Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Coffee Mug DIY

 Most of us begin our day with a cup of coffee. Whether black, with cream, sugar, or even a little cinnamon, we each have our favorite. Why not create a coffee mug that is as unique to you as your own special blend?
 Supplies:
Mug
Computer
Printer
Printer Paper
Carbon Paper
Scissors
Pencil
Sharpie Oil Paint Pens
Tape
Rubbing Alcohol

Clean the coffee mug with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or oils.

Using your computer, design what you’d like the mug to say, then print what you create. Cut around the saying to make it fit easily onto the mug. Cut the carbon paper to the same or slightly larger size.

 Tape the carbon paper to the mug, then tape the paper with the saying over the carbon paper.


Trace over the letters with a sharp pencil. Lift the paper occasionally to make sure the letters are transferring properly.



 Once you have traced over all the letters, remove the papers and fill in the transferred letters with an oil based Sharpie Paint Pen. 


Use a different color paint pen to add dots to the mug. Use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to clean up any mistakes.



Place the mugs in a cold oven and set the temperature to 350 degrees. Once the oven reaches 350 degrees, let the mugs bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the mugs to cool completely in the oven. This will make the design more durable. However, the oil based Sharpie Paint Pens are water proof but not dishwasher safe, so hand washing is recommended.






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Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Church That The Storm Created

Every now and then a tropical storm will roll through Georgia. Though not as powerful as a hurricane, they can still leave behind a lot of damage. We were without power for 4 days after the last tropical storm passed through. There were a lot of trees and branches down that left behind a big mess. I was given 2 sections of a privacy fence after it was knocked down during the storm so I created a piece of art.

I sketched  the outline of a church with chalk...

I painted the church using the color Fluff from Dixie Belle. I wanted the painting to be rustic so I dry brushed it rather than painting it solid.

 I dry brushed the color, Vintage Duck Egg, for the sky...
 I painted a little window in the top of the church...

To create a door, I used  a rectangular piece of balsa wood. I cut the top off of an oval piece of balsa wood to fit on the top of the rectangular piece.

I used a miter box to cut pieces of balsa wood to create the roof.


 I stained all the wood with VooDoo Gel Stain. It is water based so the clean up is easy!


 Finally, I glued all the wood piece on using E6000.


From an ugly storm, rose the church!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Succulent Table

I know a lot of people in the junkin/antique business and we often buy from each other. A couple of years ago I bought a few furniture pieces from a fellow junker and she threw in this table for free...
It was missing its top and the doors. It was also missing a piece of molding on the front of the drawer. I tried to remove the rest of the molding to no avail. So, I decided to embrace it...I'm not perfect either!

I painted the table with a bold yellow called Colonel Mustard.


I love gray & yellow together, so I painted the inside of the table with a light gray called, Driftwood.

The Dixie Belle Paint Company has a beautiful new gray wax called, Grunge Gray, and I'm in love!

I added the wax to the table with a wax brush, then wiped it down with a rag.



I filled the drawer with heavy duty plastic and stapled it down.

Then I trimmed the excess plastic.

I added pallet wood to cover the staples and give the top a finished look.

I added a layer of pebbles for drainage.

I filled the drawer with dirt then planted succulents.





I always knew I wanted to make this freebie some type of planter. And, even though it sat undone for a couple of years, I think it was worth the wait!

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