Cardboard Shelving!

Hello, Folks!

I wanted to share my newest creation! Cardboard Shelving!

If you want to see how I made them and/or you want to make your own, then check out my newest tutorial here.

I hope you have fun making your own shelf units and maybe send me pictures of your creations. I would love to see them 🙂

Bye for now,

 

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A Pillar of a Find

Hello, Folks!

It was a beautiful day in the neighbourhood and decided to do some crafting outside.
I wanted to share my garage sale find! I always wanted a Roman style pillar in my possession and I found mine at a garage sale!
What you see is a completed spray painted pillar. I used Rust-oleum, Universal All-Surface (Satin Nickel – Metallic).
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before picture but originally the pillar was in an ivory color, dirty and the paint was flaking off in chunks revealing the plaster underneath.
By itself the pillar was ugly but I saw the potential for greatness!
I decided a beautiful coat of paint would allow its beauty to shine thru. The old paint had to come off and my patient hubby helped with the sanding 🙂

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It took two coats which almost used the whole can of spray paint. Once the warm sun-dried the fresh paint, I brought in my new pillar. What do you think? 🙂
Does it have a classy look? I even enjoy the bottom flaw which gives it authentic antiquity.


Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you’re enjoying your summer!

_Cute Fluff

Home-Made Victorian Jewellery Holder

Hello Friends,

I hope your well and enjoying those sunny days!?
I wanted to share my lastest tutorial of making your very own victorian jewellery holder. I had a lot fun making these, so much fun I made five unique pieces.
If you want to see them all check it out here  🙂

Thank you for visiting me today!

_Cute Fluff

My Micro Needle Felted Teddy

Yes, I took the time to make a 2cm tall teddy out of dark and light blue wool. Crazy, but no matter how small, needle felting a project takes a lot of patience and time. This little guy took me four hours! Needle Felting is a craft I love and if you like working with your hands you might love it too.

Check out my page here for more details and pictures of Mr. Tiny 🙂

Hope to see you again 🙂

_Cute Fluff

Basket Renewed!

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Ugly Basket Needs a FaceLift!

Hello, Folks! How’s the summer treating you? I hope everyone is staying hydrated. Where I live in Northern Alberta has been hot, +28 – +32 degrees Celsius! Yikes! Too hot! I wanted to share my little idea to give a boring brown basket a FACELIFT! Originally, I was going to get rid of it but decided it can still be useful just a whole different look!

I used just regular paint you find at Wal-Mart. It took two coats. I could have painted the weave base a 3rd time as its dye was bleeding thru but decided I like the rustic look 🙂 The trim is unique orange that I created from adding a bit of white paint to the loud and bright orange that I had on hand. I hope I inspired you to also take something that you were going to get rid of and giving it new life! Please take care my friends! _Cute Fluff

Vintage T.V. Trays to New

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Hello Friends,

Tomorrow is Canada Day, July 1st and I hope everyone has a safe and fun day!
I decided to do a little project the other day with vintage 1970’s metal t.v. trays. It used to be a set a four, but one was forgotten somewhere years ago. My mom gave them to me  knowing I couldn’t say no.  You don’t see metal t.v. trays anymore!
I wanted them to become modern so decided on a shimmering bronze spray paint. You can find such at your local hardware store. I recommend, Rust-oleum, universal advanced formula, all-surface paint. The color I picked up is actually called, aged copper. The finish is spiffy and it sprayed beautifully. I’ll share a pic of the can.

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Rust-oleum

I should have used a primer because it took four coats to completely cover the bright colors of the t.v. trays.

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After two coats

 

Oh well. I had fun and I like the finished look. I love making something old into something new again. Maybe, I have inspired you to instead of throwing that item out but get creative and give it a fresh new look. You save money in the process! It was a $8 dollar project!

Here are the finished trays!

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I want to wish everyone a HAPPY CANADA DAY!

_Cute Fluff

Cleaning/Polishing

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Hello, Friends!

I hope everything is well and you’re enjoying your weekend!

My weekend is with rain and cloudy skies so what better time to clean and polish my Great Grandmother’s Antique Clothes Wringer.
This would be the first time in years it got spoiled treatment. I believe it took me two full hours to complete my project. I bought some wood polish and got to work. Before the wood was dull and dry, but now it’s gleaming and restored. It feels good looking after things so they’ll last.

It’s an antique folding double bench clothes wringer, (1898) by Anchor Bicycle. It folds up and out-of-the-way nicely. I think the rollers need to be replaced, but I will leave it be for now.

Thanks for visiting!

_Cute Fluff

Mixing Needle Felting and a Frame

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Needle Felted Quirky Heart 🙂

Hello Friends,

My favorite craft is needle felting where you take wool, a barbed needle and you become a sculpture artist creating cute and fluffy items. It takes time and patience! It’s a type of meditation for me except when you accidently poke yourself. Ouch! ;p

Yes, the craft can hurt sometimes but it’s rewarding when you see your finished product. Over the years, (since 2007) I have become better manipulating the wool how I want it and it hurts less, lol, but I’m always learning with every project.

For the first time, I used my needle felting with another element, a wooden frame.

I hope you like my latest creation!

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Clay Painted Frame

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The back side of frame.

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I had fun creating it and was happy with the result. I plan on using my needle felting craft with other elements and will share.

Have a great week everyone!

_Crista