Everyone has a week every now and then that just turns out to be an exercise in futility, and I am no different. Thank goodness these weeks only come along about once a year. This first photo is a pretty cute medicine cabinet. It was plain pine from the 80's and was missing the glass. I asked my husband to paint it black and put some small scale poultry wire in the front. He did all the work on this so I'm going to quit while I'm ahead and not touch it anymore. I'll take it to the shop tomorrow.
So what did I do with my week? I started early Monday morning trying to remove the glass from this 5 foot square window so I could hang it on my wall at the shop. I thought someone could make an awesome chalkboard out of it if the glass was removed. I broke out the glass panes as I usually do and in the process banged my hand. That didn't deter me though. I spent at least 8 more hours this week trying to get all the glass removed!
In 8 hours' time I can do a lot of DIY projects, get them photographed and then blog about them, but I met this window as a challenge. The front is white chippy paint with the old green showing through.
Pretty cool to use on a wall at my space at Aubergine Emporium, don't you think? But check out the next photo. This was the back side. I couldn't get the glazing compound out and therefore the glass around the edges stayed stuck! It's still not perfect on the back side, but all the glass has been picked out of the crevices and I shall use the front side for my display. In many years I have never encountered glazing compound that didn't just fall away. Has anyone out there had this same problem?
Then I decided to try my wood burning tool to transfer an image on to this wooden box. That didn't go well either. I think I blew the image up too large and didn't have enough of a solid image to transfer.
Not to worry, I will ask my husband to paint it and I will paint something of my own. Until then, I will try the transfer method on something else and let you know how it turns out. Next week will be better. I'm attending my favorite flea market tomorrow and I just know I will find something to inspire me for next week's projects. I hope your week was not as frustrating as mine. Thanks for stopping by.