Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ready for Spring

Spring will be here before we know it and Minnie Pearl ( my mannequin, for those who do not know her) is all decked out and ready in her new hand dyed cheesecloth shawl, gorgeous wax flower tiara from around 1910 and a pretty wicker basket bag

Doesn`t she look cute!

I got some amazing news last dearest friend has surprised me and is taking me to PARIS!!!!!!!!!
We are going in May during my trip home to England, I am SOOOOO excited, it will be a dream come true!
I will take so many pictures it may just overload my iPhone............I will be posting them on here so be sure to check back!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Creating a Cabinet from a Wine Crate

Sorry it`s been so long since I last posted......time flies... Today I wanted to share with you a project I did today using an old wooden wine crate I bought yesterday for $5.00
 Here it is


Nothing fancy, made from pine, with an engraved label at the top.

I had my husband cut me a shelf from a thin piece of wood we had in a left over pile...........

Then I picked out a pretty scrapbooking paper I had, then covered the back of the crate and the shelf, I used mod-podge to adhere it to the wood.

I wanted to finish the edges of the crate at the front so we went to Lowes and choose a molding.
It cost $5.75 for about 8 feet............My husband cut it to size and we applied it to the front of the cabinet and shelf using a hot glue gun ( it was quicker than liquid nails, but we did use liquid nails for the shelf support.)

Once all of the trim was on I decided I wanted to paint the rest of the inside. I had planned on painting the outside, but after seeing it this far I had a change of mind. I used an ivory craft paint called antique parchment. It came from Walmart craft section for 57 cents a bottle, I used about 1 1/2 bottles for 2 coats.

Now just to wait for it to dry and then put the shelf in place.................

Voila........A vintage looking cabinet from a wooden wine crate for well under $15........
Now to fill it with eye candy.......

I just love how it came out! I can change the items inside to create a new look whenever I desire, even decorate it for the holidays!    I`m thinking birds, nests and eggs for the Spring......hmm...where can I find some of those.........