Thursday, April 5, 2012

Half Round Table Transformation

Hey, Froggers. Wow! Two posts in a week. I’m on a roll. Actually, I’ve been biking with my neighbor, and we all know what THAT means! It means that I’m so sore in the evenings, that all I do is sit around. Yup. As the old Binary Philosopher said, “I sit, therefore, I blog.”

I’ve also had a little bit of energy to transform this little pretty. I found her at a yard sale. The only blemish that she had was some minor water damage on the top. She’s solid oak.

I decided to keep her rather simple- just a few coats of ASCP in old white, and a reverse stenciled design on the top. I just waxed her with clear Briwax.

A little distressing later, she was ready to go to my space in Building Character.

I wish I could keep all of the pieces I transform. It's not as bad as if I'd have to give up my children, but it's a close second.

I hope you all have a Craftastic day!
Fondly, Tami
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My Simple Home Life 
French Country Cottage 
Miss Mustard Seed 
My 1929 Charmer Blog 
Knick of Time Interiors 
Coastal Charm 
Beyond the Picket Fence 
The 36th Avenue 
A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tip Junkie 
The Frugal Girls 
Sisters of the Wild West 
House of Hepworths 
The Brambleberry Cottage 
Under the Table and Dreaming 
DIY by Design

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Not too early to think about Christmas!

Well, Froggers, I'm already thinking Christmas. Yups. Every year, I get to the time where I want to decorate, and then discover that I don’t have enough pretty stuff for all of my different themes. I decided that I need to get an early start, so here are some samples of my ornaments that I've been designing.
The design below was made with perfect pearls (swirls), Ranger Kraft Resist, and ugly chipboard numbers (that were once pink, and now they have been dabbed with a pearl dabber, then covered in glass glitter from Meyer Imports. Gotta love that bling.

More Perfect Pearls, Prima flowers, beads, and a keyhole. I think I need to go back and add a key.

Here, I played with some colorwash.

Another simple one.

This is probably my favorite. I need to learn to take better pictures. You just can't appreciate the glittered snowflake and the glitter on the Ranger tape.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour.
Fondly, Tami

Monday, April 2, 2012

Custom Subway Art

Here's yet another piece of subway art. Sorry if I'm boring you Froggers, but I'm having so much fun with this art form. This was a custom piece for my daughter's friend who just set up house and is getting married this summer. I wanted to make a piece that was special to her and her fiance, so I told her I'd make her one (knowing that she likes them, of course), and asked what she would like me to put on it. She has a wonderful steampunk theme, so I had to keep that in mind.

I thought Thorn would be appropriate, since that will be her new last name, and it was fitting for the theme.

This piece was quite challenging for me because of the size, but like previous projects, I learned along the way and have a much better idea how to pull it all together for the next one.

I was so tickled with this. I LOVE making custom pieces!
I promise that the next post will be about something else. 
Fondly, Tami
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Knick of Time Interiors