Friday, April 27, 2012

Fingers and Friends and DIY

Remember several weeks ago when I mentioned on Facebook that I electrocuted myself? Just found this photo that I took...shows the entry and exit point of my shocked little finger. I know, I looks pitifully small and insignificant. But I promise you it gave me a real jolt and throbbed for the rest of the day!

Well, that's the end of the story about my finger. Now on to the 'Friends and DIY' part of this post. My friend, Marie, is the real creative type...but like many of the moms out there with small kids, she struggles to find the time to fully explore that side of her that just screams to get out. So when she does experiment, it's great fun!

On a recent visit, she showed me how she was recycling and folding magazine pages for a project. What she ended up with were tiny little 2 inch x 2 inch squares. That's definitely a project to sit with while watching the TV. And I shivered as I had memories of doing the same with my rolled magazine pages for the mirror. When her project was done, she showed us this board. Those are thumbtacks in the center of each square holding the folded magazine page together.

Well I thought that was destined straight for the wall for a solid dose of color happiness! And then she dropped a bombshell. "I'm thinking of using it for something else," she said. But she wouldn't say what until she was done. What could it be? A headboard was my best guess. No, that wasn't it.

A tabletop! She turned it into a tabletop for a ratty old table that she picked up at the thrift store for about $5, painted dark gray, laid her magazine art on top and covered with a piece of glass. Voila! Happy colors to sit beside and snuggle up on her sofa. 

Well done, Marie. Well done!

Until next time...


  1. That is brilliant! And it looks wonderful!

  2. How did I miss your electrocution?!! haha Poor you!
    Thanks for sharing my table. :) I'm loving it!

  3. Do you have the folding directions anywhere?

  4. Vicki, maybe I can do another demonstration for Michael tomorrow and she can take some pics and post a how-to. It's hard to photo my own hands while I'm holding something. haha
    But a little correction, they end up about 1" square.

  5. This is so cool! I want to try it!

  6. Oh I so want to know how to fold these.. I have got all kinds of ideas... Thanks for sharing....

  7. gorgeous! what an undertaking! people never cease to amaze me!

  8. Totally ditto what amy said :-)


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