Thursday, July 19, 2012

$10 Mirror Makeover

Hey Hey Hey....(Fat Albert Voice) lol
I just wanted to share with you the mirror I updated this week. I spotted this
heavy beast at a yard sale for ONLY $10!!! YES please! haha
I was so excited because this is going in MY room for me to look at
myself...hehe no really guys I'm serious. =D

Here is the mirror all beat up and dirty right before it's makeover.
I did take it apart to make painting easier and gave it a good
cleaning. It was so nasty...ewww!

Here she is with 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of ultra white 
paint and 1 coat of polycrylic.

I put the mirror back together and hung it up in my bedroom.
I am really loving the white.

Thanks for stopping by friends! I will be showing you in another post
what the rest of my plans are for this mirror. : )

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Pastry Page

Hey Guy and Gals,
Today is a rainy day schedule here in AZ....not really.....well for me because I stay home.
So pretty much it's a good excuse to not do much around the house. hehe : )
Anywho, I finally got around to updating my Pastries Page to show some of the work I have done.
I enjoy baking just as much as I enjoy crafting and my artwork. I will continue to share with you
my new pastries and update them as I go.
Thanks so much everyone and hope your have a awesome Friday!

Here is a sneek peek of one my favorite cakes I have done.
Make sure you click on the Pastries page to view the rest.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

His & Hers Wall Art

This is a tutorial for the His and Hers wall art I made with the help of Graphics Fairy. This blog is amazing and features a bunch of FREE vintage images.

I had two old wall plaques that I purchased a long time ago at target that I wanted to reuse. I just soaked them in warm soapy water to scrape the old image off since it was just a sticker it was very easy to remove.

Here is a picture of one of the plaques before....

Here are the images I downloaded
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Open each image on Photoshop and add text to the image.
Before printing make sure you know what size image you want to print.
I used a laser printer and card stock white paper.
I cut each paper to fit the size of the plaque using an Xacto knife.

I used the gloss Mod Podge but you can also use matte.
It works the same but without the gloss finish.

Add Mod Podge Gloss with a 1" inch foam brush all over the plaque.

Carefully place your image directly onto the plaque and with  a credit card
to smooth out the surface to get rid of any air bubbles.
Now you can go ahead and add another layer of Modge Podge to the top
of the image and around the plaque to give it an even look.

These are the new wall plaques for my bedroom...I'm so happy with them! : )

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