I couldn't resist.
I bought them for $1 at the dollar tree,
and used an apothecary jar I already had.
The black netting is the bag the fingers came in,
cut to shreds and laid in the bottom as filler.

For our Halloween party, 
I plan on adding more jars and making a
"mad scientist" lab area.
The jars will be filled with things like:
gummy teeth, chocolate eyeballs
and more.

These three jars cost me about $2 to fill.
See? You can decorate and have fun for cheap.
Stay tuned for more...