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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free Graphics Wednesday #15

Hi all my bloggerette friends hope your week has started out well. Someone asked me recently what the purpose was for the free graphics, she didn’t get it.  I thought maybe there were more of you out there that just didn’t get the purpose for the graphics so here are some ideas for using my images.

You can use them for scrapbooking, mixed media art, instant art, decoupage, graphic design, and much more you are only limited by your imagination.

Thanks for liking my blog and following me as I share my finds and re-furbished furniture I really appreciate each and everyone one of you.

Now on to the graphics.

Three little French girls


Vintage French Sewing Machine


Floral heart Valentine

babydog copy1


Baby and dog



Darling little boy & girl blowing bubbles

Thanks for stopping by have a great rest of the week.

Partying with the following lovely ladies:

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Play Pin Tag Pinterest Party #2

Let's Play Pin Tag

I was having so much fun doing this Pinterest Tag I thought you might want to play too.

Playing Pin Tag will help you find more great pins and more people will find you.

How do you Play?
 Playground Rules

1.  Add you Pinterest link to the party not your blog link your Pinterest link so everyone may find your boards

2. Add my button to your board you might want to make a party button board

3. Play Pin Tag and pin something from three different boards.  Come back here and leave a comment about the pins you've found.

For those of you having problems with your image Pinterest will block adding image so choose "From File" and upload an image from your computer.  I put a pic of me so people may see who they are Pinning with. :-)

What a fun way to find new pins and bring over new visitors to your blog.  
This party is not sponsored by Pinterest it is just a great way to share your pins and get recognition.

This party is not just for bloggers any Pinner may play too.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Graphic Wednesday #14

Hello my friends hope everyone is safe and well.  I had so much fun working with Photoshop as I prepared my images to share this week.  Enjoy.

Beautiful French lady in blue.




Two flower girls valentine



Girl on a pony valentine


Pretty curved header




Told you I had fun. Please read the Disclosure Page for rules on using these images.

 I’m sharing with the following lovely ladies.


Totally Tutorials Tuesday

Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Foyer Table

Hello everyone I hope your week has started out great.  I wanted to share this darling table I picked up from a friend.  She had asked me over to look at a vintage bedroom suit and I saw this sad little table sitting to the side and asked about it.  She said “Oh, you don’t want that old piece.” She couldn’t believe me when I said that was just the sort of furniture I liked. lol

Here it is finished.


Now here is the before.


Sad huh?  The veneer on the top peeled right off and the stain was mostly gone so a little scrubbing was all it needed.

The first step was to paint the piece in ASCP “Old White."

The trim around the top and bottom shelf I painted gold.
Also, I had promised on FB to share a new transfer method I just tried out and guess what?  I love it!  I used a transfer paper called “TAP” (Transfer Artist Paper) and it will supposedly transfer on wood, glass, cloth, metal just about anything.  Of course I had to be different and try the only thing it didn’t list.  I wanted to transfer onto painted wood.

Here’s how the paper looks its quit heavy.


It comes in regular 8” x 11 1/2” sheets and you print onto the white side.  If you would like to by some go here. I chose a beautiful French label from who else but The Graphics Fairy.


The image printed out beautifully, notice I printed it out in reverse so it would transfer properly.

Next I pre-heated my iron, according to the instructions, to the highest, dry setting; centered my image; and started ironing it quickly all over never staying in one place (except when I tried to take a picture with my left hand lol) for long.


It took only a few seconds for the image to transfer and I carefully peeled it back only to see it had been too hot and bubbled the paint in places, and in other places did not transfer.


Obviously the setting was too hot for transferring to painted wood.  I applied a small rose to the center of the bottom shelf and used a cooler setting going from linen to cotton but it was still a little too hot.  My next project I will set it to medium or even a cooler setting and it should do just fine.

Well, I was upset at first but the more I looked at it and worked with it the more I liked it.  I wanted a worn, vintage look and the bubbles and missing pieces were working for me, and it looked like normal wear and tear.


I decided to go a step further and add an antique crackle glaze.



When the crackle dried  I applied a light coat of “Old White” again to activate it.  Gosh, for such a little table it sure is making for a large post!  In love

Next, to age it even more I applied an Expresso antique glaze and wiped it off with a damp rag as I did not want the finish to be very dark.



To finish I applied a coat of clear wax, then distressed, and then applied another coat of clear wax with a little dark wax here and there to seal the table.

So there you have it a pretty, shabby chic table that looks vintage and time worn.

Hope you enjoyed this little table and that the “TAP” comes in handy for you on the next project. Princess

Be sure to link up your latest project at Transformed Tuesday! We can't wait to see what you've been up too.

OM Gosh I just found out my blog has been featured again! Linda over at Coastal Charm just featured my end table from this post on her Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's.  Thanks so much Linda.

I’m sharing with the following lovely ladies:


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