Up- Cycle portion. I had so much fun working with Kate as my blogging mentor for the contest. I had found this side table or shelf at a thrift store and envisioned it to look like a sleek bar cart.
SW Espalier at 50% and painted three coats. I bought some casters for the cart so that it would be easy to move it around.
The mirror: I already had a round shaped mirror which needed a bit of an update so it was perfect to transform it into a larger mirror with gold leaves and give it a sun bust look. I started off using aluminum cans but found that using flashing was more economical. Flashing is a roll of aluminium found in hardware stores (inexpensive $8 for a roll) and sturdier than soda can aluminum.
cutters (for metal)
mallet and scraper ( to make dents for the leaves)
spray paint (Rustoleum Gold)
Once the leaves were cut I dented them using a wood block as the base, a scraper (to make the vein) and hammer.