Friday, April 27, 2012

Hello all, Time for me to do a posting while working on a table I picked up at Moore and Garrett. The finish was a bubbly sticky mess. So when I am done that will be added to my blog. But I am going to show you a couple of things I just finished. First up is a wedding cake,yes you have seen this but a twist on this one....so take a look and see if you like. This cake is going to Stephanie at Gatherings in Georgetown,TX. She has a awsome shop and this is just one of about three I need to do for her.

So do you notice the cake is one you can seperate the top from the bottom. Each stands on its own as pretty vintage but I did this idea for several reasons. One to get a cake this larger size is more difficult when doing the roll from spine of the book. So I roll each and attach to the paper mache box. The top section is indeed a single section of an old dictionary,where I roll each sheet back to the spine and hot glue. Each page is done the same way around and around until I have a perfect layer for the cake. I use a level to make sure every thing is perfect. The larger box is decorated with old doilys,Thank you Grandma Hazel. I tea stain the ribbon and doily,to recreate a pretty large layer. If you notic the cakes sit on my table and the rug you see is from Afganistan,my son brought it back from his first tour.He was in the Marine Corp. This rug serves as my table cloth so to speak,never has been on the floor as I want to keep it pretty. He carried it all the way back,so I want to take care of it. The off to the side rocks you see,yes I have collected rocks all my live and I have a basket full of really pretty special rocks picked up from some of my hikes.

Ok now you see how the top section is seperate from the bottom for storge needs much easier. Also can be used on its own. Then the bottom layer opens up and inside is a Thank You to the GRAPHIC FAIRY and all her wonderful images. The top lid has a sweet kissing doves with a to and from spot. The bottom is again sweet wedding doves and a ring exchange that I cut out and decopaged on . The music sheets also came from the same great spot. As I wanted no words jjust the music notes. My thought is a hiding place for cards,mementoes or love letters. I use a stain rag to age the look of the box and graphics. To make one of these with all the rolling,hot glueing,printing and cutting. Tea staining and so on. This takes around 12 solid hours of creating. The coffee filter roses alone is about 2 hours alone for all these,that I layer around the cake. This time I used a little burlap inbetween each rose for contrast. Hope you like this look and leave a comment for your ideas.

Ok now I picked up this shelf at Moore and Garrett,it was a knotty pine look without the knotty. I let furniture talked to me. Usually it will tell me what it wants to be. This little piece said Duck egg blue from ASCP ,very similar to Provence just not as turquoise.  I thought about the back,so many things would just fall off the back. So I used a piece of cedar pressed board that we used in a closet.Since I am trying to be Scot's frugal I thought use this. The shelf is solid 40's wood but the backing is a smart choice as ,I coverred it with a tin texured treatment. This is a roll that can be used for ceilings or walls.Great for coverring tough yucky on walls and adds a great look. I picked this up from Lowes. You will see more of this,to fix broken up veneer on a wardrobe that will get a redo.Also more ideas to use for inside some drawers on a dresser I will be doing. So the back board is coverred in the texurred look of a tin ceiling. I started using some real Tin I had,put removed when I cut myself on the tin. Better to use the tin in a safer meathod. I'm thinking?

 I really like the mix of blue with the ultra white. Very cool for a Kitchen. I could see some fun vintage cookware with cook books. Do you like the mix of Red with light blue. I do,the distressing I did shows up as red in the pics. Really is more pine coppery. The garage is not the best place for a picture but many of us in blog land do this on occassion. The lightining shows yellow on top,no really the same blue just poor lighting. I am thinking I will price at 50.00 this way I will probably get 40.00. Generally a discount is asked for. So do you like my painting.On this one I attached my new cards as the price ticket. I think I am going to offer my services for painting. But only if the customer is willing on ASCP. The only thing I feel really comfortable using. BUT have you heard the big news. I think Big news in blogland. The best Blogger,Miss Mustand Seed yeap. Not only will a book be coming out that she is finishing up the details on. But she is now going to have her own line in Milk Paint. She will be offering it online as well as her location The Luckett House. Check out her Blog.WOW

Time to sign off for now. Thank you for stopping be I really am happy when you leave a comment!!
You make my day with suggestions,ideas even a critisism is welcome,this is the way I learn. I will learn how to make my pic's bigger soon. Thank you again and take care until the next posting, Bye

Saturday, April 21, 2012

OUCH! new blogger slapping my hand. I was not watching my margins or spacing. Me bad and sorry so learn from me . I will get better I promise,hoping to get with wise wiz from the Graphic Fairy where I go for many fun graphics. She also has a site to help improve your Blog and I want to do just that make it better for your enjoyment .Plus I want to gain more confidience in this challnge.

Plus I had a few more to show you,I love what Isabel does,she is a great Artist. Unique !!!

Trave down aisles and you will find all kinds of unique,the accessorie items are great plus the shelf is shabby with character. I really love the use of the rulers and the highlighted bold really is interesting

                  Hello all,missed you and bad blogger slap my fingers no posts. So this is not all about me
                  or my stuff. A little of around Moore and Garrett & Co. The spot where I sell my treasures
                  Now are you saying treasure you betcha this is perfect for a man cave or fun for a photo
                  junky,just imagine the fun you can have with this old car door,and it is a magnet holder.
                  Plus - Ron added the Dad's Garage signage.Perfect rusty and the mix of color is awsome,
                  Now behind the rusty is pretty. do you see some of the fun stuff around the edges. You
                  need  to see Ron's new home and all his treasures. He has a great eye!

               SEE what he did with this headboard,another one who thinks out of the Box
               fun for the Kitchen and you can hang up all kinds of things now. Organize in style
               Love this one,a door that you can use for Decor or a headboard very sharp with a
               designer look. A charcoal black,with burlap touches. This one adds Drama to your house
                  Ron found some great fabric to make this little stool special,also the clock is very cool
                  do you like Architecture? All kinds for a decor look with a vintage twist.

      SO do you like my school desk,it had a hard live. Some tough kids out their had done a little
      work on this. So I just had fun with ASCP and some green tape. The stripe goes over the top and
      down the back to the fold up seat. This would be fun in your kitchen for a spot to set stuff, the
      school desk is vintage Sears and Roebuck markings on the cast iron legs. To find this just step
      in the door of Moore and Garrett and we say your Welcome.

          Join us in welcoming Donna to Moore and Garrett. Her shop is "A Treasure House" and yes
          she creates treasures,pretty white. The Door is awwwwsome,and some fun accessories too.
          Donna had a great Friday,selling a entire bedroom set. The best way to start with a bang.

      All kinds of pretty touches in the Nestled Bird,Trollie does a wonderful job of creating special
      treats perfect for gifts. The soaps are devine,they smell so good. She has fun coming up with all
      kinds of pretties. With a name like Nestled Bird you got to have some Birds,Sweet Pretty!
                                                Had do say thank you for visiting again
             This is a bird bath,full of sea shells  and a little birdie snuck in. The bird bath
             features fish swiming up stream in concrete. The Nestled Bird is now downstairs.
       This is another shot of Trollies booth, she has made some really pretty items with moss and
        teacups. She also has done some with frames, a great gift for spring and really great for a
        spring mantle display. Two locations,on the main floor so check out these spots when you
                                                          visit Moore and Garrett  Co.
                                                          downtown Belton,Tx...........
So have you spotted some pretty touches for your decor,or if you are a vintage junky
this is a great place to start,over 90 vendors under one roof. From front to back,backroom
is for the guys especially and then upstairs where more of my stuff hangs out. Hope too see you
                                                             SOON and Thank you for coming By