Table Leg - Spindle Butterflies

"Zebra" Butterfly
I decided to make butterflies in addition to the dragonflies!

See past dragonflies by clicking the Dragonfly/Butterfly 
headings in the Categories section

Metal bits for eyes...

Wooden finial on the bottom...

I cut the wings out of wood and hand painted with a 
fantasy "Lucy" butterfly design...based loosely on a real butterfly ;)

This one has a little different shaped wing and paint design

Blues and greens that I sanded and distressed...

Hinge piece for eyes...

Distressed off white spindle body

They are both painted and signed on the back.

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Dog Bed from an End Table - Gray and White

Gray and White dog bed with reversible hand painted cushion

See the other beds I've made by clicking on Dog Beds under the Categories section :)

It started as one of those tables with the gold strip on it. 
Let's just say I was determined to make
 it NOT look like that anymore haha

Even after priming and base coat, I could still "see" that plastic gold strip...bleh...

So I removed the frame section...

So I could remove that hideous, no offense if you have this kind of table,  gold section...

Then I glued and screwed the frame piece back in place...
much better!

Recently when I was working on a mosaic surfboard order,
I made a few of these mosaic dog bones while I had all my materials out.
I cut them out of plywood then added the stained glass...these in the 
pic haven't been grouted yet. 

I decided to use the gold one on this bed

Cute little gold feet...

Strange that I worked hard to get rid of that gold strip
and here I am adding gold back into the bed...but I think it looks
great with the gray and white :)

I also added these gold painted wood buttons that are glued AND nailed into place.
Yes, I pre-drilled a tiny hole in each one so I could tap a nail in.

Don't want any babies or doggies thinking those are for snacking

The back...

Without the cushion

I made a cushion to fit then painted with white bones on one side and...


A big gold paw print and white dots on the other side...

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Dragonflies - Dremel Carved and Scroll Wings

My latest dragonflies

See the others under dragonfly in categories section on the left

keys for eyes and copper plumbing strap antenna...

Fun flower piece that I put on the tail...

I cut a scroll design in the wings and painted with greens...

Large white one...

Hinge eyes, brick tie antenna...

Metal knob on the tail...

I got the Dremel out and carved spirals and dots in the wings...

Painted in white with a gray wash...

Another green with scrolled wings...

Metal piece for the eyes and copper plumbing strap antenna...

I squiggled and bent the tines on a fork and put it at the end of the tail

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Dog Bed from an End Table - Leopard Print for Bruce

My latest Dog Bed
This one is an order for a sweet little dog named Bruce

You can see the other dog beds I've made Here
or click Dog Beds under the Category section on the left

How it started...

Here it is all primed with a base coat, 
I ended up using a different headboard though

One of my fave things to paint...animal print

Here is it mostly done ....

It has fun gold dots and stripes as well as lots of leopard

I added little finials on the headboard legs

Headboard with paw print...

Back....

I made a reversible cushion with animal print on one side...

and painted gold dots on black on the other side.
Check out this post to see my take on painting on fabric.

Sweet little Bruce!

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