Google+ House Revivals: October 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Woven Snowflake from Vintage Book Pages

Here is a brand new woven snowflake/ star design I created this year.

Here is a "before" picture:

I'm pretty happy with the transformation :)

The new design is inspired by the woven star I did a couple of years ago. This is the first of three completely original designs I've created this year.  Tutorials are in the works! 

Are you getting ready for Christmas, yet?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vintage Book Page Woven Stars

I've been getting a head start on Holiday gift making.  Remember the woven paper star tutorials I did a couple of years ago?  Well, I've made a few more -- and I'm working on an updated tutorial.

I found some lovely vintage books at the GW the other day and thought they would make beautiful woven stars to give as gifts.

Watch for the updated tutorial!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rustic Jewelry Organizer

I recently ran across this cute little potted plant shelf at our local GW Outlet.

If you're not familiar with Goodwill Outlets, they are a "last stop" for many items before they are bailed up and turned into mops, or sent to landfills and recycling centers.  I thought this piece could be used to help organize jewelry, so I snatched it up (for about 49 cents)!

This plant shelf was kind of wonky and wobbly, so it got some scraps of  wood nailed to the back to add rigidity. To add patina to the shelf, I tried wiping on a little vinegar.  The vinegar did darken the wood somewhat, but I ended up adding a little stain to the piece to get it a bit darker. Oh well, the vinegar probably killed any lingering germs, right?

Remember my Anthropology inspired cabinet knobs?

I thought they would be perfect to hang necklaces from.  I love the contrast between "fancy" and rustic!  The little shelf holds a basket of baubles, and pins and broaches. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mod Podge Rocks Feature!

Amy, over at Mod Podge Rocks, is featuring my Anthro inspired lace filigree cabinet knobs today!

Be sure to check out the feature, and while you're there, check out all the other cool projects!