Dog Bed Hand Painted with Dog Bones and Checks

dog bone dog bed
New dog bed order
Update 2014 I'm no longer creating the dog beds and 
they are completely sold out. Thank you for your past
support and purchases.
Visit my new online shop featuring my mosaic art.
Thank you!

hand painted flower dog bed with checks
My customer requested something similar to this floral dog bed 
 but with bones instead of the flowers

wood dog bed with bone design
So bones it is :)

hand painted dog bed
and dots...

designer dog bed
and checks...

hand painted dog bed with colorful design
and letters.

paw print cushion for dog bed
I made the cushion and painted the paw print...

painted piping on fabric
I added a hand painted striped edging similar to another painted dog bed design

painted dog bed
Adorable little finials on the corners...

The back...
thanks for reading about my latest dog bed!
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Dragonflies Recycled table leg dragonflies with Stripes, Circles, Zebra, Leopard and Tin Tile Wings

zebra dragonfly recycled art
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 
For those of you that like to make your own dragonflies
I thought I would share my latest ideas with you like this
Zebra Dragonfly with Ceiling Fan blade wings.
I'm now hung up on animal print since I made the Zebra Butterfly!
Well...I always love animal print.

glass bead dragonfly eyes
Fun mismatched blue glass bead eyes

table leg dragonfly art
Distressed body

green animal print dragonfly art
Green leopard print...

recycled metal art pieces
I used a rusty bell with beads for his tail...

dragonfly art
More glass bead eyes...

green stripes dragonfly
Fun green striped one in a beautiful apple green color that I love

Lucy Designs dragonfly
I used a lamp part for his eyes...

Lucy Designs dragonflies
Then I made a couple in a distressed teal blue, this one with circles and...

lucy designs dragonfly art
A stripe

lucy designs fan blade dragonflies
Here's one with wood and pieces of vintage tin tile on the wings.
I had pieces of tile leftover from the Dragonfly with Tin Tile Wings 
and used them in this one.

embossed metal wing dragonfly art
I ended up drilling small holes in the tile and attaching them to the wings with wire

lucy designs dragonfly
I normally screw the wings directly into the body but these
spindles were so slim right where I wanted to attach them, I ended
up screwing them to a piece of wood and then into the body

spindle dragonfly art
A friend of my Mother's had given me all of these spindles 
that I used in these dragonflies...
It was like Christmas!!

lucy designs dragonfly art
I made her this dragonfly as a thank you :)
Have a wonderful day!
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Flamingo Mosaic Garden Art Made from Plastic Pink Dollar Store Flamingo

diy mosaic flamingo pink flamingo art
Update May 2017, visit my new online shop featuring 
my coastal and nature themed mosaic art.

plastic pink flamingo dollar store
I found pink plastic flamingos while at Dollar Tree one day and purchased a 
couple thinking I would paint them in a fun design. I ended up putting
them on a shelf in my studio and I kind of forgot about them!
When working on a Mosaic Surfboard I spotted one of  thos flamingos 
and decided to try my hand making a mosaic flamingo too.
Sorry I don't have "during" photos but it's pretty straightforward.

pink flamingo mosaic
I roughed up the surface with coarse sandpaper and used Acrylpro ceramic tile 
adhesive to attach the pink and orange stained glass tile and set aside to dry.

Since I work with stained glass I happened to have some on hand and I cut
the tiles myself. You can probably find pre-cut stained glass pieces online
or maybe even pink ceramic tile and you could smash it with a hammer...
cover the tiles with a towel and wear safety glasses!

pink flamingo mosaic Lucy Designs
After it was dry, I grouted with white grout.
He came with black wire legs that stick into the body. When I was 
grouting, I stuck a little nail in the holes so I would know where they were.
The legs are hard to see in the pic.

Since the plastic flamingo is much heavier now with the glass and grout, I had to do 
some finagling to get him to stand straight.
If I make another, I would find thicker wire or maybe even rods of
rebar to use for the legs.

diy dollar store flamingo
I used little black beads for the eyes

mosaic flamingo art lucy designs
He looks great! I ended up moving and selling him at my yard sale so 
I'm not sure how he ended up after living outside although I imagine the results would 
be great since it was a plastic base and the adhesive and the grout are both safe for outdoor use.

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Dragonfly graffiti inspired funky chair leg dragonfly

lucy designs dragonfly
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 

Graffiti inspired funky dragonfly

studded dragonfly body
for the body, I used a chair leg, painted it distressed black and studded it with 
thumbtacks from the dollar store. 
 I sanded the tacks after they were hammered in to give them a brushed look.

layered paint

block painting
I created a layered paint finish trying to give it the look of an old
worn sign with numbers and letters.

old signage dragonfly
I was trying to recreate the look of the metal wing dragonflies 
I made previously 

funky dragonfly art
I added a vintage swirled handle at the tail...

vintage wrench for dragonfly eyes
Vintage wrench for the eyes...

how to attach wings on fan blade dragonfly
The back is painted, signed and ready to hang

lucy designs dragonfly art
Thanks for taking a look!
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