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Monday, June 8, 2009

Altered Wood

Today is the first day of summer vacation at our house and what a fantastic start, I was able to sleep in 45 minutes!  Plus when I got up the kids were playing nicely and quietly and were even dressed in acceptable clothing (now why couldn't they do that on a school day?).  We have accomplished so much already today and had time to play and get a few chores done and it is only 10 am.  Now if the whole summer could only go so smoothly, ahh a girl can dream right?  One of the latest projects I have worked on is altering some of the wood items I have collected.  The fist one is one of the Ikea Wooden frames.  I painted the edges with Kiwi Kiss ink (made by using my reinker and some white paint).  I used the Bella Rose DSP to cover the front of the mirror.  I used the chit chat rub-ons on the glass to say “Think Happy Thoughts”  something that is fitting when you look in a mirror.  It was hard to take a picture and show the words becuase either there was a huge light reflection or my camera was in the shot where the words were so I dont have a better picture of it.mirrowThen I embellished it with some of the felt flowers one from each kit, made some leaves using the little leaves sizlits die.  There is also a rhinestone brad in the center.mirror close up

The next project that I worked on was a wood sign that said “Family”.  I bought several of these either from the 99 cent store or Dollar Tree, I am not sure which though.  I thought that these would look so cute on a mantle or a shelf with a bunch of family photos around it.  I covered the letters with the Good Morning Sunshine DSP.  wood familyBoth projects were finished up with 4 coats of matte finish modge podge on top of the paper. 

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8 comments:

stampvamp said...

I love your picture frame and your Family! OMgoodness I really love the Family! That looks so pretty with the different designer papers! It's awesome. I wish I'd have found a great deal like that! Your picture frame uses the most beautiful designer paper! Can you believe it's discontinued? BOOO HISSS! Love it! Great jobs!

Shellie G. said...

I've been contemplating getting some "word signs" and altering them. You have convinced me that i need to do it. Fabulous job on both projects but I especially love the 'family' sign. Have a great week!

shellie :-)

Twila said...

Cute stuff, I love them both! I just posted a project on my blog using the Bella Rose paper too. Check it out!

Tina said...

What wonderful ideas. TFS!

June Annand said...

These are adorable wood projects and your altering is wonderful... so sweet and pretty!

Holly said...

Gorgeous wood projects! Love the Family stand in all the different papers.

virginia said...

Wow what great gifts !

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great projects!