Saturday, June 28, 2014

Turning an Old Shelf into a Doll House

 My mom's friend found this old shelf on a curb, so I decided to turn it into a doll house for my grandaughter.

Painting sand and water on the bottom layer.

I used scrap paper and Mod Podged it to the walls to look like old vintage floral wall paper.

I used glass marbles to give a 3-D affect to the water.

Ok at this point, I got all the little houses added and glued in. I am now starting to paint little sea creatures along the bottom.

Hung some ribbon and sparky jewels as a divider between floors. Haven't decided if I like that or not yet.

Collected some sand from a camping trip and Mod Podged it down to the bottom floor to give it a real beachy affect. Basically I tried just painting Mod Podge down and then pouring the sand over it but that didn't work so well. So I ended up mixing sand with about 1/2 c of Mod Podge, mixing it together then painting it down. The end result looks pretty cool and the Mod Podge makes it hard on top so it's easy to wipe it clean. 

Got the top painted too. The left hand side is going to be a diner so I made black and white squares to look like floor tile. The right side will be an outside area for horses/fairy tale land. 

Just starting to order accessories like the fence to be installed. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Making a Distressed Cottage Necklace Holder

Do It Yourself Jewelry Rack Holder

What You Will Need

Wood, Paint, Mod Podge, Crystal Knobs, Brushes, Drill, Dremel Tool or Sand Paper

1. First, to give your piece of wood the "weathered or distressed" look, you will need to sand around the edges giving it indents and random dents. 

2. Paint the base your preferred colors. I used several green paint hues. 

 Make sure to blend the different shades well, so that there is not any obvious edges. 

2. After base coat dries, paint a top coat using a different color. I chose an off white for this piece. 

3. To give it a weathered look, sand around the edges. 

 Make sure to sand enough so that the grain of the wood shows through on the edges and the front of the board. 

4. Paint over the board with Mod Podge. It will seal the wood and make it easier to clean.

5. Drill holes where you will be putting in the knobs. 

6. Stick screws through the backside of the wood.

7. Screw on glass knobs.

You can purchase these knobs right on Amazon.

And you have a necklace holder! This can be used of course to hold whatever you want, scarves, coats, jewelry, glasses.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Craftt Ladder Ideas

Photo Source
Find Lots of fun "Small Space Ideas" Here. 

Adorable Book Shelves made from ladders by Centsational Girl

Really cool bookshelve using ladder by DIY Enthusiasts
Artsy Ladder Bookshelf Art by Lines Across
Ladder Shelves by
Weberlifedesign's Blog

Slanted Ladder Shelves by Joss and Main
DIY Shelves by Bob Vila
Romantic Idea from "I Will Love You Forever."
Awesome Ideas on how to use ladders creatively by Inspirational Home.

Cute Little Ladder put to use as a Book and Plant Shelf by Inspirational Home.
Bright Red Crafty Ladder Shelve with Retro Feeling
by Inspirational Home.

Use a ladder for shoe storage.
by Inspirational Home.

Vintage Plant shelves using old ladder.
by Inspirational Home.

Pots and Pans on Ladders from "Our Vintage Home Love." 

Hand your picture from a ladder by "Someday Crafts."