Friday, May 30, 2014

Ring Box

Hi Everyone
The new Creative Hobbies magazine is on the shelves.  
You will find the tutorial for this ring box inside, together with the Tote bag 
Benice made and the Domino book made by Lizette.

The magazine is filled with lots of colourful and
fun projects to make.

The magazine is a real treat and my ring box looks verrry 
pretty, because Lisa can take a gooood picture!

Keep well

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Old Brown Chair

This chair has been in the family for many years, always standing
 somewhere in a corner and not looking very attractive. 
I decided to give it a face lift and place it in the powder room of the studio.

The chair still has its original label underneath the seat.
It says: The Globe Chair Factory Ltd. Durban, with instructions 
on how the chair should be treated.

I gave the chair a light sanding and glued two pieces of wood together.

After painting the chair with two coats of  Annie Sloan's Provence,
I then decorated the back of the chair using a stencil and an oil paint stick. 

I finished it off with a coat of clear wax and then a small amount of 
dark wax to give it the antique look.
If you look closely, you will see the small differences 
on the corners and on the back board.

My next project is to paint the small table and four chairs
that my dad made for us to have tea parties with our dolls.
My niece's daughter is two years old and soon she will be having tea parties
with her dolls and she needs a table and chairs.

Keep crafting! x

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Die cuts and Doilies.

Today I am sharing my last set of easy to make cards.
Since these I haven't made a set of cards. I have been too busy with
painting stuff and living life. At this stage I am also busy decorating the " powder room"
in the studio. The chair has been painted and the towel holder is now attached to the wall.
Now the curtain must come down and the clips must be finished off with
silver gilders paste.  In between I must still paint the shelf from the old studio so that it can go back
into the new studio.
The drawers and the wooden chairs must also be painted.
Maybe I am a bit overwhelmed.... 

I hope you like the new logo for the blog.
There was a choice between two, maybe I will still change it to the other one.
Keep Crafting.  X