Monday, May 21, 2012

Hometown Signs

I thought this was a pretty neat idea, Hometown signs.

For those, who have moved away & put roots down somewhere else,
a great reminder of where you came from.

Nothing fancy, sort of resembles a street sign, however the memories held in your hometown are what really matter.  I think that is why I like this idea so much.

Me personally, I have never moved away, heck I moved a hop, skip & a jump from my parents house.
 
Who knows, maybe one day when my girls are grown, I will have a new place to call home & I'll have a sign of my hometown.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Distressed & Tattered, a new look...


I am really loving this new technique, distressed & tattered. 
 I haven't mastered it yet & it is more time consuming then the other techniques I use,
but I think the finished look is worth it.
Depending on the type of wood & kind of paint you use,
the outcome will always be different.
That's what I like about this technique...there is NO wrong way!
Play, Paint & Poof....masterpiece!



Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY Redneck RV Lights

My version of Redneck RV Lights...

This project was so fun to make!

It was extremely simple, a little on the expensive side but the finished product will definitely be a head turner .

I've been on a mission searching for lights for our RV, however, I couldn't find anything that I was in love with.  Sure, they have pretty much every theme possible but I didn't want to pay the price tag if I didn't LOVE it!

Then one day, I was drinking my little take along's & light bulb went off...I could do something with these puppies.

All you need is a string of lights (got these are walmart & removed the flamingos & Palm trees), some little bottles of wine & electrical tape.


Of course, you need people willing to drink & I am never in short supply of them. 


I have two sets done already...I think one more will do it!  Can't wait to sport these on the RV!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY Wood Plaque

~ a simple & inexpensive way to display photos~
Obviously I made these a few years ago, but I was asked if I could share how I did these on my blog...so here is my quick & easy tutorial.
You will need the following supplies, a wood plaque, photo, vinyl lettering, vinyl decal, stain, a scraper (vinyl applicator) & mod podge.

Stain your wood plaque & let dry COMPLETELY.
Apply mod podge to the back of the photo & position on wood plaque.  Use the scraper to create a seal between wood & photo & also to remove any air bubbles.
Adhere vinyl decal & lettering to wood.
Mod podge over entire piece & let dry.  Reapply another layer of mod podge.
DONE!  A professional looking plaque made by you.