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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

$13.74 Fireplace

It didn't start out to be a copper penny tiled fireplace. The wrong stone arrived as we were building the house. I looked at the space and decided that it was a blessing in disguise. Stone would have been too big of a material for the space allotted. I needed something small, perhaps round,with some texture. Pennies popped right into my brain! A mixture of old and new and dull and shiny would be perfect.

What could be cheaper? 


I spent about a few hours for three days jamming to my favorite tunes adhering the pennies to the backing with mastic. I used a sandless cinnamon grout. This was my first penny project which has lead to some other projects such as penny topped tables. I'll show you those on another day. 
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buffet with a Surprise

Here is another before and after project. How I love to take an ugly duckling piece of furniture and make it over into something to treasure! This was painted a pickled yellow...It was nasty in my opinion. I obtained this piece from a friend that is downsizing. I thought I could update it with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.