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Friday, November 18, 2011

Future Fun Projects...

I've been super busy this week and haven't had a chance to post but wanted to share a few pics of things I've seen on pinterest and other sites that I definitely want to try.  I have all the ingredients to do them, I just need to find the time and space. 

This is from Restoration Hardware...and OMG I love it!  I found a brass birdcage & stand at an estate sale and am definitely going to try this - although mine may be with strands of Christmas lights, versus a mini chandy (because I don't have one!). 

I love love this decorated window...and you know I have plenty of these windows in my garage left over from the window art blog...see I knew I would find something else to do with them!

I've seen several blogs and pinterest pics with projects using old books...or pages from old books.  I tried the making a rose and it turned out really nice!  I can't wait to put a bunch of them on a wreath...or to make a book tree. 

I finally learned how to create the "antique look" paper - it's so simple and quick!  I've seen some blogs using coffee grounds - but i just used tea made from black tea bags - poured it over a single sheet of paper, used a paint brush to make sure all the paper was coated, (only did one side), put it on a cookie sheet and dried it in the oven.  It does take some time if you're doing a bunch of pages, but i only needed about 12 so only took about 15 minutes.  I refurbed a coffee table with ASCP and sheet music!  Turned out really great & I can't wait to share pics.

My last pics are of signs.  I was so excited when I scored a projector on craigslist...for only...$50!  YAY! What a deal and it really works, tested it with my laptop before purchase, so I'm hoping I won't have to use any transfer techniques other than tracing.  I've got the wood planks and my designs ready to go, just have to block out an evening where I can get them started.  I was hoping to make some Christmas ones to sell in my space at the antique mall...but we'll see!  I've seen several techniques on how to transfer printed materials to wood, fabrics, etc. and I can't wait to try them too.  The image below was just using water and an inkjet print to transfer the design...sounds easy enough. HA!  And I can't wait to try to make a subway sign!  I just love the one pictured last!

As always, thanks for checking out my blog.  I hope you found some of my future projects interesting and will check back to see what I've gotten done.  Happy Friday!



  1. I love those birdcage chandies too! and oh my goodness those signs are beautiful, how great that you found a projector on Craigs list, they can be expensive. I've never tried ink jet transfer with water, sounds interesting.Good luck with your projects.

  2. Adore the birdcage chandies! Your sign are terrific! The transfer technique certainly sounds interesting! I took a look at some of your other projects too and you do great work!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I hope you will make it a weekly party stop! I have become a friend and follower!

  3. These are all lovely ideas! Definitely ones that I would love to make as well! Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!


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