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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

An Embellished Frame

Embellishing frames is so much fun and takes so little time.
 I had this frame dreadful brown and no pizazz at all.  So out comes the glue gun left over lace and beads and now although I think I would plan it out a bit before going for it...  Here is my short sweet project...
A dreadful brown.. first coat of paint, just acrylic paint nothing special



I had different lace, trim along with a bunch of beads
Planning on planning it out more the next time but love it with all its quirks...
Hope you enjoy!

Cindy   I am linking with:  Rooted in Thyme
                             A Creative Princess Party #156
                            Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Monday, April 21, 2014

Southern Lady or Southern Lady Wreath



I do not know about you?  but, I always have the hardest time getting rid of magazines.  I have dozens and dozens of different kinds.  I have certain magazines like Romantic Country, Romantic Homes, Victoria to name a few that I especially have a hard time parting with.  That is when I decided after seeing many wreaths made out of paper that maybe I could try using the magazine pages.  I would try ripping them down to make a magazine wreath.


Items you will need:  Glue Gun, Cardboard, Magazine 




Magazine Wreath...

It is my first so not perfect, but I think it has charcter.  It reminds me of a patchwork quilt.  I think it would look good in a country home.  Maybe three of these on a country bedroom would make that perfect country decoration.   Here is my first attempt at making a wreath.. Next time I will read directions and get helpful hints to do it better....
What do you do with your extra magazines?

Hugs, 
Cindy
I am linking up With: Kathe with an E Your Going to love it Tuesday Party... 
Also I partied at:   CoastalCharm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday #209

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Is it Coming up Roses?

This year has been a bit different. I feel like I am still trying to get it all together.   My house is coming along after the move from one state to another.   My yard is getting there but, I haven't managed to get any roses planted in the yard.   I am looking forward to the planting of the roses sometime this year.  I have a lot of love for roses in the house decor too.  I haven't painted any pictures etc. in about a year.
 I had a tureen that I tried to sell many times on Ebay but with no luck.  I decided if I had to look at it, it might as well be roses.   I find painting roses to be relaxing.   It's nice to find out you still can after a year goes by when you haven't pick up a brush in all that time.   I guess it is like riding a bike.   
 I am a amateur painter, it took me years to just make the shape of the roses.. So now I make them for fun. Some turn out well others well, that is the best thing about Acrylic painting you can erase and start over if your not happy.    


After
Before
Still needs to have a lacquer for sealing them to have that high gloss sealed shine.