Thank you for coming to our September event!!!!
|It all depends what size I want the birdhouse to be. This time I really wanted to make a large one so I chose a thick plywood. I could cut it on my table saw but I do prefer a jig saw and a circular saw for this project. And to tell you the truth I am only 4'11" tall and the table saw is too tall for me!|
I used the circular saw to make the straight cuts and the diagonal ones. I the used the jig saw to cut all the tiny windows.
|Here is a closer look of the jig saw and the tiny windows.|
It's not showing here but you will need to drill at least one hole in each window to be able to insert the blade to cut the window.
|The nails are that I used are galvanized and pretty new so I dipped them in black patina to give the antique look. The wood was first painted brown, then a mix of light green and aqua.|
|Love Love this tin ceiling. I have been waiting over 6 years to use it.|
|Wishing you a wonderful labor day weekend.|
I will be getting ready for
The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks
Ciao for now
|I am not comfortable with colors, I wear gray, black, white (must be a Sicilian thing), so when I want to create something with color it can go two ways....or I love it or I hate it!|
It all started when I was cleaning the workshop and getting ready to do a flea market.
I found a chintz tea cup, the only one I own, purchased 11 years ago $70.00....CRAZY!!
Anyway since then I have been playing with colors.....
|I am using resin flowers, making the metal hearts using solder and a torch and I am creating one of a kind chains. |
It takes a long time but it's worth it!
|I was never comfortable with torching but I am now enjoying it more and more....|
my first time using a torch was in Diane Cook's class and then in Terri Brush's class, after that I didn't touch my torch until the Chintz tea cup appeared!
Don't give up, practice practice
|Another excitement in making these pieces is adding color. I never know the exact color until the epoxy dries.|
Wishing you a wonderful weekend
Ciao for now Rita
|Wishing you a wonderful week!!|
|Feel free to give me your opinion on screen printing versus hand painted signs....|
Ciao for now
|Ciao for now|
|After adding brackets in the back of the wood to keep the planks together I gave it a coat of paint using Berh linen white paint from Home Depot and sand it a little. I also added different knobs and hardware to hang the necklaces from.|
|I love this frame! and had it for so long....|
At first I wanted the entire project to be rustic but then I thought why not mix "ornate and rustic". I mixed some Behr linen white and rustoleum chalkboard paint to make this gray color.
The frame didn't come with a mirror and since finding old mirror is getting harder and harder I made my own faux aged mirror.
I hope to have a tutorial for you on how to make an aged faux mirror soon...
|I can add more hooks and knobs but for now this works!|
|Ciao for now|