August 19, 2013

Summer Repeat #1

Though I am technically on a break, I thought I would do a few 
oldies but goodies over the summer.
Nothing on tv but repeats, right? 
In blogland, too!

I just couldn't leave all that sad crap sitting here all summer.

So if you haven't seen this you go.
Hope you are having a great summer!

Once in a while an idea dances into my brain that should not own dancing shoes.
Happen to you, too?
I thought so.

No booze was involved, either.
Impressive, right?

This ugly TV swivel-er-er was headed to the closest drop off.
We'd used it inside an armoire for a small tv that no one ever watched.
That didn't last long.
So now what to do with that thing?

 The easy fix was to paint it, of course.  No brainer, right?
Then what?
I had a fox image that I wanted to use.
(Unable to find source.)
A quick trip to PicMonkey and I had the images edited and was ready to print.
Mod Podge?  Hmmm...not really the look I want.
I'd heard of using an iron to transfer images onto wood, so I decided to try it.

Okay, that worked a little differently than on fabric but it did work.
It was just boring.
Sorry, no photo of the boring part.
Here's where the crazy part comes in.
Mad Hatter cuckoo.
I ironed on top of an unprotected, virgin transfer.
I can hear the collective gasp, but it all turns out in the end so don't get those tightie whities in a wad.

I melted that transfer all over until I got a smeary, wonderful RUINED effect.
Love at first sight.

You sane people are yelling 'What the *#@&*!!! did you just do to your iron?

Well, the smeary good stuff came right off onto a piece of cardboard.
I was lucky, eh?

That "eh?" was for Suzan.

The distressing was made with the iron, too.
Yes, I pushed her to the limit.
I am not a good iron owner.

I think it looks very foxy used as a small bar.

Or just as a fun accent on a table for highlighting your keeps.

Go find a crazy way to abuse your own iron...if you are that sort.

Then, do tell. 

We nutters love gory tales of artistic achievement.


  1. i read your title and thought, 'oh no! it'll be something like that scary rabbit!' ;)

  2. Oh I love it already! I might just have something to use my iron on since the clothes don't see it much lol

  3. Your iron is going to grow up resenting you for the abuse. Just sayin'.

  4. Cool effect!!!i'll just buy an iron from the thrift and have to try THAT.......! I've seen that fox picture somewhere....if I remember I'll tell you......looks great with the silver loving cup....very men's club studyish.....

  5. You've piqued my curiosity. I can't wait to see what you did with it!

  6. Looks like a masterpiece! I like his drink too-enjoy:@)

  7. Well, you brat- making us wait and I read every word and did not even jump down to the end to see the finished product! You are on THE LIST now! lol xo Diana ps. be back to see the finished product!

  8. Tina,
    it turned out amazing, love the effect! I'd love to give it a try but I couldn't deal with my iron anymore so it went to a foster home. Should do well there as my daughter is very loving and will take good care of her, er I mean it!
    Can't wait to see the "pretty pics"!

  9. Hey cuckoo bird friend, Now I might have to buy an iron, Looks fantastically foxy already, can't wait!

  10. I'm really confused about what you did...but your pictures are fantastic! I always thought it was "tidy whities"

  11. Oh, you are brave for your art! I can't wait to see the finished product.

  12. I just love your creativity and the way you showed your iron who is boss!
    Looking forward to Wednesday!
    Happy Hugs,

  13. fabulous, tina! so it that engraved silver bowl!

  14. OMG...Finally, a use for my iron! My MIL will be so proud! Looking forward to the pretty pics!

  15. I'm loving what I can see already Tina!!!
    ( I destroyed my iron last month with veneer lol )
    And I'm not taking responsibility for the " eh " - you love using it - I think it's creeping into you American's vocabulary without you even realizing it - it's part of the
    Grand Plan don't you know LMHO
    The Crazy Canuck..........

  16. Thank goodness. A legit reason to trash my iron. That sweet little fox face is so cute I could gobble him right up!


  17. What a great idea and way to work the iron:) !!

    First time stopping by and I'll be looking forward to seeing your next post:)


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