Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wooden Christmas Trees

There's lots of snow on the ground and it's very cold outside. 
I guess it's time to start tackling all the Christmas crafts that I've pinned for this year.
So here is my version of  some wooden trees that my sister found on
There are only a few steps to get this project done.
First get your brother in laws to cut
 out 3 wooden trees in 3 different sizes from scrap wood.
decide what pattern to put on each tree
pick your colours
when a crisp line is needed use frog tape.
pull out the dark wax and age away.
take a picture and realize that you forgot the stars.
Paint, wax and glue the stars on.
Place around the house to bring the
feeling of Christmas
early to your
cost- 3cents
time- 2 hours
= 1 finished project.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

She's a Beauty (dresser)

With the 30 cm of snow on the ground
 my furniture painting
has come to an end for the year.
But, before we got hammered with bad weather
I did find this beauty for $40.00 on Kijiji.
two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
and some light distressing
I think it's quite
the beauty.
The feet are my favorite part as the distressing let the
 wood shine through and bring out all that detail.
The top drawer had broken hardware and no way to fix it. 
So, I fill the holes with wood filler
(before I painted)
and drilled new holes for these knobs that I had kicking around.
All the hardware was sprayed with
Oil Rubbed Bronze by Rustoleum
OK, just one more shot of the lovely detail.
(loving the reflection,
wishing all the dust was off the floor...oops!)
I distressed the edges slightly and finished with just the clear wax.
It looked so sweet and the girl who bought it could not get here quick enough. 
(She was so worried I'd sell it to someone else.)


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Winter Wreath and Snow...lots and lots of snow.

Well yesterday it snowed and snowed and snowed until we had over 30 cm of snow.
  It took me 2 hours of shoveling to clear the driveway and sidewalk. 
Some newspapers are calling it, "Fifty Shades of White". 
 I thought that was funny.


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Every year I know that winter is coming, but I forgot how quick it can come.
The good thing is now my mother can put out her winter wreath
and flower arrangement
that we did a couple of weeks ago.

 I love how this flower arrangement turned out.

I followed the old thriller, filler, spiller idea.
Here's the thriller.
(twirlly sticks and long red blossoms)

some spiller

great filler
(tons of colour and texture)

I love how the white pops and the grey softens the whole thing.
She loves it and so do I.