Thursday, August 22, 2013

Painted Bistro Set

                    Finally got around to getting pictures of my finished bistro set (see original post, here).                                                                   I really like the way it came out:)





Thursday, August 8, 2013

FLUBBER

My sister gets the credit for bringing to my attention, this fun craft, for kids.....well let's face it, adults too! :)

It's called, FLUBBER! It's very easy to make and fun for hours!

What you need is:

  1. food coloring
  2. 1 c Elmer's glue
  3. 3/4 c cold water
  4. 1/2 c hot water
  5. 1 tsp Borax
In a bowl mix together glue, food coloring (in your color choice) and cold water. Set aside. In another bowl dissolve Borax in the hot water. Slowly pour the Borax water into the glue mixture and slowly mix together. The mixture will start to gel together. Once it starts to form drain off excess liquid, let the flubber sit for a few minutes, drain again, if necessary. Turn it out of the bowl and your ready to play. You can stretch it, pull it, use cookie cutters to make shapes. Keep in an airtight container so it won't dry out.









               Flubber will not hold shape. No matter how you mold it, it will flatten back out.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dress Up Old Bistro Sets with Vibrant Color

One of my Spring/Summer projects, was to paint and give new life to, two bistro sets that I have. We purchased them a few years ago and they are looking quite worn.

Well, here it is August and I still had not started that project....until, today!

I chose, Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Cover Paint + Primer in Satin Lagoon, as my vibrant color. This paint was very easy to apply and went on very smooth and uniform. It also works upside down!

These sets will go out by my pool when completed.


Before


After


Side by side comparison


I still have to finish the other chair and table for this set. I'll post the total transformation when it is completed.

What vibrant color would you try?