This week I finally broke down and bought a new point and shoot camera. You can see that I was finally able to take some pictures of the projects I have been working on lately. I found a great little camera that I got for $69.99, it is a Kodak Easy Share M341. It is teeny, tiny and will be great to take all those places that I don't want to have to worry about my big camera. The irony is that I finally got it and got it working so I could take pictures today. Immediately I got a call saying my lens was finally fixed and I could pick it up. Now that I have missed nearly the entire summer of picture taking, I have two working cameras. LOVELY!
In other news, these are pictures of two projects I have had a lot of fun with lately. The first is a garland I made to use on my decorative shelf for the patriotic holidays. It was super easy and turned out darling. It took a little time, but was the perfect brainless activity to work on in front of the T.V. I found the tutorial at The Crafty Crow and they got it from Saltwater Kids. I made my flags a little bit bigger, I used an index card as a guide and I also used my sewing machine to stitch the flags to the twine. Other than that, I pretty much followed the tutorial.
The second picture is a cedar chest I bought on KSL.com. A few weeks ago I decided that I needed something to keep my shoes in because my closet is so small. I thought a cedar chest would be perfect. I have always wanted one, so I headed to KSL.com . I quickly found the cheapest one I could find that was realtively close to my house. The outside was a little beat up, but that didn't matter because I planned on painting it anyway. I followed the tips found at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/
I spray painted it with Kiltz spraypaint primer, then spraypainted it with Krylon aqua and used the tips for glazing and it turned out great! It was so much easier than I expected and I am thrilled with the results! I definitely see more furniture painting and glazing in my future. It was fun and completely rewarding!