Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane

By now, my bags are packed and I'm ready to go! This morning I am boarding the plane and heading back to that old familiar place called home. Although, it has been decades since it has been my actual home, I am so excited to be heading to Long Island to take in all the old sights, stir up some old memories and spend some long overdue time with family. And if the temperature and humidity are below 95 degrees I"ll feel like I'm in heaven. I'll be back in touch next week!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A last minute project

I designed this sign to take to NY with me to give to my sister I purchased a 1X12 at Home depot and had them cut it into 20" lengths, then purchased some molding which was cut to the width of the board. I glued the molding on, primed and painted with Heirloom White. I cut the design out of black vinyl and applied it to the board. I really wanted to do some distressing with the sanding and staining, but ran out of time. I have a 4:00 AM wake up time so I am off to bed.
Catch you next week!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A curbside rescue

About a month ago when I was driving home from work, I noticed a neighbor had put a dining room chair out for the trash.  From what I could see, there was nothing wrong with the chair other than the very 1970’s unattractive covering on the seat cushion. So, I waited for dark, walked outside and made sure no one was watching as I made my way to the chair and quickly carried it home.  My daughter referred to this as dumpster diving. I was not about to let some young whippersnapper deter me from my plan. I first scrubbed it down, primed it then painted it heirloom white and distressed the heck out of it.  I kinda got carried away with the distressing, but it was so much fun! Ultimately, I decided to go another route and painted it black, and NO DISTRESSING. I had originally planned to paint the design on the fabric I was going to cover the seat with.  I cut the design on freezer paper, but then I could not figure out how to transfer the freezer paper from the Cricut  mat and keep it  intact  so I decided to use iron on vinyl.

TOTAL COST OF THIS PROJECT 1 CAN OF SPRAY PAINT, I had everything else! I had taken a picture of the chair when I first brought it home, but the picture was mistakenly deleted from my camera.  Just picture ugly

Friday, June 11, 2010


Wednesday afternoon, I received an order for 37 tiles for graduation gifts. I was excited as that is my biggest order ever. I went to work on them right after I got home from work on Wednesday and completed them this morning. I hope all the recipients enjoy them. I am happy to donate 10% of the proceeds of this sale to the Susan Komen Race for the cure 2010. I will do the same for all sales between now and October. I am especially happy to do this for the sale of these tiles, as the sweet woman who ordered them from me is a breast cancer survivor.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Repurposed Kitchen Cabinet Door

This is a kitchen cabinet door I picked up at Restore. I primed it, painted it blue then made a stencil of the design and painted the design on the door. I thought the blue was way too bright so I made a white wash by deluting some white paint with water and brushing it over the entire door. I did a little distressing by sanding the edges. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!