Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fake Pumpkins with Bling

Good afternoon everyone.  It's a late Sunday afternoon and I just got home from celebrating my husband's, grandpa's and Dad's birthday party at our daughter Jackie's house.  All the grandbabies were there and all the kids and we had a delightful afternoon.  The grandbabies are getting a little older and this year they are really getting excited for Halloween.  It should be a very eventful day and boy will there activity.  Well I had picked up these pumpkins at the DOLLAR STORE and thought they would look cute around the house for the fall but I of course had to add a little BLING to them.  Here is the before picture:

I had some sequins hanging around the house that I had bought at a garage sale thinking that sometime they might come in handy.
 So I got out my paint and painted them white and starting applying sequins to them by simply using Elmer's glue
 This pumpkin I added some jute rope to wrap the stem of the pumpkin and ran it down the sides of the pumpkin.  When the sequins had dried I added an earring for the leaf.

 This was also painted white but not as many sequins on it and I added 2 black earrings for the leaves and painted the stem of the pumpkin a brown color.

 My daughter Jackie had given me this large pumpkin and had stenciled Happy Halloween on it and had added little silver balls to the lettering which some had fallen off.  I just decided to hot glue some sequins also to where the little balls had been.  Some more bling!  I think they look just right in my entrance way greeting guests and family for the Fall.
What do you think?  Better or worse.  Until next time, Dianne......

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Updated Candlesticks

Happy Tuesday!  It is a gloomy, gloomy Tuesday here in Michigan.....cold and dreary.  I am enjoying a bit of quiet while my babies are resting:)  Love this part of my day:)  Is that bad to admit?

I wanted to share a quick project I completed this past summer....super simple!  I had this trio of candlesticks but thought they needed "something."  Here they are before....

I just gave them a new coat of spray paint and then glazed them with a bit of black paint.  I think they are better after.  What about you?

I hope it's sunny wherever you are reading this:)
Have a great day!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Lil' Book Caddy

Happy Wednesday!  It's almost Halloween and we will have two owls and a power ranger parading around the neighborhood:)  I hope it's a nice evening for my babies to be out and about!  I hope you are well:)  My family of five is doing is in full swing along with some swimming lessons.  My days seem to fly by!!  We have officially begun building our new house and we couldn't be more excited!  We hope to be in there this winter....cannot wait!!

I found this little wooden caddy awhile back and painted it yellow.   I didn't like the results and decided to paint it a mint color.  I absolutely love this color right now and happened to score this quart for a dollar at Home Depot awhile back.  I actually would like to paint my daughter's room this color and accent her room with pink and yellow hues.

Here it is before I changed the color...

I painted it over with a very appealing minty color and then antiqued it the edges with black paint.  I added "books" to the side of the caddy.  I think it's a great place to store some books don't you?!

Have a great day!
If you're reading...ThAnKs!!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Old Lampshade

Good Morning everyone.  It's Monday October 13 and it's the first time I have blogged for this fall.  I can't believe how time flies.  Since I retired from work I thought that I would be so bored and have so much time on my hands and it's really the opposite.  Some times I think that there isn't enough hours in the day and I can't get all my projects done.  It is really delightful to have the time to do what I want.   Well, here is one of my latest projects and this was so fun.  I had an old burlap lampshade that was in pretty good shape but boring and here is what I did.  Take a look at the before picture:

As you can see there wasn't anything really wrong with the lampshade, just a little boring and here is what I did.
I had some crewel thread in a pretty shade of green and I decided to run it up the lampshade from the bottom to the top like a vine and simply used Elmer's glue to attach it.  I followed the first line a couple of times and than I knew it needed some leaves and I free handed a shape of a leave and filled it in with the thread.
I still wasn't done and thought that it needed some burlap flowers and so I wrapped and twisted the burlap to get a desired rose and attached a wooden bead in the center and attached (hot glued) it along the vine in between the leaves.
And still I wasn't done and thought that it needed a little bit more of shabbiness, so I cut some strips of burlap, frayed and all and gathered it slightly while I hot glued it to the top and bottom of the lampshade.

So here is the final result on my alabaster old lamp.

So don't throw away your old lampshades, alot can be done with them and it's fun.
So, what do you think?  Better or worse or too much shabbiness?
Until next time, Dianne.......

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