Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
What do you think of when I say RUST?
How about the word AUTUMN?
and yum, how about a mantel?
Here is my opinion...
So voila! Rusty Mantel with a rusty round table, a black garden gate, and the folk art black star.
All around these pieces are cork, candles, old alarm clocks, keys, brown bottles and globes and my AUTUMN pennant that I made out of burlap, a stencil with black ink and various ribbons.
I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve summer, but I love decorating for the fall.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
This was supposed to be a video and it is not working, but I think it is kind of cool that it looks almost like a slide show in its own way.
Take brown bags you buy at the Dollart store, and go out, cut the plants down to the ground, and stick the stems upside down in the bag, use an elastic band or twine and close the bag so it is tight and the seeds will stay in the bag. You can also just pull the flower head off and throw that into the bag to save space and then ut the bags in a shoe box and store in a closet for the winter. Don't forget to label the bag or just write on it with a marker or pen what the plant is. I don't care how good you are, good chance you will forget which plant is in which bag. I have an idea....When you plant your seeds, take the envelope from the seeds and keep them, then in the fall, put those seeds in the envelope and you will save room from the size of the brown paper bags. Use white envelopes instead of paper bags, use zip lock bags, make envelopes out of pieces of paper and just fold in half and staple, be creative with any idea you have to make a sealed enclosure.
How do you like the lockers? My hubby ran over a can of paint and it splattered the lockers. It looks like an art piece-a deco piece. Oh well, now I have to sand the paint off, do some rust work and then paint. I think I am going to paint them aqua
No maybe RED
If anyone wants to buy the lockers, or scales, just write, I am willing to sell
How did I house clean this room. I brought everything in the middle, heaps and all:)
I went through each box slowly, had another empty box to the side, what I did not want or need, I put in the empty box. I made an area in the room for sewing, an area for beads, I made a couple of baskets for office supplies, and for a week I bit off a bit that I COULD CHEW and did it. Much of it got done in two days, and piddly little stuff I did later. Under my desk that is in front of the white chair, I had a huge basket under there filled with every sort of goody from papers to small art pieces, acrylic paints, plastic easter eggs, new supplies that I bought at Hobby Lobby by Claudine Hellmuth and I put the paints in the paint box, put the easter eggs in my three dimensional box, small art pieces went on the window sills so I could see them, Claudine Hellmuth paints on my desk to try out, papers went into a huge box because I love collecting all sorts of papers and cutouts for collage.
I will post up-dated pictures of how everything looks.