on thursday, this was just an ordinary wooden side table, sitting on top of some other neglected furniture at my local salvation army. one coat of primer, several coats of black paint, gold painted trim, faux malachite finish and about 12 hours of tedious work have transformed it into a delightfully tacky octagonal original.

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where is the love?

February 13, 2011

handmade valentines have been a tradition of mine since college. this year i opted to go with recycled materials (cardboard, fabric scraps, paper stencils and paint) to make 27 valentines virtually for free. my cat, stormy, seemed to enjoy them.

i also crocheted an octopus with bendy arms to hold pens and pencils for MY valentine. as much as i’d like to take credit for this idea, it was actually rachel’s brainchild.