Friday, October 29, 2010

Finished projects

Ok, so here is the finished project I was promising. And another. I didn't know how I would like this paint color, but I thought that it turned out really well with the glaze. I did have some "help" from the kids on this one.

Here is the finished product. It is in my bedroom.

You can see more of the detail than before. Before it was just a pewter color and wasn't painted at all.

Here is another project that I got for FREE!!! My neighbors were moving so I thought that I would go see what she had. She said if you want it take it. It is going into the dump or donated anyway. So I was REALLY excited to get this next piece. I grew up with these in my house and have been wanting to get one to redo. And what is better than finding one...finding one for free!

Before, not the prettiest piece in the world. Lots of cobwebs on it.


The inside has a hole in the back. My plan is to put fabric on the bottom to cover the hole and to make it look cute! Think it will work? 

 It took me just one day to get this done. It was sitting there for a few weeks, but once I had a chance to do it it went pretty fast. I primed it with Krylon white primer.
Then I painted it Blue Ocean Breeze. I saw some way cute stuff on All Things Thrifty and it was SO cute! So I had to get some and try it. It is the same color I used on the project above. 

I took the hardware off and spray painted it oil rubbed bronze. It has a little bit of a sparkle to it.

And then added glaze (which I got for 25 cents at a yard sale!) that I tinted black(the paint was also an oops paint I got at walmart). I love it!

And voila! It's done! I want to do another project so bad. I am trying to find a sitting chair that I can redo and put next to it in my bedroom for a reading nook. Here's hoping!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Yes, I have been MIA for a while now. I have been taking pictures and doing "stuff". I just haven't had time to re-size everything and post! But there will a come a day...PLEASE let there come a day, when I can get that done. So, be patient, I have 4 little rugrats beautiful children running around that won't let me get on the computer without the "MOMMY,  MOMMY, MOMMY I need your full attention right now or else I am going to die" thing.

Just to start are a couple of things that I have done so far.
Not the finished product...that will come later. I forgot to take a before pic. It was just plain white.

Just one of the pillows I have done. More to come (hopefully soon!)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Christmas Gifts

These are just a few of the gifts that we did for the girls' teachers for Christmas. I loved how easy it was. A simple brown paper bag with handles. All a little unique in their own way. I loved the vintage look of the papers in this collection. They are from Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection. I used Letters To Santa, and Deck the Halls papers for the bags. I also used some cardstock punchouts from Creative Imaginations the Samantha Walker collection. And then of course I had to use some mat-board from Heartstring Designs (which by the way is where all of this came from in the Greetings By Design kits ) (here is February's kit)

(I added the gromets here)

I also added the tag. I distressed the edges and embossed gold stars on the front using my Versamark watermark ink pad. I added Stickles to the baby Jesus' manger. I just tore some cardstock and freehanded love and attached it to the front of the tag. Added a gromet with my crop-a-dile ( LOVE IT!) and added twine to attach it to the bag. I made this to be an ornament that they can stick on their Christmas tree every year.

Card made with the same kit. The bottom(from the green ribbon) of it flips up to reveal your message underneath.

More treats/ornaments for my YW from the presidency.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fixed Calendar!

To the Bealer family...Here is the re-done calendar. If you would like to get one of these that has the correct spelling and everyone on it you may do so. Sorry again for all of the mixups, this was a ton of work, but fun to do.

Heritage Makers Calendar

This is a perpetual calendar that I made for my parents through Heritage Makers.(an online/digital scrapbooking site) It was so fun to make, but took quite a bit of work. Since I didn't have pics of everyone I had to gather them from others. Thank you to Heidi for helping me out!!