Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Sunflower Table

Raise your hand if your mother had one of these leather top tables.

 I think every house had one at one time. I still have one that was my mothers, although it is in much better shape than this one.

 The finish was so uneven that I had to pull out the sander.

 I had a feeling that this type of wood was going to bleed through my paint so I added BOSS to prevent it.
Even though the wood was in such bad shape, the leather top was fine & I wanted to leave it as is. So I picked colors that would work well with the leather. I started out with the color Rebel Yellow. 
 Then I added some Colonel Mustard...
 then chocolate...

 Does anyone else paint on their kitchen counters?
I added Van Dyke Brown glaze to the detail by painting it on, then wiping it away with a damp rag...





 The colors reminded me of sunflowers. So, I added a few. They are from the re*design with Prima tranfer called Sunflower Fields.
I cut several in half & added them to the edges of the table.


 This is NOT your mama's leather top table!

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Easter Bunny Porch Pal

 Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way!
And, this cute little porch pal is a fun way to greet my guests this Spring.

I've shared a few of the wooden cutouts from Signopoly & this is one of my favorites...
 I used Dixie Belle Paint in the colors, Lucky Lavender, Fluff, Mermaid Tail, & Peony.
 I used the color Fluff so there would be a light background for adding decoupage tissue paper from re*design with Prima.
 I attached the paper using ModPodge.
 I added Dixie Belle's white wax to highlight the grooves & edges of each color.

 Who knew you could get fur pompoms?!!!
Not me, but I'm glad that I do now!
This 4" fur pompom was the perfect finishing touch for my porch pal.
I added the base that came with the bunny and my bunny is standing proud at the door!
He may need to come inside so I can enjoy his cuteness more!


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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cottontail Candy. Co


We've had some dreary, wet weather here in Georgia over the last couple of months. So, it's time to add some cheerful, colorful, Easter decor to my house in anticipation of Spring!

I made this fun sign using a wooden cutout from Signopoly. It came with one piece with the shape of a bunny cut out in the center, & a solid piece for the back.

 I cut a pretty piece of wrapping paper & glued it to the back board using ModPodge. 

 I painted the wood with the bunny with the color, Daisy, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

 I placed the painted board over the back board & attached them with a staple gun.
 I made a vinyl stencil for the lettering with my Cricut Maker. I used the color, Evergreen, for the words.
 This cheerful sign adds a little bit of sunshine to these rainy days! 



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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Scrap Wood DIY

I had so much fun making these little houses at Christmas...
I was sad to pack them away until next winter, so I made one I can keep out all year.

We always have scrap wood, so I drew off my little house on a 2x4 and my husband cut it for me. 
After I sanded, I painted it with the color, Fluff, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
 I added some bakers twine to the block using tacky glue...
 I cut triangles out of scrapbook paper and glued them under the twine...


 I used my Crisut Maker to design and cut a phrase using vinyl and added it to the house... 

 I cut pieces of veneer to create the doors and windows. I used a damp rag to wash color onto them, and used a tiny brush to add some detail.




 When a friend wanted to have a craft night for her birthday, I knew this would be the perfect project. I love all the different colors.

I have a few extra blocks and have an art project swirling around in my head that I'm excited to start. I'll be sharing that soon!



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