Friday, May 5, 2017

~petite farmhouse sign~

What do you do when in the midst of spring cleaning you come across a random block of wood?  You turn it into a petite farmhouse sign!
And that's just what I did.  I gave it a few coats of white spray paint and then glued on some Tim Holtz cardstock letters (after painting them black).  Sand a bit for a more aged look...
And voila: instant farmhouse decor that cost $0.


Monday, May 1, 2017

~french script candles~

The best-selling item in my Etsy shop is hands-down my French script candles.  Problem is, I'm a type-A personality and if there's even something slightly off with them, I will not sell them.  So what do I do with all the cast-offs?
I add some here and there.  This is an upcycled zinc watering can.  I cleaned her up and added some French stickers and a bunch of my candles tied with twine.  Can you see them at the tippy-top????
And since it was so nice here today, I got around to spray painting some old soup cans that I plan to use as little planters.
I found my images on The Graphics Fairy and used some Mod Podge to add them to the front of the cans.  But back to the candles...
Here are a few more tucked away in a vintage flour sifter that sits in my tea room.  They are literally everywhere!  And since I don't mind the imperfections, I happily display them wherever I can.