There is a reality contest going on in blogland. It's called "So You Think You Can Decorate" and I want to play along, at home and on the side. Some of the big girls are working this thing out. The set-up is they decorate a given theme for the week, we vote for our two favorite based on what moves you decorating wise, and someone leaves the contest the next week. That's a basic run down of the rules, check out the site and vote on your two top favorites.
This should be fun.
I must have been reading the author's mind because right after I left a comment asking if I could link up with them working on the side and at least one week behind, they posted a "It's Your Turn" post and wa-la decorating inspiration. And a fun kick in the butt.
This weeks subject is accessories so I pulled out my trusty handy-dandy paint brush, nothing was safe.
This is a preview of the accessories that I plan to use, not ready to link with them yet but I've got a plan.
I worked on this last week. I just stained the jumbo sized clothes pin and used modge-podge to adhere the paper.
I love this paper.
This is the first burlap flower I made before I saw the tutorial on how to make them.
Still, I think it turned out pretty good.
There is several styles in this flower. First I made a rose by folding one of the corners down and rolling it a couple time to form the bud in the center. Then I just rolled it around folding as I wound the fabric around the center bud.
Then I had some strands that I pulled out and the bottom petals I cut out trying to figure out how to make these cute flowers.
All the layers are hot glued together, there is a ton of hot glue on this thing.
The next time I sat down with this piece I noticed the the leopard print ribbon looked good with it so, I made a few loops and I burn my fingers several time. That ribbon was slippery.
These candle sticks were some that I had and I found them hard to decorate with so, they were a candidate for painting.
I have been admiring all the cute things I have seen using black paint so I gave it a shot.
Next, a picture frame.
It's a good looking all by itself but I could just see it with a great coat of white paint and maybe some bling.
I used my famous chipping creme again and this time I think it worked better. I used Tim Holz distress crackle paint in picket fence and a wash of brown glaze.
Last but not least or whatever, this is a 5 x 5 canvas I painted it with antique white, added burlap with modge-podge. Next, I painted a Tim Holz product called grungeboard and applied it with modge-podge as well.
I have a table drying and waiting for it's second coat of paint, I'll show more of that tomorrow.
Also, I am doing a guest bedroom makeover. I know I haven't gotten to the dining room yet but ..... I will.
I have a guest coming soon and I want it to look put together. I'm excited to be working on this project. My plan is to use things I already have. Except, I have to purchase some seating for this room. I'm buying that thing. I don't even want to get started trying to sew.
As Sarah would say - cuuuute!