Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Mid point of Project for Krylon CHA. This is part of a large install for Krylon booth called a Chocolate Conversation Pit. A large seating platform with low plank seating are a part of this.
Other things like vases hanging from a garden umbrella, table runners, centerpiece and several other things were also a part of it. More of this project was featured in Somerset Home Volume 3. (cover on sidebar)
Metal placemat from Pier 1 was used as a stencil.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I don't know how I made it till now,
Recently through an agreement with Sterling Innovations it was decided a kit is to be created to include one of my projects- I'm pretty excited about that. The kit will be available in the Fall at Barnes and Noble and is to be called the "Exquisite Decoupage" kit. I'll post links as they become available and a snap of the project itself as soon as my techie delivers it to me. For more information about this project it's also available in the book: Exquisite Decoupage by Sterling.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Do you love that red glitter chandelier like I do? It's a great piece to hang from a chandelier too. Notice on the lower right hand is the Wendy Addison "when this you see remember me" There are also accompanying pieces of Wendy's at Treasures of the Heart. To buy just give Belinda a jingle at 541- 863-4466, she ships all the time.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Move your chandelier outdoors, or to a cozy little area in your office or behind a chair in a little reading nook. Keep your home fresh by moving things, it energizes the space.
You won't believe how EASY this is to do. I'd surfed so many times looking for step by step photos of the process but never could find any so I'm including it here because I know a lot of you would like to know how this is done. My dad was an electrician so I knew it could be done. (I should have paid more attention when he did this!) But! I'm not a certified electrician like he was so proceed knowing this.
Questions were asked and research was done for things I was concerned with and happily I share here for your enrichment. Just make sure you're not wanting to plug a huge electrical sucker. The chandelier here is fairly large and takes 8- 25 watt bulbs.
screw drivernippers or electrical wire strippers,
a shiny new plug.
an ex-treee chain long enough to use and hang down into obscurity.
a leash for the dog
You may need someone to run and get things for you like- a cup of coffee, a Thomas muffin, things of that nature.
CDs to work by, I suggest:
"Workin on a Dream"
"That's the night the lights went out in Georgia"
"I Light up my Life"
(You may or may not need xtra chain in addition to what's comes with your ceiling mount chandelier.)
Make sure you'll have enough chain to hang down into oblivion from where you think you may want it. It will likely run down the wall, perhaps behind some curtains. Perhaps behind the dog. I don't know for sure where you may want to move yours from time to time but make sure you've got enough to drape from it's hook on the ceiling, back to a corner and down the wall. Chances are you'll need to get more. If so, get down to that recycle center pronto.
At the cord end:
There is a little channel that runs through the cord. Split that down the center to a length of approx. 1.5 inches
With nippers or electrical wire strippers peel the plastic off of each side of that channel now to reveal the perty little copper wires. When using nippers or the electrical cord strippers don't cut too deeply. The idea is to keep all or dang near all the wires. (and if you notice you can see I've twisted the wires- that's next. see below)
Hook that open ring over the ring in the chandelier top and close in similar manner or by hook or by crook. Just get the dang thing closed. Dear lord. It can be a strain and I do apologize for that.
Now thread the black thing (round hole in back/rectangular hole in front) onto the cord with the rectangular opening toward the end where the wires are. (photo 3 in Chandelier 8 if you need a another visual)
Push that chain way back up on the cord and out of your sight. Can't stomach it right now. Who needs that pesky thing - right now it'll just be in the way.
Notice the two leetle screws one on either side. One has the wire on, one needs it still. (When I say wire- I mean the two bundles of thin wire of your cord. There are several little wires but they are called "a" wire in the electrical world- (but I can't stop thinking of them as bundles, how and why I don't know. If any of that confuses you- don't worry about it. It doesn't effect us at all.)
Put each wire (well, you know what I mean) around in a clockwise "twist" behind the screw. This way when you tighten the screw down the wires (righty tighty lefty loosey) you won't work against you and try to break free from their connection.
Now- slip the black part of the plug over the wire.
Now plug it in. What do you think?!
I suspect your face will light up just like the chandelier. Now, isn't that something? Congratulations! Now when the man starts to give you hell for something- you remember what you're capable of.
Like Monkeys to a flame so are we to a Chandelier- Enjoy!
Until next time - keep your lovelight shining :)
disclaimer: No responsibility is assumed through the sharing of these instructions.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Class will be held on Sat. Mar. 14th 10:30 am. @ Treasures of the Heart.
Call Belinda at 863-4466 to register or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A class is being discussed at Laurie's Antiques in Roseburg. As for the project let's just Saints will figure prominently. I'm dreaming about this project and am so inspired, will keep you posted.
I was sorry to miss the Grammys last night! & I don't even know when they started. But I must tell you lately my joke with my husband has been about having narcolepsy when we just can't stay up any longer.
A recent conversation:
Me: Sorry about that chief I guess a little touch of the narcolepsy kicked in.Ted: Well, let's just hope it doesn't develop into full blown dorkolepsy.
Me: Then I'll just pray you're not contagious.
So, now you've been introduced to my fixation with Hearths & Mantles.
Physical warmth and kindness as impetus for design makes my heart sing. I'll be adding to this hearth shown immediately above. (Hint: Goo Goo Dolls) Can't wait to show you what I'm planning to do. Be sure to check back later this week. Planning to work on it Thursday.
I love these and vintage faux log burners and just have such affection for them. I can never resist and have collected several the last few years. My husband is wondering when enough is enough. I'm planning to sell the latest one (top picture) when it's ready. It's sitting in our hallway right now (or what we like to call shipping and recieving)
Stay Tuned! Incidentally- Fun ideas are brewing with the light fixture laying there too. Coooool.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Picture above: Sandy Remington with her hair in a pony. She is one smart cookie and so pretty. You'll see her in other photos, she's an original Peep.
(above) The vivacious Yvette Fox!
BUT! Heather Bolin? where is the other original Plastered Peep? Did she go awol for these pictures? I'll have to scout around. You must meet Heather- she is a one of a kind, truly loving, smart, heart for kids- sheesh- super creative...on and on! It's disgusting really.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Traci Martin and Nancy Lehrbach.