Saturday, March 24, 2012

Enameling a little box

The other day I was sitting on the phone and this little box sitting on my desk caught my eye.
It's cute the way that it is but, I recently learned a new technique at a class I took and I thought hmmmm, maybe I should give this piece a try.
I love the change! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fabric Button Art

Today I want to share a project that was inspired by some fabric I purchased at Walmart. Is anyone else excited that Walmart is carrying fabric again?
I've been working on our spare bedroom and when I saw these fabrics I knew they were perfect for the space. I found this bedding at Home Goods for a steal, only 25.00!!! Gotta love that place!

Let me show you what I came up with and then I'll share how to make one.
I'm hoping this is a perfect reminder for guest when they come to visit.

I started out with a button kit, you can pick one up at your local fabric store, they only cost a few dollars. 

It's really simple to turn your fabric into a button, the instructions are on the back, it looks something like this.

Once I had all of mine made I added the letters to spell out rest using clear stamps. They worked great  for this project because you can see how to line up the letters. If you don't have stamps you could use rub on letters or even write it.

I covered some cardboard with a coordinating fabric for the background.

And I spray painted a Goodwill frame with Exotic Sea by Valspar from Loew's.

When I glued my buttons to the backing of the frame I made little risers  out of cardboard so the buttons were raised a little.

  And the last thing I did was embellish my buttons with some bling.

I love it! Do you think I could cover a wall with all of my favorite fabrics? This is a perfect project for scraps and would be really cute in a sewing or craft room.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Kitchen redo... slowly but surely!

So, we have been working on this kitchen remodel forever! It's no one's fault but my own. I can't make up my mind about the tile. Anyone that knows me is laughing about right now. I never have trouble making decisions for other people when they ask for help but for me it's hard. I LOVE tile, I mean, LOVE tile and so the problem is I could pick 10 that I would have in a heart beat. This isn't one of those things that you replace in a year or 2 so I'm not rushing this decision. All that we have done so far I am giddy about, loving my big farm sink. Here's just a peek.

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