Saturday, February 18, 2017
I have had so much fun making these epoxy cups! It does take awhile. The whole process takes about 4 days! But the result is so worth it! I got a cameo silhouette for Christmas and have been making monograms and all kinds of stuff with it!... There are tons of really good you tube videos that can give you step by step instructions. I watched Mad Mugging Momma! She is my favorite! The only product listed that I have since started using is Triple thick spray before the epoxy. It really makes a bi difference! Thanks for looking!.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I forgot to take alot of photos as I was going... So sorry. But the short version is this, Rip a pallet apart. Paint all the boards whatever colors you like. decide how big your sign needs to be and put them together with a couple of strips on the back. I got my letters at Hobby Lobby. I would go when they are half price, because they can get expensive at 7.50 apiece. I love the finished product! I have this one in my own bedroom, but I am going to take orders for more!
Are these cute or what? All it takes is a little imagination and some stair rail banisters. After I did the scarecrows, I decided to do some witches as well. They were a tad more difficult because of their hats. I made them out of felt and they turned out pretty good too!. Plain banisters, then paint..... For the scarecrows hats, I went down 1.5 inches and painted black. I thought that did not look quite far enough, so the next one I went two. Add a little wooden nose..use your imagination... and a block for the hat bill. I have a tiny brad gun I used to attach the hat bills, but i ended up just using wood glue on the noses because a busted a couple. Make a little bow for the hat and fashion a scarf out of whatever fabric or ribbon you like. I did rub some glaze on the scarecrows to age them a little. I put a couple in a basket of mums on my daughters front door, and the others are at the shop on display in a bushel basket. Have fun!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Happy Fall Ya'll!. Well I'm a little early I know, but I am trying to beat the Alabama August heat by daydreaming about fall and football and sweaters and pumpkins..... you get the idea! I haven't posted in quite a while! Work has a way of getting in the way!. But... I have quit my full time corporate gig and I am working from home FULL TIME! Can you say YIPPEE!! In my fall quest I decided to rip apart a pallet and make some fall decorations. Aren't they adorable? I did not get all the pics of every stage. Ikr? I wasn't thinking blog until I was finished, but I will do my best to explain the steps. If you have never worked with pallet wood you are going to love it! You just have to know a few things about pallets... First, most are nailed together with some kind of screw nails. Which means you literally cannot just pull them apart with a hammer. You will need a deck wrecker, you can get one on Amazon. They are not too expensive. Or you can cut the nails with a sabre saw. I like to cut them because you can reuse the rusty nails. I like the way they look on certain projects. If they come out, you can just tap them back in. I always save rusty nails. I have drawers full of them. An old pallet project can look terrible with new nails. You can just lay your pallet wood out and draw your pumpkin. The first couple I did looked like apples. You gotta make the sides not so round. I think it looks more pumpkinlike.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Here is a before picture. I forgot to take it before I started taking it apart. I bought this chair for 9.00 at the thrift store. Pretty sad...
The chair was in pretty good shape as far as functioning, but it was really dirty! As you can see I took it all apart using an electric drill and a crowbar! Ha ha! No seriously. The back kind of pops off, but it was super tight! I purchased my "hounds tooth" fabric at Hobby Lobby and used my 40 percent off coupon! I got 1.5 yards, I did have some left. I was just sort of eyeballing it. Depending on your fabric choice, you need to make sure you have enough to keep the pattern going in the same direction. All total it was about $15.00.
I was thinking I might have to paint the black parts, but I just cleaned it up with 409 and then shined it up with some "son of a gun" I really enjoyed this quick and inexpensive project! $25.00 not bad!