If you do any sort of artwork and have a large collection of paint brushes you will know this struggle. You are in the middle of a painting and need a specific brush but it is nowhere to be found. You then have to stop what you are doing and dig through your drawers to find it. And if your drawers are anything like mine that could mean emptying them out. For this project, I wanted to make a wooden paint brush holder so I would have easy access to my paint brushes. Continue Reading →
This week’s post is our next challenge for our international blogger group. This month’s challenge was “Hang her up” which is down to interpretation, so I made 3D wooden wall art using a 4×4 fencing post. This was a fairly straightforward project, but the results are mind-blowing “literally”. I sit and look at it at times and the design messes with your eyes. More about IBC is at the bottom of this post. Continue Reading →
This week’s project was a request from my daughter to make a porch welcome sign for her front door. She is a huge dog fan so I created a porch sign with a silhouette for each dog breed that she has. Having 4 dogs you can imagine all the noise they all make when they get excited to see visitors. She is also hoping the sign will be a deterrent for would-be thieves. Thieves don’t need to know they have more chance of being licked to death than being bitten. Continue Reading →
A new year and lots of new exciting challenges for our international blogger’s group. Our first challenge this year is the “Pallet parade”. The challenge is to create something using pallets. More about IBC is at the bottom of this post. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, I wanted to create a pallet wood heart and I used the scraps to make some wooden robots to make a cute wall hanging. Continue Reading →
This week’s post is the next challenge for our international blogger’s Club (IBC). More about IBC is at the end of this post. Our theme this month is “phone decor” which thankfully is down to interpretation. I had an antique telephone that I found on Facebook market place which I had planned to turn into a lamp but ended up repurposing that telephone to create this telephone key rack. Continue Reading →
Not too long ago, I decorated a mannequin in a steampunk theme using metallic wax pastes. When I posted the project, many people were convinced that it was metal. This gave me the idea to try and cover a mannequin using aluminium cans to get a genuine metallic look. Continue Reading →
A few months ago I posted some wooden wall art panels with a unique abalone effect that I discovered by mistake. This post has become one of my most popular posts because it was so unique. I had so many compliments on this wall art but I also got a few comments saying that it looks too hard. While I personally found them easy to make the process is very time-consuming. Today I will share how I cut my work time in half by using a gouge ball to create this Shou sugi ban wall art. Continue Reading →
This week’s post is the next challenge for our international blogger’s Club (IBC). More about IBC is at the end of this post. Our theme this month is “Glass etching” which thankfully is down to interpretation. Because I have done a post before on glass etching I wanted to try something different for this challenge. I thought it was time to try out my new etch sea glass vinyl and make new sliding door safety decals for my door. Unfortunately, the photos did not turn out so well due to photographing through the glass but they will give you an idea of how it will turn out. Continue Reading →
As usual, my two Jack Russel terrorists were the inspiration for this project. They have recently taken to stealing our toilet paper rolls and ripping them apart. I have always had them stored on a pole on the floor next to the toilet. This meant I had to try and come up with a way to store the extra toilet rolls on the wall rather than the floor. Upcycling a large bamboo steamer worked perfectly as wall mounted toilet roll holder. Continue Reading →
If you follow my blog, you will know that besides DIY I also love to do mixed media art. I am always on the lookout for interesting items that I can turn into unique home decor by giving them a mixed media art makeover. On a recent visit to our local markets, I spotted this jelly bean dispenser in one of the junk boxes. I knew straight away I would be giving, this jelly bean dispenser a steampunk makeover. Continue Reading →
They have done it again! The latest victim of my two Jack Russell terrorists was my beautiful terracotta pot. It has become a regular occurrence for them to destroy things around our home. I was hoping they would have outgrown that destructive stage by now, but no such luck. On a positive note, they do keep me in project ideas. And converting that broken terracotta pot into a planter was my next project. Continue Reading →
Besides doing Diy projects I also love to do mixed media art. My aim for this project was to try and create a wall hanging using a hot gun to add some texture to the surface of my canvas. When I create a mixed media art canvas, I like to try and add an assortment of textures to the surface before I start to add my layers. Some people may think this is a waste because most of it will be covered up. But once you start adding the metallic wax paste it will show all the hidden details that were not really visible before. In this post, I will share a few examples of how you can use your hot glue gun to create wall art for your home. Continue Reading →
I approached my local charity shop and asked them if they would be able to collect the damaged belts that were in poor condition and said I would pay for them. Little did I know I would end up with loads of them. I hate wastage so I wanted to try and turn them into something I could use in my home. This leather belt wall hanging was the result. Continue Reading →
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