Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Trash to Treasure

My husband found this bathroom cabinet along the side of the road. When I first saw it I couldn't see the potential. But then I thought-ok-I'll give it a coat of shiny black spray paint. And I started to see what it could look like when it was done. I remembered that I had this great fabric leftover from another project-just enough to staple to the inside of the doors! Yep-I was lovin it now! The candlesticks on top are from a house built in 1871 in Georgetown,IN (you guessed it-free). I epoxyed china plates to the top and then placed a candle on each one. I found antiqued tags at a local store that I love: Past and Present by Michelle in Salem,IN (50 cents a piece) added a rusty star and rusty jingle bell (from PPbyM) and then placed rag balls on top of greenery from my yard into a basket!
Voila! All done and I love it! It makes me happy each time I look at it! All together I'd say there is less then $20 invested in this piece!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vintage Cameras are fantastic!!

I LOVE anything with a history...
Each time I find just the right camera at a tag sale or flea market I get so excited thinking about who it once belonged too. Whom they took pictures of? How much it cost to buy it new? How cherished a piece it must have been...

As you can see from this photo I love to make vignette's! A silver tray,antique books and a picture of my grandfather and his family from the 1920's on my 1914 pedal Singer sewing machine table is just perfect.

Celebrating Home with Style

Celebrating Home with Style

Handmade Ornaments

My friend Lisa and I had a great time making ornaments
last Saturday. We let our creativity go wild!!
Polka dots,stripes,rub-ons.rhinestones,paint and paint pens! And the ribbon-couldn't you just buy a roll of every color,pattern and size! My favorite to work with on any project is wired ribbon!
We will be selling these and handmade gift tags and center pieces at an upcoming vendor show!