Monday, February 7, 2011

Rainy Day Art:Glamourous Crow Head and The Moon on Stage

I am one who LOVES it when it rains. The rain makes me feel like it's ok to sit inside and work on my art. A couple more days like this and I will have lots of new things for my Etsy Store..... Here's a few new things I just finished up. I will need a sunny "minute" to take some better pictures before I can put them on my Etsy site.

Thank you once again Graphics Fairy for this wonderful moon.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Simple DIY 5 Minute Wall Decor

Why I choose today to go around and snap some pics, its gloomy and raining outside. These plates are hanging on my kitchen wall. I bought three ceramic plates at Homegoods, printed off three crowns, three sets of butterfly wings and three pictures, the first one is my mother as a child, second is my husband as a child and the third one is his mother as a child. After I cut everything out (I used card stock paper and a regular ink jet printer) I placed it on the plate to see how I wanted it to look then just sprayed the back of the cut outs with spray adhesive and WAHHH LAA. Really the longest part is cutting everything out. Oh and of course the crowns and wings were compliments of the GRAPHICS FAIRY..... You could do this little mini project on a million things. I hope it sparks your imagination to wanting to make something. Even though its quite simple it's things like this that when I am visiting blogs I'll see and say ohhh how simple why didn't I ever think of that!!!! Hope you enjoy......

My Major Kitchen Table and Chairs Redo...

Right before all of the holidays I decided to redo my kitchen table and chairs. What was I thinking!!! I thought it would be a really quick project..... welllll maybe for someone that DOESN'T have three children!!!! All of my art and project time is very limited, I am usually getting started when everyone else is going to bed. I did  get it done and I love it. Here are a few pics. I did NOT change the fabric on my chairs, but it's in the near future!!!!

This is before I painted the "diamond" on the back.

See why these chairs needed a REDO!

 I took these after pics this morning and my lighting is horrible....if it ever quits raining I will post better pictures.

 Just ignore the beautiful brass light fixture!
I don't have a before picture of my table, it was just a basic brown before. I sanded all of the wood, just enough to make it feel a little rough. This eliminated having to prime. I used Valspar semi gloss paint from Lowes, and sanded again to give it a distresses look. Then I  put a few clear coats of varnish after everything was finished. It really was quite simple. I would love to redo furniture for  a living! It's just so fun to see how you can totally transform something with a little bit of paint!!!