Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feux Painted Pot Tutorial

Yes, you can feux paint with spray paint! Personalize any object into a great piece to match your d├ęcor.
Choose a base coat color and apply to entire object, let dry completely, usually about 20 minutes. You will probably want to wear gloves while painting.
Choose a coordinating color and spray a generous amount on a paper towel.

Quickly begin to apply the coordinating color over the base coat by lightly rubbing over a small area. Apply more pressure to make darker as desired. This will dry quickly so work in small sections and reapply more paint to paper towel and repeat process until complete.

Voile! Now you have a beautiful pot to add color to any space in minutes. This is a quick and fun project. Here's the finished product.


These are the colors used for this project.

These are some cookies tins repainted in ivory and brown.


This bin and footed pot were done using three colors.

Gold, Brown and pistachio.












Sunday, August 8, 2010

Clover Leaf Buffet Tutorial

This is a fun way to serve your buffet for a wedding or fancy party. Start by arranging three 46" tables in a triangle so they are almost touching each other and put table clothes on them (I used 80").

Then use three buckets, boxes or whatever you have to raise the center and place a 36" table round on the buckets.

Place a table cloth on the center tableround and tuck the edges of the table cloth under, add a center piece or fountain and you're done! You may also want to add strands of lights and ivy garland on the tables to dress it up. Have fun!




Wednesday, June 30, 2010

And the Winner Is

Congratulations to Stacy Haight as the winner of the July 4th door hanger!

Thanks to everyone for checking out my shop and come back soon for more discounts and give a ways!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Enter To Win!

Enter to win this door hanger. This is a promo for my new shop on Etsy.com. Enter by leaving your name and email address in comments. Winner will be chosen June 29th. Be sure to tell your friends and check out my other wood signs and vinyl lettering products at
www.defineyoursign.etsy.com. Thanks for looking!



Cake Pedestal Tutorial with Vases


Since it's wedding season, here's a fun way to show off your cake. 

Get two pair of vases. These came from the thrift store for $1-$2.  You will also need 3 glass platters to put the cakes on.

Then take one of each vase style and tape them together. Turn the smaller one upside down and tape the base of the taller one to the base of the smaller one with clear box tape.  Not all vases have a perfectly flat bottom.  If they are wobbly when you stack them, take a wad of clear box tape and stick in the low spot before you tape them together. (This was Eileen's idea to use vases :)


Arrange the vases on a table in a triangle formation with the tallest one that you just taped together in the back and the medium height and smallest one in front of that. 

Add three flat clear glass platters on top of each vase and it's ready for your cake. This is shown with cake tops only. Then you can add some netting, fabric or flower petals around the base of the vases. 




This is a inexpensive and elegant way to dress up the cake table. Have fun! (Remember to let the bride and groom know to hold on to the edge of the platter when they cut the cake since it isn't attached to anything.)

I have been told that it costs less to order three separate cakes than one wedding cake.  Also see post on how to make your own Three Tiered Wedding Cake.