Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cast Iron Wall Decor

Shabby Cottage Chic Cast Iron Fork and Spoon

Shabby Cottage Chic Cast Iron Number Eight

Shabby Cottage Chic Cast Iron Number Five

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cast Iron Drawer Pulls

Customize your dresser drawers, cabinets, doors and more with cast iron knobs.  It's a quick, easy and inexpensive way to give your dressers or cabinets an entire new look.

Cast Iron Knobs 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cast Iron Numbers

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Enhance any decor with vintage inspired Cast Iron Decorative Numbers. Add the perfect touch to a photo wall.  Create your own house number plaque or use them as a counting decorative scheme in your children's bedroom.  The possibilities are endless. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Decoupage Print Tutorial

I love the look of a decoupaged print on canvas so I thought that I would share my very simple tutorial.  First, choose your print: I searched the internet for a free download.  I love Philippians 4:8 so I printed it on my standard printer paper.  Along with your print, you will need a canvas (I chose an 8 x 10), modge podge and a sponge applicator.

Okay, first step, apply a thin layer of modge podge on to your canvas.  

Next, center your print on the canvas and carefully press it down, while smoothing out any wrinkles or air bubbles.  Be careful not to tear the paper.

Allow the print to dry for approximately a half an hour.  Once dry, apply a generous amount of modge podge as a top layer.  Not only does this provide a nice finish but it acts as a protective layer as well.

And that's it!  Here's the finished product

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Organization Solutions

I don't know about you, but my craft room and shop are an organization nightmare at times!  Recently I tackled both areas and did a complete overhaul, organizing, sorting, and clearing out the clutter.  This gave me a great idea to create and offer organization pieces to my customer base.  My initial product line is composed of Shabby Chic glass storage jars.  These jars are perfect for storing office and craft supplies or in the bathroom to hold q-tips and cotton balls.  Perfect for organizing your home work space to maximize order and efficiency while adding a sense of style and color.

Shabby Cottage Chic Storage Jars 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cast Iron

Cast Iron has become a staple in today's Home Decor scene.  Adding just a few pieces to your Shabby Chic, Colonial, Cottage or Farmhouse Home helps to accentuate your overall decorating theme.  I've recently added a line of cast iron pieces that are sure to emphasize the beautiful look that you've worked so hard to create.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

I have been so fortunate to find a friend who deals in antiques and has just supplied me with a whole lot of vintage goodness.  Check back often as I'll be listing several of these beautiful pieces daily.  Today I listed a gorgeous early 1900s Folk Art piece; Oval Metal Rooster Tole Serving Tray and an early 1900s Wood Clothing Brush Thrilled to be adding more rustic relics throughout the week.