You Bought What?

I named this blog Sprinkled Notes  because my mind is sprinkled with ideas and it flits around here and there. You never know what you are going to get when I post on this blog.

The problem being a creative person is the fact  it is hard to stick to one thing for very long. I have discovered if I hit a block with my writing, it is time to take a few moments to do something else creative.

I like to try different things. Sometimes the things I create are successful and other times they are a bomb. Failure with something is fine with me, at least I tried.

I was not happy having limited counter space in my kitchen. Contrary to popular belief writers don’t always make a lot of money, and it is feast or famine, so new cupboards were out of the question. I happened to find a small, old metal, kitchen cabinet that was very rusted. I fell in love with it. It had the porcelain top that matches an old table I had  also worked a little magic on. I might add that the ones in my household that like this table is me and my cats.

The other person in my household was not impressed with my find, but bless his heart, he let me have fun with the cabinet and he moved the finished product into my kitchen. I don’t know if the way I recycled it was correct but here are the steps I used.

1. Cleaned it with TSP
2. Sanded the rust. (Make sure you wear a mask).
3.Scraped the paint off the top that was covering the porcelain. I used a green paint remover. Can’t remember the brand and I threw away the empty bottle.
4. Two coats of Rustoleum primer.
5. Two coats of Rustoleum Gloss Enamel.

Make sure you use a mask and let it dry in between coats. Disclaimer: I am not an expert, don’t know if I did it the right way so before doing this you might want to consult someone.

I had fun,  it is in my kitchen, and I love the breadbox inside of the cabinet. At one time were doors, but they were not with the cabinet but it didn’t matter to me.

Here are the before and after pictures









Top being cleaned




cleaned top




Creating Something Out of Nothing.

My mind is constantly thinking of things to create. Occasionally my creations are a bomb and occasionally I am the only one that likes them. It is so much to create. This is a Paper Mache Bowl. Instead of newspaper or regular paper I used cut up flowers and blue computer paper for the background. First I put a liner of Saran Wrap around my bowl. This keeps it from sticking and it makes the inside shiny when you take it off. I then layered strips of paper. The amount of layering depends on how stiff you want the bowl. When it is dry I used a little craft paint to add a few more designs and I finish it off with Shiny Mod Podge. Note: Do not put anything wet or hot in this bowl. I use it for candy or towels. Be imaginative when you fill your bowl.Image