So here are my latest projects, the ones I can post at least. I have a big one that is going to remain hidden for a bit since it is a wedding shower gift and I don't want to tip off the bride that there is a surprise for her and her groom.
This canvas project is a keepsake gift for a bridal shower that took place last month. Shane and Melissa are getting married on April 6th and I wanted to commemorate the event for them.
Using their home color scheme as a guide, I created this small canvas that sits on a wooden plate stand. I used acrylic paints for this piece. A wooden heart adds dimension to the canvas. Eyelet lace surrounds the perimeter. Congrats!
And here is the happy bride-to-be at the shower displaying the new sign.
This window frame piece was originally a cupboard door (from what I could tell). It was for sale for a great price so I couldn't resist! Using chalk paint I have basecoated the piece in one of my favorite turquoise shade of blue. From there I made a crackle layer with mucilage school glue. (I found some that was in a pen-like container so it made it really easy to apply!) After the glue got tacky I then brushed white chalk paint over top and like magic it crackled. I sealed the whole piece with my fave General Finishes High Performance Topcoat.
For accent, I attached a long country garland that had beads, rusty hearts and leaves. Down the road I may put photos behind the glass but for now I like it as it is.
A plain wooden plaque painted with acrylic paints is for a new baby girl. After painting and lettering I glued a wooden heart to the plaque to add dimension. Light distressing along the edges adds a bit of character. This baby girl truly is made of sugar and spice and everything nice!
Back in 2014 I picked up the file cabinet (featured in an earlier blog update) and a walnut wooden table. Time was at a premium so I didn't start working on the table until recently.
After a good cleaning, I started 'slopping' on three different colors of chalk paint all over the table surfaces. It almost looked like a bright camouflage pattern. After that was dry, I put a coat of white chalk paint on top of the entire piece. Then came the fun part....I wet distressed the white, rubbing to expose the various shades of blue and a bit of the walnut original wood.
After I was happy with the look I waxed the table with clear wax and then highlighted different areas with dark wax. It will become my sewing table.
I am always happy to donate items to local fundraisers and this scarf is a good example. It will be included in the silent auction grouping for a church sale. Using double strands of yarn, this long scarf with fringe is lightweight cotton so is suitable for accessorizing on not-so-chilly days and evenings.
That's it for now. I am thinking of re-vamping the way I present this blog so may be making some changes in the future.
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