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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Altered Photo Art Canvas

I was thinking of a unique and one of a kind gift for a friend's birthday gift that I could make. And, then I noticed a picture of her granddaughter on Facebook. I had an idea from a video I had seen and decided to take it on. You only need a few supplies. Artist Canvas, 1 laser copied color or black and white photo, Gel Medium (I used Liquitex) paint brush, craft glue and embellishments (i had in my craft stash) Spread Liquitex over the canvas until covered generously. trim your photo to fit and place color side down on the canvas. Press the image to the canvas to assure transfer (you can use a spoon also). Wait 8 hrs to dry. Take a sponge and moisten the paper. You will start to see the image appear - start rubbing off the paper with your fingers (this takes a while and may take more than one pass). Do not rub too vigorously or you may tear the image. Keep moistening (in stages) until you do not see the "white hue" of excess paper on the image. When the image is dry you can embellish with trim beads, spray mist - the list is endless. Adhere a ribbon to hang. The price - $20 for 2 prints!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

An upstairs makeover

We have finally gutted our upstairs bedrooms, making way for a new bathroom and two new bedrooms.  I cannot wait to start painting, decorating and doing some furniture revamps.  I'm finding alot of inspiration on Houzz.com and Pinterest.  I really love the deep steely blue colors for a master bedroom, much like the one below.


From Houzz.com

Check out this awesome DIY lamp I found on Houzz.com

 Definitely one I would like to try for my own yard and patio
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Remember this table  from a previous post.  Well it is done.  I now have it in my side porch entryway.  I think it is such a cheerful welcome, rather than in the dining room.  The colors are Old White and Paris Grey

Before and after.

A entry table and mirror redo.

I had this adorable entry table leftover from my mother-in-law.  I loved the look of it, but not the oak look.  So, in comes Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I painted the whole console in Old White and Paris Grey.

I really like the look, has that romantic, shabby chic look I love.  

Sconces - Before and During....

I had these sconces, but since the dining room and kitchen makeover they were tooo black.

I'll hang these sconces soon, but wanted to post the before and during.....

I painted these with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and Old White.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I thought I would share a few pictures of Mother's Day.  I hosted dessert for my Mom, daughter and sister.  I set up a vase of roses for each and bought a beautiful cake from a local bakery along with some specialty cookies.  I recently painted my dining room table with chalkpaint and I just received the paris grey today - so chairs to be painted soon.  Hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I have a request.  If you check out my post on my dining table revamp, I have painted the table old white (chalk paint).  I'm looking for suggestions on the color of the chairs - I have decided not to do them in old white, but possibly a Paris Gray?  Any suggestions??

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I'm revamping a table.  It's been while since I have done anything!  My husband and I have been doing some remodeling inside our home and things have been chaotic - shuffling items from one room to another to accommodate renovation.  I started a little side table with some graphics from The Graphics Fairy (I love her!).    Its not quite done, I still have some painting and distressing to do.

I'm also in the middle of painting my dining room table, this is really brightening up the room even more (full reveal to come soon).

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Giveaway #4 over at Villabarnes

Yup, Rosemary's at it again!  She has, as usual, a stunning giveaway of one of her beautiful vignettes.  Head on over to Rosemary's blog and admire the lovely items she has assembled and check out her Etsy store also.