Monday, February 6, 2012

Crafty Weekend

Hello friends!
We had a very snowy (blizzard!) weekend.
I was stuck inside so I got a few crafts done that I had been wanting to do.

First I wanted to show you a fun "cake stand" that I got on clearance from Homegoods.
I put some pink tulips on a pitcher and put them on the stand,
I love buying fresh flowers from the market. I can't wait until my garden has flowers I can bring inside.

The stand is very heavy, concrete I would guess? I love how it is painted a whitish gray.

I have some big plans for these frames. I wanted to spray paint them this weekend but it was too cold outside. Hopefully next weekend I will get them done.
I am using a new technique for these so stay tuned!

This wooden vase is needing some white paint.

This old (just old, not vintage :)) Pottery Barn topiary also needs some white paint.

I added white paint and my french carte postale stamp.
It came out a little messy but I don't mind, I love how it turned out.

Next on my to-do list was to either paint the "thingys" that are on the chandelier below where the light is. The other option was to add some fabric. I decided to add some burlap to cover up the discoloration. Burlap is hard to hot glue gun! I had fibers and hot glue stuck to my fingers, very messy!

I took off the first few strings of burlap so they would flare up over the light a bit.

I made sure the lights didn't get too hot, they are low wattage and I can hold my hands around them after they have been on for a bit so it seems to be fine.

I added an image from The graphics Fairy to the newly painted vase.
I used the same technique I used on my vintage milk jug, you can find it here.

I love how this turned out, too!

 I hope you all have a wonderful week!



  1. Hi Shanon,

    Looks like you were busy this weekend! :) Love all your crafts - those graphics look GREAT! And I can't believe it was snowy there while it was super sunny here! lol I finally had a little downtime here to work on a craft too - I'll be posting about it later. :) Anyway, can't wait to see all your fun projects. Take care and enjoy your week!


    P.S. Now following you via the Linky Tool too! I just added that to my page yesterday. :)

  2. You've been busy! Can't wait to see those frames and the new technique you are going to use. Everything else looks great especially the burlap wrapped lights. I would have never thought to do something like that!

  3. Hi Shanon~ Love all that you did this weekend. The chandelier looks so great. Thanks for giving me some great ideas. I am going to link up to your Linky Follower too. I just added this to my blog also.

    Hope you have a great night and thanks for the inspiration

  4. Shannon, you were busy! It all looks great! I love your graphics; you did an amazing job! I signed up on Linky Follower. Thank you for following on mine.

  5. Hello Shanon!
    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog & left a comment & became my newest follower!
    I love all the pretties in your post, especially the burlap touches to your chandelier.
    I'm following your blog now & look forward to seeing more of your great decorating.


  6. Wow Shanon, You were busy!!
    All of your craft projects turned out absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait to see your new paint technique.
    Hope you have a lovely night.

  7. I love the burlap on the chandelier what a neat idea! Your chandelier is so gorgeous!!!!

  8. Love all your little projects especially love the new look you gave that pot and vase! All so very cute!

  9. I love all your crafting projects! I just found you from Tuesday's Treasures today and I am your newest Linky Follower. Love your blog!

  10. Wow, you have been busy. I love your topiary, but I love all your French and Shabby things. You have a great eye for taking ordinary things and knowing how to turn them into something special. I must keep my eyes open for one of those plate stands at HomeGoods. Never seen one like that, but it's beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful things at my party this week!

  11. You have been very industrious Shanon, I love how creative and unique each of your projects are. Burlap on the chandy, now how did you think that one up!! I really love that stand, I'm sure you will find a different use for it each season!
    thanks for the inspiration:-)

  12. You are a busy girl!! What a lot of fun projects...I love the stamping on the white painted pot, and your transfer on the vase looks great! Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  13. What a productive weekend you had! A snowstorm will do that for you. Love all your projects. The images on the pot and vase look marvelous. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I'm following back.

  14. The wood vase and the topiary pot are super cute!

  15. I just today came across your blog through Faded Charm and am now one of your newest followers. I LOVE your style and taste and can hardly wait to go through your archives!

  16. Such a creative weekend! Love the wooden vase and the flower pot restyle! Visiting from Faded Charm! Drop by for a visit sometime!

  17. Very Cute! I am now your newest follower!

  18. I love crafty weekends! Love what you did to the vase very french!Which you know is my latest obsession! LOL Have a nice week! Traci

  19. Lots of pretty stuff. Following your new Linky.

  20. I love all your projects--you are very crafty!

  21. Wow I love all your ideas! The burlap covers for the lamp "thingys" is ingenious I am totally going to do that. The vase is awesome! Great ideas thanks for sharing.

  22. Wow, it looks like you're busy! Everything looks so good :)

  23. What a fun weekend! The weather here is supposed to be cold, so I guess it will be a crafting indoor weekend for me.


  24. Hello my sugar sweet friend! Oh my, I love that darling chandy you have with the burlap! So deelish! I must say your pictures look gorgeous! Oh so professional! I enjoyed my time in my your pretty sparkly home!
    Big hugs,

  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a lovely space here...I'll be back for sure!!

  26. Let it snow....look at you go!! (ryhme not planned...) looks wonderful..don't you just love putzing around the house!! x0

  27. That plant pot looks fantastic! I love the white with the French stamps. I have just started following so looking forward to going back through your posts. X

  28. love all your fun projects!!! the French touches are all charming. I wanted to stop by and say thanks for your comments on my 25 Things post...LOL. have a great weekend!

  29. Beautiful!! I am following you back, Happily :-)

  30. I saw your comment while visiting Simply Me blog and though I would stop glad that I did!
    I love all of your transformations...truly fab. I think I love the burlap you added to the chandelier the most!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  31. Hi just got your reply to my new blog & thank you so much for the comment.Your blog is very nice & I am now a follower, love the chandelier in your dining room...Blessings Lori

  32. I LOVE what you did to the topiary! I have 3 of those from Pottery Barn and want to do the same thing.... so might need to borrow your stamp : )) And the vase came out great too! Great ideas and done beautifully!!


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