Archive for January 2015


January 30, 2015


Happy Friday everyone!  So glad it's the weekend - its been a little bit of a stressful and frustrating week at work ....... even so, each day on my way home from work, I get on my ipad and surf through all the wonderful crafting blogs and get so inspired that the stress just goes away - what would we do without the Internet?

Chalk paint and chalkboard ..... this has become so popular these days that it seems you can take anything and alter it using either one.  About a year ago, I found an old frame stashed away in a corner - clearly something I had picked up at a flea market knowing it will come in handy one day.  I ended up painting it and using it as my welcome sign at two of my craft shows last year, and more often than not, folks keep inquiring if it was for sale.

I then remembered I had two more sitting on the shelf - now I have to decided if I should keep the frames as is and just install the chalkboard, or should I add the chalkboard and paint the frames - love to hear what you think.

Here's to a great weekend.  Until next time .............

 Some pictures I found of frames and pots you can alter with chalk paint or chalkboard.



January 26, 2015


It's been a little over three months since my last post - way too long!  I have to get back to spending more time on my card making and other crafting projects -I have missed going down to my little nook of a craft room.  So here's to short posts as I start 2015. 

As much as I love making cards, I have to say that my first love is still fixing up and repainting furniture - specially the one of a kind vintage pieces, like this old revolving stool which I picked up last summer.  I had it in a post last summer - what I love most about it, is the unique cast iron wheels on it's legs.  On second thought I may just keep it in its original condition.

Last fall I picked up this neat Singer machine base - the plan is to turn it into a little corner lamp table.  That's where Mr. Craft comes in ..... may be an old shutter or window, or maybe a piece of wood with either a complementing stain or paint.

Until next time .................

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