I saw this in my local flea market:
and visions of polka dots started dancing in my head.
So I took it home (for $6) and then it sat in my decorating closet for months.
I got inspired and took it to the garage and there it sat...
for a few more weeks.
I still had visions of covering that 1950's metal and cream and orangey flowered mess with lovely blue polka dots. But I wasn't quite sure how to do it.
Hubby surprised me with #1 a decorating closet makeover (which I will share later).
#2 a Cricut Expression!! Whooo HOO!!!
So after Christmas I finally got inspired enough to get to work. First I spray painted the entire thing blue. (no picture of that, sorry). Then I cut three different sizes of circles (2", 1", and 1/2") out of contact paper and placed them as randomly as possible. (Yes, I use contact paper more often than vinyl.) Then I painted the whole thing red.
Then it sat for a few more days because, well because I was just plain skeered of pulling the circles off. I was afraid it would pull part of the red paint off.
I finally got my nerve up and pulled them off....love it!
Now I just need the cake...or cupcakes...or cookies...or brownies.
This was one of my favorite projects of 2011. I'm linking up with the CSI Challenge. Go visit and see all the great ideas!