Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My New Website!

Hi Everyone! I made the leap from a blog to a website! Please come and check out my new space. It's a work in progress and a definite learning experience for me. I want to be able to communicate with the people that read my blog, and eventually I want to be able to sell my stuff online. I am in the process of creating a Pinterest board and a Facebook page. I swore I would never do this, but here I go!  photo imagejpg1-1184.jpg So please come on over and visit me at You'll arrive at the home-page and then hit blog to read new posts. I'll update the contact information, and all of that soon. If you have a second please leave a comment so I can see who has visited my new site! Thank you for your support! Terry

Monday, July 21, 2014

Coffee Station for School

I'm starting to get back into the school mode since I have only 10 days before the new school year begins. I decided to make a coffee station. This idea started with 4 white cups I bought at Marshall's. I wanted to try drawing letters on them with a Sharpie marker and then baking the mugs so the marker became permanent. I decided to write A-R-T on 3 cups.  photo imagejpg1-637.jpg So while I was waiting for the cups to bake & cool, I took a wood crate and added magazine art and some cork board to the inside/back of the crate. I set a jar with creamer & sweeteners, a coffee can, and a drink bottle that looks like a spray can on the bottom shelf. I added a journal & the little pig for fun!  photo imagejpg1-2473.jpg Once my cups were cool, I hung them on the bottom of the crate and then attached a jar with teabags.  photo imagejpg1-1195.jpg

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Decorative Whiteboard

The frame on this wood whiteboard has 3 colors of paint; cream, rose and blue. I sanded it after the paint was dry to give it a distressed look. Then I drew the music part on the bottom, and lightly sanded it. The whiteboard was cut out to fit the frame, and the flower & bottle were added to hold stuff.  photo imagejpg1-2033.jpg  photo imagejpg1-451.jpg  photo imagejpg1-910.jpg

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Repurposed Fabric Collaged & Message Board Window

This window needed to be cleaned up and some of the paint had to be scraped off because it was thick and messy. Next I made a fabric collage for the bottom 2 window panes. Then I cut a piece of whiteboard for the top pane and added a piece of cork board. To finish it off I attached the tags & hooks to the bottom of the window and topped it off with the flower on the side.  photo imagejpg1-708.jpg  photo imagejpg1-876.jpg  photo imagejpg1-1846.jpg

Friday, July 18, 2014

Vintage Window Picture/Collage & Easel

When I saw this easel it was love at first sight! The paint was perfectly chippy and the color was spot on. It is in Michael's room and I wasn't sure what kind of picture to put with it. Then my sister traded me some old windows for a vintage medicin cabinet. I took one of the windows and put family pictures of us from before Mike & I were married, to when Michael was born, early years, collage and now with he and his girlfriend Amanda. Each pane is separate so new pictures it can be added to it.  photo imagejpg1-1334.jpg  photo imagejpg1-1119.jpg  photo imagejpg1-1332.jpg

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Succulent Garden Chair

I bought this chair earlier in the summer. It's very cute but the metal seat was broken. I originally created a succulent cactus basket to fit in the seat, but it was too small to sit in the hole. So today I went around the house looking for a bucket or bowl that would fit just right. I found a metal bowl, painted it white and pounded some holes in the bottom for drainage. Last but not least, I set my succulent garden delights in it!  photo imagejpg1-1455.jpg  photo imagejpg1-1448.jpg  photo imagejpg1-392.jpg

Monday, July 14, 2014

Metal License Plate Tags

I keep seeing things made out of old license plates, and I decided to try it out. I have 4 or 5 license plates. I chose the letters, numbers and symbols that I wanted to cut out. I wasn't sure what to cut the metal out with so I took a guess and used these scissors. It worked pretty well.  photo imagejpg1-329.jpg The edges were pretty sharp and so I used a file to smooth them out and round the corners.  photo imagejpg1-2270.jpg Next, I drilled some holes in the metal so I could make a tag or keychain.  photo imagejpg1-1208.jpg You can put the letters together to make a word, or just add an initial to enhance something.