Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Waiting on a Little Inspiration

Meh!  I'm in a bit of a crafting slump.  Nothing seems to be calling to me lately.  I'm sure it doesn't help that I have my first "summer" cold.  Seriously, I'm sitting here wondering: where did my craft mojo go?????


Monday, May 18, 2015

Alice Peat Pots

I was tinkering with some peat pots over the weekend.  I had already given them a fresh coat of paint but I was struggling with what I wanted to put on them.
I found these cute Alice in Wonderland images on Pinterest.  I thought they'd be perfect to dress up my pots.
I also added some vintage lace to each one, faux Dollar Store moss and little trinkets here and there.
This one has a Queen of Hearts playing card.  Can you see the little glass jars tucked in there too?  They are my eat me and drink me vials.  Nevermind that lego piece in the picture and what looks like a crumb.  I have two boys, remember!

I'm pretty happy with how they came out but me thinks the label paper I used is going to start to peel off once it gets hot out.  So now I'm thinking of redoing them using TAP paper.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Randomness

Hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day!  I got to do exactly what I wanted to: relax, craft and order in Chinese food.
It was a beautiful day and I was able to upcycle some of my recent thrift store finds - like this book stack.
And candle holder.
I got to watch my boys play outside and husband plant our vegetable garden.
Our pool isn't open yet, but I certainly would have dipped my toes in if it had been.  Instead, I was content making a few of these pretty pieces.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday's Thrifty Finds

Took a quick trip to our local thrift store today and scored a few goodies.
I was so excited to see the vintage sheet music.  It's been awhile since I've been able to stock up.
I think this is a vintage juicer of sorts?!  Correct me if I'm wrong.  I couldn't pass up the Christmas book.  It has so many wonderful vintage images inside.
I've already ripped the covers off these books for another book stack design.
And finally, this little candle holder is already in the garage waiting for a quick spray paint makeover.

Are you sitting down?  All of this cost me $3!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Starfish Love

What do you do on a dreary New York day?
You give some old starfish candle holders a fresh coat (or two!) of paint.  I picked these up from the Christmas Tree Shops a couple of years ago.  I originally painted them black.
I was so over the black that I decided to give them a better pop of color.  I wanted something that screamed, "Beach!"
And now they do!
I'm doing my beach-themed porch again this year, and these will fit in perfectly now.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Mason Jars + Chalk Paint

My youngest son's communion is this weekend so I haven't had much time to craft this week.  I did find some time to paint these small Mason jars I picked up at Target last weekend.
I used white, grey and black chalk paint after seeing a similar color arrangement on Pinterest.  I'm loving the neutral look.
I gave each a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and tied some raffia on.  I also sanded in random spots to give them a more shabby look.  I plan on using these as candle holders for the summer.

Quick and easy.  Just what I needed this week!