Tuesday, September 20, 2011

old mirror…

this is linked to faded charm’s white wednesday 118.
the mirror finish has cracking and worn spots, something only time can produce.  its surprisingly heavy, so it’s sitting on a table with a chandelier in front of it. –doubles the light.

you can see some of the imperfections of the mirror.


and last weekend, I shopped for  white pumpkins, but at $24.99 each,  I decided to paint 2 old orange pumpkins ivory.


they turned out great and I placed one on my stool, in my entry.   I’ll show the second pumpkin later.


have a great day and thanks for coming:)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

fall pumpkin…

this is linked at vintage inspiration friday.
I’ve seen these cute pumpkins all over, and finally, made one.  its made from cream.chenille, stuffed with some polyfill, and wrapped up in twine, to give it more shape.  it matches my d├ęcor really well.
the dish I found at a garage sale.  love the chippy, crackling on it. 
thanks for looking!

yard sale sign…

I’m linking this to faded charm’s white wednesday 117.
september is usually when I have my last yard sale, so I thought I’d show my sign.
it’s made from old legs?- (from a trash pile)  and one of the chippy paint cabinet door panels that my neighbor gave me—he gave me 3!.  I used stencils for the words.  and the metal scroll on the top came off an old welcome sign I no longer wanted.  my husband made the sign frame from our scrap pile.  I decided not to whitewash it…for now:)  the best part of all—it was free!
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

recycled floral wreath featured...

I’m guest blogging today over at “do more with less”—thanks so much yvonne!  there’s a 2 week challenge and a prize ---papertrey ink’s iconic images stamp set!  this is the exclusive stamp-a-faire set.

here's a peek..

please check it out and thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

vintage junk platter…

this is linked to funky junks sns#97!
on my last trip junking, I found this old platter and loved the cracks and stains on it.  using my silhouette, I cut “vintage junk” out of vinyl and attached it to the platter.  the font is lucinda handwriting.  such a fast project!
I’m hoping to find a few more plates and platters to add different sayings to, then hang them in a grouping on a hall wall.
yesterday, when I visited terry (ilovemybugs), she had a print friendly button on her post.  when this gadget is installed on your blog, it allows your reader to print, save to a pdf, or email your post!  great for tutorials, ect. 
and it saves time, ink and paper in the process.  (back up your template before you install this, and you’ll be go to go.)  just thought you might like to know about this:)
thanks for looking:)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

pottery barn inspired cubby shelf…

edited to add final pic:  this is linked to faded charms white wednesday #115!

I found detailed info on how to make this shelf here.  if you’ve never been to this site, its full of diy wood projects.  it was very inexpensive to make—it just takes 4 – 1×6 Boards, 8′ pine boards to make the basic box portion and it took about 2 hrs to finish...and another 2 hrs. to paint:)


I added an pediment from an old dresser, to the top.


I had some leftover bead boards in my garage from our kitchen remodel, and used them for the backing


here it is, before painting.



and here it is after it was painted.


and finished.


I really like the way this came out, and its hanging on my dining room wall.

thanks for looking!