Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's Tip

I love dishes!! I have at least 5 different sets and I use them all.  I mix and match the cups, plates, and saucers with different patterns.  During this time of the year when it still gets dark early and it's cold outside, I like to add a punch of color to my walls!!

This is an expensive and easy way to change your decor or to do something with that long or odd-shaped wall in any room of your house..don't be afraid to use plates in other rooms!!

Pick out some funky or colorful plates and saucers in your cabinets (mix patterns and colors).  If you don't have enough to make a design like the one above, run over to Goodwill or Salvation Army and you will be amazed at what you can find for as little as 25 to 50 cents!!

Measure the wall that you want the plates on to find the center.  Start with the largest plate/saucer and then space them on the wall in curved or S-shaped pattern using plate hooks. 

You're done. New look for little to no money!!

Post your pictures on my Facebook Page!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday's Word

Well, It's time to get back to the Swing of Things and I really have missed posting~!! So I will pick up where we left off with our Word for the Week


This is a paint effect and is essentially the application of a gold finish. It can be achieved by applying gold leaf, or by using metallic powders.  You see this typically on picture frames but it also can be done on almost any object.  It also comes in a Silver leaf as well.  You can purchase the material for this project at any craft store.

Now, look for that "not so pretty" picture frame you have in the garage or craft room and head on over to JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby or even Wal-Mart, get your materials and do some Gilding..~!!