Monday, December 20, 2010

Red Wall Decor♥

This Photo was the inspiration behind me painting....
{Flickr source}

...this vintage mirror Red.
I love how the mirror in the Inspiration photo stands out against the aqua wall.

We've had almost three days of solid rain. It's been about 5 years since Southern California has seen a lot of rain. I think our lack of sunshine lately has me craving color and brightness.
I'm not sure how people in Seattle do it!???

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paying it forward...

My daughter has been wanting a pair of "TOMS" shoes for awhile now. I didn't see how paying $44 for a pair of canvas shoes was reasonable{especially when you have four kids}but after purchasing these on-line for her for Christmas and seeing what their Company does for needy children, I'm really glad I did :)

With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Very COOL!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flea Market Finds....

Sometimes my trip to the flea market pays off. Here are a few of my latest finished projects.



One of my favorite upcycled vintage Italian Mirrors, I think it turned out beautiful. It's on the way to it's new home♥

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Upcycling Thrifted Finds

I picked up this tabletop Mannequin last week at a Thrift Store. I knew it would make the perfect Jewelry display/holder with a little dressing up.
Supplies used:
fabric glue
velvet ribbon
vintage jewels & buttons
millinery flowers
{all things I already had}

First I painted the base a glossy black.

Then I cut fabric in random shapes and sizes forming it{brushed with glue} to the body until it was completely covered.
I added lace to the bottom, velvet ribbon around the waist, jewels & buttons creating a brooch. I also added a few extra touches: buttons down the back, extra jewels dangling at the waist & topped with millinery flowers.

My Inspiration.
This fabulous vintage tabletop mannequin was in the Summer issue of Where Women Create. Since seeing this article I've been trying to figure out how I can take found vintage objects and turn them into a functional display piece similar to this one. I love the idea of using it to display your photo's~ brilliant!! I'll continue to wrack my brain until I figure it out.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spruced up Wall Art

This might look familiar, I posted about it here. I almost forgot about it after storing it in my hutch almost a year ago~ then I came across it yesterday. Wow what a difference a little paint makes. It's dated: 1970, who knew felt was popular back then.
F E L T on Etsy:
{Wreath By: KnockKnocking} LOVE her Wreaths!!

{Wallflowers By: LilacSaloon}

{Birthday Crowns By: drfeltgood}

{Catnip Cat Toys By: OhBoyCatToy}
I'm amazed at what people can do with Felt :)

This was something fun. I've mentioned before how I love Spoonflower, well a few weeks ago I decided to use my own image and have a swatch made. Since I wasn't sure how it would turn out I only ordered a swatch.
I think it turned out pretty nice. With a few tweaks I'll be ready to order a yard or two.
Now I find myself looking a things around the house and thinking "Oh, that would look nice as fabric"....this could get expensive!