The early bird gets the worm and guess who was not the early bird? And guess who missed out on awesome flea market finds? Yup, you got it, me. There were a few beautiful vintage dressers, super cheap, but when I inquired....SOLD. One vendor even quipped...these were sold before you even rolled out of bed! Ugh....must he even rub it in? But then I spied this, hidden behind some
junk other wonderful finds meant for someone else. He says 75.00...I say, very sweetly, how about 50.00 and he says 60.00. Sold!
So, I get it home and notice there are pieces of decorative trim missing. And then
I come up with this awesome idea, if I do say so myself, to replicate the pieces of decorative molding. I have seen others use a similar method to create "wood" appliques using Sculpey Clay.
How many times have you passed up something because parts of the trim were missing?? Never again, my friends :)This post just might take me to 200 followers...I'm like the little engine that could, ha!
Using sculpey clay...press the clay on the trim/molding that still exists. Peel it off carefully....now you have your mold. Bake as the directions call for.
|Apparently this was not Sculpey Clay in the craft box....ugh!|
|Found the true Sculpey Clay and now I have my molds. The pic is lame but you get the idea.|
Use a piece of Quik Wood and press it into the Sculpey mold....don't let the QW set. Remove it and using a butter knife cut it to fit the missing area. Use a little wood glue to hold them in place once hardened. Are you totally loving me yet or what???
Prime, it, paint it and it's as good as new!
|Can you find the "missing link"??|
I replaced the tarnished original mirror and to cut cost used 1/8" thick mirror as opposed to the pricey original 1/4" and secured it w/ a bead of silicone.
I love this color!
|Sadly the woven bench was coming apart so I cut ply wood and added foam and fabric and attached it to the bench w/ screws.|
|Love those original pewter pulls....they cleaned up super nice!|
Happy weekend to all my blogging buddies who amaze and inspire me!