Friday, January 31, 2014

All You Need Is Love- Valentine Art

I had been eyeing these Tim Holtz burlap canvas panels
for awhile. I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but for $8, I couldn't pass them up. And, I knew something would come to me!



With Valentine projects in full swing, I decided they'd be perfect for this idea that kept running through my head...

I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper 
& using my Cricut, I cut triangles to make a banner...


Then I cut slightly smaller triangles using brown cardstock
to go on top of the patterned paper...

Using a ballpoint pen,
I wrote letters to spell out, 
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...
 You could stamp the letters, 
but I wanted them to be less perfect
& more whimsical.

I inked the edges of all the triangles to distress them a little,
then glued the smaller triangles onto the larger ones.
I placed the triangles on the panel & when they looked the way I wanted, I drew a curved line using a red Sharpie. Then I came back with a brown Sharpie to tone down the red a bit.
The line doesn't have to be perfect because most of it will be covered with the triangles.

I used tacky glue to adhere the triangles to the line.
 

Then I drew out my next line after
 deciding on the placement of the triangles...
I glued down the next set of triangles, 
& continued with the bottom row...


I cut out a piece of burlap & painted a heart on it...
I used red acrylic paint and then 
blended in a little brown...

I inked the edges of a mini clothespin, attached it to the burlap with the painted heart, & glued the clothespin to the panel using E6000.


For the second panel,
I added a painted heart at the top,
& then spelled out,
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.


These could be hung separate,
but they sure look cute together...

 I think they could stay up year round,
not just for Valentine's Day!
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Go Green

This table started out gold & gaudy!
It was actually spray painted metallic gold! WHY?!!!
Lucky for me, no one else wanted it, 
so I got it for only $5 at auction.

We all know that paint changes everything!
So, I picked Bayberry Green for the transformation.


If you've used milk paint,
 you know it does that cool chippy thing.
And, even though I didn't like the gold, 
I thought it might be cool to have a little of 
it showing through.
But, in this case, the milk paint didn't chip.
I decided that the table could use another coat of the green, so before I added another coat, I waxed the table.
After I added another coat of green, 
the magic started to happen...


I also sanded a little around the edges...

From gold & gaudy
to
green & gorgeous!




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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Soldier Blue


I started using milk paint a few months ago 
and I love the different finishes you can achieve.
This side table started off like this...


I first did a base coat of Soldier Blue from 
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.
I didn't want a chippy finish so I added Extra Bond
in my first coat of paint.
Then I did a second coat of Soldier Blue
without the Extra Bond.
 Then I added a light coat of the color Driftwood making sure that the blue still showed in some places.
 I used a wet rag to remove a little more
 of the Driftwood in some places.
The Soldier Blue was beautiful on its own,
but I love combining it with Driftwood!



 This one might be hard to watch go!!!
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Spoon Key Holder

What’s the number one New Year’s resolution? Losing weight. How about this year we have a resolution not to lose? Not to lose our keys that is! Be creative and make a stylish key holder that will fit your personal d├ęcor style.

Start by cutting a board long enough to accommodate the number of hooks you need. The board seen here is part of a fence picket I cut to be 18 inches long.
Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit on the board.


Attach the paper to the board using ModPodge.
Add ModPodge over the top of the paper too.
Rub over the paper with your fingers to get out the bubbles. Wrinkles are okay.

While still damp, sand the edges of the paper.



Allow the paper to dry, then use a rag
 to age the board with stain.




Drill holes into spoons at the point where they
 need to bend to become hooks.
My husband did this for me because
 I'm chicken when it comes to certain tools!

I'm not afraid of a screwdriver to I screwed the 
spoons to the board all by myself! 
Notice that I attached the spoons face down. 
That is so the decorative part of the spoon handle will show.

Then carefully bend the spoon to form a hook.



Add picture hangers to the back and your
 spoon key holder is ready to hang.


How cute would this be in your kitchen?
It could also be used to dry herbs,
or hang aprons,
or hang your hat,
or hang your jewelry, 
or....

the uses are endless!

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