Sunday, January 25, 2015

Peg board signs/letters

Soooo, while there are plastic letters and numbers for pegboard, I wanted wood.  Here was my solution:
It helps to have some pegboard handy that you can use as a guide.  You can find wood letters, 3 in a pack, for .99. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
Gather letters, dowel the size of pegboard holes (1/4" is standard), paint, glue, glitter(unless you don't WANT glitter but I can't imagine you don't want glitter !), card stock, pen or pencil, paper punch. You will need something to cut the dowel with too.
 Take some card stock. Mark it by holding it up to the back of the pegboard and draw  circles where the pegboard holes are. Then paper punch out the holes. I taped two pieces
of card stock together with painters tape.  Next, line up your letters, face down and backwards, tops aligned to the top of the card stock. Draw the holes on the back of your letters where you think they will work best in the peg board. This is where you will glue your dowel pegs.
This is what I used to cut the dowel into 1" pieces.  I loooove this little chop saw. It's a 2" chop saw perfect for the smaller things you need/want to cut. Got this at Harbor Freight and it was around $26.00. 

The next thing I did was to paint the front of the letters. But you can do this after you attach the dowel. I used a glue pot to attach the dowel, but any good glue can be used.
 After gluing the dowels, I painted the back of the letters.  Then applied glue to the fronts of the letters and pressed them into the glitter.
 VIE OH LAH !!!! Letters/signs easily made for pegboard.  You can put them in straight or give them a little twist. You can buy letters for specific signs or you can buy several alphabets and make lotsa different signs.

 Ima headed up Nawth Tuesday, when I get back I'll take a picture of these at my booth. But for now, I am getting ready for a road trip !
Thank you for your visit and sweet comments, until next week,  ya'll bee sweet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Trying to get in the swing...

Trying to get back into the swing, it seems to be taking me a bit longer than usual.
Had some pegboard added to the top back wall of the booth a while back. Since I hang a lot of pictures and needle work I thought this would be easier and cleaner.  I love it!  
 Just love the Fire King mid century dishes.  My friend Christy has bought a new "vintage" trailer with the aqua/turquoise interior and I'm giving her this set.  There are six cups/saucers and plates.  I think she'll love it too.
Now I have a section in my booth for "Sew Vintage" and always look out for buttons, sewing items etc.  I really like finding carded buttons on cards that are in good condition.
Some of the old graphics are wonderful.
 Found this very sweet elephant baby planter and tiny carded baby buttons. It is a bit difficult to see but there is a pink set.
Next visit I'll show you how I decided to make signs for my pegboard wall.  Until then, ya'll bee sweet and come visit soon.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy happy happy !

We had a wonderful summer, lots of back road riding and adventures  Then the College Men went back to class and my booth at Townsquare Gifts and Antiques needed lots of love. I just do not know how all this time flew by.
Wishing everyone all the blessings and promises of the Christ Child and a very happy happy happy !!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dress Form Painted

On my "to do" list was painting one of my dress forms to use as a flower pin/jewelry display. I have three forms and they are counter height covered with a cream fabric. The pins are made from vintage millinary flowers, vintage lace/fabric and vintage buttons/jewelry.

  I wanted to paint the form and then add a crinoline for the pins and use the top for jewelry.
I had seen some fabric spray paint and thought it would be a quick and easy way to get 'er done. I had a vision of a nice black top as a base. Well, sigh, we all know that usually isn't what happens.  The paint  would sputter and spit out big drops on the first spray. I did several light coats as directed and it turned out a dirty gray.  Wouldn't have minded the gray if it had been a pretty gray... but this had splotches and patches. Not purty and definitely not what I had envisioned.
After getting the first few coats on and not having much left in the bottle I decided I had nuthin' to lose so got out my bottle of black glitter paint.  Oh YES !  It worked beautifully.
 I'm tellin' ya, this DecorArt Twinkles is the best thing since cheese and grits. You can click on the photo for a good close up.
Now I had the black glitter top I had envisioned.  It was a very rushed day for me so I had to take the last photo at my booth and people were shopping it while I was trying to add items.  That isn't a complaint ! :))
Visiting with Ivy and Elephants  for What'sItWednedsday ..stop on over you won't be disappointed.
Until next time, thank you for your visit, your sweet comment and your follow.  I always try to return them. Until next time, ya'll bee sweet !

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Train Case RE-do

No matter how I try Blogger will not update my previous post and I want to party with Ivy and Elephants on WhatsItWednesday, so I'm just gonna start over and see what happens.  Ya'll stop over there, you won't be disappointed ! 

Finally started on a train case.  Used some left over burlap, tissue paper with a French theme, vintage jewels and bits of old lace and trim.
 Trying to move some "stuff" out of here.  Any one else have this problem ?  :))
   Thank you for your visit, your sweet comments and your follows. I always try to return them.  Until next time, ya'll bee sweet !

Friday, June 20, 2014

Train Case

 Pink Saturday is always a happy day ! Lots of lovely pinks to see at Beverlys' 
This is a bright pink perfume bottle from Hobby Lobby that was $2.00. I couldn't leave it there :))
Have had several train cases in waiting and finally started working on one.  The sparkly accents aren't showing, I really need to set up a space just to take photos.
If you click on one of the photos it will enlarge them.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Liberty Angel

 I've always loved the angels made out of found items and realized I had enough to make one. Started with a bedpost, added window frame(s) for wings, very old porch spindles for the arms, old wooden finials for the top and neck, light globe for the head. The vintage clock was perfect for a halo (not salvageable).  What you can't see are the many little stars all over her, I painted them the same color as the body part.
My BFF from waaaaaay up North said she looked like Lady Liberty she is my Liberty Angel dedicated to the men and women who serve in our armed forces.

If you click the first photo  you can see our sweet Lovebug in the back under the right wing.

With her halo she is over 5' tall.  Added a round bottom :)) with some wheels and decked her out before loading her into the truck to take to my booth in Douglas, GA.
 Visiting with Beverly at Pink Saturday .   Stop on by to see some lovely pinks.  Visiting Stacy at Show me What Ya Got    Love how she has separated by categories...this way if you just want to see crafts, home dec, or food you can go right tho them.  Pop over to Brown Gingham Creations  and Melodys' Rednesday for every shade of red. WhatsItWednesday at Ivy and Elephants is a not miss too !
Thank you for your visit and for your sweet comments. I really appreciate them and always try to return visits and follows.   Until next time, ya'll bee sweet (())

Monday, May 19, 2014

Club Little House

The very creative and inspiring Amy Powers of Inspire Co. hosted another Club Little House.  In this swap you make 12 dollhouse size miniatures and get 12 in return.  It is just amazing the fabulous things that are created !
For my 12 I painted storage chests and inside I put a hat box with a glitter bridal veil.

Since the family is away, I had the maid model one of the veils:

Thank you Amy for another Club Little House !
Visit  Whatsit Wednesday with Ivy and Elephants with me and visit Beverlys' Pink Saturday   to see lots of sweet pink and to wish her a Happy Pink Saturday Birthday !...thank you for visiting, for your sweet comments and for your follows.  I always try to return them.  Until next time, ya'll beee sweet.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Framed succulents

Short and sweet ... don't know who had this idea first but it was a good one. Vintage plastic frames are perfect for planting.  This one is now hanging outside Town Square Antique Mall in Douglas, GA.   It won't take too long before it is fuller and then it will be beautiful.   The most difficult part is cutting the chicken wire and the hardware cloth because of the sharp ends.  I cussed yelled "ouch !" a couple of times while putting it together.
Visiting with Beverlys' Pink Saturday.  Stop by to see lots of pretty pink.
Thank you for your visit and your sweet comments !  I always try to return comments and follows.  Until next time, ya'll beee sweet (())

Friday, May 2, 2014

Out of the Cold ....

and into the rain !  Dreary days and lots of troubles for's nice to have Pink Saturday to help brighten the day.  Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see some
lovely pinks. 
My pink is the roses on this sweet set of enamelware.  There is a service for eight, perfect for glamping !
Sharing the May swap, hosted by  Linda at A Swap For all Seasons. May was a wedding theme with white destash. Look at the goodies I received from  Becky at the Capricious Crafter  . She put a lot of time and thought into her packaging and sent some very precious items to me, please visit her blog to read the story of one of the items.

My swapee was  Wendy at the Frog Palace.
I decided to go traditional, using the Wedding March as a background for the card and words from the ceremony on the tag.

The swaps are a chance to get creative on a smaller scale and to send and receive some great little bits and bobs.
Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments and follows.  I always try to return them.  Until next time, ya'll bee sweet (())