Sunday, February 22, 2009

The "Before"~My Sweet $5 Find!

Yes, you heard right, she was a steal at $5! Isn't she a cutie?! I found her one day when my sister and I were shopping at a thrift store...I spotted her from about 20 yards away and literally gasp when I did. My sister looked and she knows me so well, she immediately knew what I had seen as I raced over to my little table. So, I took her home with me and here is her "before" her big makeover...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our home verse

This is in our took some time to get it straight. These are vinyl letters from Hobby Lobby(I LOVE that store) in a beautiful, gigantic,(it's about as tall as me!) old frame from an antique store, that I bought for about nothing. It's a huge 2-story wall, so it needed something that made a huge statement. I love how it's the first thing you see when you walk in our front door. This is really my prayer for our home...

Monday, February 16, 2009

chalk board and robins

This huge frame (it's over 3.5 feet by 2.5 feet!), hung over my Grandma's couch and had a not-so-pretty print of a man on a horse. So, I just spray painted the print itself with chalk board paint. It had a texture already so I thought it would work well. This hangs over the blue chest of drawers that I redid in my kitchen. I'm going to think of an eating theme Bible verse to put on it...

I've been playing around with some art lately and the two robin-themed ones are what I've done so far. For the egg one, I used the "egg" definiton out of an old dictionary. On the robin piece, I aged some pages out of an old french book. You could do all different kinds of themes for different vignettes.

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Antiqued Chest

I think this chest turned out awesome! It was my best experiment in antiquing with a tinted glaze. For the blue, I just used spray paint and it was so easy. I bought a stencil and mixed several colors of paint and just used a rag to dab it on. It makes great storage for table linens, etc. in my kitchen.

Valentines Day Fun!

This was a fun craft to do! I started with a paper mache' heart from Hobby Lobby(I just LOVE that store..), they were about 60 cents. Then I color copied the "heart" and "love" pages out of a vintage children's dictionary and tore around the edges. Used Mod Podge to glue them on randomly and some pink tissue paper. Painted on some taupe metallic paint, glued on some vintage tassel trim. For the beads, they were various old necklaces that I cut apart, mixed together and strung them on ribbon. Lastly, for some glitta and voila'!
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Friday, February 13, 2009

bulletin board

This is a bulletin board I made for Millie's room out of an old window I bought at an antique store. It was already that color. The floral fabric is an old bedsheet from a garage sale and the stripe is a remnant. I covered 12x12 cork tiles found at Hobby Lobby and hot glued them to a foam board piece cut to fit. Then I glued pink ric-rac across.
I had bought some vintage buttons a while back and so I had the thought to hot glue them to thumb tacks to make cute push pins. Now she displays her favorite art work and can change it out when she wants! It would also be cute to use a paned window frame that's missing the glass.
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