Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A Bright Easter to you



Greetings my friend !

I wanted to share with you one of my new 

Ellen H. Clapsaddle postcards.

I love the sweet faced children in her paintings!



Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again

 to a living hope through the resurrection

 of Jesus Christ from the dead.” — 1 Peter 1:3







I hope you have a blessed Easter.

xo Lisa S

Monday, March 18, 2024

Faux Tin Tile Bunny

Hello My Friends! 

Most of the Craft and Dollar Stores have

some chunky cut outs for Spring!

There are so many ways to decorate these.

I used this bunny cut out because

he can stand on his own-

I also needed one of these tiles from the Dollar Tree.


Have you seen these SELF- ADHESIVE WALL TILES ?

They are made of plastic with a raised 3D design.

They are 12'' x 12'' and  $1.25 each




Easily cut with scissors or utility knife.

I removed the backing adhesive sheet. 

I will not be using it.



I traced the area needed

with a pencil.



Save the scraps-



I used white glue to attach tile to the wood piece.

After the glue dried I cut around the bunny shape.




Then painted the entire bunny with white acrylic paint.

I used a damp cloth to wipe paint off on some areas.

The gray raised areas show through.



I put the bunny on a shelf along with a gingham jar 

that I painted a few years ago.



Here's a tutorial on my Jars, in just about any color!


Gingham Jars


With some of the scrap pieces I was able to

cover a wooden heart-

to hang



and to display in my bathroom



and the roof of a small birdhouse.




-sold-

These tiles are so easy to use!

I recommend you give them a try.




Thank you for visiting!

xo Lisa S


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Wood Spindle Carrots

Hi Friend,

These wood spindles were from a couple of broken chairs 

left out for the trash.

We took them home and used a rubber mallet

to take the chairs apart.

It was easy and a little bit fun!



I have seen so many people

 making these carrots- I had to give it a try.


I had three spindles




that were pretty long, so I cut

them in half.


Now I have 6 pieces.



I left one end flat and used sandpaper to round the other end.

I drilled a hole in the wide end.

I wanted to add some greenery.



I was able to divide this piece into 6 sections.

I will trim the stems short to resemble real carrots.



but first I need to paint-

I used a little brown mixed with Harvest Orange


They needed a couple coats of paint



   After they dried I glued on the greenery

and trimmed the tops of the carrots.



and done!








I had some Raffia in my gift wrapping stash.


I tied 3 together to make a little bundle.

 











I moved the scale back were it belongs then

I tucked them inside a tool box

with some German Paper Mache Eggs.





I may leave them on the table for now,










Thanks for visiting today!


HAPPY SPRING!

xo Lisa S





These spindles were made into flags!




Monday, March 4, 2024

Barn Wood Tool Caddy


Hi friend!

My neighbor was working on a project and asked if I wanted a piece

of plywood that was leftover.


I told Mr. Fresh Vintage it would be a good bottom for a Tool Caddy!

....and of course we jumped right in!

I love him for that!!!


We got together what we planned to use-

One long piece of rough barn wood, I 've been saving for years !

A large scrap piece of plywood from my neighbor.


One wood spindle from an old chair.


The dark pine scraps were left over from my kitchen shelves.

The wood was already stained and ready to go-



To make the handle-

We drilled a hole in the pine pieces with the spindle 

connecting each piece and then set it aside.




Stood the handle piece up and measured around

the outside and cut the box pieces.

To decide on the size of the box.

I measured my barn wood length and divided in half.

Then cut the width pieces off of those-

there was no waste.







We had a scrap of plywood to use for the bottom.

I put the painted side down.



Then nailed the handle piece inside the box.














I loaded up the box with my paint brushes.













I watered down some acrylic paint I had on hand.

It was a good match.

I put some wood stain on the handle ends.








I love how it turned out!

The whole box was made from scraps-

It's a keeper-

xo Lisa S



An Easy Book Repair and Share

Hi Friends! This sweet little children's book needed some repair. The covers had come apart but the inside pages were in good shape. I u...