Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Recent Projects

I missed posting last week because I was feverishly getting ready for The Little French Flea Market last weekend.  Although I didn't get to snap photos of my space this time, I thought I would share some of my new projects that I took with me.
One of my fellow dealers at Aubergine Emporium did a grouping of glittered paint brushes which I instantly fell in love with.  While it wouldn't be fair to take my version to the shop, I put my own spin on them and took them to the flea market.  They were a big hit.
I found this cute wire shelf at a yard sale.  It was hot pink and I do mean hot!  Ya gotta love those teenage girls and their love of pink.  I toned it down with heirloom white and had my husband cut some scrap wood so the shelves were more solid.  This went fast too.
I found a new source for some specialty stencils that are very economical and good quality.  I will be sharing the source soon.  I did a lot of projects from this stencil, but never got them photographed.
I had a stash of tiny old bottles that I attached some simple vintage style labels too.  I sold quite a few of these.  This whole label thing might be my newest addiction.
My friend gave me some round mirrors.  I ran some fabric through the copier to duplicate my bird prints, attached them to a burlap backing and trimmed them out with some black twine.  What?  You don't have black twine?  I spray painted some green twine with flat black paint.  Worked like a charm.
One of my followers, 20 North Ora did some cute bottle brush trees with some spools and some tart tins.  Here is my spin made with some large wood pieces (you could use wine corks too) and some silver stars and a whole bunch of glitter.
Here are some bird statues I found at another sale.  They were a bronzy color.  I painted them white and silver and added glitter.  These are great for the holidays.
Last but not least is my Paris tray.  I did two of these trays in reverse mod podge and I have to say they were a near disaster.  In a future post, I will tell you how I turned the negative into a positive.  I love the result.

Thanks for visiting.  Tomorrow I will share a small wall cabinet that I did.  My inspiration was a gift tag of all things.



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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy   
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
                                           
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           

13 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your tray looks fabulous...No disaster there all of your projects are great and unique!! Love how you have used glitter for the holidays. I can't wait to hear about your new stencil source!!

Carol

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the tray but everything was great. Can hardly wait to here about your new stencil source.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love everything! I just bought a TON of tart tins at an estate sale, and now I know what I can do with them!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love everything! I love the paintbrush idea but can't believe they sold! I may try some out for my Thanksgiving show and see what happens! I'm not surprised a bit that you did well! Now for a nice rest....until the next time!

Donna said...

Wow, you have been busy, Maggie! You know how much I love glitter, so I especially love those sweet little birds and cute trees. I never would have thought to use the tart tins as bases! And of course your gorgeous tray is, well, tres chic! Looking forward to hearing how you "saved" your project!!

Bliss said...

I know when all is quiet on the western front it means you are cranking out projects to beat the band.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...


All works of art Maggie. I love the trays and the paintbrushes are so cute.

rkramadh said...

Can't wait to hear about your new source for stencils. I personally can't afford Maison de Stencils though I love them.

Last Home Before Heaven said...

My favorites are the vintage label bottle and the Paris tray. Love your creativity! I added them to my Pinterest board so I can find them again and perhaps try my hand at making some of them.
Sue P.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I just passed up a bag of tart tins! Cute idea with the trees! You've been a busy girl. I love the paint brushes!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

You spray painted twine???!!! Never would have thought of that! I adore those decorated paint brushes! Have fun at your sale and good luck girl!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love it all!! I'll have to try those paint brushes, too! So cute!
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Patti

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Nice array of great projects Maggie. Hope the sale was productive for you!