Thursday, July 20, 2017

Personalized painted stone

I personalized my first rock. As soon as I figure out how to charge, I will be setting 
it up on Etsy and will take orders.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My largest painted stone so far.

This stone weighs 1 pound 3 ounces and took me 3 hours to paint.  The stone was found along the shore of southern Lake Michigan.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Island Inspirations Boutique Jewelry

My husband and I have a very creative friend who lives in Maui and creates beautiful jewelry. Check out her website!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mosaic Birdbath

To make these birdbaths, purchase a terra cotta pot and larger terra cotta saucer in your choice of size. I painted the pot and outside of the saucer with acrylic paint and sprayed with a sealer. I designed the middle with glass pieces, grouted and then sealed with a grout sealer. Glue the saucer to the pot with E6000 glue.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

State Silouette Sign

I saw this project from a YouTube channel I follow called "Garden Answer." We had some scrap wood around the house so I gave this project a try! I like the way it turned out.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Miniature Gnome Garden

Its a rainy day and I was repotting some plants. I have been wanting to make a fairy garden and accessories were on sale for 70% off today at Joanns. I took the plants I had around the house and put this together. The only difficulty I had was the house sinking. I placed an old plastic butter container underneath to support it. Fun Project! I am hooked on a You Tube channel called Garden Answer, and she gave me the inspiration.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hens and Chicks

Found this beautiful silver cup at a thrift shop! Perfect for planting some Hens and Chicks!

Hens and Chicks

Today Walgreens had 70% off on their Easter products.. They had the most adorable set of cappuccino cups, originally $9.99. I got them for $2.99. I have tons of Hens and Chicks in my yard and decide to use them as little planters. I place a stone at the bottom as there isn't any drainage holes.  Filled with cactus soil and watered slightly. I thought they were adorable! I might go back and get dome more. Would be a cute Mothers Day gift.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chalkpaint Project

My latest DIY project. The chipped sections of this table were driving me crazy! Nothing like a fresh coat of Chalkpaint to cover it up. This table is quite old and I wasn't afraid of ruining it.

After and before



Saturday, April 1, 2017

More painted stones

Painting these are so relaxing. I had such a sweet lady buy 4 prayer stones from me on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Swiss Chalet Doll House made by my Grandpa

Back in the middle 1970's, my sister and I each received a dollhouse made by my grandfather. My grandfather was an excellent carpenter. I was so excited. When I was single, I ripped all the decorations off and planned to redecorate in hopes that my children would play with it. Well, that never happened as life goes by so quickly. So now I ask myself, should I keep this or sell to someone who could get use out if it. Or, keep it, redecorate it and give to grandchildren??!