Showing posts with label pinterest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pinterest. Show all posts

Friday, November 29, 2013

NOEL Banner

I survived Thanksgiving!  Hope you did too!  Our Xmas decorations are in full swing now given that according to my 6 year old, there are 26 more days til Xmas.
This was a Pinspiration.  I found something similar on Pinterest but now I can't for the life of me find the pin to show you.  I believe the pinner used metal letters to create their banner.  Mine are wood (from A.C. Moore) but I painted them a metallic silver for more of a metal look.
I hot glued beer tabs (yes, beer tabs!) to the backs of each letter so I could string them along a piece of twine.  This is is tied to our faux wrought iron bed.

A sweet little holiday touch for the bedroom.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Creepy Halloween Book Stack

Remember those books I picked up last week at our local thrift store?  After a couple of coats of black paint and some creepy stickers, here they are now:
I found the images on both Pinterest and The Graphics Fairy.
I printed the images out onto label paper and simply peeled and stuck to each book once the paint was dry!
I have them displayed in our corner cabinet with some other Halloween goodies.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Shabby Fabric Pumpkins

Yes, I know I'm incredibly early for fall, but I just couldn't resist making some shabby fabric pumpkins this morning.
I've been seeing them all over Pinterest and they are just so darn cute that I couldn't resist.
I used some fabric pieces that I had stashed in my craft room for over a year (one of the benefits of never throwing stuff out!).  I used some tea-stained seam binding a French fabric tag for this one.
I used cinnamon sticks and a regular stick for each of the stubs.  This one has a hand-stamped fall tag and some raffia ribbon. 
This one has a hand-stamped pumpkin tag and tea-stained seam binding.
I think I'm addicted and it's not even September yet!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bigger Than a Bread Box

Or is it a milk tin?!  Whatever you call it, I picked this up at Home Goods a few years ago.  We used to have it on our porch but it didn't quite fit with my beachy decor, so off to the shed it went.
I dug it out yesterday to give it a Frenchie makeover.
This seriously took four coats of white spray paint to cover.  Holy moly, I was in a cloud of white "smoke."
Once the paint was dry, I printed out some wonderful French graphics (found on Pinterest) onto waterslide decal paper.  Gave them a few coats of clear spray paint and placed them on the front and two sides.
Oodles better now! 
For now it's sitting in my tea room until I find a more permanent home for it.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Bits and Pieces

I'm so enamored with religious pictures and pieces these days.  It's definitely reflected in some of these random projects I've been working on.
This one was inspired by Rhonda from Little Bit French.  She made the prettiest French journals last week that I just couldn't stop myself from pinning all over Pinterest.
I actually found the religious image on Pinterest after my sister (Kathy from Creative Home Expressions) had pinned it.  It's just so lovely.  I've used it on bottles, tags and now this little book.
I purchased these downloadable images from Etsy last week.  A little smaller than I expected, but the perfect size for some petite tags.
I have these in my Etsy shop.  I used some of them in my necklaces as well.  My late mother-in-law was a devout woman and I feel as though I'm paying homage to her with these religious pieces.  I think she would have loved them!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Upcycled Lemonade Bottles

I'm a huge fan of decorating with bottles.  Old, new, big, small - you name it, I love em!  These two are old sparkling lemonade bottles that I got from Home Goods a few years ago.  The lemonade was yummy and the bottles have been embellished.
I printed out both images onto label paper.  Both were found on Pinterest.
I love this religious one.  It brings me back to my goth days.  I distressed the image a bit and then added it to my bottle.  I added a teeny tiny rhinestone to her crown, and some tea-stained seam binding to the neck of the bottle.
Love her!

I also used some Distressed Ink on this Frenchy hotel label to give it an aged look.  Finished it up with some twine and a skeleton key.

It's raining here...AGAIN!  Hoping it'll be nice by the weekend so I can get some garage sales in.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Frenchy Touch for Ikea Pitcher

I've had this pitcher from Ikea for a few years now.  Last year, I added a coffee label to it using Mod Podge.  Unfortunately, it started to peel off.  Can't have that, now can we?  So yesterday, I gave it a new Frenchy makeover using waterslide decal paper.
I have to say this is one of my favorite Frenchy images.  It's making the rounds on Pinterest so be sure to download it when you can!
I simply printed the image onto the decal paper.  Then I give it a couple of coats of clear spray paint so the image wouldn't run.  Once that is dry, you add it to a bowl of water and within minutes the decal separates from the paper and it can be placed on your item.
What I love the best about decal paper is that the image looks almost painted on depending upon the surface.  For the pitcher, my husband had to do a double-take because he thought it was indeed painted on (as if I could paint that well!).

I have another pitcher in the works (also from Ikea).  Meanwhile, I'm running low on my decal paper so I'll be ordering more through eBay.

Linking to French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lucky No. 7

It's cold and stormy here yet again, but I'm definitely thinking of summer.  Wouldn't these be great for sipping some lemonade on a beautiful, warm summer day?
Someone added the No. 7 clipart to Pinterest.  I downloaded it onto sticker paper.  Before cutting and adding to my recycled Starbucks bottles, I gave them a coat of clear spray paint.
Cut, stick and done!  The only real messy part is getting the Starbucks label completely off.  I actually made 4 but I only had the three ready when I snapped the photos.  The straws are from Target.  A clearance find for 99 cents!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

French Bird Plaque

I picked up this little wood plaque a few months ago at the local church thrift store.  Last night I gave it a few coats of white paint and decided to make a sweet little French bird plaque with it:
I used some waterslide decal paper again.  I had used it a couple of weeks ago on a terrarium and love the look.  I used this great French bird image which is floating all around Pinterest.
The plaque is small - maybe 5x8, so I printed a 4x6 version of the image to use.  Once I had the image sitting just right, I added some natural raffia ribbon by just tying it on the one side.  Not sure if you can see, but there is also a pink rhinestone just beneath the bird's feet.

Super simple and now I have a sweet little plaque for my guest room.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Upcycled Oval Frame

It's snowing here and boy am I glad I was able to get in some spray painting on Saturday before the temperature dropped!  This is another salvaged piece from my late mother-in-law's house.  She had some dried flowers in there but I took it a part and gave it a quick makeover.
The frame was originally gold but I gave it two coats of flat white spray paint.  While that was drying, I used a bit of osnaburg fabric and this great French bee image that is floating all around Pinterest (thankfully my sister Kathy from Creative Home Expressions pinned it!).
I printed the image onto transfer paper and simply ironed it onto my fabric.  Then I hot glued the entire fabric insert (glued onto a piece of cardboard) back into the frame.  I didn't even put the glass back in.
I have it propped up in our guest room for now with a collection of crowns from Decor Steals.   Wish I would have centered the crown transfer more with the top of the frame but I can live with it.   I love how the osnaburg gives it a burlap look.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Shabby Rag-Tie Banner

Drawing inspiration from Pinterest and Sissie from Sissie's Shabby Cottage, I made my first ever rag-tie banner last night. 
I used a bunch of leftover fabric pieces that were taking up space in my craft room.  You know what they say about lemons and lemonade!
I love the shabby look.  Makes me long for spring though.  Sigh!
I just kind of looped and pulled each piece of fabric onto some twine.  I think there are about 50 pieces of fabric on there.  Yes, very time-consuming but so pretty.  I think it might actually work for some of my upcoming Valentine's Day decorations.


Friday, November 23, 2012

$5 Angel Wings

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Wanted to share some cute feather angel wings I came across on Pinterest.  I wanted to add wings to each chair for our diningroom this year.  These were a little smaller than expected but still cute to display for the holidays.
I love how they look over a mirror.  This is in our bedroom.  But see how small the wings are? 
I bought four of them and I'm adding them randomly throughout the house.  Still on the hunt for bigger ones for the diningroom chairs.  Wish me luck!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pinterest Knife Block Copycat

I'm sure I'm not the only one drawing inspiration from Pinterest.  I love it when I find a pin and have all of the components needed to be a copycat.  I saw a beautiful knife block someone did and knew immediately, I had everything I needed to make one too.
Our boring, old knife block now looks like this!  Of course, when I took my pictures most of the knives were in the dishwasher - doh!
I gave it a few coats of spray paint.  Originally I had planned to use a French label in the middle but it just didn't look right.  So I used a French script font to print out this large B (for our last name).  I printed it off on label paper so all I had to do was cut, peel and stick.
It adds a pop of color to our kitchen counter.  And since my color scheme is turquoise and white, it fits perfectly with the other touches of blue ontop of our cabinets.

Totally cost for this project: $0 as I had everything I needed!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mason Jar Candle Holders

Saw some lovely mason jar candle holders on Pinterest yesterday.  Since I have a ton of them, I decided to make a few myself:
I took some vintage sheet music and ripped it on both sides so it would fit around each jar.  First, I distressed the edges a bit for a nice aged look.
Next, I wrapped the sheet music around each jar and used a glue dot to hold the overlapping piece in place.
Tie a piece of twine around, knot it and done!  You have some super cute candle holders in a matter of minutes.  I'm thinking of lining these up our front walk for our next outdoor party!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Home is Where the Heart Is

I couldn't let Valentine's Day come and go without making at least one little heart pillow. 
I used my Cricut to cut out the heart shape.  I traced it onto what has become my favorite shabby fabric.  Before sewing it up, I hand-stamped the little Paris in the middle.
Then I stitched it up and added the stuffing.  The button was a bit of an after-thought.  It has some French script stamped on it too so I added that under the Paris wording.
Finish up with some red tea-stained seam binding and this baby is ready to be hung anywhere in the house.

And here's how I'm thinking about surprising my husband on Valentine's Day.  Saw this idea on Pinterest:
I think he'll be pleasantly surprised!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Two Big Thank You Shout-Outs!

Wanted to send a big thank you out to Shirley from HudsonHolidays!  Shirley came to my rescue and sent me over this perfect reminder for my 4 year old:
I got my inspiration from this one on Pinterest from HGTV.
I'm happy to report that it's working already!

My second thank you goes to Rhonda from A Little Bit French.  I won one of Rhonda's fabulous giveaways and yesterday my prize arrived!!!!!
Look at how pretty she wrapped it!
And look at those pretties above!  And here is my lovely shrine!
Love it! 

Thanks again Shirley and Rhonda!  **Another thank you to Donata at DK's CC for also sending me over a sweet version of Wash Your Hands!  I can't seem to upload the image but I'll take a photo and post it asap!!!**