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Friday, February 21, 2014

Stuff for the Studios Part I

I have a confession...
 there's a new guy in my life.
Meet Seamus O'Bitey!
I popped by the farmer's market to get herb plants
and came home with a Lab/Irish Setter/Pittbull rescue
that's making me crazy, sucking all my time, eating my shoes,
and making me laugh constantly.
I'm surprised I got in a project for Thom's apartment!

As you may remember, my sons, Samwow and Thom,
now have bare-bones studio cribs.
The boys have vastly different styles;
Samwow's preference is a palette of khaki, black and white
with a very masculine tone,
while Thom wants to go with a beachy theme.
We're decorating on a shoe string, but the boys are kind of used to that with 
a Momma like me.
My wallet is shut so tight it squeaks.
 Now we all know my proclivity for candle projects.
I'll make a light feature out of anything.
So when Thom wanted candlelight for dinner, which is
what he grew up on, I thought of something flameless (campus policy)
that would fit the bill.
His existing centerpiece is seagrass in a square vase, so...
 ...I hit Dollar Tree for something that would work!
 All you need is 2 votive holders...
 ...2 square, tall vases...
 ...filler of your choice to match your decor...
 ...some flickering battery tealights...
 ...and Goop!
I'm a huge fan of this waterproof, silicone sealant adhesive.
This is the best stuff for glass on glass projects.
 Okay, this is a quick one.
Put your desired filler in the vases.
 Run a bead of Goop around the top.
Center the votive holder on top.
Allow this to dry for at least 4 hours.
 I then nestled the tealights in some marbles I had left 
from a previous project.
 At almost 15 inches tall, these have a presence!
 With Thom's burgeoning tropical style, these will 
make a statement.
I think they'd also be perfect for a DIY wedding,
and at $5 a pair, they'll fit any budget.
And now, for your giggle-snort of the day...
Thanks to my good buddy Jane at The Borrowed Abode.
She and her new hubby Ryan are fellow pet junkies,
although not on the crazy-cat-lady-starter-kit level I am.

7 comments:

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Eek! Your puppy is precious. I'm glad you enjoyed the photo :)

Michelle L. said...

Oh geez, what a cute baby! And I love the silhouette of your votives.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a cute new friend, I know you will enjoy him a lot. Love his name. How did the cats adjust to this new person in their domain?

Deb said...

How funny! We just adopted a shepherd/pyrenees puppy a few days ago and he is ENORMOUS. His name is Brinks :) I had Seamus on my short list - LOVE IT! Congrats on your pup - we can commiserate on puppy mayhem together ;)

Deb said...

How funny! We just adopted a shepherd/pyrenees puppy a few days ago and he is ENORMOUS. His name is Brinks :) I had Seamus on my short list - LOVE IT! Congrats on your pup - we can commiserate on puppy mayhem together ;)

Heather Rodman said...

Aw, Seamus looks to be such the sweety! Congrats on your adoption! Love the candleholders. Glad to see you back! :)

-Heather, the Real Leopardstripes

Life in Rehab said...

The cats are NOT pleased, but neither is Arwen! All of the menagerie were fairly sedate, so the addition of this thundering brute was unsettling to say the least! And yes, commiseration is in order LOL. But I love him like crazy.