Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hold It! DIY Key/Necklace Holder

Create a unique place to hold your keys or necklaces with this easy to create DIY project.
I started with a pre-made pallet board from Michael's.
 I covered the pallet board with Dixie Belle's Crackle.

 Once the Crackle was completely dry, I painted the pallet board and a 6 x 6 balsa wood panel with the Dixie Belle color, Drop Cloth. 



 I added a small transfer from Iron Orchid Designs to the 6 x 6 panel.

 When the paint dried I covered the pallet board and the panel with Clear Wax then added Dixie Dirt.
 Dixie Dirt is a powder and the clear wax gives it something to stick to. I put the dirt on with a brush, then blended it in with a dry rag.

 I glued the 6 x 6 panel to the pallet board using E6000.
 Then I added rope around the panel using Tacky Glue.
 I finished it off with cup hooks.

 The pallet board had a jute cord for hanging, which I shortened so it wouldn't show. 
 Where'd I put my keys? Oh, there they are!


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine, You Are Hot!

 Even though this vintage style faucet handle was missing its mate, I couldn't pass it up when I found it at a yard sale. And if you only have one, of course it's better to be hot than cold!
 I created a fun and easy Valentine by first drawing a heart on a piece of reclaimed wood cut from an old fence. The I drilled a hole in the wood that was the size of the back of the handle.

 I painted the heart...

 then I painted the words, You are, onto the heart...

 I added E6000 around the back of the handle, then inserted it into the drilled hole.





 My Valentine is HOT! Is yours?


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Monday, January 29, 2018

Our Love Is Bulletproof


I recently shared a post on gathering a handful of spent bullets at the gun range. In that post I showed how I made a necklace using a bullet...

While working on that necklace, the song, Bulletproof, kept going through my head, & this project came to me.

I first wrapped part of a broken earring around the bullet and glued it on with E6000, & held it on with a clip until the glue dried.

I filled the bullet with moss...
 

I made hearts using 20 gauge red wire & inserted them into the moss.


I glued the bullet onto a mini canvas...

I printed out the words, our love is bulletproof, cut them out, and glued them onto the canvas with tacky glue.

I placed the canvas on a mini easel that I painted red... 

 The perfect Valentine for my husband!




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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Patina To The Rescue

We've all heard the phrase, third time's a charm!
Thank goodness, for this table makeover it only took me 3 times to be satisfied with it.
I bought the table from my friend, The Picker Chic. She always gives me a great deal. So, even though I didn't really care for the style of the table, it was a deal I couldn't refuse.


The table had 3 wheels. It was supposed to have 4. Why did it need wheels?!!! I removed them because, again, why did it need wheels?
When I first saw the table, I thought I'd paint it black with gold on the arches. But, I also wanted to try Pink Champagne from Dixie Belle.

 Pink Champagne is a beautiful pale pink, but it didn't go with the style of the table.
So, I moved on to Bunker Hill Blue...
 And, I added metallic gold to the arches...
 NO!!!! Still not happy!
 I finally decided to go in a completely different direction.
Remember the patina chest I did last year?
Well, I decided that may be a good look for this odd table.
So, I gave the table a coat of Bronze Patina Paint.

 Better already!!!
The patina spray reacts with the patina paint while the paint is still wet. So, I painted a second coat of patina paint, then added the spray to the wet paint.  Rather than spray the Blue Patina Spray, I poured it into a bowl to paint it on with a brush.


The reaction starts to happen quickly, but can take up to 6 hours to complete.
 I worked in sections so that the paint wouldn't dry before I could paint on the blue spray.

 You never know quite what you're going to get with the patina. That's what I love...the surprise!
 I think I'll stop at number 3!




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