Friday, September 28, 2012

Something a Little Different...

Hi everyone, fall has hit our corner of the world and it's just beautiful! Fall is not my favourite season but it is the most beautiful, agree?

I have something a little different to show you today, it still involves scrapbook paper so I thought it was ok to post here, lol. I've been trying to find ways to decorate my front entrance table for cheap and I think I managed the cheap part. Everything on it only cost me a grand total of under $20, that's a good deal!

I frequently do a walk through in our local thrift store looking for great finds that I can either paint or use in some way in the home. Frames is always big on my list and I found two of these for $3 each. I still haven't painted them because I can't decide on a colour, maybe you have a opinion?

But on to the project! I grabbed an old hymn book and ripped out 5 songs that felt were within the theme of being thankful, I then tore the edges and inked them with Crumb Cake ink, I wasn't careful with this step. Just play with it! I used a little glue and first glued on the back songs and then glued the top song, making sure no background was visible.

The banner was made with the cricut and a pennant SVG file (Oh how I love SVG files!). I also cut the letters out with my cricut and glued them to the circles. To hang them, I punched little holes on each side of the pennant and weaved the linen thread through. I used glue dots to mount them to the frame and covered the glue dots with antique brads (I removed the prongs).

And that's all there's to it, now I just have to decide on a paint colour. I was thinking maybe a mustard colour or a very muted yellow? If you're wondering how I got this for under $20: The window shutter was $1 at the thrift store, the ceramic vase with filler was $1.75, the candle holder has been in our home forever, and the lantern was roughly $12. The pumpkins were free thanks to my Father in Law! I plan on getting a few mini pumpkins for the table top and possible some berries to go in the vase.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My current obsession...

Pinterest. Yup, I admit, I'm addicted. Which is taking serious time away from my craft room. Since building our home I have become obsessed with decorating our home, on the cheap! So that's meant lots of DIY projects and some furniture refinishing. I'm hoping to get caught up soon.

So far I've painted a set of antique coffee tables, an old hutch (lime green, that was fun!), a large U-shaped office desk for my craft room, a shelving unit for my craft room,

I've also made; drapes for my daughter's room, a message centre for the mud room, chevron wall art for the living room, and some vinyl wall word projects for the kitchen and laundry room.

On my to do list; paint two student desks for the kid's rooms, paint the boys' dresser, paint my daughter's bedroom set, paint my entrance table, make a headboard for my daughter's bedroom, reupholster our headboard, paint more fun art projects for the kids toy area and all around the house, and I bought another set of vintage coffee tables that I'll need to paint (they were only $5!). And when I'm feeling really ambitious, paint a huge piano that I got for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

So that gives you a bit of an idea of what I've been up to lately. My poor husband cringes when he opens our garage, lol. But he also knows that it's saving him money... did I mention that we bought a puppy in May? Yup, that's been fun. The kids love her and are really good about taking her out, but who gets to take care of her while they're in school? You guessed it, me. :)

But I did get into my craft room today and made another card using my current favourite colour combination! The butterflies are from Stampin' Up! as is the sentiment with matching die. The paper is from My Mind's Eye (I think). Sorry for the bad picture, I still haven't found the best spot to take pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!