Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Subway Art for Christmas at the Catlin's!

So I had never tried subway art before, actually just started seeing it because I'm totally new to this blogging of crafting thing! So I just KNEW what I had to try my hand! I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore here in Charlotte..had no idea that such a place existed until I saw it commented about on some other bloggers blogs. Got me a cabinet door for 50 cents!

Cut my letters out with my Cricut on just regular cheap white cardstock. Got them how I wanted them.

Then painted the door with about 3 coats of Folk Art Lipstick Red.

Then I mod podged my letters on, let them dry and there she blows!!!

I can't wait to do more of these!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DIY jewelry box!

So on one of my goodwill hunts I found this sad little box for a mere $.49. It was just one of those plain unfinished wooden boxes. Missing a clasp. Anyway I decided I wanted it, bought it, got her out and started painting Friday night.

I used the color blue jean...I got it at Michael's 2/$1.00 sale.

Put about 3 coats on...then went to work using some of the glazing techniques I have found around and about. I used burnt number which I already had in my stash back from when I was trying to find the perfect shade of brown for my wedding DIY's. Watered it down, painted it on with a sponge brush...let it sit for about 30 seconds and then wiped it off very lightly with a junk rag. I ended up doing the glazing again today to give it a darker look.

Then I used Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss over that to give it a shine.

I then mod podged a wedding picture onto the top and am totally in luv! I just need to find a little handle or clasp for the front and she will be complete!

It matches perfectly!

Hmm..never realized I need to iron my dang curtains!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Dining Room table! YAY!

So we moved into our house in June of 2010 and have been without a dining room table. We have a little 2 seater bistro table in the kitchen but the dining area was just a empty space until Saturday!

So if you are looking out through the little bar area...you notice that the living room is across the way, so between the bar area and the living room is the dining "area." Also take note of the ugly chandelier! LOL

Well after looking for a dining table for over almost a year and a half..here's what we found:

at Sam's club!!!! Here she is with our new rug that we found at Home Depot and NEW chandelier! Boy, I hate it when the hubs does lighting projects, but at least they turn out nice!

Can't wait to have our first Thanksgiving where we can all sit at a table...the set came with 8 chairs!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Skeleton vase..cheap!!

So I made this little skeleton vase for about $3.49. I stole the idea from Dollar Store Crafts.

I bought 2 of the sets of skeleton at the Dollar Tree, bought some spanish moss, and those flower thingy's at goodwill! Next year I think I need to add some glitter or something to bling it up a tad!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall picture frames - Dollar Tree Bargains

I actually got this idea from A Diamond in the Stuff's post.

I switched it up a bit and only used 4 frames to spell out FALL instead of the 6 to spell out AUTUMN.

I got 4 cheap frames from the Dollar Tree, spray painted them with cheap old black spray paint that I got at Walmart for like a buck!

Then I cut letters out with my Cricut - using the basic George Cartridge because I don't have a whole lot of cartridges yet - and mounted them on scrapbook paper and basically decorated them like a scrapbook page! For my letters, I used the shadow feature and cut out two of the same size letters...so that when you mat them on it looks like a shadow.

Then I just stuck on some 3D glitter stickers I had...thought about using real leaves, that might be cool, but I was too lazy to try it out.

Sorry about the bad picture..will try to get a better one later! (Hey I'm new at this! LOL)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Took a Hiatus!

So I took a bit of a hiatus and bought a house AND got married! Kinda forgot about my little blog here...but I plan to make this active again and get to work on some projects!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Do It Yourself

Most of my wedding is going to be do it yourself projects that I will be doing myself. I've scoured the web and found some LOVELY projects!

The weather is FINALLY looking a little better here in NC, we've at least had a sunny day today. It's been the coldest winter on record since like 13 years. Needless to say, I'm NOT pleased as I hate the cold!! With the nasty, cold weather I've been in kinda a blah mood and not wanted to do anything except curl up on the couch underneath some blankets with a good book, not wanting to work on anything so it's hopefully about time for the sun to stay out and give me some feel good vibes so that I can kick it into gear!

My next projects are going to be my bouquet and finishing up my centerpieces. I've semi-done my centerpieces, but they need some more TLC so I drew some sketches in line at the bank today and I can't wait to see them come to life! I will, of course, post pictures as I get some stuff done.