Monthly Archive: April 2012

Another book cabinet & my amazing find

After a busy weekend celebrating my daughter’s birthday and entertaining my Mom when she stopped by for a visit, I am happy to be able to get back on track this week working on my projects.

I also had a minor technical glitch show up on my blog last week and because of it I have had to move my Recent Posts list to the footer at the bottom of my blog, so if you are looking for it, that is where you will find the list. As soon as I get the problem resolved, I will add the Recent Posts list back on sidebar where it belongs. Thanks for your patience.

On another note, last week I shared with you my Mom’s french-style sideboard makeover here. I had mentioned that there would be another piece of furniture of my Mom’s that I would be sharing with you this week.

Well, if you recently read my vintage book cabinet post, looking at the “before” and “after” photos of my Mom’s cabinet below may make you feel like you are having a bit of déjà vu . My Mom and I have almost identical vintage cabinets!

How it all came about is, I found my cabinet on Kijiji first, and when I showed my Mom what I had done with mine, she too wanted her very own book cabinet.  For the next month we kept an eye on the local auction websites and low and behold she ended up finding the perfect cabinet one weekend.

The only major difference between our two cabinets is that mine has a drawer in the middle and hers doesn’t. Truth be told,  I actually like the overall shape of my Mom’s cabinet better, but I really love that mine has a drawer. Mine is still a keeper!

 

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When I set out to refinish my Mom’s cabinet, unfortunately I was unable to salvage the fretwork in the glass doors. There was just no way to remove them to paint without ruining them. My Mom was fine with it as she really wasn’t too keen on having to clean behind the fretwork every time she wanted to clean the glass doors.

 

And now for the “after” photos…

 

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It was difficult to take really nice pictures of this cabinet because it is so dark in my Mom’s living room even with all of the lights on and the curtains open. If you look closely in the photo below you can see me trying to hide from view again. Obviously, I am not very good at it!

 

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My Mom’s cabinet was painted in the same paint colors as my cabinet. It was first primed with two coats of Glidden Gripper tinted in Behr Dark Gray. Then it was painted with three coats of Benjamin Moore Natural Linen. Before top coating it with three additional coats of Minwax Polyacrylic, it was distressed so that parts of the original stained finish and gray primer would show through the distressed areas.

 

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Don’t you just love the chunky moulding at the top of her cabinet and the curved design at the bottom? I sure do!

 

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I also used the same old brass drop pulls from Lee Valley on all of the doors and the same two wooden appliques on the bottom doors. Why mess with a good thing?

 

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Of course I had to take some photos of some of her books, keepsakes and decorative items inside the glass doors.

 

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I have to tell you, this cabinet had an unfortunate “mishap” while my Mom and I were carrying it from my truck to her back door. She had one end, I had the other. The fact that she was walking backwards down a skinny, uneven sidewalk was my first mistake. You can see where this is heading! She turned the corner; I thought she still had the cabinet. She dropped her end and fell over and badly bruised her hip on the edge of the sidewalk. I had to put my end of the cabinet down and make sure she was ok. Thankfully she didn’t break her hip!

Her cabinet ended up a little worse for wear too. It cracked on the back at the bottom but it can only be seen from the back. Good thing we were moving just the shell of the cabinet because had the glass doors still been in the cabinet, things could have been much worse for all involved. Live and learn!

 

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So, what do you think of my Mom’s book cabinet? Do you have something similar to this cabinet in your own home that you use to display your books and other treasures? I would love to hear about it.

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Now for my amazing find. This little antique sewing cabinet below came to me when I was least expecting it.

My Mom and I were out this past Saturday afternoon attending a couple of free sewing courses at one of our sewing stores (I am trying to learn how to sew). We were a little late for the class and we accidentally walked into the wrong room while looking for the classroom. There was a non-profit garage sale going on in the room we went into and I happened to come across the sewing cabinet below. It was marked at $50.00 but since they were marking their prices down at the end of the day I ended up taking it home with me for only $30.00. I know, right? Awesome!

Just last week I shared a photo of some antique sewing drawers that I had seen at the Wild Rose Antique Show and I thought they would be amazing for storage in my craft room. Well it was fate, I think. Now I not only have some sewing drawers, but I have a entire cabinet that will be perfect for my new sewing machine. Woot, woot!

It is funny how things work out sometimes isn’t it?

 

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Isn’t she a beauty? I just love her raised moldings and her cute little drawers. The drawer in the middle tilts down and has three long compartments for more supplies. The top folds up and to the left as a table for fabric and the middle was converted to fit a modern sewing machine by its previous owner. So cool!

 

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Now the color she has been painted is a little too vibrant for my taste. My home is decorated in mostly creams, whites, grays, browns. I know, I’m a little boring! I am more of a subtle kind of gal so I have plans to repaint her in the near future.

That is where I was hoping you could help me out.

 

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I would be so grateful if you would vote in my little poll below and give me your opinion on what color you think my little sewing cabinet should be painted. If you have other colors you think I should think about then please leave me a comment below and let me know your ideas. I plan to share what color I ended up choosing later this week and her transformation in the next week or two.

 
 

{Poll Closed}

 

The poll results can be found here and the final reveal of this cabinet can be found HERE. Please stop by to see how my sewing cabinet looks now!

 

 

Until next time…

 

 

 

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Embracing Change guest post

It is my pleasure to have Stacey from Embracing Change here today to share with us her newest furniture transformation.

 

I met Stacey shortly after starting my blog two months ago. She had left a very nice comment on one of my posts which then led me over to her blog. While I was there, I was amazed by all of the beautiful furniture pieces that she had painted. I thought to myself, “this girl has loads of talent!”

 

After getting to know Stacey a little more, I learned that she is a modern day “Superwoman” of sorts. She works a full-time job, runs a furniture refinishing business with her friend, helps her husband with church duties, manages her own blog, and on top of all that she is a Mother to her two wonderful children. I am tired just writing about all of the things she does on a daily basis. I don’t quite know how she swings it, but somehow she does!

 

Well, I think I will let Stacey fill you in on the rest, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer.

 

Here’s Stacey…

 

Hi! I am Stacey from Embracing Change!

 

 

Carrie invited me to stop over today to her awesome blog and introduce myself as well as show you a little about what I am passionate about. I have a passion for restoring and recreating unloved furniture. I love to take the old and make it new. A good furniture makeover is what it is all about! I also craft and create home decor, but my true love is furniture!

 

 Here are examples of some past projects I’ve done:

 

Old Door Subway Art Table

 

Antique Telephone Bench

 

Antique Dresser

 

Hand-painted Chevron Antique Waterfall Dresser

 

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I am a busy girl that really has no time for blogging
or restoring furniture yet I make time for what I love!
I am a pastor’s wife working alongside my love in ministry.
I have two adorable girls Emma (7) and Ana (4).

 

Here are my girlies this Easter:

 

 

During the day, I work full-time as a Director of a large day care.

 

I recently began a business with a friend of mine called The Blessed Nest
You can find our business website HERE.

 

Our little business is brand new. We are located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Blessed Nest specializes in recreating furniture and making home decor!

 

Needless to say, I deal with a great deal of stress in a day.
I find painting and creating to be my outlet.
I always feel better when I have a paint brush in my hand.

 

I would like to share a redo with you today!

I promised my husband I would paint his cute little antique desk for him.
We picked up this cutie at an antique shop outside of Gettysburg before we were married over 11 years ago.

 

 I promised Chris, my husband, that I would get to redoing it.

Now I know how a mechanic feels after working on so many cars
and he doesn’t have the time or energy to worry on his own.
Needless to say, months went by.

 

 The other day I decided I needed to buckle down

and get it done and keep true to what I had told my husband.
I knew it would mean a lot to him.

 

I spent this weekend finishing that little desk up.
I am very pleased with how it came out!

 

Here’s my favorite part…THE AFTER!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love it!
Huge improvement!
My husband thinks so as well!

 

I used ASCP in Old White and the cool knobs
are from Anthropologie.
I used Antique Walnut stain from Minwax on the top.

 

I think it has an African feel with the style of the knobs

so I staged it with African figurines.
Quite suiting for Chris as he recently returned from
a mission trip to Kenya!

 

And in true Stacey style, I always name my pieces based upon
what I feel to be the personality they exude.
This one is named Majestic Mwamba in
which the African meaning of the name is strong.
I think that it is a fitting name!

 

Come and visit me sometime at Embracing Change. I would love for you to stop in or even follow me. I also have a Facebook page as well. I host a weekly linky party called Inspired Creations on Thursdays if you would like to link up any of your creations that may inspire others!

 

Thanks Carrie for the opportunity to guest post
on your amazing blog!
I am so thankful for the opportunity!

 
 
 

Thanks so much Stacey for sharing your desk makeover and your other gorgeous furniture transformations with us. It was great having you here.

 

If you haven’t already been over to Stacey’s blog, please take a few minutes to visit her at Embracing Change.

 

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Second time’s a charm: reinventing a french-style sideboard

While visiting my Mom earlier this week, I was able to take some photos of a couple of pieces of furniture I had painted for her last summer.

The first piece is this gorgeous french-style sideboard that she had found at HomeSense (aka Home Goods) a couple of years ago. It was originally purchased for use as a flat-screen TV stand, but my Mom eventually grew tired of it. She really loved the style of the cabinet; she just wasn’t too fond of its bright white finish and dark red distressing. I agreed with her that it did look out of place in her living room full of creams and tans.

Instead of getting rid of the cabinet, my Mom had asked me to repaint it so that it would fit in better with the finishes currently in her living room. I was so happy to help my Mom out. She has done so much for me!

Here is the before photo that I found on my Mom’s camera. It is not entirely clear, but you can sort of see the dark red “chunks” of distressing here and there. Let’s just say that that person who originally painted this cabinet did not have a great attention to detail when it comes to painting and distressing.

 

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And here is the after photo…

 

I know that it looks like there is not much difference between the before and after photos. If you were to see it in person though you would be able to see that the finish on the cabinet is now softer and the distressing is more subtle and even. The creamy gray color of the cabinet also fits in so much better with its surroundings.

 

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To reinvent this piece, I primed over the original white painted finish with two coats of my favorite gray primer, Glidden Gripper primer tinted in Behr Dark Gray. I then painted this cabinet with two coats of Benjamin Moore’s Natural Linen.

Natural Linen is my favorite color to use when painting my furniture pieces. It is a very nice light cream with a touch of gray. I have quite a few pieces of furniture in my house painted in these colors ( My Vintage Book Cabinet, Milk Painted Hall Table, and my Antique Buffet Turned TV Cabinet to name a few).

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I distressed the raised parts of the cabinet where it would normally receive a lot of wear. You can now see small amounts of the white and dark red original finish peeking through as well as some of the gray primer coat.

 

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Lastly, to bring out more of the distressing and to add depth to the wooden carvings, I glazed over the entire sideboard with burnt umber craft paint mixed with glazing medium. I made sure to wipe away any extra glaze as not to darken the overall finish on the cabinet, but to only keep the glaze in the carved parts of the cabinet. For protection, I coated it with three coats of Polyacrylic.

 

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I am in love the ornate handles on this piece. Why can’t find hardware like that where I live?  It’s gorgeous!

 

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In this photo you can see the distressing more clearly and the layers of paint that were exposed.

 

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I am very happy with the new finish on my Mom’s buffet and my Mom loves it as well! I think it also looks amazing next to her velvety damask wallpaper.  What do you think? Do you like it too?

 

Later on this week I will be revealing the other piece of furniture that I refinished for my Mom and tomorrow I have a wonderful guest blogger, Stacey from Embracing Change, sharing her newest project with you all.

 

Talk to you again soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Parties I’ve Linked Up to:

 ~ The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday ~ Somewhat Simple – Blog Link Party ~ The Brambleberry Cottage – Time Travel Thursday ~ The Shady Porch – Rock and Share ~ Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays ~ Domestically Speaking – 121st Power of the Paint Party ~ Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Feature Friday ~ It’s a HodgePodge Life – It’s a HodgePodge Friday ~ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating – Flaunt It Friday ~ My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday ~ The French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday ~ The Craftionary – Friday Fun Party ~ Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Wrap-up Party ~ Funky Junk Interiors – Sat Nite Special ~ Craft Envy – Saturday Spotlight ~

 

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Junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show 2012

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday with your family. My family and I went out of town to my Mom’s for Easter dinner. So yummy! Us adults had a really relaxing visit while the kids had a great time running around together almost non-stop. I wish I had their energy! To think of all of the things I could get accomplished.

While visiting, I had a chance to take some photos of a couple of furniture pieces of my Mom’s that I had previously refinished for her. I will be sharing them this coming week. Stay tuned!

On Good Friday I went junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show here in Edmonton. This annual show is host to approximately 140 vendors from all over Canada showcasing everything from fine china and antique furniture to vintage ephemera and cottage/shabby chic home decor items.

 

 

I arrived about an hour after the show opened and the place was overrun with shoppers! It was really difficult to wander into any of the booths to take a look at what was being offered. Note to self: Next time go later in the day!

 

 

Again, I was trying to take these photos with my Android cell phone without being too inconspicuous, so I’m sorry if my photos are a little blurry. I thought you would like to see them just the same.

 

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Since I am drawn to anything cottage style or Shabby Chic, most of my photos from the show are of that nature. For instance, my most favorite was this white chippy antique dresser. I am sure I could have very easily found a place for it in my home, had it come home with me.

 

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I also really loved this aqua wicker table. Gorgeous!

 

 

Another vendor had filled her booth with smaller cottage decor items. Her prices were very reasonable and she had a great selection. Here are some of the pieces that she had for sale.

 

 

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Don’t you just love these original chippy tin ceiling panels? What beautiful patina they have!

 

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Below are some of the other items that caught my interest at the sale. I really wish that the vintage sewing drawer cabinet was in my budget because I have a dream of painting up some sewing drawers for use in my craft room. They would be perfect for storing so many odds and ends.

 

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Here is what I ended up buying at the sale.

 

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I found a couple more pieces of Transferware to add to my collection. I have been collecting for just over a year now and I have quite a few really nice pieces.

 

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I also found these two small platters in the $1.00 bin. They both will be painted and aged at some point. I think I am going to put a photo transfer in the middle of the brass one after it is painted and then use it as a piece of art for my wall.

 

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I fell in love with this vintage chenille pillow, so it had to come with me. I think the raised floral detail is gorgeous and I think will add some great texture to my collection of pillows.

 

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Finally, this vintage tea towel was in one of the bins at the front of a vendors table. It really caught my eye with its cream linen fabric and its bold black graphic design. For only $2.00 it was a steal! I think I am going to frame it one day and use it as art somewhere in my home.

 

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This towel originally came from from the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. Click here for the virtual tour of the Cathedral. It looks like a very beautiful place. I can only wish that I would be able to visit such a beautiful place some day.

 

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I hope that you found my junkin’ adventure interesting. I would love it if you would please leave me a comment and let know which one of the items I have shown is your favorite.

 

Till next time…

 
 
 

 

 

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A spring-inspired photo transfer project {Tutorial}

With all of the furniture pieces I have in various stages or refinishing right now, it is nice to take a break from it all and do something crafty. Well, lately “crafty” means that it most likely has something to do with photo transfers.

You may already know that I am in love with doing photo transfers. Ha!  I have been at it for a few months now and it is one of those projects that I have yet to get bored of. For me, that is saying a lot as I am notorious for starting projects, losing interest, and then the project never gets finished. These projects get moved to the corner of my basement, only to be discovered months later. Can you relate to this in one way or another?

Anyway, I digress…

What’s not to like about photo transfers? They are so easy to do and they are a very inexpensive project. You can also create unique pieces of art for your home and gifts for your friends and family and they can be used in many ways (think transferring to canvas, wood, clay etc.).

I was inspired to make a spring project after I came across this gorgeous birds and nest image from The Graphics Fairy. Just visiting her blog gives me an overwhelming sense of excitement. She has so many wonderful images to choose from that it is really hard to decide which one to use next!

 


Would you like to create your own spring-inspired photo transfer and aged frame? It is such an easy and inexpensive project. It only cost me $1.00 for the canvas and $4.00 for the wooden frame. The rest of the supplies I already had on hand.

If I can make this, so can you!

Just follow my detailed instructions below, pick up a few supplies from the art store if you don’t already have them, and then you will be all ready to start creating!

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 Supplies You’ll Need:

          • an 8″X10″ photo canvas
          • Golden Soft Gel Gloss Medium (Golden Soft Gel provides the clearest transfer, I have found)
          • acrylic gesso
          • Modge Podge matte
          • craft paints (I used Folk Art – 640 Warm White, 2561 Steel Gray & 462 Burnt Umber)
          • craft paint or latex paint for the picture frame (I used Martha Stewart’s Sharkey Gray paint)
          • plastic tablecloth or newspapers
          • a paint brayer or flat spreader
          • disposable paper plate
          • a ruler, pencil and scissors
          • paint brushes
          • a dish scrubber (see photo)
          • spray bottle and/or a cup with water
          • paper towels
          • 220 and 400 grit sandpaper
          • bird with nest engraving  image (see below)
          • my text template (see below)
          • optional: paper edging, fabric trim or other embellishments (I used Martha Stewart’s Regal Border Stickers)
          • wooden picture frame with a 8″X10″ opening

Step 1: Painting the Canvas

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  1. Paint one coat of cream paint on your canvas
  2. Dip your paint brush in your water and then into the gray craft paint. Paint random brush strokes with the watered down paint. Complete one small section and then move on to the next step
  3. Scrunch up a piece of paper towel and then lightly dip it in your water cup. Go over the area your just painted and tamp up and down with your paper towel to create a textured design. Finish painting the rest of your canvas as above. Leave your canvas to dry for a few minutes
  4. Again watering down your paint, add the burnt umber paint to your canvas adding slightly more paint to the edge of the canvas to give it more of an aged look. Work on one section at a time so the paint doesn’t have a chance to dry streaky or too heavy
  5. Again, with a slightly damp paper towel, tamp the areas of your canvas that you just painted
  6. Leave your canvas to dry
  7. Add more watered down cream and gray paint randomly on your canvas. Use your paper towel to dab off the paint in spots to make your canvas appear aged. Leave some of the burnt umber around the edges of the canvas
  8. You may have some bits of the paper towel on the canvas when you are all done. You can leave them as they won’t show when you clear coat the canvas and they just add to the texture

 

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Step 2: Transferring the Image to Canvas and Embellishing


  1. For this step you will need to read over my previous tutorial , How-to-Guide: Transfer Photos to Canvas here. Prepare your bird’s nest image and your text template (below) ahead of time and just follow the steps in my tutorial. If you get stuck or have any questions, please ask away! I am happy to help.
  2. Once you have your image transfer completed and you have removed all of the paper fibers you are ready to add your embellishments. I added Martha’s Stewart’s Regal Border Stickers to my canvas to add some interest. You could add scrapbooking borders, pieces of lace or ribbon. If you prefer you could just transfer the image and text and not add any embellishments. It is your piece of art!
  3. Once everything is dry, add two coats of Modge Podge to the entire canvas for protection. The Modge Podge will really make the image look crisp and clear when it is dry

 

 Where to Find the Images and Text:

Below is the text template that I made for this project. There are 5 different font styles to choose from. I used the very first one for my project and my phrase barely fit the canvas, so for your project you may want to choose one of the other styles if you prefer your text be a little smaller.

To save the template, click on the photo below and right click to save it. Then open it in your photo editing program and print it full size. It will fit a standard letter size page (8.5″ X11″). Make sure that you print the page as is so that your text comes out facing the right way when you do the transfer.

NOTE:

I included the gray border around the text only so that you would have a box to cut around. This makes it easy to place your text on your canvas and to center your words. You will want to cut off every tiny bit of border showing or it will be transferred to your canvas and you will be cursing in the end!

The bird’s nest image came from The Graphics Fairy’s blog here. Remember to print your image in mirror-image mode so that it comes out the right way once it is transferred.

 

And now onto the picture frame…

 

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Step 3: Painting and Distressing Your Picture Frame

  1. Wash your wooden frame with a damp rag to remove dust and grime
  2. Sand it lightly with 200 grit sandpaper to remove any glossiness and rough spots. Remove dust with your damp cloth
  3. Mix up 3 parts latex paint to 1 part white acrylic gesso. Apply the mixture to you frame with in one even coat. This mixture dries very quickly and has a very chalky appearance
  4. Once dry, again sand your frame with 400 grit sandpaper and remove the dust with your damp cloth. Apply another coat of paint. Leave it to dry
  5. Using your 220 grit sandpaper, distress the edges of your frame so that the original finish shows through. Sand any areas that might get extra wear. Then use your 400 grit sandpaper to lightly go over the entire frame. This will give your frame a beautiful soft finish. Remove any dust with your damp rag
  6. Optional: Mix up burnt umber craft paint with a little bit of water to make an aging glaze. Apply the glaze to your frame in small sections, working the paint into the grooves. Using your damp rag, quickly remove the paint from the frame which will leave the darker paint in the grooves. Don’t leave the excess paint sit to long or your will have blotchy spots and trying to remove them may remove some of your paint layer exposing too much of the original finish
  7. Once your frame is dry, coat it with two coats of Modge Podge to seal it
  8. Place your finished canvas into the frame and enjoy!

Here are some “beauty shots” of my frame and photo transfer. I really love the way it turned out!

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I found the phrase “Feather Your Nest” all over the Internet. I added to it by coming up with a phrase that had meaning to me. Taking time to feather your nest means a couple of things to me. For me, it can mean taking time to care for the people you love in your life, like your husband and children and the importance of nurturing your relationships with them. It can also mean taking the time to make your house a home. I may not have the most extravagant house, but all of the things I collect and create for my home make it a place where my family and I can feel relaxed and at home.

 

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Here you can see that the burnt umber glaze that I used really helps to bring out the details in the frame.

 

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This photo transfer turned out perfectly. Yeah! All of the image and text stayed intact and it really looks as if they were painted directly on the canvas. That is why I love the Golden Soft Gel Gloss that I use. It does the best job of transferring than I have ever seen and the image is so clear and vibrant. I have tried many other methods of photo transferring and this is by far the best method I have found.

 

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You can see a close-up of the paper edging sticker of Martha Stewart’s that I used. I really loved the raised leaf design that it has.

 

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If you have gotten this far (phew! long tutorial), thanks for taking the time to read my instructions. I tend to ramble on a lot. Sorry about that! I just want to make sure that I don’t leave out any important information when I am writing a tutorial.

I know that when I am reading someone’s tutorial that I hope that the writer has given me as much information as needed to make my project a success. It is really frustrating to start to make something and then realize that there are parts of the instructions missing. I hope what I have shared with you will help you to complete your project with ease. Once you start photo transferring you may become addicted like I am. They are so much fun to do!

Well, I am off to work on my next post so that I can share with you what I found at the Wild Rose Antique Show yesterday. Stop back again soon to see some of things were at the show and what I brought home!

 

I hope you and your family have a great Easter weekend.

 

 

 

My Favorite Products:

Acrylic Medium Golden Soft Gel Gloss 8oz

Sargent Art 22-8803 32-Ounce Extra Thick Gesso

Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish

3M Wetordry 9085NA Sandpaper, 9-Inch x 11-Inch, 5-Sheet,Super Fine 400-Grit

3M 10132NA Tack Cloth

 

  Images used in this how-to-guide are from The Graphics Fairy.

 

 

 Parties I’ve Linked Up To:

~ Days of Chalk and Chocolate – Latest and Greatest Party ~ Funky Junk Interiors – Sat Nite Special ~ Craft Envy – Saturday Spotlight ~ Tatertots and Jello – Weekend Wrap Up Party ~ Be Different Act Normal – Show and Tell Saturday ~ Craftionary – Friday Fun Party ~ French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday ~ The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday ~ My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday ~ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating – Flaunt it Friday ~ It’s a Hodge Podge Friday – It’s a Hodge Podge Life ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Frugalicious Friday ~ The Trendy Treehouse – Create and Share ~ Under the Table and Dreaming – The Sunday Showcase Party ~ Homemakers on a Dime – Creative Bloggers Party ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff – Market Yourself Mondays ~ DIY Showoff – DIY Project Parade ~ Embellishing Life Everyday – Link Up Party ~ Keeping it Simple – Motivate Me Monday ~ Vintage Mauve – Mauving it Up Monday ~ Its so Very Cheri – Its Party Time ~ C.R.A.F.T. – Making Monday Marvelous ~ I Heart Nap Time – Sundae Scoop Link Party ~ Craft-to-Maniac – Craft-to-Maniac Monday ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesdays Treasures ~ Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays ~ Vintage Wanna Bee – Talent Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life- Tabletop Tuesday ~ The Graphics Fairy – Brag Monday ~ Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What Ya Got ~ Home Stories A to Z – Tutorials and Tips Party ~ Domestically Speaking – 121st Power of the Paint Party ~ The Thrifty Home – Penny Pinching Party ~ The Trendy Treehouse – Create and Share ~ Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays ~ The Shady Porch – Rock N’ Share ~ Cedar Hill Ranch – Cowgirl Up Linky Party ~ Funky Junk Interiors – Sat Nite Special ~ Five Days…Five Ways – Feature Friday Free for All ~ Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures ~ Pretty Handy Girl – DIY Talent Parade Link Party ~ Funky Junk Interiors – SNS 133 Link Party ~

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