Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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A RESCUED ROADSIDE MIRROR redo AND A HINT OF EASTER!
Hi and welcome....don't you just love it when your driving down the road and you see something at the curb that your figuring really has no business heading to the dump? Well there it was leaning up along side a mailbox . Then you quickly pull over and examine your find and if it's a keeper you quickly throw it in your vehicle. So I picked up this mirror with a wooden frame.
Well here it is, just a pine semi dark stained wood, but Im going to give it a bit of a vintage style life, a pretty one that will be long lived.
ok first step is get the stencil ready and some vinyl spackling also a small size scrapper.
Simply put a small amount on some card board and apply it over the stencil little by little taking care not to use it too much. Be sure it is smooth something like doing a wall I guess, then just lift the stencil off....
It should look like this. Practice on some cardboard would be helpful just to get the practice.
So here we have it.....
Be sure to let the sparkling dry before painting, it should dry in about 30 min. or so.
Now its time to paint the whole mirror, with paint of your choice I used a flat paint with a bit of baking soda added to it so it will sand well.
And here we have the finished product.
I used a light greenish/bluish color and went over the raised areas and did some sanding around to give it some age.
This is an easy inexpensive way to add some beauty to any piece of wood/ plastic or whatever.
The mirror is set up with a butcher block in the dining room that I use for serving.
This is one of those old fuzzy bunnies that I dabbed some paint onto.
So happy you could stop by today and I hope you will try this very easy inexpensive way to beautify your next find or perhaps something you have on hand.
Happy Easter to you !
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Welcome everyone! It's finally Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, a time for rejoice, and happiness to share with family and friends! Traditions are also kept such as here every Christmas morning I make homemade cinnamon buns a sweet doe recipe from my late gram. Well what are you waiting for come on in!
Welcome...hope I find everyone enjoying everything Fall has to offer...as I see it I think that it may be everyones very favorite season. Here in Florida we have no changing leaves or Acorns but we do have some magnificent pinecones and a recent discovery of The Florida paper tree. My daughter and her friends went to the woods to gather some wood for the outdoor fire pit and as I was passing the wagon of cut logs I noticed they resembled birch tree a bit so I went and checked it out better. One of the logs was peeling apart oh I thought this is very cool so I grabbed a few logs and brought them on in the house I peeled one apart.
I thought I would try a couple of things first I covered a old floor board entirely. I used wood glue.
So I crafted this lodge sign just using some stencils and paint and attached these two?, sorry they look like a type of pine cone they were interesting so I gathered some.
Then I thought I would peel off some big enough pieces to wrap around just a typica…
Hello there......looking for a wonderful inexpensive Holiday Craft?? I have just the thing to gather the whole family around the table, serve a little hot cocoa and some cookies and it's a party! This is all you will need to get this party started......
Some basic white paper, scissors, glitter and some glue. The glue you will want to paint the finished snowflakes with but we did add a little water to it. I am so a magazine saver, this is an old one "Martha Stewart Kids", If you follow the numbered steps and besure to get a good fold the results areendless.
It is true no two snowflakes are a like! Once you get a "shovel" full its time to bring them to the glitter box, just a shallow box to sprinkle glitter, before that just a couple brushes of glue which we did in a different box then the glitter.
This is just one cut but once you follow steps 1-5 you can make your own cuts !
Little miss smarty pants which is my oldest daughter decided to show off with he…