Sunday, February 28, 2010

SYTYCD Week 1- Shabby Chic Inspired Clock

Wow, I can hardly believe it's finally here, I think we have all been on pins and needles, and talk about nervous!!!!!!
I'm so excited to be part of the first 10 SYTYCS
Please go check out all the great entries and vote!!!!!

 For this weeks challenge "Accessory" I decided to make a clock that would fit into my living rooms shabby chic decor. I made the clock using a vintage ceramic ceiling medallion along with a porcelain floral plate.
I found the vintage ceramic ceiling medallion at a flea Market for $5.00 and the floral plate for .25 cents at an estate sale.
I drilled a hole into the plate using a ceramic drill bit, this is the first time I've ever drilled into ceramic/porcelain and I must say it was very easy. The important thing is to go slow so it doesn't break.
I then added a strong epoxy to glue the 2 pieces together and added a clock kit that I purchased for $4.99.
So for under $10.50, I have a lovely little clock that fits perfectly in my space.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tomorrow's the Day!


Tomorrow, the Fun Begins.....  

So You Think You can Decorate ?


Please check it out tomorrow to see all the great ideas created by the 10 decorators

and please vote for your favorite project!

(wish me luck :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waterslide Decals

Some of you asked how I made my Paris print


so I thought I would share this great product with you.

Lazertran is a product made in the UK, they have many different types of products but the one I've tried and really like is the

waterslide decal for inkjet printers

Lazertran Inkjet

All you do is print your image onto the decal paper using your inkjet printer, let the ink set and soak in water. The decal can be added to glass, wood, tile, canvas, etc.


The product isn't cheap but I've found the best price is here.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

And the winner is..............

Lisa from Fern Creek Cottage is the winner of Paris pillow giveaway.


I would like to thank all of you that entered, I had no idea there would be that many entries, Wow!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Road Trip!

I’m so excited, I’m headed to Mt.Dora, Florida this weekend for the Antiques Extravaganza.

I’ve never been before so I hope to find some goodies!!! It's a little less than a 4 hour drive so we're leaving at 4:00 in the morning (yuk!!) to get there around 8. Oh  the things we do to find  neat treasures and hopefully a good bargain.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paris Print

This is my new Paris print that I've transferred onto an 8x10 artist canvas. I digitally altered and added graphics to a vintage ornament frame. I then aged and distressed it to look really old.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Plaster frames red0

I found these cute plaster frames at a garage sale for .50 cent each. I figured I could find someway to change them up. They each had ugly paper landscape scenes glued inside the frame.
P1020206 I just removed the pictures, dry brushed a little cream paint onto the frames and added some burlap for the backing. I used  2 cameos I had leftover from a previous GS red0 project as seen here.  For the cameos, I painted the metal surround with  aqua paint.
They're going in my new bedroom

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Heart


Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paris Pillow Giveaway

As promised, it's time for the 250 followers giveaway!
The prize is a handmade linen pillow.
I added this gorgeous vintage Paris label that I found at the Graphics Fairy blog.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. If you would like an additional chance to win, you can blog about my giveaway, just add your blog link with your comment.
Giveaway ends on Friday, February 19th at 5 pm (eastern  time).
I'll announce the winner Sunday, February 21st.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I'm so excited, I just hit 250 followers!!!!! The last 2 months have been amazing, I can't tell you how many sweet talented people I've meet in that short time.  Blogland is awesome!!!

Tomorrow I'm having a giveaway to celebrate, so please check back tomorrow to see the prize and to enter....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm a contestant on.....................

So you think you can decorate? 10 decorators, 10 challenges, 10 weeks. It's a great new blog, YOU vote for your favorite project and the winner will be "safe" from being cut the next week.

And this newbie is so excited to be a part of it! 

Check it out Here

We've got some very talented people in the first season, it should be fun!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fabulous Etsy Finds #2



Check out this cute jewelry that she makes  from her original photos. Her ETSY store has only been open since January this year, so please drop by her store for a visit.

Blooming Coral Blossom.

she created these lovely necklaces  from  flowers growing in her own garden and layered them to give a blooming effect

Pink Blossom.With Daisies

Cosmos blossom.

and check out the butterflies, so cute!

Blooming Butterfly

Just too cute, Love them all!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Repurposed,Handmade and Vintage Finds

Happy Friday friends!
I've  added many new things to my etsy shop today and will continue to add more throughout the day,
I thought you all might want to see....
P1020165  P1020128

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Knob Turned Finial

Once I was done transforming my lamp I realized it needed a funky finial to match it's new personality. I found this beautiful glass knob at Anthropologie a few weeks ago and I thought it was the perfect crowning touch.
All I had to do was remove the screw and epoxy the pieces onto the original plain finial that came with the lamp. I added a small glass bead on top where the screw head would normally be, and since it's made of glass it glows when the light is turned on.