I've been a busy little bee these last two days. I've finished a few projects that have been half done for months. Hopefully they will sell at the sale this Saturday. I don't have all of the after photos just yet, but I do have a few photos of projects I completed.
First up a wreath made from vintage sheet music. I've been thinking of making one for months, and saved quite a few examples on my Pinterest board.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I did learn a few things. Mainly, full size sheet music makes a rather large wreath. I'd like a smaller one, luckily I have some books of smaller sheet music. This one I'll sell, and make another for myself . . . one day . . .
Oh! And did you know it's a white theme at the istudio all month? *sigh* I love white, if you do too, pop over to the istudio flickr group for some inspiration.
I used a set of cookie cutters to trace for the center flower. After I cut them out, I used an ink pad to 'ink' the edges of the flowers for some contrast.
Next up an old window frame transformed. Originally, I planned to paint the window glass with chalkboard paint, and make it a chalkboard. Part way into the project, I wasn't so sure, and emailed Anita to ask her opinion. Heh. It was the same day she posted about her window make over. I was sold. I totally ripped off her idea.
First I had to remove all the glass. Then I scraped all the loose paint, and sealed what was left. I then painted it a bright turquoise. (Sorry no photos. I don't know how you bloggers take so many photos of your projects. I'm way too impatient to stop and look for my camera.) After the turquoise paint dried, I went back over it with some white to tone it down and hopefully give it a beachy look.
Next I added chicken wire to two of the openings. Do you see all of the staples on the table? Right. I think I removed as many staples as I left in. (Because I seemed to have a bit of a problem aiming the staple gun. It's a miracle there aren't any staples inbedded in my leg.)
I covered foam core board with some canvas drop cloth material I had left from another project. I used twine to crisscross the front and sewed a vintage button where the twine crossed in front.
With the panels finished, this is what the back looked like. If I were keeping it for me, I would have stopped there and hung it on the wall and filled it up. However, I plan to sell this project also, and I wanted the back finished off a little nicer.
I cut a piece of brown kraft paper to cover the back of the memo board side and glued it down using hot glue. I think it finishes it off nicely.
It turned out so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it. I'm so tempted to keep this for myself. I just really don't have anywhere to hang it. Oh, right where it is? Heh. I've thought of that, but I like a mirror there by the door. And anyway, I'll put a nice price tag on it that will make me happy to let it go.
I printed out some vintage beach scenes I found at the Graphics Fairy onto some cardstock to hang on the chicken wire.
Aren't they adorable? If you've never been to the Graphics Fairy website, you really should go have a look around. She has the most amazing vintage graphics FREE to download for your projects.
Wow, that's a long post for me. I've another busy day tomorrow, but hopefully I'll get the other projects finished up and have time for some after photos.
Labels: craft projects