Saturday, September 24, 2011

World Globe Turned Pumpkin

I love the look of vintage folk art pumpkins….

meet Piper the Pumpkin,

he started life out as a plain old vintage world globe.

I love finding vintage globes but sometimes they’re damaged and just don’t look good. The orig. base on this globe was all messed up, so when I found it really really cheap at a garage sale, I snapped it up. I originally cut the top off thinking maybe to use it as a shade for a lamp, but they project never happened.

I painted him a rusty orange color

and then followed the lines of the globe  with black paint to show detail on  the pumpkin.

Having the top cut off worked to my advantage because Piper not only looks cute, he can hold candy too.

I made his hat out of scrapbook and crepe paper,the base is a wood plaque from the craft store.
He’s gonna be so cute in my kitchen decorated for Halloween.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Serene Soul Pillow Cover Winner

Ang from Taking a Sunday Drive won!

She picked the butterfly pillow


Thank you to everyone that entered, and all the nice comments.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Serene Soul Giveaway


Serene Soul
my new ETSY store.
In it I sell my custom designed pillow covers, from vintage Paris posters, chevrons, destination pillow covers and more.


How about a pillow cover giveaway to celebrate the opening!

You have 3 chances to win.
1st chance: Visit Serene Soul, look around then come back here and leave on comment on the one you like.
2nd chance: post my giveaway on your blog.
3rd chance: spread the word on your Facebook or twitter page.

Please leave a separate comment if you’re entering more than one time.
A random number generator will pick the winner.
Giveaway ends September 19th at 5:00 pm EST.

The giveaway has ended

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Great Find and Inspiration

Isn't this couch neat? I found it yesterday at an estate sale for 100.00. Each side is 8 feet long and the entire sofa was covered in plastic slipcovers, over time it actually discolored the fabric, I can't wait to have it reupholstered.


While I love tufting, I think I will go for a more clean look and omit it here. I'm still deciding on staying a nice neutral color or a linen in a lovely shade of aqua.
I love these two examples of simple clean lines.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chalkboard or Mirror?

I found this really cool metal piece at a garage sale, actually I found two of them. I believe they were originally the sides of an old soda machine, you know the old vintage ones that you slide back the top glass door and reach into and grab an ice cold bottled soda.

I painted the red a lovely aqua color and when I wax it the color is going to pop.
I need your help deciding on turning into a mirror or a chalkboard, what would you do?


I found it looking like this
When it’s finished, I’ll show you a close up so you can see the detail.

So chalkboard or mirror??

Monday, September 5, 2011

Who says you need a paintbrush

I love making signs for my house and I made this MARKET sign for the kitchen.  It was once a sign with a silly saying on it that I found at a garage sale, and I knew when I bought it I would repaint it.
I painted the inside white and the border a teal-ish color. Because the original sign was stained I took advantage of that and used a chip brush giving it a weathered painted look and allowing the original color to show thru.
Now onto the the lettering and hand, I just didn’t have the time to sit there and paint it, so why not a permanent black marker? I found the font and hand image I wanted, enlarged it to the size I needed and used carbon paper to trace onto the sign frame. I found the pointing hand image at Graphics Fairy, she has the best images.
Because the wood was a little textured the letters aren’t completely filled in which gives it a worn aged look. It was meant to be in that kitchen and I just love it hanging above the shelves.


So next time you have a project that is a little labor intensive, why not use a marker instead of a paint brush.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Printpress FMT Winner

Laura from GYNX Blog is the winner of the giveaway!

Her pick was the chair No.1

Chair no. 1

Thanks to everyone that entered!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Print Press FMT Giveaway

Only a few days left to enter the giveaway, enter Here

Here are some new prints that I’ve recently added to the store.