Thursday, April 28, 2011


I created this PARIS piece for a window display @ The Design Haus. It is actually 2 feet by 3 feet. I found the frame in my stash and cut a board to fit the opening. I used spray adhesive to attach the flocked fabric that was a remnant from a production of "Phantom of the Opera" (ironic). I did a faux technique on the wood letters to make them appear like hammered metal. Voila!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rusty Topiaries

Found a pair of rusted topiary forms that either were going to the dustbin or become something fun and fabulous. I sealed them with a clear spray to keep them from staining the planter and added some burlap and ribbon. They now flank the entrance @ The Design Haus.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lavender Flower Market Bucket

This one is for Pat one of my followers from France. You can see one of her vintage jug projects at The Occasional Pat. The image comes from the library @ The Graphics Fairy. This Market Bucket is on it's way to The Design Haus. Working on a whole line of lavender inspired projects including planting lavender for harvesting later to use in saches.

Paris Container

I'm not sure if this container started out life a trash can or something else. It is tin and was given to me by my dear friend Deb who owns The Design Haus. Check out her FB page.

I found a great Eiffel Tower graphic @ The Graphics Fairy and a Fleur De Lis from my stash. Now it could be used as a container for a plant or a storage bin or a waste basket. I will let it's next owner decide.


I found some round wood lids to some boxes when I was searching for something in my studio. I was going to toss them because I could not find the bases. I also found these pretty butterfly images that were printed but unused for another project. A little Mod Podge later and some eye hooks makes Spring time wall decor ready for a new home to fly to.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

French Flower Market Bucket

Here is a French Flower Market Bucket ready for all those spring flowers. I found a great image @ The Graphic Fairy that I changed up a bit and printed on some wallpaper. A little snip snip there and a little Mod Podge there and your done!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Seascape Candle

This is another super easy project. I went to the local Hispanic Market and bought some Devotional Glass Candles. I printed a Coral image that I found @ The Graphics Fairy on to marbleized paper (didn't photograph as well as I hoped, it has a mottled quality) and Mod Podged it on the glass cylinder. I went thru my seashell odds & ends and using E600 collaged them on.
The seascape is a vintage art piece that my Gran made in the 1950's. I like the way these two pieces work together.

Union Jack

With all the Hoopla concerning the Royal Wedding I wanted to join in on the fun. I found a great Union Jack graphic @ The Graphics Fairy and some vintage buttons and a pin from a visit to London a few years back.

Gilded frame from "Thrift-A-Lot"

The crown & crest buttons are from my theatre days, I have a huge stash.

Pillow Update

I promised info on how to print on fabric using a home computer. Check out the post @ The Graphics Fairy DIY that features my pillows. Thank you Karen for including me on your new blog. Lots of ideas for decor, check it out.

Mirror Art & ReCycled Frame

Found these two frames at the local "Thrift-R-Us" and liked all the detail. One was a sickly green and the other a shiny gold. A little spray paint some antiquing glaze and they are both ready for some artwork. I found a great Butterfly graphic for one @ The Graphics Fairy and some vintage keys for the other.

But... that's not all folks. I decided to distress the glass for the butterfly print too. First I sponged on some bronze paint on the reverse side of the glass and then spritzed it with bright silver spray paint. I then rubbed off some of the paint with steel wool. Instant Mirror Art.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Venezia Pillows

So many people have enjoyed my previous pillow post I wanted to share another one. This is a redo of a pillow I found at the local Thriftyville (not it's real name but wouldn't that by a cool name). The fabric reminded me of Roman lettering so I went through my graphics file, printed off a Vintage Venice collage and appliqued it to the pillow.

NOTE: this is much easier to do with a pillow that has a removable cover. If you fall in love with a pillow that is sewn shut you could either open up a seam and pull out the stuffing OR you could used a fusible heat and bond product to marry the image to the pillow.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alice Bottle

I found a set of Vinegar & Oil decanters at the flea market and remembered the classic Alice in Wonderland "Drink Me" graphic I had seen @ The Graphics Fairy and had to collage them. I printed them off on parchment and applied them with Mod Podge. I had some porcelain knobs with a clock image; a nod to the White Rabbit; and a vintage key for the tiny door that Alice enters Wonderland.

What do you think?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

LED Candle

Okay, this one is easy. I found an LED candle that had a monogram (not mine) and used an 8 inch piece of left over ribbon and a blinged out Fleur de Lis. Glue and Patience, et Voila!