STENCILED SIGNS - inspiration


 
I have been teaching a hand painted stencil
sign class at The Passionate Home using old
kitchen cabinet doors. Here is a look at seven
signs that I have help the students to create.
Included is a Paris apartment sign in grey and
a Paris bed & breakfast in yellow. We made
a red Patisserie and a white Patisserie sign with
an added touch of a ladle to hold a candle when
the power goes out. The 2 beach signs were a
lot of fun and we also did a kitchen chalkboard
tray from a large cabinet door.
 
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A LOOK INTO A SALVAGE YARD - inspiration

 
 
This is a look into a salvage yard I often visit.
Everything from bricks to radiators, grills and
gates, with a look at some amazing old beams
that were removed from a 100 year old
building. The price tag on the iron work gate
I loved the most was $200, I'm still sad I did
not get it.
 
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MAKING A MAGNETIC CHALK BOARD



I was given the challenge to create a vertical message center with a magnetic chalk board and this is what I created with
the help of a broken mirror.
 
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SHIPPING BOXES & PACKING TAPE - tutorial


When I need to ship something
in a box I prefer to recycle an
old box but then I have to use
brown paper to cover all the
labels on the box. This doesn't
seem like a very green
alternative. I've learned I can
turn most boxes inside out.
 
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FURNITURE MAKE-OVER PROGRESS IV - behind the scenes


 
Last time I spoke with you I was installing
legs on a new project in the yard. Here is
a photo from behind to show those fancy
legs installed.
 
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FURNITURE MAKE-OVER PROGRESS III - behind the scenes

 
Here is another piece of furniture in my yard getting a make-over. This is a smallish 70's side board cabinet that I'm installing some old coffee table legs on.
 
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FURNITURE MAKE-OVER PROGRESS II - behind the scence

 
 
The next stage in refurbishing this tall 70's
shelf was to add a little character on the
bottom. Yes I'm going to add feet ... again!

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FURNITURE MAKE-OVER PROGRESS I - behind the scence

 
I have pulled several furniture pieces out into
the yard to work on all at the same time,
including this tall 70's book shelf. Greedy
I know but the weather is sooo nice!
 
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PAINTING A METAL TRUNK with annie sloan chalk paint



Wondering what to do with that
rusty old metal trunk you can't
seem to let go of? I painted mine
with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Come see if yours is as rough
as mine.

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GREEK BLUE and COLOR LAYERS - blue bedside cabinet

 
With the summer weather being so
nice the bug has hit me to start a
million different projects and not
finish any of them. The rest of the
year I'm quite focused and I don't
start one thing with out the last
being wrapped up and ready to go.
Well I am pleased to let you know
one has been finished and it's cute
as a button.


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CANADA DAY - red projects






In honour of our Canada Day Celebrations I wanted to share some of my RED projects with you.

A link to see this red dress (left) here:

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