Showing posts with label zebra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zebra. Show all posts

May 7, 2013


Hey ya'll!

My Booth #555 at Peddlers Mall has also kept me swamped. Things are selling pretty good and fast and I'm having trouble keeping it stocked up and looking good. Hectic isn't enough to describe the past month. lol.

So without anything else getting in my way, right now, lol, I'd like to share a previous craft.

Here's the before of a coat hanger that I had painted a while back, in the navy and prim yellow:

And so, after it sit for sale for a few months without anyone wanting it, I decided to give it a makeover. With the new hot style of zebra going around, I thought that's what I'd do. I'd make it into a zebra themed coat hanger so that someone may want it for their bedroom? Who knows... It could hold scarfs, hats, coats or whatever and still look cute.

And here it is after:

Thankfully, the zebra theme helped it sell finally. I'm not sure why the stars theme didn't sell though. But either way, glad someone is enjoying it!
Thank You!

I've recently been obsessed with zebra myself and here's a few ways I've incorporated it around my house.
This is the tanning room, just a spare bedroom we had. I do still have a tanning bed but we mainly do spray tans now. It's just hard to get use to.  Anyways, the big tanning bed is still in there and there's not much decorating you can do with that big hunk of bulk.
The room before was plain, with stark white walls, as it had been since we re-done this entire house about three years ago. And it had just kinda sat empty ever since.It was super plain. Nothing in there.
Well, my sister Amber, had the idea to make the room a zebra theme! And we went from there.
 I just love how it turned out. Here’s some pics:


And here's some printed out signs I've made to hang up on the walls:

Feb 26, 2013

Zebra Chair | Time Out Kids Chair

Today's makeover is a cute "Time Out" chair, zebra style.

It started out as an ugly blue/pink heart doll chair, I believe. I had it in my booth for about a month and no one wanted it. Here's a pic of the before, just after I sprayed one strand of white on it... lol. I'm no good at the "before" pics. I usually forget them. But here it is:

I hated the blue/pink/hearts theme, so I thought why not go wild, zebra style? And off I went. I began with a base color of glossy white. I always use the Rustolem brand from Walmart. It runs about $3.75 per can here, but it's well worth it.

Then after all was dry, I began free handing on some zebra stripes with some acrylic Apple Barrel brand craft paint. FYI: for future paintings of thin lines, I am going to use some other type of paint. I had to steadily go back and repaint each line because the lines weren't black enough. Two coats on something this tedious is just too much for me. lol.

Anyways, after about 30 minutes of drawing little zebra lines, or trying to, lol, I finally added the words, "Time Out," to the top. I just used a lead tipped pencil to write it out first. That way, I knew if it would look somewhat centered and would fit before the paint. Then traced over the letters with the same black paint.

And my last and final step was to seal it. This way, in case it really gets used, it can withstand some wear and tear. I used an all purpose sealer from Delta Ceramcoat. Its great on wood and other surfaces too and dries clear. Which is great. Just don't use a heavily soaked big brush for this, because if the black paint gets too wet, since it's craft acrylic, it will run. But like I did, I used a medium straight brush and only put on a thin coat at once, in sections. And it didn't smear the black paint.

Here's the final look at my Zebra Time Out Chair:

Hope you find some sort of inspiration and redo an old unused piece of furninture like this. If you do, please send me a link to it. I'd love to see! :-)

~Happy Crafting!