Monday, July 30, 2012

a beautiful pop of aqua…

hope your weekend was great!  I’ve been working on my dining room projects and I wanted to add a pop of color.  when I moved my cubbies to my craft room, it left a bare spot, which I filled with this vignette.

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first, I took a grain sack-$10 and attached it to my gothic frame.

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then, the garage sale cabinet was painted with martha stewarts “enamelware” paint.  and a clock knob-hobby lobby- was added.

    here’s the before…                          and after.         
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I love the patina of my 3 ironstone platters, ceramic clock face and the vintage silverware.

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my cloche is sitting on an old birdcage base, and an iron stone plate, that is topped with one on my cd clock faces.

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sharing with mission possible’s tuesday’s party--adding pops of color.  I used paint and did it in my style!  check out the rest or join in the fun, with any of these clever girls—andrea, karianne, karah, kelly or linda!

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thanks for stopping, and have a great week!

also sharing with some of these,


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

metal roses…

I try not to post everyday, but, I did want to share this project, because, it’s related to yesterday’s metal stamping post. 

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I attached them to my clipboard banner in my scrap room.  this pin is what inspired my project.  I love these clipboards, but, I needed 7 white roses to do my “vintage” banner.   and, since, I already had the supplies, my roses were free:)

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here’s the finished banner with the roses.

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to make them, after cutting up the coke can, I ran them through my die cutter with a spiral rose die.  this is what the die cuts look like.

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then, just roll them up, starting on the outside rolling inward, and hot glue the bottoms in place.  I used needle nose pliers to bend the petals a bit, and spray painted them white on both sides.

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I should mention, too, my interest in the metal projects first came from aimee at twigg studios.  awhile back she posted a tutorial and I pinned it.  she hand cut and hand punched her cute tags made from coke cans.  if you haven’t been to her site, please go check out her awesome projects:)

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thanks for looking today!

sharing with french country cottage, rustic restorations, junkin joe's


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Monday, July 23, 2012

metal stamped tags…

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  its too hot for me outside, so, I tried stamping on metal this weekend.  below are some of the tags I did. you can see all the mistakes—some letters are punched too hard, too soft, crooked, ect.  I need more practice:)

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but, this is fun and addictive!  I’m hoping to do some xmas tags and embellishments for my ornaments this year.  and I want to label some boxes in my craft room cubby, make some for my scrapbooking/card making, and for gifts—so many ways to customize anything.

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basic supplies
hammer, steel striking block, blanks, sharpie, stamps, sanding block

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edited:  forgot to mention--see the tag on the steel block?  i cut it out with a papertrey ink die and my die cutter from a coke can!  very inexpensive!  and the size of stamps i use here were 3mm or 1/8"--they came from hobby lobby.

the stamps come in a box-(red box in pic), but, they get jumbled up, so, my husband found a 2 x 4 scrap of pine and drilled holes into it.  to keep the holes somewhat orderly, he used a scrap of dotted paper, poked holes into the pine, and then, drilled following the poked holes.

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sanding and a quick coat of paint and it’s almost done.  I’m going to add letters in front of each stamp, so, I can find a certain letter quickly.

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I wish I had found this great video on youtube that explained how to line up the letters sooner.

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have a great week and thanks for looking:)



Thursday, July 19, 2012

chippy red garden chair…

I’m moving back outside for this post.  my garden is pretty much dead:(  this little chair was found without a seat, so I plopped some flowers into it and I’ve been babying it along.

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when I get tired of decorative things in the house, they go to the garden.  this old shelf has a tin center, and I’m hoping it starts rusting-(IF we ever get rain).  I wrapped some old lace around the wreath, and added one of my clay pots.

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old china plates are hanging on one section of the fence, next to the garden fireplace.

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hope your weekend is fun!  thanks for visiting:)

sharing with tracie’s garden party

Saturday, July 14, 2012

where bloggers create…

hi everyone! today, I’m joining “where bloggers create 2012”.  when I had a chance to re-do my room, I knew I wanted my favorite junk pieces and my husband’s furniture in the room.  (he built the 2 work tables, wall cubbie, pink cabinet, the vintage shelf over the window, and the tin awning over the bed).


this shelf is made of two porch columns, a door-(cut in half for the shelf), and the pink scalloped trim is from an old picture frame.  I printed out the letters onto a book text background and they are hanging on white clipboards.


hanging from the door shelf is an old birdcage with a chandelier inside it.

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I painted the old shutters white, and added rose appliques to them.

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laces in cloche


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inspiration board


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dies, buttons, florals

    

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and I couldn’t resist bringing in the garden cabinet:)


I have a replacement to hold the garden tools… and its pink!


silhouette and paper storage

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it’s hard to see, but, I painted this dresser pink and white, to match the tall cabinet, and added a applique to the door.  I think I’ll add curtains where the doors should be.


hope you enjoyed the tour---you can see the old room here.  now, I’m off to visit everyone’s rooms—wanna go too?  click here!

thanks for stopping by!



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Friday, July 6, 2012

craft room daybed…

I’ve been working on my craft room, and needed to add a bed to it---this is it.  I’ve always loved daybeds, and when ikea put this clearance for $59.00 last year, I grabbed it. 

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here’s what it looked like before I painted and sanded it.

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I really wanted some sort of awning over it, and came up with this rusty metal one.  I added a fence edging, some ruffled tulle, and a string of white lights for fun.

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I used 2 old table legs to hold the tin away from the wall.  at the top, there is a long 1x2 board with hinges attached to the top of the tin.  oh, and I added a couple coats of sealer to the top and underside of the tin panels—to keep the rust from flaking.

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the angel wings found a new home on top.

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there is a rod with shirred curtains, and a metal framed inspiration board hanging from them.

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I’m not sure this is a “headboard”, but, funky junk has a party going on for "funky headboards" and I’m linking this up to it and to some of the parties below:)

and thanks so much for my june feature spots!!

I’ll be back next week and catch up on everyone’s blogs—thanks for looking!


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