Saturday, February 28, 2015

Faux Mirrored Console Table

So I tore my ACL and while I am waiting to have my surgery, I need some "ladder-free" projects because I am so bored!  I've been wanting to replicate the look of  a mirrored table and thought I'd use an old console table as a guinea pig.  I saw that someone had actually used reflective contact paper to cover the drawer fronts of a side table, so I thought I'd try it.  


However, my contact paper looked more like stainless steel when it arrived.

I decided to improvise and use spray paint.  I hauled the table out onto the deck (yes, in 20 degree weather) and spray painted it with this...(if you know my spouse, don't mention the spray-painting-on-the deck situation, then he'll know why there's a few silver flecks out there ;).

I am not exaggerating, this paint is more "reflective" than the contact paper.  So much so, that I thought I had forgotten to paint the legs of the table because the hardwood floor was reflecting off of them, Good stuff.

I used the contact paper on the top surface of the table and on the drawer fronts, I wasn't ready to give up on the paper or my ten bucks.

I  folded the edges like a present.

Then I smoothed it all down and covered the drawer fronts the same way.

I had a few extra crystal knobs lying around so I used those to finish it off.  

and some finishing touches...

Friday, February 13, 2015

Let It Go...

Of course... we had to have a Frozen theme for the Girl's 6th Birthday Party!
I promise not to bore you with the details, but since I tore my ACL back in December, I've had a lot of time on my I collected tons of cute ideas, and I'll share.

We had the party at an adorable place nearby, called Enchanted Dreams, because what little girl wouldn't want this party at 6 years old??   The fabulous staff took care of all of the entertaining and Queen Elsa was there of course.  The girls were able to choose a"dress up" costume and crown for the first half and donned grass skirts and leis for the second half!

Because the staff handled the party, we didn't need Frozen theme food or games, this left me with plenty of time to focus on the fun stuff...

  The invite was a Google find and a free download found here, I saved the image to my computer and used PicMonkey to edit it.  

The Elsa-like cupcake toppers were an accidental Amazon find, and I made Blue Velvet cupcakes for those, and to mix it up I added Pink Velvet as well.  I used a Wilton frosting tip to pipe on bright white frosting and topped the Pink Velvet with white chocolate tiaras made from Candy Melts.

The kids and I made Frozen Goo from a recipe I found here.  This was a fun project and my little boys loved it!  
The labels for the "Thank You Bags" were downloaded from this site and printed onto adhesive labels.

By far, my favorite thing to make, was the Elsa on the bag!  I can't take credit for the concept, I saw a similar rendition on Etsy, but thought they were a bit pricey and they looked more like Elsa was wearing Cinderella's skirt rather than her cape.  So I modified it and it turned out stinkin' cute! 

(Yes these photos were with my phone, but you get the idea).  I printed out Elsa,  cut back her upper body so that her arms would show, and hot glued the glittery tulle behind her, gathering it along the way, and then I re-glued her upper body down.

Thank you "snow" much for looking!