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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Upcycled Wood Thought-Bubble Chalkboard Photo-Prop Sign!

 
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We wanted to make a funny thought 
bubble chalkboard photo prop sign... 
So I freehandedly drew a bubble on a piece of scrap wood
 I cut it out on the bandsaw
sprayed it with 3 layers of chalkboard spray paint
 edged it in white, for fun.
prepped it with chalk...the grooves are less than ideal...but whatev.
 screwed on a stick...also scrap I found on the side of the road.
Then...just add words!
 


Thinking bubble was Hailee's masterpiece...
yes, she is dreaming of candy...such a girl!

Way fun for any fun announcement
 you might have!


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New and improved, cuter, Super Spinner prize wheel!

I was able to make another
Super spinner wheel for a friend.
I had an epiphany on how to improve upon 
an already awesome spinner!

Read this tutorial first,
 then this one will make sense:

Instead of cutting my vinyl into
 triangles that could easily pull up...
I traced the entire lazy susan onto my dry erase vinyl
 Cut off an additional 1/2 inch...and pasted 
the whole thing down on top!
Then, using striped washi tape, I made lined divisions!
 Seriously, so much cuter and more functional!
Pounded in the nails, and put on a zip tie!
 I love it!  I must redo mine now!



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Friday, May 25, 2012

Upcycled wood Star Wars Mirrored sign: May the Force be with you!


 

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I have this tiny little half bathroom 
off the side of the laundry room.
It doesn't get used much, but it is SUPER boring!
This is what it looks like when 
you are just sitting there.
A big, huge mirror.  lovely.
And we rent, so that's a no on taking
 down the flag trim border either...
So I had a great plan to make a 
sign to fill the wall.
I found this FREE scrap piece of 
wood on the side of the road.
It was full of holes, had grease stains and cuts... 
the back side looked slightly better.
 I cut it 2 by 3 feet and round routed the edges.
Primed it lightly in white
 Then added some brushed on colors...
 I had a little helper too!

 And some light copper spray...the helper did that part too!
Then I coated it with gray spray paint.
 It took me a few days to decide what to put on the sign...
Then, it hit me!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
What a perfect phrase to put in the bathroom!
Used my silhouette to cut out letters 
out of cardstock.
then, I reversed them!  Brilliant!
and traced the stencil.
(This could be done this with vinyl)
Once it was penciled on, 
I painted it with white paint...with a paintbrush by hand...
 All reversed...get the plan?
 Outlined the white letters in black paint.
 Took it out to the garage and distressed it a bit...
brought out that blue, red and copper paint, just a tad.
Then I wax finished it to seal it.
Here's how it looks finished!


(there is zero natural light in the bathroom)
Here's how it looks 
while you are just sitting there...
 
Awesome and inspiring!





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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Redone/updated Rook Bookends!

 
 I got these Horse head bookends a while ago...
and while I knew they were cool, I didn't
 like that they were clear glass...
It was too hard to actually SEE them!
 So, I lightly misted the Rooks with 
Metallic Gun Metal spray paint.
 They are still cool and ethreal...
airy, light, illusory, gossamer, subtle...
 
 Horse head/rook bookends...totally in.
I love them now!



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