Razor blades I would have to say are my go to tool for almost any project whether it be crafting or refinishing furniture. This tip actually almost changed my crafting and DIY life!
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It’s that time again! Time to join up with over 30 bloggers for the Silhouette Challenge, to share projects we have been working on this past month. I am proud to commit to a challenge a month for 2014. Each month will revolve around a different theme and January just happens to be organization. Which also happens to be one of my New Years Resolutions, since half my life is sitting in boxes in my garage since I moved, organization has been something that was missing for most of 2013. This is the year that those boxes will come out of storage, the year that I will create a studio space to craft and the year to blog. So make sure you stay tuned and read to the end of this post to see some great projects from some of the best Silhouette bloggers out there.
New year…new bedroom? I have been catching myself perusing etsy, overstock and wayfair lately always landing in the bedroom sections. This maybe a sign that it’s time to redo my bedroom or at least gather some ideas for my next apartment.
I’m excited that Tip Tuesday this week comes from Jeff Beaton owner of jmb furnitureworks. He is where I get most of my advice when upcycling or restoring old pieces.
After you have finished a project and you are starting to prep for paint or finishing, its so easy to get excited and rush through the sanding process to get to the finishing. Finish gives you the immediate eye popping results, but taking the time to go through the proper sanding and prep will really step up the results on your finished product.
My sister recently bought a house in the Spring and since then she has been tackling DIY projects left and right. I loved this project so much that I had to share. She gave a fresh new look to her hand me down childhood furniture. She had the idea, possibly Pinterest inspired, to use lace to paint her bedroom set.
I don’t normally write about cleaning but coffee stains drive me absolutely crazy. I come from a family of coffee drinkers. We all have our own Tervis Tumblers and use them multiple times a day always looking for a caffeine refill.
We have one tumbler that just seems to soak up all the coffee. It is almost impossible to clean even in the dishwasher.
With Christmas being over I can finally show off some of the gifts I gave to my family, I didn’t want them peaking. I have known for awhile that I wanted to work with wooden discs but wasn’t sure what I exactly wanted to do with the wood. I found a Prairie Wood Sprite on etsy. Linda was amazing to work with. She even shipping my discs same day and drilling holes for no extra charge.
So if you’re like me you have all these grand plans for how you’re going to wrap your gifts but no matter how much thought you have put into it, it ends up coming down to the wire. I started wrapping my Christmas presents tonight and realized there is a lot to wrap. I haven’t even had time to make the Christmas tags I mentioned last week.
About two or three years ago I bought a box of a thousand craft paper tags with two other friends. Needless to say I still have hundreds of tags left. If you don’t have any of these tags you can use the free tag outline in your silhouette library. If you don’t have a silhouette you can use a tag punch or oven just a rectangle with a hole punch.
These tags will take you less than a minute to make.
Having an etsy shop myself I find that I am constantly on etsy most of the day. Maybe even more than I am on Pinterest. These are a few finds for the week that have been put on my wishlist for the holidays.
It’s always great to be able to support artist and handmade items during the holidays and all year round.. Think of it as shopping “local” online, support small businesses.