Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Holiday Decoration

Found these adorable double runner skates at a sport consignment shop!

using the New Fusion products!

I mixed Sterling gray with silver metallic tint
Giving the white skates a little bit of shimmer!

Changing out the laces for a more festive ribbon

added some pretty greens


and a sprig of silver
Charming for hanging on your door! 
Linking up to Danielle's Blog

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mudroom Makeover

                                                          Recolor Recycled Paint
A great concept for all those opened unused cans of paint!
 I am completely in love with how rich this color is!
Pebble is amazing!
         My Husband was a good sport and even put a fresh coat of white                                                             on all the trim and Bead Board!

After several days of fabric hunting I came across a bold shower curtain at TJX! A perfect compliment to the color Pebble!  For $14.00 I was able to cover the bench cushions as well as....

                                                        make a valance for the window!

                                                 A Great mudroom makeover for as little as the cost of a gallon of paint and a shower curtain!I am so happy with how it all came together!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Pop of color...Mixing Paint!

So many choices!

 With all the products and colors available these days it is almost guaranteed that you will find the color you are looking for!
One of the questions I get asked the most is" can I mix the Paints?" .....Yes you absolutely can! for this bookcase I wanted to tone down this beautiful Bright Turquoise called Shoreline  from American Paint Company.  I simply added a small amount of white mixed really well and voila! the perfect Pop of color for this fun Bookcase!
                                             I mix colors all the time! I should really start a recipe file.  When customers ask what color something is I will be able to tell them!!

So to answer one of the most asked questions....Yes feel free to mix your Paint!!
Have fun Paint something!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Grain Sack Ottoman

This small Ottoman had seen better days! However it is the Perfect size!
So I decided to give it a new look! 
I admire people who can pin a whole piece of furniture and take it off and sew.
Not me! I have to do it piece by piece! 
I pin it inside out, sew it, turn it right side out, fit it
 Try it on again.....
Pin it!
Inside out again...
and yes I even drew blood!
  Very exciting as it begins to look finished!
I love the small cut and rip approach! a nice straight line for the hem!
I kept the pleats to the corners as I didn't want it to be to "puffy" !
I reversed the denim and used the "wrong" side as the right side!
which complimented the texture of the grain sack!
 It really is the perfect size!
 As much as I would like to keep it.....I will be bringing it into the shop! It felt good to pull my machine out and sew for a change.  I have a few custom window treatments coming up so stay tuned for more fun with fabric!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Image Transfers

Some exciting new products to try!Transfer Gel from Homestead house
First I used some milk paint to freshen up this stool!

I had printed a couple of different graphics in "reverse" off of in preparation of  testing out the transfer gel

For the Seahorse I decided to transfer him on a shingle left over from our roof! After applying the Transfer gel to the shingle I placed the printed paper image side down on to the shingle.   I then rubbed it to  make sure there weren't any air bubbles 

Then set the shingle aside to dry!
It is hard to see in this picture but if you look closely you can see the reversed image on the stool
  To Apply the transfer gel I just used a paint brush and covered the entire area of where the image was being placed. And then again rubbing the paper to make sure there were no air bubbles!  The hardest part of this process is the drying time! 6-12 hours! I of course started to pick before the recommended time was up! Don't rush it! I noticed I was loosing a lot of the details in the label.  I had to force my self to leave the shop and let it set over night.

 The next morning when I came back I dampened the paper with a wet paper towel and started to remove the paper to reveal the transfer!
I found when I was able to get the paper to roll like this, it exposed the transfer with minimal ink coming off!  The harder you press the more you smudge!

I occasionally would add a little more water to keep the paper moist so it would continue peeling off!


 I then used a sanding block and ever so gently sanded some of the paper back.  This also helped add a little distressing! When most of the paper was removed I sealed both transfers as well as the milk paint with Miss Mustard Seed Hemp oil!

 All in all I am very Happy with this product and can't wait to use it on other projects! I just have to make myself Walk Away and give it the time it needs to dry!!
So Fun!

                                                                                                                                                                             I think the shingles will make cute outdoor hangings for the summer!