When I saw this from my favorite place, Pottery Barn.com, I decided that I had to recreate this look in my own home. I think it would look lovely placed on top of a DIY side table. I can't wait to get started on this project and I am already dreaming of all my vintage treasure that I will put in each of the cubbies. Hope you feel inspire as well.
I recently found these antique chairs at an estate sale and they are in perfect condition however, I don't really care fore the maple wood color. I was in a total quandary about what color to paint them when it just so happens that a stencil arrived today that I purchased on etsy and I decided to test it out on the chairs. It was a Serendipity moment and
I am in love with the way they turned out.
Here is a little Halloween Inspiration from my mantel!
I have wanted to learn this technique for over a year now and when my sweet friend Cindy gave me this charm made by her sister Jayne at:
Chicago Road antiques http://chicagoroadantiques.com/ I made up my mind that I was going to sit down and learn how to do this. I have not perfected the process but that hasn't stopped me from making a few dozen of these little charms to go on everything in my house. My favorite use for them is to put them on a bottle of wine that I may be giving as a gift. It's a fun way to personalize it!
The supplies were minimal, a coffee bag, chicken wire, tin snips, a stapler, and a home made frame. I have made similar bulletin boards in the past however, I didn't use the traditional clothes pin to clip my notes onto the board. Instead, I used vintage earrings!
My plan was to try the pencil transfer technique to stencil on the front of this vintage picnic basket. Unfortuneately, the transfer did not work well on the uneven surface of the basket so, I had to go to plan B. I taped my print out on the window and carefully traced around each letter.
Then, I carefully colored in each letter with heavy pencil lead.
Then, I turned my print out over and placed it on the top of the picnic basket and repeated the process of tracing the letters and coloring them in once again with pencil lead. This time right side up!
Then, I used a paint pen and colored over the penciled lettering.
This is how it turned out!
I really like it however, I would have preferred the lettering of the front of the basket!! Now, I'm using this technique on several other things around the house. I is a nice alternative to stenciling which I completely stink at!
For this project, I used wine corks and drawer pulls that have the screw attached to the actual pull.
Then, I simply drilled a whole into the cork being sure not to drill completely through the bottom. I put a few drops of glue down into the whole and then I screwed the pull down into the cork. Viola, instant wine cork bottle topper! I thought how fun it would be make a set to give as a gift!