Friday, September 23, 2011

This is what I did tonight


Tonight I painted and distressed a really old step stool!  I have been obsessing over this project for a while, and thinking how cute it would look with my beachy decor.  My only issue is my colors.  I have browns and greens not the typical aquas.  So I love the whole distressed driftwood look.  Here is my take on a little stepladder with green.  I painted rapidly and messily right over the paint rings and splatter that were already on this very old ladder.  After I let it dry for about an hour, I took the sandpaper to it and gave it that weathered look.  It worked so nicely!  Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jars for goodies

This project was inspired by something I saw on Factory Direct Blog.  I think these are so much fun!  I got the candle holders from my mom for free, and my husband had bought the jars for canning some veggies.  The only thing I bought was the spray paint.  I used Martha Stewart fine glitter and Elmers Spray glue to glitter the lids after I painted them.  I used a little piece of felt and E600 to attach the jars to the candle holder.  You could probably use slow set epoxy also.  Can't wait to fill these with candy corn and fall M&Ms.  Enjoy!

Cool Weather, Cool Projects

This is what I have been up to.  I am kind of crazy about Halloween and Fall.  I have a few projects I am sharing today.  The first is this Blingy Spider pumpkin.  I bought the spider with really no advance intentions in mind.  Just thought he was cute.  Then I ran across a project at Better Homes & Gardens.  Thought it was super cute, but modified it a bit.  I painted the stem silver and glittered it, because I love glitter.  I used different sized stones, because that is what I had on hand.  I do want to add, I used Hot Fix stones, as hot glue wasn't working, the stones were just coming right off.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This is what's brewing!!!

I have been dwelling on a couple of new projects for Halloween.  I love everything that the fall brings us, especially this fun holiday.  I love whimsical Halloween decor, hot pots of coffee and pumpkin spice, fall scented candles....oooohhhh, gets me so excited!  I am jumping the gun a little here, but why procrastinate?!


Here are my Halloween countdown cubes...hope you like em'!

Same set of cubes, 2 different views.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Tisket- A Tasket- A little wooden basket...

So I saw a picture of some wooden baskets on Pinterest and the pin led back to a site where you can purchase the baskets.  Who?  Me?  Buy them?  "I can make those".  Of course that's what I said, you should know by now!!!  And...my house is beach themed, so these go perfectly with that.  And yes, I have been to both Martha's Vineyard and Mystic, CT.

You can make these...great storage idea!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breathe...

Just a random post.  I am overwhelmed in crafts!  I am trying to prioritize, but finding it difficult.  You would think this was my job.  Maybe it should be.  I have about 20 projects lined up at this point.  A few have been started, others are waiting in the wings.  Where to begin...

Breathe in....
Breathe out....