Thursday, March 28, 2013

2x4 Flag

Here is my version of the 2x4 flag :-)
G voted to not distress the edges and add the bow on top.
Now I can't wait for July!
We will be taking a short vacation this weekend so I won't be posting next week, but! I have orders already in and will starting those after vacation.

Happy Easter everyone!

Monday, March 25, 2013

2x4 Fun!

This weeks projects are created from 2x4s! 
Both of these ideas I are gonna be for our house, they have been on the back burner for quite a while while I filled orders.  Since my orders are currently caught up I though this week I'd catch up on these!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Quick Craft: Coffee Mugs

I finally gave custom coffee mugs a try!  Deciding what type of font to use was probably the hardest part of this whole project :-)  I practiced a few times on a piece of paper then wrote on the mugs. I then baked them at 400 degrees for 40 minutes as shown in this tutorial.  Even though it takes some time to bake these and let them cool I decided to post as q quick craft because the amount of time I was actively working on them was about 5 minutes.   
I love the shape of these mugs, I kinda wish I was keeping them :-)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Friday! FInished Flur de lis Bar Stools

Here is the end result of my bar stool up cycle.  Personally I'm not a huge fan of how the distressing came out on the seats, but I posted these for sale and they sold in 30 minutes so the distressing was deffinately wasn't a bad idea :-)
After sanding down the stools I painted the legs a satin black (I love this paint by the way, it's the same paint I used on my coffee table project).  The Flur de lis was done in black and gold and the wood was stained with a dark wood stain.  The tops were then sealed with a matte finish.

I was a little sad to see these go but also really happy they were so well received

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Making Progress :-)

Here are the bar stools with the legs black and the flur de lis solid black, so far I am really pleased with the progress :-)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bar Stool Up-Cycle

This weeks project is to refinish 2 of these bar stools.  The wood is in great condition, they are sturdy, and don't rock.  The finish isn't the best though so it's time for a cool new makeover.  
I'm considering doing another Flur de lis project.  I want to paint a black Flur de lis on the seat, with the rest of the seat being stained, and the legs painted black.  Time to get to work :-)

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Today was a great day, the sun was shining, there was a light breeze, and it was 77 degrees outside.  I was a prefect day for tanning and I got some time in today :-)

I started my day off with spin class, always a good way to get moving on a Saturday, getting that heart rate up there.  

Once I got home I was able to complete all 3 of my sign orders, they are now wrapped and ready to go to their new homes :-)

I then started up cycling 2 bar stools, the sanding and base coats are done!  

It was a busy and productive day, a perfect Saturday :-)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Think Pawsitive!

It's been a long week but this desk sign is complete!
As well as this custom name sign
 and wall hanging sign
I might need to make some of these for my house now!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Is It Really Only Wednesday?

Is it really only Wednesday? The time change this week is really kickin' my butt, how about all of you?

Some of my non-crafting goals this week are to go to the gym everyday, and continue with my healthy eating habits.  So far I have failed on both accounts.  I missed the gym yesterday, and ate horrible yesterday and today.  But tomorrow is a new day! I have packed a healthy lunch and planned a cardio and weight work out for tomorrow evening.

Tomorrow is new day, happy crafting everyone!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Progress is Sllllooooowwww

I have several projects to work on this week so I decided to try making stencils.  Unfortunately it did not work out well, the adhesive was too strong and the stencil ended up stuck to the board.  First I attempted to remove the excess with my fingers, then an exacto knife, both were causing a lot of damage.  I ended up resanding the board and starting over :-(

I definitely recommend testing out these things on a practice board before using them on an order :-)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Projects, Projects, Projects!

This is gonna be another busy week here at Wilton Charm and I couldn't be more excited!

This weeks first project is to recreate this sign for a coworker, but with added paws on each side.
Then to make a sign like this but the couple names instead of Mr. & Mrs.
 And finally this sign

So far G has cut me a bunch of wood and I have sanded them down into nice paintable boards,
 and I have the background painting done.
Next step is getting al of the wording done :-)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Signage Complete

Base coats done, background colors done
 Lining up the template for sign 1
 Letting outline for sign 2
 Almost there just need another coat or 2 on the lettering
Finished <3

Monday, March 4, 2013

I Love Being Busy!

It's been a busy couple of weeks here at Wilton Charm, I have been busy filling orders the past two weekends with more to do this weekend! It's really exciting!!

I'm also working on balance making sure I keep up with my workouts and homework :-/

I can't wait for Saturday to get working on these projects! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Project & Minor Changes

 I have decided to change things up a little bit here at the Wilton Charm Blog.  Due to my new work and school schedule I am going to start posting my new projects on Sundays, and my completed projects on Fridays.  Works in progress will still be posted on random days during the week if I remember to take picture during the process :-)

This week my projects are to make signs like these.  A customer who purchased other items from me sent me these pictures to see if I could do something similar.  Well challenge accepted! This week I will be creating signs like these.