Sunday, February 27, 2011

Studio Bathroom - Finished!

I finally finished my studio bathroom.  Who's the "doofus" in the mirror?  The bathroom is so small that I couldn't get at a good angle to photograph it.  You can see that the collaged wall is on the opposite wall from the mirror.  Thought it turned out pretty good.  Just painted the small cabinet this afternoon.  It was dark as was the mirror hanging on the collaged wall.  I think it looks much better painted.  I would be happy to share paint colors with anyone who emails me.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Collaged Wall

I'm done adding all the paper elements.  I applied them with wallpaper paste.  I used Mod Podge over the top to seal everything.  Then I used a brown glaze to tie everything together.  I'm now applying dimensional elements.  You can see them in the left hand portion of this picture.  I used an old rouge tin, rhinestone pins, a key, letters to spell Grace.  I will continue adding more elements.  I will post more pictures as I finish things.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Collaged Bathroom Wall

I started collaging this wall in my studio bathroom.  This is just the beginning.  It will have all kinds of things on it.  Scrabble tiles, rhinestone pins, buttons, keys, etc.  The background is painted a cream color.  When I have all the images on it, I will probably wash it with a glaze.  A glaze always helps tie things together.  I'll be posting more pictures after each step.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

 Message board - Before

  Message board - After

I have had this message board for several years.  It was stained a dark walnut.  It has a chalk board on one side and a bulletin board on the other.  It is over six feet tall.  It was made out of parts of a house that was demolished.  Recycling at its best!!  I was so tired of it the way it looked.  I wanted to paint it as soon as I got it, but every man who saw it loved the stained wood.  What is it about men and stained wood?  So, six years or so later I painted it!  I also added round knobs on top.  I love it.  I don't know if you can see that it has carved feet (lion?) on the legs.  It even has toenails.  Of course, I had to paint the toenails red!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Studio Changes

I'm planning to paint the walls a light gray in the studio and I'm putting up this old iron bed in front of my fireplace that's in there.  I love the old red paint on it so I just cleaned it up and put a coat of polyurethane on it.

I took the legs off of a tiered table and put a lazy susan base on it.  I will use it on my worktable for paint brushes, and other tools.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ipad case

Just finished this case/pouch for my ipad.  I made it from a piece of a vintage French quilt that I bought in France and some vintage trim.  The ipad slips in the top and then I just used a piece of leather and a button to fasten it.  The madonna & child photo is actually a pocket to hold my glasses.  I left the seams with the raw edges and batting showing.