Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Umbrella Stand

Let me start this post by saying that I am a HUGE Jack Vettriano fan!  Love his paintings.. especially the ones with umbrellas.. we have 4 in our living room.  So it was no big stretch of the imagination that when I had a vision for this

to become an umbrella stand

that Jack Vettriano was the style that immediately came to mind.
So here it is the Jack Vettriano umbrella umbrella stand!

And here is how I made it!

cylinder (mine is the butt end of a newsprint roll from the newspaper.)
Spray paint
printed pictures of Jack Vettriano paintings
sponge brush

Start with your cylinder.

Spray paint it the color of choice.  Mine is black.

When the paint is dry decoupage your pictures all around in the design that you like.

Last add your ribbon embellishment and fill with your umbrella.

And take lots of pictures!

And One more

Hope you like it... I know I DO!


laxsupermom said…
Cute idea! I've been on the hunt for the perfect umbrella stand for my foyer(not for umbrellas, but for lacrosse sticks.) I hadn't considered making my own. Thanks for sharing.

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