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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday, Sanding Sunday!

Okay, so am I the only one who really enjoys using a sander!? I honestly love using mine. Sometimes I find myself sanding things that could probably be manipulated without sanding but I do it anyway :)

Yesterday my boyfriend(Shawn)'s family used our yard for a garage sale. Needless to say, it didn't go well. BUT the upside of that is I got to go through all of the leftovers and keep a bunch of goodies! One of the items I scored was this little shelf.

I had some major plans for this little guy!

I woke this morning ready to work! Alright so let's be honest, it's Sunday, I'll be home alone I wanted to stay in bed all day...but I knew I shouldn't. So after a nutritious breakfast (Lucky charms and soy milk, YUM) I managed to pulled myself and Teghan (my bulldog) out of bed.

This is where all the sanding excitement comes in! POWER TOOLS, WOOHOO! ::self high-five:: Anyway, after it was sanded I painted the shelf high glossy black. Of course I was anxious for the paint to dry (like always)! After the paint was dry, I did something unexpected....(oh the suspense)..... I screen printed the shelf pieces! (I have been dying to use the lace pattern I burned into my screen Thursday in class) Being fairly new to the screen print world I was unsure if the ink two would "stick" to the painted surface... and to my surprise it did! The result was absolutely gorgeous!!






Whatcha think??

16 comments:

  1. Amazing talent, I can wait to see what is next!

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  2. Vic - love it!!! I want you to make me something like that!

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  3. Susan-Thank you so much! I can't wait to find something new to do too!

    Mary-Thanks! I would love to make you a piece :)

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  4. I think it looks amazing! I would love to know more about the screen-print process you used.

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  5. Saw this on Better After and had to leave a comment about how beautiful this is. Fantastic job!

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  6. I also came over from Better After. You did such a beautiful job on this! I second Korrie's request to learn more about your screen printing process!

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  7. can you please tell how you got the lace detailing?

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  8. Hi Vicky,
    Seems we all want to know about this screen printing..:) You must share more about it! When I was reading Lindsey's commentary on your table, my jaw dropped before I eve saw your picture. I was just going to post about my dining table that I stenciled with doilies!!! :) I was featured last week with my card catalog makeover. Your table is adorable and so want to know about the screen printing. More girl, more! Hop over to my blog and take a look at my table done the old fashined way...www.nyourdreams.blogspot.com. I love how we are able to share our creations through this blog world!

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  9. Thank you all for your feedback!

    In my latest post I will give detail about the screen printing I did on this table/shelf.

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  10. I love this table! Can't wait to try this one myself.

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  11. I have not idea about this technique! Love it ! Congrats!

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