Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In The Garden

Although I'm still planting, weeding and working on designing flower beds the garden is waking up. Here are a few random shots.

Although we complain about all of the rain it seems the garden is thriving because of it. Something good comes from everything. I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my garden. I'll be joining these ladies this week.

                                     Savvy Southern Style

                                    Stone Gable

                                   Ivy and Elephants

                                  Craftberry Bush

                                My Romantic Home

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Box For The Remotes and A Tulipiere

I don't know about you guys, but at my house one of the most commonly heard phrases is, wheres the remote?

I decided to corral them in a box. Keeping them in one place will make it easier for us to keep up with them (hopefully). I bought a bunch of cigar boxes at goodwill and transformed  one to hold the remotes. Here is a picture of the box before,

The boxes are pretty in their original state and they  have a lovely cedar aroma. However I needed  the box to fit in with my decor so I did this to it,

I started by painting on three coats of a white gesso and paint mixture, then after it was dry I transferred a framed roman bust image that I purchased from etsy. I transferred the image using TAP transfer paper. It's an artist transfer paper that you can iron on to many surfaces. I purchased mine from Amazon. I haven't seen it in the local craft stores. I stamped on a border of flowers and leaves in the corners and around the sides. I waxed the box with a coat of clear wax and then a coat of wax that I tinted gray with pigment. I wiped it back then sanded the whole box to distress it. I sanded the stamped borders and the image heavily to give it a worn appearance.

I lined the inside with an old PDR circa 1960.  A Physicians Desk reference is a book of commonly used medications, their chemical components,and side effects. The graphics are really interesting and it had a pretty aged patina.

I also wanted to share another good will gem.

The Tulipiere,

 It had a pattern on it that I hated so I spray painted it white. I'm looking forward to adding flowers to it over the summer. In my haste to paint it I didn't take a before picture. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these ladies this week.

                                Savvy Southern Style



                             Craftberry Bush

                            My Romantic Home
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