Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Building the Craft Table

I know I haven't blogged in a bit and I am sure you are all excited to see the next project I have done. I have been building the craft table that Ana over at Knock-off Wood posted on her blog. I am having the greatest time building this, should be finished in a couple of day and "cant" wait to post the picture. I will leave one part of the excitement...Ana has been asking for some to use bright colors, knowing this would be in my craft room....I said "OK!" So here is the color and in a couple of days I will post the finished product...It's WONDERFUL

Its called Autumn Enchantment from Lowes

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Too Cute....Building Block Name

Wow..these came out just too darn cute...
Recently while out shopping at the fun thrift shops in our town, found these two frames..cheap! My little granddaughters and their parents are moving into their new house and wanting to decorate and do different things for their rooms, I've just been coming up with little odds and ends.
A couple of weeks ago my little granddaughter Jillian and I spent the morning playing with building blocks. Taking different pictures, we decided to make both her and her sisters names with the blocks and take pictures..thinking nothing of it, just cute pictures.

Once I got the frames home, I thought of a great way to use both the frames and the photos we had taken of the building block names....so here we go.

Took the frames apart, sanded

Cropped and printed the photos of the names

All paints/fabric/photo paper I already had on hand in my crafting supplies. Spray painted with Valspar from Lowes..colors Mediterranean and Tulip Pink.
We chose to use Orange burlap with the blue frame and cream colored burlap with the pink frame. Covered the board back with the burlap, using the hot clue to attach. After trimming the photo, laid it on the burlap (did not glue or tape, didnt want to cause wrinkles) put the glass on top, slipped into frame and used wide clear tape to seal up the back.

Took me about an hour to do these..and the end results were a hit!
My little granddaughters will be putting their name sign on their bedroom door..they want to make sure everyone knows which room is theirs.
Just another adorable rejuvenation for pennies




Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lovely Book Shelves...compliments of Knock-Off Wood

My project without the help of my hubby..really I had no help from anyone. This is a one women job ;)....Ana over at Knock-Off Wood has some of the greatest plans...this is one of two bookcases, using simple plans lined out..this was a fast and easy project, the results are wonderful. I took the simple layout to Lowes so they could cut it for me..they charged me nothing! Two hours to put the shelves together, prime, a couple of coats of white paint, clear vanish for the last coat. (incase the grandchildren write on it, it will be easy to clean. I built this for my little granddaughter room, she will be loading it with baskets and toys....

In the process of building

Completed bookcase....moving on to sanding, priming and painting

complete..........lets decorate!

Great ease and wonderful results