Many of you know that my blog is called concrete and nail polish because I make concrete! I have lots of gorgeous lazy susans (which have been featured on Apartment Therapy,The Kitchn, and Remodelista) in stock and ready to ship by Christmas. Lots of other fun concrete too. Check out my Etsy shop to see more.
Back in 2012 we made a giant concrete skull for our front yard. You can see the original post here. Eventually Will decided he wanted to turn it into a table. I think a table with large holes isn't particularly functional but it makes brilliant patterns in the rain!
How about a quick concrete post today? I have lots of amazing friends & they helped me create these fabulous concrete speakers! We made an instructable & it was featured on their home page today! This is just a prototype but we'll have more on the way! http://www.instructables.com/id/Conspeakuous-Concrete-Speakers/
Some of you may wonder why my blog is called Concrete & Nail Polish. The reason is very simple; I make concrete & I paint my nails! I've recently teamed up with some of my favorite fellow Tulsans to open our new Etsy shop, The Makerage! We'll expand our product line soon but here's a sampling of what's available right now, starting with my Concrete Sphere Bookend.
Fab Lab Tulsa is a non-profit entity that has collaborated with the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology to assemble a diverse collection of
state-of-the-art equipment and computers into a
community workspace. For a small fee I have access to a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laser cutter & a ShopBot!! I was able to use the Fab Lab for three fun Halloween projects: a "Bat Mobile", a shadow caster & a some concrete stepping stones.
I saw this cute bat mobile project on Martha Stewart's site & decided to make my own version. I love Batman so I used different Batman logos throughout the years. The bats were cut from card stock on the laser cutter.
My favorite bat!
This post inspired me to make a shadow caster of my own. He's scary! I cut him on the laser cutter too.
The ShopBot is the machine that I've been most excited about at the Fab Lab. It's a CNC router that can handle material up to 8' x 4'. I needed a fun, stress-free project to get started with the ShopBot & settled on using it to make foam molds for concrete stepping stones. The ShopBot is actually fairly simple to use & our foam turned out great! Here's a video!
The pink skull is the positive & we used the leftover for our mold. I think we'll paint the foam skull & use it for decorations. We also made a ghost, black cat, Frankenstein, & stabbing hand!
Thanks for reading & Happy Halloween from April, Will, & Wally!
My blog is called Concrete & Nail Polish because I make concrete for a living. Mostly countertops & tabletops. Sometimes we have extra concrete & we make little fun random things like this. I have a concrete tag if you'd like to see more or you can check out my website.
My blog is called Concrete & Nail Polish because that's what I do; I paint my nails & I make concrete. Really beautiful concrete, if I do say so myself. This table is my current favorite. You can see more of my concrete and other amazing things from my family at our website, 4BrooksDesign.com.
Sation Midtown Haze is a super dark red wine jelly that never looks black! It's kind of streaky & probably nothing unique, but I love it!! I hardly have any nudes or pinks or reds! This is 2 coats, easy application. The first picture was taken outside. The others were taken inside with my new studio background and lights. I can't believe those are my nails! I NEVER thought I would have nice, longish nails. The background is one of my textured concrete stepping stones! Isn't it cool! Enter my giveaway if you haven't already done so! Open Worldwide!! You win the print of your choice $20 & under from Point Blank Design's Etsy Shop! Thanks for reading! April