Friday, December 31, 2010

My Shop

Decor Createur has opened a shop through Etsy
Yay!!!  I'm so excited to finally be selling on Etsy!!!
  You can find my shop in my side bar or ..  I will be adding new items daily so please stop by my shop often.  I am very new to etsy so if you think i'm lacking anything or doing a good job any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated :)
I also do custom orders, so if you see a piece in "my products" that you would love to customize for your home,  I would love to work with you.  Any non-ellagable for etsy items will be sold on my blog under "Shop my boutique"....

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Years!!!

Love ya

Saturday, December 11, 2010

{Dream Board}

I found this old window at an antique store less than a year ago and knew it had so much potential so I snatched it up.  Forever I couldn't decide what exactly I wanted to do with it and then I found my inspiration at an another antique store.  I called it a dream board... It was an old window like mine, except it had metal screening on the back instead of glass..
Don't know why I thought of "dream board" but that was what popped in my head.  Anyways...
So I broke the glass out of it, then went to Ace Hardware and bought some wire fencing.  That was the only thing closest to metal screening that this little town had..  But it looked just like the screening that was in the inspirational piece.  So I cut the piece to fit the back of the window and stapled it on.

I then painted the screen with brown and black spray paint to make it look rusty..  Sorry no pics during the process.. 

When I put the screening on I thought that the whole piece needed a little extra something and this is what I thought would be perfect for it. 

I found the wood onlay's at Home Depot .  {This is just an example i found online.} 
I glued it on instead of nailing because it was pretty thin and figured if I nailed it it would break.  Then I painted it cream and antiqued it.  It's actually kinda embarrassing the crazy colors this thing went through...  Cream was a safe color for the frame and I knew it would turn out fab..It was perfect..

Love this little thing.  Don't what it is, but I love the rustiness of it and it gives the whole piece character.

One of the best parts of this whole piece, and I guess it's why I call it the "dream board", because it's magnetic and you can put pics and fun stuff on there..   One of my SIL has a dream board in her room that she puts all of her goals, and dreams she wants to accomplish in her life..  The whole idea is kinda cool... That's what I'll probably use this window for.  You could use chicken wire instead of screen and use clothes pins to attach pics or whatever you wanted.  possibilities are endless :)  I liked the idea of putting cute magnets on it though..  Fun magnets huh??!!..

Now I just need to find the perfect spot.  Defiantly needs to be around some fun colors so it pops..

Thursday, December 2, 2010

{Vintage-y Chair}

This is my latest furniture makeover piece.  My SIL and I were Goodwill shopping and I spotted this chair and knew I had to have it.  First it was marked $85, then we got them to go down to $6.99 and since it was half off saturday I got it for $3.99..  I was so excited to bring it home and work it over.  My whole plan for this piece was to revamp it and sell it at a boutique.  Well it didn't really work out that way and i'll tell you why in a little bit. 

So here is the step by step process of revamping this chair. 
First I took off the seat and removed the fabric.

Then I I gave it a good coat of cream paint.  Just the change of paint made a huge difference.  It was already looking so much better.

Then I glazed it with my custom brownish glaze mix.  You can see my glaze tutorial  HERE....  I Loved how it was turning out

Then I cut some new batting and stapled it to the seat.

This was so easy I was so excited to put the fabric on.  I have been in love with this fabric forever and when I finished painting and glazing the chair I knew this fabric would look so good with it.  I got it btw :)  So anyways I made sure the pattern in the fabric was lined up and center with my seat and then I started stapleing it on.  I pulled the fabric tight then staple.  I started in the middle then would work my way out to the edges.  When I got all the sides done I went back and stapled any empty holes so it was all nice and smooth.

When I was done I trimmed all the extras off the back.

This was rediculasly easy and actually really fun.  Now I feel like I could recover something larger.... like a wing back chair maybe ;) 

And here is the finished product... 
 So I was telling you why I didn't sell it at the boutique.. My hub fell in love.. I mean LOVE with this chair and talked me out of selling it.  He said it would be the perfect chair to take off and put on his shoes LOL..... Love him!!!   I did end up taking it to the boutique but only to jazz up my booth and to have a stylish chair to hang out in.. ;)

 {Before and After}
Break down of cost:   Chair- $4, Paint- $5, Batting- FREE, Fabric- $6 {but this only took a fraction of what I had ordered. So I have enough to make a throw pillow maybe two}  so this cost me less than $15.  Love it....


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