After I saw Lauri's
obsession collection of mercury glass I decided to take a look at my stash. I admit to having an ongoing love affair with red coral, sharks teeth, seashells, old crystal drops, silver and mirrors. I don't think I've left anything out (at least I can say I don't have 169 butter pats).
The trick is to s-p-r-e-a-d the collections all over the place so you aren't nailed. This strategery nips it in the bud so the Darling Husband can't interrogate you with the questions such as "...do we need all this stuff?...what are you going to do with THAT?...shouldn't we get rid of some of this?...when are you going to put that in your booth to sell?" I've learned the hard way so now I am a PROFESSIONAL.
Yeeesssss that is a disco ball you see in the back. My friend, Brad Thatcher, made me a stand for it that rotates. He also gave me disco ball spotlights so I can really go crazy with different colored lenses! This all happens in the 'Leopard Lounge' usually during the cooler months. You can find me there sipping my Manhattan most nights.
I also have this mirrored chest of drawers complete with coral knobs. Yes, I did it myself. This was my first repurposed project!
I did this 9 years ago. I don't recommend anyone try this if they are superstitious. I had to break a lot of glass! It also is a hazard for little children--too many jagged edges (another reason we don't have kids-lethal junk projects)!xo lulu