Thursday, April 26, 2012


This is my headboard...wanted to redo it to match the small dresser I just basically followed the same steps as shown below in the dresser post.  Painted with Fiesta Red...two coats, waxed in spots, and then two coats of cream, then sanded. The windows are covered in textured fabric, that I folded over to the back for a clean edge and then hot glued to the window, since they were already painted. The shutters I picked up at a yard sale 4 for 2.00 last summer and have been meaning to do something with here is the finished product...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dresser Makeover

 Above is the original bought this at a yard sale about 6 years ago for $5.00 and the lovely stenciling on it I did after I bought served its purpose for many years, but with a new color scheme in my bedroom, it needed a makeover
 First two coats were a color called Fiesta Red by Color Your World...our living room was this color for a few years and I had a jar of leftover paint...yay...and my comforter has deep red flowers in it. so it is perfect.
Next, above...I took one of dh's candles, and rubbed it all over where I wanted the red to show through after the next coat...then above right, I painted with cream over the wax...needed two coats ...let it dry completely while I cut the grass and made dinner
 Here are the drawers after the second coat of cream is the finished product...after I sanded of course...I am so pleased with the finished product, and it looks wonderful in the bedroom...tomorrow is shopping for some fabric, and then on the old window headboard that dh did himself, but again the colors don't match, so it will receive the same treatment as this dresser. At the ends will be two old shutters I picked up at a yard sale for 1.00 to make it as long as my bed...will post when done

Friday, April 20, 2012

Florida Scrapbook

Whew...feel like its been so busy as of late...but I am almost done my Florida Scrapbook, about 5 more layouts to go, but I was anxious to share some of the completed layouts with you. Above is the first page...I know its hard to see, but the small strips are major cities along the way, with the time and temperature...the paper is a Florida map that I bought while down south.

This is the place we stayed...loved it, right on the beach

We went to St Petersburg to the Morean Gallery to see the Chihuly Collection...loved that...most of the photos are from a brochure as pictures were not allowed in the gallery

I think we hit this flea market 5 times in the 14 days we were there...huge, we've got nothing like this in Canada

The Pier in St Pete's...

The Long Pier, walking distance from our hotel...all kinds of wildlife and juts quite far out into the Gulf

Went to see Manatee....toooooo exciting... these gentle giants...soooooo cool to see so many of them in the wild

Beach shots

Here we rented scooters for a morning...what a blast that was...we drove from North Redington Beach to Clearwater, and back to Treasure Island...
When Rebecca and Max arrived, Dave and the kids took out the kayaks on a rather windy, wavy day...they all tipped them, but they had fun

Took some very old chip letters that were pink and black with designs on them, and painted them with Tim Holtz crackle paint...I think I need this paint in every this product

Some embossing and sanding...

Starfish bought at a local shell store..

The "A" sandcastle was glued and covered in actual sand I brought home from the beach...and inked halfway up my title

Thanks for looking...most of the pages were inspired by the Page Maps books I have, love them for inspiration...the last few will be posted when I get them all done.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Handbags...soooo cute

Made these for my daughter and is the link with the easy, made both in about an hour and a bit...there are 6 pockets on the outside of these bags, perfect for all those things you need to grab for regularly..

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mosaic Wall Art

Another Art Piece for my walls...Inspired by Pinterest

 These two (above and below) are the original posts on Pinterest that inspired my project
 ...and this is my finished product below...

Wow, I have been so busy between work and doing all these projects I see on Pinterest. This one is a combination of two projects I saw. The background is comprised of paint chips...our local hardware was clearing out all the old chips, and so they had them free to anyone that wanted them, so I took a box full for my scrapping girls and myself...and they came at the perfect time. Click here for detailed instructions on completing the background of squares...I followed her instructions to the tee and it worked out perfectly. The pear was cut with my cricut out of swiss dot paper by Bazzil, the scripture was computer generated and the swirls are cut from Home Accents. I am very pleased with the finished result...and now, on the next Pinterest project!!!