The Jackalope show was awesome! Beautiful weather, great crowds and lots of sales – you couldn’t ask for better. And thank you all for your good wishes and positive thoughts – they totally paid off.
Jenni requested a closer look at the
ashtrays (seriously people?!) terra-cotta coasters I had in the booth. I snapped a quick pic Sunday morning and I was glad I did because by Sunday evening they were gone.I’m really digging these. They open up a whole new world of possibilities. For this round I supplemented the soda pop ones I shared previously some of my much loved vintage dairy labels and, going for the man-cave crowd, vintage oil can graphics (question: can man caves have coasters? Seems kind of antithetical).
I had been toying around with a tray idea for a few weeks and this seemed perfect. I had planned to do a full-on tutorial but, um, I sold it before I could get the beauty shot. So, herewith is a mini version.
I first, sanded, primed and painted one of the smaller trays.
I cut some thin wood (pressboard really) down into slats that were wide enough to fill the bottom of the tray but just leave little space between each strip. I also printed out an enlarged version of one of my favorite vintage Los Angeles postcards and cut it into strips.I attached the graphics to the pressboard using mod podge and painted the bottom of the tray black.After gluing the strips in place and sealing them with another coat of Mod Podge I poured in a good layer of Envirotex Lite.I used a couple of the other trays in the group as well – using my other vintage postcard collage but I have a couple left and I think I want to make more like this.
Also, during my crazy week, I finished up my latest Mod Podge Rocks project. It’s a very easy to make coat rack that uses plaques from Michaels, Mod Podge Transfer Medium and some of my favorite vintage luggage tag graphics.(side note: if you want to see a super cool, totally charming coat rack visit my friend Julie’s blog Follow Your Heart Woodworking and check out her latest work. I think they are awesome!)
In slightly more unsettling news….whatever critter that had died in the Blair Witch room is, um, gone. On Monday when I steeled myself to open the garage door there was nothing, no smell, nuthin’. I feel like I’m in a Hitchcock film. “I SWEAR the body was here a second ago!” * I’ve now pulled everything out and haven’t found a thing. And while I guess that’s good it’s also a bit creepy.
stupid, low, door frame……
*does this scenario make me Cary Grant?! I’m totally down with that then!