Monday, December 31, 2012

New Project Monday & A Link Up!

It's New Years Eve!! New Project once again lands on a holiday :-)
This week I am working on 2 clear square vase/jars, my plan is to add a frost finish to them.  I will also be refinishing a Christmas cookie tin into a all year around storage tin, I'm thinking teal and black.

Another big project this week is joining the New Year's Organizing Revolution Challenge #1 over on Organizing Made Fun Blog! Here is the link
I'm pretty excited about this, I haven't tried a like up before so I'm hoping I can figure out how to link up correctly.  In the mean time I will be cleaning, organizing and writing a post in between my usual crafting.

Happy New Years Eve everyone, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vases and Jars Spring Upcycle Project

I tried out some of the "hot colors" for spring in this upcycle project
Upcycled jars
 Upcycled vases

Monday, December 24, 2012

New Project Monday: Vases and Jars!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
I debated weather or not to post today since this Monday happens to be Christmas Eve, but hey maybe some of you out there need a break from wrapping presents and cooking yummy food.  Or maybe there's some of you out there who have finished already and are putting your feet up relaxing.  I personally have all the food ready to too cook tomorrow morning, the presents are wrapped and in stockings or hiding from my cat, and G has a 24 hour shift at work, so I decided to pass the time with some blogging and crafting!

I was lucky enough to get some cool vases the other day from a lady that was moving and didn't have room to take them.  I also cleaned up my stash of jars I have been saving for a project somewhere down the line. I went to the store and got a nice selection of spring colored paints and I am really excited to see what kind of creations I can come up with!
stay tuned for spring colored vases and jars!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Yep I said it, it's Christmas Eve Eve! Only 2 more days until Christmas, presents and food! Hope everyone out there in blog land is having a wonderful holiday season!

Friday, December 21, 2012

So Long Coffee Table

Today is pretty exciting, the coffee table sold today, that's the fastest turn around time I have ever had!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coffee Table Compete!

Hi everyone, it's been a long week but we did it! The coffee table is complete and ready to be posted on Thursday!

This first picture is with the flash on
 This one is in natural light

I'm pretty excited with how this turn out, if I lived in a bigger I would keep it :-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Table Top and Base

Here is picture of the finished table top, I think the stain really brought out the wood grain.

The legs of the table are going to be black as well as this bottom layer
The black covered the light wood really nicely

the legs are still drying and have a few more coats that need to be applied to the edges.  My goal was to have this project done for "Finished Project Thursday" but it's gonna be close, it might have to wait until next week.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Learning & a Table

The coffee table refinish is going.  It's not going smooth, but it's going. In my last post I showed this before picture
well here it is all sanded down, it's really quite nice don't yeah think :-)
 Here is the table with some stain, when I took this pic I was so happy! I thought it was beautiful.
I later realized that this is way too much stain, it isn't supposed to be this shiny when it's just stained. 8 hours later it was still sticky :-(

So this morning I stared all over, I re-sanded the entire table top, then restrained, it is no longer sticky, no longer shiny, and quite lovely.  I then began painting the legs of the table their future black color. Tomorrow when the sun is out I take some pictures of the table top and painted legs :-)

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Project Monday: The Coffee Table

My new project this week is refinishing this old coffee table....
I got this table free, but it's ugly, old, and scratched.  My challenge for the week is to fix those issues and make it into a treasure someone would love to have in their home :-)

Up-Cycled Tote Bag II

I still has some fun scraps left over after finishing my tote bag last week, so I decided to give a smaller bag a shot.....
 This one is is blue on the inside, has a velcro closure, and one long strap.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday's Finished Project: Up-Cycled Tote Bag I

This tote bag was originally a pair of pants.  They were a nice thrift find but too small for G so I decided to re-purpose them into a bag! I didn't have a pattern just an idea that I wanted it to be tote shaped.  I decided to make it purse sized not book bag so that the pockets could be the focal point. 

In the end the bag ended up being 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.

I am really proud of how this bag turned out :-)


Well today I have been given the gift of time.  I am at home waiting for an HVAC tune up.  The eta between 8:30 and 3:30.  Yikes! So my goal for today is to create an up-cycled tote bag out of an old pair of corduroys.  They are a nice brownish/khakish color that I think will look nice as the final project.  The hard part is I have set out about this mission with no pattern (I have a bad habit of doing this) so wish me luck and i will post the final project when it's complete.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Learning the Ropes

I am really hoping to build my audience and increase my sales on etsy, but after wondering why I wasn't getting any followers I realized I had a lot of work to do! First I didn't have a widgets set up! Derp so I added a followers section as well as linked my pinterest page and added a etsy mini :-)  I enabled search engines to find me and made sure my blog was open to the public.  It's a start right! I'm crossing my fingers I'll start growing a fan base.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Etsy Shop

Incase you haven't had a chance to check it out here is the link to my etsy shop :-)
Wilton Charm also has a cool little Facebook page for you to check out, which also features direct links to my etsy shop :-)

I'm back!

I finally figured out how to clear some memory enough so that I should be able to post photos again!  This week I am taking a break from Wilton Charm crafting and working on some projects for our family.  Since tanks and capris aren't my original ideas I'm putting the link to directions under the pictures :-)

The stockings however I made all on my own.  I'm considering adding Ash and Aspen to them, I like stockings with names on them, and initials won't work in this case :-)
I've made 2 tank tops, a t-shirt, 2 yoga capris and matching stocking for Ash Fur and Aspen!
Still to come this week a photo project of Ash and Aspen, some warm doggy clothes for Aspen, and some upcycled pant bags!