Dudes, I eeked my way through round 2.
Slipped by with the bronze, baby.
I want you to know a few things about this lil project of mine:
(this is my "crap I need to be careful about the angle of this shot 'cause I made an absolute mess of the countertop" picture)
I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Make mountains out of molehills. Flush entire toilet paper rolls down the can.
And so forth.
'Cause this project
(this is my "I'm sitting in the sink even with a wide angle lens for this shot" picture)
kicked my derrière.
Note to self:
major time constraints do not make a good time to make your own molding. No matter how fascinating that may be.
Mighthaps you remember what we began with:
And, nooooooo I couldn't just use the original mirrors; that would be too easy! I just had to have new shutter-like ones.
That required a new frame, cutting a mirror, hinges, and paint.
But I wanna tell ya a few things.
These PB medicine bottles right here:
are totally cool. But they probably also cost thirty-hundred dollars or something.
And it's really fun to make your own.
Bottles from Hob Lob,
labels by me, Body by Jake.
Now I just whipped up a lil sumfin' sumfin' on photoshop. You can always take my sloppy jalopies if you want:
Oh, C'mon! I was in a hurry, remember? New mirrors? Homemade trim? C'mon!
Now, pssst. . . I wanna share with you a little secret. . .
(this is where you lean in close, and then I yell in your face.)
Photoshop brushes rock the free world!
I mean, some people have talent like it is no one's biz-nis.
What are photoshop brushes? Let me 'splain. No there is too much. Let me sum up:
These brushes act like stamps. Any color, any size, any opacity your little heart desires. You stamp these brushes on, and voila. These and these are the antique labels I used for the back of this apothecary cabinet.
(Email me if you want to know how to install them on photoshop or elements. But don't say I didn't warn you; it is addicting.)
Anywho, I used them like so:
And don't forget to take your metamucil, there.
Of course there must be trim.
And then all is right with the world.
And finally, the pièce de resistance:
great-great grandma's cold remedies. Check.These.Out:
REMEDY FOR A COLD:
-Rest feet in tub of hot water
-Take 2 quinine tablets
-Drink one cupful of hot lemonade
-Rub back and chest with Vic Salve (how long has Vic been around??)
-Stoke the fire to bring up a good sweat
-Take one spoonful Castor Oil, and one spoonful Turpentine, fixed in 1/3 cup of hot lemonade, (that's gotta be good going down)
-Rub with Vic Salve every evening until the cold is loose.
Yeah. I'm grateful for modern medicine, too.