It’s been a minute since I’ve posted… All kinds of interesting (to me) things happening at jhbhq.
My efforts last week were focused on the fella, who had a little visit to the hospital after suffering severe dehydration on a particularly tough day at work.
He spent a few days there, and as soon as he got well enough to be out and about, we were on the search for a rent house. So far, not so great. We’ve seen some really cute houses but there’s always some sort of deal breaker… Like this house, a 3 / 2 at an affordable price (with a pool!!!) that had updates and was super cute… with a great little breakfast nook…
lots of natural light… and no stove top… yeah, seriously.
See that vent hood with a counter underneath it? Weird, right? So… No go.
Then there was this really cute house with foundation issues and horrendous carpet. Also a 3 / 2. I didn’t get pictures of anything here except for the chandelier in the outdoor workshop. Maybe a fancy meth lab?
We saw one that was pretty promising (designer paint colors, tile flooring throughout etc). But it’s a 2 bedroom, the second of which is 10 x 10. Yeah. I don’t think we fit in there. Sad face.
All of the others that we have seen have had various benefits and drawbacks but we just haven’t found “the one” yet. No matter. There’s time yet. For now I’m in with a fun little craft.
After I made our headboard I was on a pattern kick in the bedroom and decided to make some coasters. This little lady needs a cool glass of water at her bedside, and she shant be getting water spots on the nightstands she worked so diligently to make.
- Ceramic tile
- Hot glue gun and accompanying glue sticks
- Acrylic spray (I used this)
- Liquid gold leaf
I’ve actually used pretty much this same method several times before – Shannon even wrote about some that I made on her blog a couple of years ago before I started my little corner of the internets.
Here’s the quick and dirty…
I started by cutting felt slightly smaller than my tile to protect my tables from being scratched. I used hot glue to stick ’em to the underside of the tiles.
Then, a little liquid leaf on the edges. Fancy.
The original plan was for me to paint the design on top of the tile but evidently the liquid variety of gold leaf doesn’t like to adhere to glossy, non-porous ceramic tile. Meh. Metallic gold Sharpie to the rescue! I just free handed a chevron / herringbone esque design.
Then, two coats of my acrylic water resistant spray and these bad boys were ready to protect my nightstands from their nemesis – condensation.
Since you’re wondering, I totally
never ALWAYS drink water from stemless wine glasses. Pure class.
Anyone else making crafty creations? Or maybe you’ve got some strange house hunt stories of your own? Do tell…
Great write up, very crafty.
Thanks Tim 🙂