Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Georgia...Home

I love my home state of Georgia!
It's like an old sweet song.
So, it's always fun to create state pride projects, like this one.

My son put together a pallet style board and I stained it with VooDoo Gel Stain in the color Tobacco Road. I love this stain from the Dixie Belle Paint Company because it's water based which makes for easy clean up.
 


I cut strips of fabric in different colors and patterns...

I applied the fabric to the wood with ModPodge and used a hotel key card to smoothe out the wrinkles...

Then I added a little more of the stain t the edges of the fabric...


I painted a bead board cutout of Georgia with the color, Gravel Road, then added a little whitewash glaze, and glued it to the board using E6000...

I bought a balsa wood Home from Michael's, painted it with the color Mermaid Tail, and glued it to the board...



Georgia
a song of you
comes as sweet and clear
as moonlight through the pines.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Camper Pumpkin

 Now that it's September, it's time to jump right in to Fall projects!

Every year I stock up on pumpkins from the dollar store. There are so many things you can do with them.

Here are some I transformed & shared on the blog back in 2011.
You can see that post HERE.
I can't believe I've been blogging that long!!!

This project is a little more whimsical than the book covered pumpkins from my past.
I started by painting the pumpkin with the Dixie Belle color Flamingo...

Once dry, I added painters tape around the pumpkin and painted below it with the color Mermaid Tail...

I used a small paintbrush to add a thin line of Colonel Mustard between the Flamingo and the Mermaid Tail...

Pencil erasers make perfect polka dots...

I painted on a door and a window, then glued flowers below the window to create a window box...


I glued on 2 wood slices for wheels...

I painted a craft stick, glued another wood slice onto it, and inserted it into the pumpkin...

I painted 3 toothpicks, inserted them into the pumpkin, and added a banner made by folding paper tape over twine and cutting the tape into triangles...

Finally, I took my camper and parked it at the lake...

Do you think this is how Cinderella goes camping?


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Coastal CharmGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun RamblingsMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk InteriorsDIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta Create,   Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo Toes Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsOur Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro, Worthing Court, Confessions Of A Plate Addict, My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Dabbling And Decorating


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In The Navy


I loved the color and style of this little table...

 It has been in my daughter's room for years. When she decided she wanted different tables, I didn't want to get rid of it, but the color didn't go anywhere in my house.
 So, I decided to go in the navy!
 I had to remove the top of the table to paint inside the magazine rack.
 After I painted the table with 2 coats of this deep navy color, I sanded some areas to expose the original color.



Going IN THE NAVY made this table perfect for my family room!




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Coastal CharmGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun RamblingsMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk InteriorsDIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta Create,   Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo Toes Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsOur Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro, Worthing Court, Confessions Of A Plate Addict, My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Dabbling And Decorating


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Teamwork Makes The Artwork



We built our house 11 years ago and over the last few months, I've been in the process of starting to change things. I'm in the middle of a makeover in my formal dining room and I painted the furniture (there will be a post soon about that). Once I started painting the furniture, I decided that the brown walls had to go. The brown walls also went out into the foyer, so both rooms had to be painted. One thing leads to another so some of the artwork had to go too! I couldn't find anything that I liked for over my piano, so my son and daughter helped me make the perfect piece.

 I took a trip to my home improvement store and bought 1" x 6" boards, as well as 1" x 2" boards. My son cut the 1" x 6"s to the right length and I painted them with the color Fluff from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

He cut the 1" x 2"s to frame out the 1" x 6"s and I stained them with VooDoo Gel Stain in the color Tobacco Road. I love the VooDoo stain because it's water based and the clean up is easy.
 Once I painted and stained the wood, my son used a nail gun to put them together.

 My daughter and I then added a Re*design With Prima image. 

 All you have to do is rub it on with the stick that is provided in the package.

 This has got to be the easiest artwork I've ever created. My son had the hard part, so he may not agree. And, it's perfect for my freshly painted walls!





 From what I have found (thank you Google) the translation from French to English is...
Drinking wine is an integral part of life as eating food.


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