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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Super Secret China Project-revealed

Well after fussing with several different types of glue I settled on 2 old favorites. Liquid nails, and Hot glue. here is the project.

I was inspired by a picture I saw on Teresa's blog and made one of my own. This one is designed to go on top of a mirror on a dresser or vanity. It is completely removable and is just hooked over the existing mirror.

I had to wrap ribbon around some of the exposed ugles (framework) to hid it and I added some buttons and pearls on the ends to hide more of the (skeleton frame) I used.
The glue situation did give me fits. The first glue I used (silicone) never dried, then the second glue wouldn't stick where the old silicone had been removed, and wasn't quite strong enough. Liquid nails worked great, but boy is the back ugly.

finding the china was fun too. I loved looking for these small pieces.

I still need to tweek it a bit, and I'm working on a Wreath too. I'll get a pic of it posted soon, as soon as it's done. I love the result, and now that I've figured out the glue thing I can do more. I was thinking of a red transferware plates for a Christmas Wreath, wouldn't that be pretty.

6 comments:

http://web.mac.com/lindasbluegate/iWeb/LInda%27s%20Blue%20Gate/Bluegate%20Blog/Bluegate%20Blog.html said...

Margo,
That turned out enchanting.... so whimsical ... I love it..
but you know how I love china..... great job..... I love the arch in the piece and cups hanging... very cute..
Hugs
Linda

pedalpower said...

The back may be ugly, but the front is just as cute as can be!!

mslieder said...

Glue can be the worst problem to have. I found this site that really helps me decide what glue to use:
http://www.thistothat.com/
Hope it helps...next time!

Rosemary said...

Wow Margo!!
I like that. I haven't seen that before. Who cares about the back.
Have a great day,
Rosemary

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a clever idea Margo......I love the china garland!! You've got my gears turning......

IsabellaCloset said...

Hello, I just love what you've done with your beautiful china pieces. I've tried many glues on china & glass I find that Gorilla Glue works best for me. Hope this helps. Happy holidays ~Mary~

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