Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Of course, my space doesn't look like this anymore....Most of the furniture and lamps are gone and I've added a few new furniture pieces (you'll see below). I'm excited to start setting for Spring (YAY!) and of course I'll bring you along with me. :)
Back on the homestead, an over sized painting transformed into a chalkboard. Logan is really the benefactor of this project, but it fills a really awkward and small wall for me. ;)
I found this chandy for a steal and it received a black paint job. It now makes a statement in the master bedroom.
Master Bedroom Chandy
Another Lamp project, this one was featured on thenest.com (Thanks!), an ordinary lamp received some added bulk with the assistance of driftwood that I collected along a lake.
For my booth space, I found a decrepit drop-leaf table and experienced my first refinishing project (vs. just painting). It was a great small project to start with, and I will consider refinishing before painting from now on.
This hutch is at my booth space as well, a very large piece. This project was major for me, a even shed a few tears, I was so frustrated, but I finished it.
An over sized chest of drawers got an overhaul and a paint job. It offers a lot of storage in the master bedroom.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, I know I did, and am so blessed! The house is a complete disaster...it's going to take a few days to get everything back into order.
Crepe Paper Flowers
I tested and tried a paint technique to really bring an ordinary object some age and detail, really a great light and bright look for Spring
Fast foward to Summer, after my surgery and I'm feeling a little better. Taking ordinary curtain rod holder and adding a shelf....these are still hanging in my bedroom.
I have been trying to teach myself to sew, so I embarked on several simple straight forward designs in the way of table runners. Super easy for a beginner like me and using upolstery weight fabric created a very custom look.
With scraps from the runner, napkin rings and cuffs, seemed like the next natural step. Talk about custom, love it!
Napkin Cuffs and Rings
Rachel inspired this project, and it's perfect for Summer. My sister even did this with my niece at her birthday party. She bought all the girls tshirts, doilies and a selection of paint and let them design their own. What a great idea!
Bottlecap collectors unite! This is another bottlecap project that turned out really nice.
This project was so simple and easy for the 4th
Inspired by high dollar block art, I made my own and love the modern/vintage look of it.
Block Letter Art
I worked in the master bedroom this year and loved some artwork I had, but it didn't coordinate, a little paint changed that.
Another sewing project that is easy enough for begginers
Another paint technique, this one looks great going into the fall and winter months.
DIY Paint Technique
Lanterns are still all the rage and I show you how to embellish one for fall.
Easy flower pomanders for fall. These could be done with colors for anytime of year.
Old faded 'funkins' transformed with paint.
I loved making these and hated packing them away.
Glittered Pumpkin Wands
This is still hanging in the living room although the green leaves have faded to brown. This wreath was time consuming, but well worth the effort.
Fresh Magnolia Wreath
This was by far my favorite project this Christmas.
This project come about at the last minute, thanks to Pinterest.
Wait a minute. This might of been my favorite.
This is a fun gift idea, I painted several and gave them away on top of packages.