I am a long-time lover of thrift stores, and this past week, my Mom wanted to pay the local one a visit. We didn't know it was $2 a bag clothing day or we might have passed on that day. Anyway, it was a treasure trove of goodies.
I ENJOY turning thrift store finds into something LOVELY, either for myself or as a gift to someone else.
One of the items I found this past week was this is a heavy glass chair glider - it was put under the leg of a chair so the chair could easily glide over the floor. There was only one of these dark brown heavy glass so it was something I thought I could buy just 1 of without feeling that I wrecked a set. It is 3 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch high.
I washed the glider, sanded off some of the grunge that didn't come off with the soap & water. Let dry. I thought this would make a LOVELY paperweight for those times when I am out on the front porch and trying to keep my papers from blowing away (here in Saskatchewan, it seems its always breezy).
I printed off a photo of my website button, cut it into a circle to fit inside the glider. I added alittle 3D Crystal Lacquer to the glider first, then the photo on top and I found a tiny container of glitter in one of my drawers so thought I'd add to the areas where there was white showing on the photo paper. I added about a 1/4 inch of 3D Crystal Lacquer over top.
I added a thin stream of 3D Crystal lacquer on the top edge of the glider, then with my finger added Smokey Quartz of Terri Sproul's Shimmer Mica Powder mixers, pulling it down the side.
I am happy with my NEW LOVELY paper weight!