Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Venetian Inspired ! Pole Lamp DIY



                                                  I Just Gotta Paint!!!
                                                 
                                         Venetian Inspired Pole Lamp!





                                   Finding inspiration on Pinterest....



Knowing that  I needed a pole lamp to sit by my wing chair.......


 I set out to paint .............

I have an old Ikea pole lamp sitting in the furnace cellar.........
                 

Does this lamp look familiar.............





So paint I did....first coat a flat black........










Then I added this turquoise blue







Wow that's bright!!

So I went about sanding....sanding and sanding........


added in more black.....








Took some antique gold craft paint...... 
added it to the balls on the pole........
let this dry.....

then added some more black....

Once it was dry I gave it a good
polishing with paste wax.....





Lampshade.......do I go out and buy new.....


No.......

Paint it!!

Added black craft paint.........





                                                         

                                                            Ta Da!!!





Here's the finished product!





Turned out just how I wanted it!


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Sunday, 1 March 2015

White Dishes...who knew...Best Tip...





                                             

The Best decorating tip from my friend ........

                 Kari Anne  from Thistlewood Farm

                               can you guess.......    


                                                                      ........... white dishes.

Friday, 27 February 2015

MOOOOOOOOO!!!!



                                 
                                                                    MOOOOO!


                                                           Too much time on my hands!
                                                                          Ya think!!

                                              
                                                    This wee calf was so much fun to paint.

                                                              $ dollar store canvas $1.50
                                                                     8 x 10

                                                           $ dollar store paints $1.25

                                                                   


                                                         Start out painting a background....

                                                             Then just start painting.....

                                                         


Maybe I should have painted this long tongue
or added some hay to its mouth.....


Any way you look at it ....

MOOOOOOOOO!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for visiting me in my wee corner of
the world!



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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Just have to paint....



                                                       OH NO!!
                                    I'M ADDICTED!!

                                                              To paint that is...

                                           First it was the red truck with the Christmas Tree...
       






                                            Then came the snowman........










                                                      The wheels on the bus
                                                         go round and round.....


                                               



                                                        Oh I mustn`t forget Lucy!


                                                  I couldn't stop there....right..

                                                        My latest.... Nest or Springtime!


                                                 So off to the $dollar store for
                                           more canvas supplies and more craft paint....

                                                   I wonder if I switched to oil paints and
                                                              paid more $$$$ would
                                                     that make me an ARTIST!!!!!

                                                       I think I'm kinda one now....

                                                            or you can say I'm
                                                                  Creative!!

                                                  Then I stopped at Fabricland for
                                                        more white broadcloth...

                                                        Yup to paint on fabic...
                                                             More pillows..
                                                              Yipee!!

                                      Well I started to paint and paint and paint......

                                       Oh NO!!! I can`t put the brush down...

                                          What have I become....

                                       Now I have many projects on the go
                                           that I should be finishing up......

                              I started knitting a baby`s blanket...good thing I don`t
                                        have to finish it till the end of April.

                                            A blanket Poncho......halfway there....
                                          Another scarf  I`m  crocheting.....
                                           Oh yes and that beautiful coloured
                                            blanket that I started months ago......

                                             I have seeds to plant and bulbs to start.....

                                                     
                                           Oh well another day......

                                        Thanks so much for stopping by my
                                                 little corner of the world!



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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Food for Thought














                                                               Two Doves!

                                           Outside my kitchen window, still snowing!
           
                                                      Stay warm my feathered friends!



                                                           

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Orchids DIY





I love Orchids, but find them so hard to grow!

I found a solution while browsing through 
our $dollar store the other day.

Wow this Orchid looks so real.

Supplies you will need:
1 Orchid
florists foam
a knife for cutting foam
sheet or loose moss
a container
a clip and a stick



                                   


cut your foam according to the size
of your container



add your moss to cover the foam.

Then cut if necessary the orchid stem
and push into the foam and moss.

Bend leaves and stem to desired look
and then add the stick and the clip.

My pot and stick and clip were leftover from my previous Orchid.



Can you tell if this is real or faux.

Never needs watering......



That's all there is to it!
So Easy!
Why don't you give it a try!






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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I just gotta paint! Animal Love!



                                       Another cold weekend!! -40 brrrrrrrr!!
                 
                                         I've had the painting bug lately,
                                              especially when it's so cold outside
                                                 you find projects to keep you
                                                            busy inside.

                                                So I took out my paints and 
                                                       canvas and painted 
                                                                Lucy.

                                           Lucy is my daughters Golden Retriever.

                                                     I hunted down a cute picture
                                                             of Lucy.

                                   At Christmas my grand daughter,  Miss A.  put a Santa hat
                                                      on Lucy and took her picture.








                                                      Isn't she the cutest!!!


                                         So I decided that I would paint Lucy.....
                                                  decked out in her Santa Hat!!



                            


She is such an adorable dog.

What type of project inspires you to create
 when it's tooooo cold to go outside?







I Just Gotta Paint!

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