Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Tone Buffet

This weeks post is going to be short and sweet...

Kind-of like this little Buffet (or is it a dry sink?  I'm not quite sure).

I got it from and friend and apparently failed to take any before pictures.

But it didn't need much, I just gave it a good all over cleaning and then painted the frame with some of my homemade chalk paint...did a little distressing...a little waxing....added a drawer pull and TA-DA finished!!!
My kind of project!
That's it for today...Like I promised "Short and Sweet".
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Easy Fabric Garland

I love garland!!  Its such a cheap easy way to make any room look happy!  I even a have a Pinterest board dedicated to Banners, Garland and Wreaths.
While at Walmart the other day, I picked up a bundle of fat quarters full of lovely spring colors...I then went home and started cutting...Okay two weeks later I started cutting.

I just make a small cut so I could tear the fabric into 1" strips. I went the full length of the fat quarter and then cut each strip in half...mind you these measurements are all "about"...I seldom do anything exact.  I also added some yellow, orange, green and of course burlap from my fabric stash...My house is not really a "pastel house"....but I wanted the pastel spring feel.

I tied them onto a roll of twine...not cutting it off the roll until I had the desired length...because...of course...I wan't even sure where I was going to hang it...maybe the light above the table, on the mirror in the hallway, over the chalkboard, or the mantel (which is where it ended up).

In the theme of being indecisive...I couldn't decide if I wanted a nice tidy banner like this one from

or a more messy one, like this one from Vintage Pretty.

fabric garland

In the end I deiced to go messy and just tie them on any old way....This proved to be the perfect plan...
because I had my mom finish it while she was visiting....She loves a project as much as I do.  :)

 We then promptly hung it on the mantel...after trying it everywhere else.

Well, that's it for this week and thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How to Make Altered Art Domino Pendants

The other day I had some friends over to make pendants out of dominoes...
What fun we had!!!

 Not to mention the results were beautiful.

This whole project started when Maryanne picked up some Bakelite Dominoes at a garage sale.
Ellen tied me down to a time (which is sometimes hard to do) plus she promised to bring lunch....Yummm!  
I gathered up materials cleared the kitchen table not that it stayed clear for long...

What a fun, creative mess!!

Three of the ladies brought stamps...something I had never considered...

And Ellen kept finding the perfect words out of an old paper back that was torn up from some other project....

She also brought 3 rolls of washi tape...something that I had never used before...

Mary brought an old photo of her twin sisters...
and made a necklace for each of them.  :)

The picture was kind of grainy so I did my best to edit it on the computer before cropping and printing it out for the pendants.

I think they turned out nice.  Don't you?

So here's what we did in a nut shell...
Using scrap paper, washi tape, stamps, pages from a book and old photo's we planed our design for each domino. 

Next glue the pieces onto each domino using a craft glue.

Use a finger nail file to file the paper along the edges of your domino.

Last step is to seal them with Diamond Glaze.  Try not to get any bubbles but if you do we used toothpicks to remove them.

Diamond Glaze is wonderful stuff but I'm careful not to get it on my counter tops, so I always use a paper plate. 

I like to place a bit of sparkle in the wet glaze...which holds it for life.  :)

Want more ideas check out my Raven Collection

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