Monday, August 31, 2015

Painted Table

Hello,
I have been on a painting, and sewing kick lately. I finally found another round
table for the living room. The one i had was too small. I knew i would find one sooner 
or later. I found this one at the thrift store a few weeks ago. All it needed was some
paint. I actually have some room on the table to style it now!





I painted it in cottage white, and went over it with mocha glaze. My go-to paint and glaze. I think
the fun part is trying to figure out what to put on the table. I always add some old books. I found
the little leather box at an estate sale. and also the bookends.  Have to have some candles too!!
Can't forget the old letters i found at an estate sale several years ago that were from 1913, and some
dried flowers.







I love these old letters for 1913.


Yes, it needed some paint!!



I don't know how old the table is, but it sure isn't new!! Another project done!!

                                                    Have a great day! 







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Monday, August 24, 2015

Diy Fall Wreath



Hello,
With fall right around the corner, i thought i would start on a few fall projects.
I love the crisp, days of autumn. I can't wait to start warming up my house for
the season. I love everything about fall. I started by making a fall wreath for the
kitchen. It's easy to make, and inexpensive. It just takes a little time. 





 I hung the wreath on my door so you can get a better look at it. I'll show you where it's going.




 These colors say fall to me. To hang it up i made a hook with a piece of yarn that i hot glued on.





 This is where the wreath is going. In the picture it looks more orange then it is. 
It's really a warm mango.
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  I bought the yarn at walmart. The foam wreath, and the sunflowers, i bought at michaels
with my 40% off coupon. The final cost came to about $10.00 with my coupon. The yarn colors
 are mango, and tan.


 This is what you will need. Yarn, scissors, glue gun, and toothpicks.




  I started by cutting a 4 to 5 foot piece of yarn. If you make it too long it gets tangled when you
wrap it around the foam wreath. When i finished each strip i tried to hold it down with a straight
pin. That didn't work. It wouldn't stay in place. Then i tried the glue gun, and it worked fine. End
each piece your working with in the back of the wreath so you won't see the glue. I held it down
with a toothpick for a few seconds until it dried.


Just pick the color yarn you like. Make a design you like, and wrap, wrap, and keep wrapping!!!




 I kept it very simple with just a few sunflowers that i glued on. 



There you have it!!!  A pretty colorful fall wreath!!

                                                                Have a great day!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Rustic Apple Tart


Hello,
I made a beautiful rustic apple tart. I love the rustic, and imperfect look. Most
of all it's delicious. I purchased ready made pie crust at the grocery store. It's 
such a convenient time-saver. I changed things a little with the recipe. I used
granny smith apples, and pink lady apples. You can use any combination you
like. This is a fabulous recipe for fall entertaining. You don't need a pie plate
for this recipe!! All you need is a baking sheet and parchment paper.





        Add a dollop of whipped cream!!!


 So rustic....So imperfect....So beautiful!



 The apple corer makes perfect wedges.



 The spices smell so good!



Just mix it all up!




Roll out your dough!




Brush your tart with egg wash. Then sprinkle with sanding sugar (or regular sugar)
Pop it in the oven!!!

Ingredients
                              
   

       



Directions

For the apple filling, mix granulated sugar,flour,cinnamon and 
ginger in a small bowl. Toss apple slices and vanilla in medium
bowl. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture; toss to well coat. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 400
Roll out dough on lightly floured parchment paper to 14 to 16 inch
round. Place dough and parchment on large rimmed baking sheet.
Spoon apple mixture into center of crust up over apples, pleating
or folding crust as needed. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with
sanding sugar. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until pastry is golden brown
and apples are tender and bubbly. Slide parchment with apple tart
onto a wire rack, and cool slightly. 


                                               Enjoy!!!






                                                    





























Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Little Painted Chair



Hello,
I have a spot in my living room that needed something, but i didn't know what to put there.
I spotted this cute little chair at the thrift shop for $10.00, and i knew it would be the right
size for the corner spot in the living room. It was time to get the paint brush out again!!
I just put it away, and now it's back in business again! Painting for me is good therapy!!
It keeps me busy, and creative. 



 I took this picture in the foyer so you can get a better look at it. I painted it with chalk paint.
The color is drop cloth. 




The little $10.00 chair looks pretty now!!




First i painted the chair. Then i went over the chair with mocha glaze....then antique wax....then
some sanding.






I cut a page out of my botanical book and used mod podge to glue it on. It doesn't have to
go on perfect. I'm going to scrap some of it off.







 Then i went over it with glaze. 







Then i used a razor to chip away some of the print. I wanted that aged look. I think i got it!!!
Now it could go in the little spot in the living room.


                                                              Have a great day!!


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