Come along for a day in the life of "With a Twist" designers Jill and Cheree, or as we like to refer to ourselves, "Twisted Minds". Today we are working at Studio A. Okay, it's just Jill's garage.
Next, meet "Jaws". Tackle his projects first while the "mocha-choca" stuff is still in your bloodstream. By the end of the day when we are dragging anchor some part of us might get cought up in there and get ripped off! Today we cut old staircase spindles to create some cool candlesticks.
The glamorous life of the Vintage Upcycling Artist involves scraping your fingernails off to make little things like wood plugs to cover up your screws and make everything all pretty.
Here I am pounding that fingernail ruining thing into place to complete production before Cheree paints the candlesticks. Why am I Sideways, Cheree? Too much beverage perhaps?
a sad looking hunk of wood with no personality, grab some paint and rope and..........A STAPLE GUN
( Hooray for Tools!)
Put Cheree to work pointing that Staple Gun in the right direction..........
We should have turned our heads away because occasionally the staples "misfire", an alternative word for "crap, how did that happen?"
Finally, reward yourself with your favorite non-caffeinated beverage on your beautiful new tray! Simple as that!
Okay. Now it's time to
get dirty and sand some old barn wood . Don't be hatin' on our gorgeous facial accessories. Safety first ladies! (Keep an eye on that door in the background. You'll see it later when Cheree and I have relaxation time).
Pass it on to Cheree to do the hard part-- Using an Electric Drill
(Hooray for Tools!!)
Look what Cheree created with a few simple materials! And POWER TOOLS. A cool organizer for mail, lists, garden gloves or pictures of your kids (pre-Driving Permits.)
Remember those tables in the background in the garage (oops, Studio A)? Find the most beautiful, aged, well-worn, high personality door you can and give it a second life as a ......Wet Bar. Invite your friends over for Cocktail Hour and celebrate a productive day with tools. Thanks Diane for celebrating with us!
|Display your favorite flameless candle on your new candlestick and relax in a hot bath to soothe your sore muscles. (Nest Home and Gifts, Mill Creek, WA)|
Have fun and be safe out there, Ladies! Hooray for tools!
Jill and Cheree