Monday, July 6, 2015

Way behind but that means I am crafting instead of writing!

The road to somewhere is paved with good intentions, right? Well I had intended to be better at keeping this blog updated but ended up doing more crafts than writing about them.  So I am playing catch-up now...I think I have included all of my recent projects.  

Baby closet dividers....bristol board and card stock....hang on closet rod to separate clothes into sizes. The dividers tie on to the closet rod with satin ribbon.

Magazine rack - started out as an old brown rack, I painted and distressed the rack with chalk paint.

Baby hats - two strands of yarn knitted into fun little head warmers.

More baby hats using two strands of yarn.

Am I hat obsessed?  Yes, another hat! 

Lightweight ivory hat with tassel.

Chalk painted table using Americana Deco chalky paint, layered then sanded back (I used candle wax to make a resist so the paint sanded off easier). Topcoated with Fusion beeswax and hemp oil - smooth!

For Jake and Elwood for their first Christmas!

Lightweight baby hat.

Table numbers for upcoming wedding. Bristol board, cut, scored and embossed with white ink; used my Cricut machine to make numbers and flowers. The numbers will sit tent-style on the tables.

Bamboo wood, painted with black and lettered with white acrylic - sanded back to distress. Wire hanger and raffia. Topcoated with GF High Performance topcoat.

More closet dividers made of bristol board and card stock; stickers of animals. Tie with satin ribbon to closet rod.

Purple and ivory two strand hat, pom pom.

Hats for Jake and Elwood.  Square with tassels.

Chest for Jake and Elwood....I forgot to take a before was brown and kind of beat up and one drawer was broken.  I made chalk paint using Pixie Dust - white chest, Fusion Inglenook paint for drawers, blue stripe of Americana chalky paint. Top coated with Verathane water based top coat. Sprayed the handles and knobs with white enamel.  Replaced the broken drawer with a shelf to hold baskets.

Big project - transformed my kitchen with paint.

More of the kitchen....Uppers in the "U" section are white, lowers black. On the stove wall, all the cupboards are black.  Gray walls, new flooring below - I tiled both the kitchen and front entranceway.

Multicolored baby hat - shower gift. 

More closet dividers for a baby gift.

That's it for now, will write more when I have time. I am in the middle of a big transformation project involving an old entertainment unit.