Who's ready for Fall? I can't wait, and I love the colors of Fall, especially when reflected thru stained glass. This project is so simple to make, and really fun too.
For full tutorial and video: http://muralmaker1.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-faux-stained-glass-window-with.html
I had never used Chalk Paint® before and I really didn't believe any paint could cover what I'd done to this desk a few years ago with some "oops" paint. However, with no stripping, sanding or priming, 3 coats later I had a pristine white desk, calling for a little design fun. I wanted something fun. Different. Fresh. Something that would brighten my day each time I sat down at the desk. Some oversized ornate swirls with a contemporary vibe were just the ticket. Afterwards, the desk was sealed with three coats of clear wax.
Do you remember painting as a child? Have you ever watched your kids get totally lost in the moment when they paint?
That's what happened with this lamp. The price tag said $2 but the thrift store was having a 50% off sale.
I picked up this little square vase for $1 at the thrift store but it needed . . . something. I used a "puffy" paint to make random square and then just filled in with glass paint. Now it adds a myriad of colors. Only problem? I was going to use it as a holder for my art markers but it's too pretty with a candle inside!
I am constantly amazed at what dollar stores carry now. Too much good stuff!
Ok, some of it can look a little . . . cheap. Like it only cost a dollar, you know?
Like these plastic leaves. Cute but pretty shiny. And plastic-y....
Who isn't inspired by Pottery Barn? When I saw their simple Halloween table runner, I decided I'd give it a try myself. I outlined each pattern with a black marker then just painted it in with black paint. No sewing and really fun!
Yes, I’m getting ready for Fall. I know it may seem a little early but
a) I need to plan ahead to allow time for paint projects and
b) Summer, I’m over you. No offense....
I have a little problem that I don’t talk about too much – people often assume because I can draw and paint some stuff that I’m probably pretty good at most anything creative.
And they’d be wrong. Really, really wrong, believe me.
Truth be told, I have a pretty narrow repertoire in the creative fields. The thing is, after all of this time . . . ‘half a century’ sounds ridiculously ancient . . . but it’s true . . . I’ve tried and failed and tried something else and failed and tried again and achieved . . . mediocre results. Often....
I've waited a long time to have an entire room to devote to my art and crafts. Now that I have one, I've tried to maximize every square inch for storage and organization.Honestly, there is not a day that goes by that I don't walk in here and smile. I'm still working on the cuteness factor, but I'm so happy to have such a fun, and functional, workspace.
I'm presently self-licensing my art, making it available as cards and gifts at varied prices.