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Thursday, October 22, 2009
After all of the craziness of Halloween I love the lul of Thanksgiving. It is such a nice cozy time of the year full of good times and family!
I like to keep my decor "classic" during Thanksgiving. Here are some nice Thanksgiving vinyl dezynes that I just created! "GRATITUDE" is done in chocolate brown with some nice cream embellishments. "Happy THANKSGIVING" is done in cream. The frame is a fun rustic frame that I picked up and then painted and distressed. I used the new spicy orange "Paprika" paint by Rustoleum. (Satin or flat!) Lastly, I placed some nice fall scrapbook paper behind the glass.
You can purchase these vinyls by clicking on "Buy it now" on the right column.
Posted by DESIGN BY KELLI at 1:44 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
VINTAGE~ My favorite!
I found these postcards at the local craft store. They come in a book and there are several to choose from. (You can also print some off of your computer onto cardstock!) I cut them down just a bit. Next I decopauged them. I did one layer on each side. This will give the postcard increased firmness. After each side dried I coated the front of the card a second time and sprinkled clear chunky glitter on the wet decopauge medium. I was careful to stay inside the picture border with the decopauge because I glued ribbon on the border afterwards. You do not want to try to glue ribbon over the glitter as it does not look very good. I chose a simple black ribbon with a looped edge. Next, attach a ribbon for hanging by using brads. I was able to find some really cute spider brads at JoAnne's that are SO CUTE!
Next I made a board to hang and display the postcards on. (The board is 21" x 11".) I primed the board and painted the board a vintage orange color. (Muted orange.) Next, I taped of the inside part of the board with painters tape. This left the border exposed. I painted the edge black and then removed the tape. The tape allows you to have a nice straight edge on your border. I then lightly dry brushed a dark brown over the top to give it an antiqued look. (See older post under painting tecnique to learn how to do this,)
Lastly I placed the cards on the board to see where I wanted them to hang. I marked and measured the ideal area and drilled 4 small holes through the wood. I then attached 4 knobs to the wood just like you would to a drawer!
I attached the wood directly to the wall with one screw. (Because I will be using the backside later!)
I primed both sides of the wood and will be painting the back side a different color for Christmas! YES... the craft store also carries vintage Christmas postcards! YA!
Posted by DESIGN BY KELLI at 5:24 PM
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Today my family and I are headed over the pass for some much needed R&R. We will enjoy friends, family and attend the Fall Festival! Happy Fall Ya'All! Enjoy your weekend!
Posted by DESIGN BY KELLI at 10:57 AM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Both of these "Vinyl Dezynes" are so fun and classy too! There are so many things you can do with them. Put them on a pumpkin; real or faux. Place them on a platter, a jar or mirror! The ones listed on the blog are 8x8" and only $8.00 but they can be cut to any size you desire. Transform your boring Halloween items in just minutes!
Posted by DESIGN BY KELLI at 10:30 PM