Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Decoupaged Eggs ~ two looks

Love the way these eggs turn out. Here are two different looks for the same paper, same process. I like using paper mache eggs - so I can display them again next year.

Glittered in Crushed Glass

Tea-Dye Varnished

Start with your paper mache or wooden eggs and prime them. You can find the eggs in different sizes.

Then take some tissue paper and tear it into small pieces 1"-2". I like using an allover pattern such as this pretty floral.

Using, white glue or Mod Podge, start gluing and placing your pieces all over the egg until completely covered.

The next step is going to give you two completely different looks.

You can use a tea-dye varnish for a vintage look. I don't know if this product is still in stores - but anything like it will work - or an acrylic glaze would be fine too. And don't worry about the folds ~ I love how the varnish collects in the creases.

Or german glass glitter for a sparkly egg.

For the finishing touch, I like to add some vintage lace and buttons.

 And paper shreds for display.

Hope you enjoyed the project! Would love to see how you are decorating with eggs this year. Leave a link in the comments for us to visit.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!

Katie Newman is our  Spring Giveaway winner!
She wins a $50 Gift Certificate to Hydrangea Home.
Congrats Katie!
And thanks to all who entered.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Clam Basket Light

Here is my version of the often seen clam basket light fixture.  

It started many months ago when I spotted the basket for $5.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops. I knew right away this would turn into the fixture for my laundry room. And was my husband shocked when he found the hole in the basket was a perfect fit for the fixture ring. So easy!

I basically took a piece of my jute fabric and weaved it through the basket, which by the way, I will be spraying with a fire proof fabric spray.

I thought I was done, but the green beaded chain was the perfect addition to my basket. I actually added this on while the fixture was in place. My arms were killing me! I took a thin piece of jute string and just wound it around the rim of the basket (that is also what is keeping the handle from hanging down).

So what do you think? A little funky, a little wierd, maybe not your taste. But I love it!

As you can see, I am beginning to accessorize the room. The construction is almost complete! Yay! Cabinet doors should be hung this weekend, counter installed next weekend and then I can finish up with some drop cloth curtains, and a really cool laundry hanger I am working on.

You might be wondering, why all of this fuss for a "laundry room"? Well, besides it being a walk through on the first floor to the patio, it's the room I spend much of my time in (besides the kitchen).
So I want to really enjoy being in there!!

Oh and the fabric that inspired the theme in the room is on my new ironing board cover.

And did you see the color of the cabinets I went with? Love the grey!!

Don't forget to enter our $50 Certificate giveaway - 
2 posts down below. Ends on Sunday!!
Just in time for your Spring Re-decorating!!

Participating in the following parties!

Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous

Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Project Parade @ DIY Showoff

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Paintings

We woke up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground this morning.

So, I thought I would paint some spring!
Inspired by the fabric and accessories from my laundry room (almost finished).

Just listed in my Etsy shop...

Only a few days left to enter our Spring Giveaway ~ 
$50 Gift Certificate - See the post below to enter.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Giveaway!

Happy Spring! 

Thrilled to say winter is over. The cold dark days don't usually get to me - but this was a long one. 

To celebrate the new season - I'd like to giveaway one

$50 Gift Certificate to my shop
Hydrangea Home

To enter:

1: Visit my website here:

and tell me what you would use your gift certificate for in the comments of this post.

For additional entries:

2: Blog, Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway and leave me a comment with a link to your post.  

Please make sure I am able to contact you through your comment or leave an email address for me!
(if your profile is not enabled - I will not be able to get in touch with you)

Comments open until Sunday March 27th, 8pm eastern time.
Winner announced Monday morning 3/28.  

Thanks so much!!
Good luck to everyone!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In the studio...

Getting to work on all of my favorite things:

~Custom Tassels~

~Wedding Table Numbers in Damask Wallpaper~

~Wish Cards~

~Spring Flowers~

~Wedding Cones~

What are you working on these days?
Hope you are being creative!!
Post a link in the comments for all to see.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I'm Having Spring Fever

We are having beautiful "spring like" weather (compared to what it's been!) here on Long Island.

And in the mailbox arrives the new Pottery Barn catalog.

Now I've got the fever!! How about you?

Look at their new items for Spring...

~Love these plates~

~and this beautiful spring table~

~adorable bird mugs~

~sweet nest place card holders~

~birdhouse salt and pepper holder - too cute~

~what a fun bird theme table~

Have the fever yet?