Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quick Wood Project and A Painting

After making shelves for the large cabinet in the office, there was one small piece of the 1x12 left over.  Since I can't let a good piece of wood go to waste, I came up with a really quick project to use it.

First, I sanded the ends of the wood to get rid of splinters where it was originally cut.  Next, I mixed up some chalk paint and painted it white.  I then made a burlap chevron rosette, and hot glued it to the board, stenciled on a fleur de lis, and our street address, and placed it on the table in the entry.

 This project was very easy, and used up some scrap wood and leftover ribbon.

 When you have leftover items, try to look at them in a way that will let you create something new for your home.

 Of course, I used aqua paint, and ribbon.  I have been working my favorite color into lots of areas in my home.

I love creating vignettes using items I made, or bought at bargain prices.  These items all fit the bill. The old sewing drawer, the lamp, and the picture frame were all preloved, and purchased at consignment sales.  The doily was formerly owned by my MIL, and the old table was my grandmother's.

One other little project I recently did (during the snow days), was to try painting a picture of our home.  I'm not showing it really close up because it is FULL of mistakes.  I painted areas of this over and over, but I think it gives a resemblance to the actual photo of the house.

Actual Photo:


Not great, by any stretch of the imagination, but a resemblance.

I have a big project going on that I'll be sharing soon, so check back.  Hopefully, it will be completed by early next week.

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