Thursday, December 22, 2016

Putz house ready for Christmas!

                                         


                                       

    I am so Glittery and Merry with my Putz House Craft!
                          

                     
                                      
  It's hard to capture the awesome glittery shimmer, but they put a happy spot
  in my heart.  

You can have a tea light through a hole in the back.



Putz houses started in Germany with cardboard, mostly from candy boxes.  Before World War 11 the the Japanese added glitter and a hole in the back for lights.  I have loved these Vintage houses which has had my attention for a few years.
I have never found any original vintage ones.  So I order my cardboard houses, and found myself cutting out shutters, doors, altered roofs and added chimneys from cardboard.  You can make your own houses from many patterns online, but I did not have the time to go that route.  I am so pleased with ordering them and I will give you a few tips on what I did.


YOUR SUPPLIES
craft paints
Elmer's glue
glue stick
hot glue gun
pencil
small variety of paint brushes
glitter
mini trees and other mini Christmas goodies
container with water and soap to clean brushes
small container to put your Elmer's glue in (easier to apply with a brush)




Easy and so much fun!

Paint the houses the colors you prefer.

Then hot glue the house to painted cardboard base.  I traced a line where I wanted each house to be placed, then hot glued the line and placed house.  Adheres fast!

I used stick glue to add my shutters and doors.

Your hot glue is your best friend, but gets very hot, be careful.  My daughter, who unfortunately
lives across the map, did hers and burned her hand.  We worked together by phone and messages
sharing pictures.  She was able to do hers with her daughters, poor Mom was all alone, but I was
like a kid doing them.

Use smaller brushes for applying Elmer's Glue to your areas for glitter, it is fun and the glitter goes
on well and dries fast.  Use glitter that has a shaker, much easier, and I put a container under my house so glitter is not everywhere, and can be used later.  Have fun, and give yourself a good size work area.  There is a lot of mini accessories to gather from stores to add to your houses.
The train set was at the Dollar Tree, so home it came to add a small tree and of course glitter!

Have fun and Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
Marilyn

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dresser redo in Blue "Levi"

I call this beauty "Levi" it still amazes me
how the AFTER comes out!

See the BEFORE what I mean!

Of course I must show more



I used Behr paint and General Finishes gel stain, and of course gold spay paint for the hardware.

Thanks for the visit and take care,
Marilyn


SHARING AT:

http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/04/anything-blue-friday-week-108.html

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mid-Century Tv Console or Credenza




Love Mid Century! great quality wood, dovetail drawers and vintage.
A redo of repaired drawers, filling in a few dings, painting beige with light distressing and Gel Stain drawers




Before

Thanks for stopping by, take care
Marilyn

Friday, February 12, 2016

BE MY VALENTINE Wreath and DIY Decor





Wishing tons of LOVE to all:

I wanted to do a new Wreath for Valentines Day and this one was so easy, I will show you what I used.  But here is the finished Wreath first.



It was a snowy week-end and perfect for indoor projects.


I had purchased the heart and peat moss from the Dollar Store!  I knew I wanted to use peat moss but was thinking ??? what to use for a heart shape backing?  This find was perfect!  I attached the hook from the top of a wire clothes hanger first.  Then hot glued the peat moss on my heart.

The little pine cones were from previous gatherings around my property.  I
just painted the tips and used craft wire to attach.
                                Easy, which is my favorite DIY's 



My DIY supervisor tried to stay awake!



One more picture,  then on to some
Decor from things I had around the house.



Made those candles with Heart candies years ago.


Just thumb tacked a doily to a piece of wood for a little candle display.


My favorite, I just used burlap, vintage eyelet lace and ribbon.



Just a hot plate, older candles, and 
little plastic hearts that look like glass from, yes the Dollar Store.
I check that store every Holiday,  and buy what I like and may use someday!

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day!
I will leave you with a picture of our backyard scene we woke up to during my crafting for Valentine Decorations.



Take Care, 
Marilyn


Sharing at these Parties:

http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2016/02/pj-317-salvaged-junk-hearts-valentines-day.html


http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/2016/02/its-party-248.html


Saturday, February 6, 2016

French Provincial Dresser done in Aqua!

           


When I see this style, I want to redo the piece and give it a new life!  I so remember and loved the French Provincial Bedroom Sets as a young child.

Here she is:


     Before





                                                     Love the legs, and lucky on all original hardware!





I love how it came out.  Another piece with a few repairs, some paint and glaze and she is renewed.  This is very pleasing work for me!

Take care, Marilyn

party here:

http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/talk-of-town-7-link-party.html

http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2016/02/show-and-share-no301.html














Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What does a Pumpkin and Zippers have in Common?



                                                      


What does a Pumpkin and Zippers have in Common?

Nothing!

But, I do Love Pumpkins and was thinking, there are tons out 
there decorated in many clever and creative ways!  

How could I do something different?  It took a few days and
when I came across my zipper stash, mostly metal and vintage.
Well, you know how an idea just pops in your mind. 


 


This was quite easy and I do love the results!
Simple things give great pumpkin-pleasure!

These were the main supplies.  Dollar Tree Pumpkin soft
enough for the small straight pins.  Zippers from my collection,
tacky glue which I started with and found stick glue easier to
use to hold in place until I pinned the zippers. 
Later not shown on photo, I gathered, an old small spool, some
burlap and lace, and the special button on top! 


 

Now she completed my Fall Mantel Décor!

Happy Fall
Happy Halloween

Marilyn






 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Western Vintage Coffee Table Redo




UNIQUE Coffee Table Find For a Much Needed Redo!

Perfect for the Country Western Décor:




White distressed on the bottom and Multi
Stained on the top!



Now don't you think this piece is Unique, I just could not pass it up, and it has a new life with new owners!







Thanks for the visit,


Marilyn


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Barn Red Dresser Redo and a Fall Hello!



         HELLO  To FALL!                                      



I am BACK, and Ready to share some projects that I am behind on posting.  Sometimes life takes a turn, where posting takes a back seat in your Drive of all that you love to do!

I did this dresser a while back, love the color, and with a dresser, you can use it so many ways, this one was used for a TV Cadenza!  It was done for a dear young couple that saw it unfinished, and could see the possibilities!


She was done in red, distressed with a black patina.



This Dresser was in good shape and with it being 7 foot long and 9 dovetail drawers, it is a perfect redo!




 


Wonderful original knobs were done in black.




I wish I could stage my finished pieces, but I am just lucky enough to move them around in the garage for redo!










Thank you for visiting and take care,

Marilyn