Saturday, February 27, 2010

Out with the fake art

Found this at D D's Discount for $8. Yeah, I know. I am not a fan of the fake art either. But I wanted to use the frame. So I took this thing apart and got my measurments.
I used bead board and applied 3 coats of the magnetic paint. Once that was dry I painted it red.

Once the red layer was dry I used an inking technique using paint. I sprayed some of my black paint into a little puddle and dipped a small section of my rag into it. Using my rag I dabbed it along the creases of the bead board and around the edge to create some depth.

Then I placed it in the frame and now I have a great magnet board for my kitchen.

Do you love???

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Dress (remake)

I started with this old tank of mine. Ugh!!! Right?? I cut of a good chunk from the shoulder straps and sewed them back together to shorten them up.
Next thing I did was use Stretchrite Elastic Sewing Thread. I knew this would help me sinch this baggy thing up a bit. I did one seam around the neckline. Then I did three seams right around the chest area.

I jazzed it up with some cute flowers and a ribbon close to the bottom.

And now my daughter has a fresh new look. Sorry for the bad lighting. My camera has decided not to work with me.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great find!

Here is my next project. Found this little guy on craigslist for $10! Keep checking back to see the finished look!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family board

I just added a little of color to this frame by mod podging scrapbook paper to it! An easy way to add a little color to a room!

I've had this board sitting around and finally decided to do something with it.I found some wooden letters at roberts I think they were .15 ea. and mod podged them with scrapbook paper that I had in storage cut out some of the flowers from the paper to add to the board, a couple of ribbon bows and this is what I came up with!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fruit Bowl

I forgot to get pictures of these items before. I found the wooden bowl at the Goodwill for $1.99 and the base of the bowl is actually a candle holder that I found for $.69. I glued them together and painted it red. A fun idea I got from HERE.

Monday, February 8, 2010

clothes-pins & more clothes-pins

I saw this on another crafters blog. Don't ask which one because there are a million that I
brouse. Eventually I will use these to display the kids artwork in their room.

This JUMBO clothes pin I found in the clearance aisle at Marshals.

I made it pretty with some fun scrapbook paper. It could hold a picture, card, memo or...

yes, even a recipe card.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wine anyone??

I found this WINE RACK at the Goodwill and thought it was so cute already ruffed up on the edges.
But I painted it white and NOW...... its my magazine rack.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So I found this mirror at the DI for .50 cents it had potential
I painted this handle that came from Grandmas old dresser and attached it to the mirror.

This was the handle before I got ahold of it.I used the other part on another craft I did!

I painted the mirror frame black and this is the final result. Just a simple project,but exactly what I needed to finish off the arrangement on my bedroom wall!
BY Briana

Monday, February 1, 2010

Heart Day!

Here is a fun holiday tree I made today. I gathered the branches at the park while the kids played. I used an empty cornmeal canister for the base and mod podged the pink paper on and tied a ribbon. Then I pushed a peice of that floral foam stuff in the can to push the branches in. I spray painted the branches white and hung glittery red hearts from the tips.
So come Easter I can take the hearts off and replace them with small eggs found at Micheals and switch out the red ribbon for a white or yellow.
BY CheerAnn