Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Etsy Items FOR SALE!

Added some new items to my Etsy shop! Have a look!
Like what you see? Buy it here!

Autumn Sign on Reclaimed Wood

Just finished this gorgeous autumn sign on reclaimed wood! Here's how it happened:
  1. Put the words together in Photoshop until I got the look I wanted. 
  2. Printed and assembled the document in pieces.
  3. Colored on the back with charcoal.
  4. Traced over the words to "transfer" to the wood.
  5. Retraced them in pencil so they wouldn't just smudge away when I touched them.
  6. Filled in with paint in black, red, and orange (tried white, just didn't like it).
  7. Planning to seal this with Mod Podge and possibly add hinges and a knob to make it into a "door."
  8. Also planning to eat LOTS of chocolate because I starved myself in the MANY long hours it took to do all this. :) Although I DID watch two whole seasons of Fringe on Netflix... or listened to them anyway.
  9. Done. 
  10. BONUS! When you flip this around, it makes the perfect background for a Christmas wreath! So, it can go up in September and stay up until January! :)
Autumn Sign by What's On My Porch
Bonus! Flip it over and hang a Christmas wreath for more mileage!

This is the "getting ready to trace" stage. Ah. Good times.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumn Projects: Candy Jars, Wreath, Door

Here are a few of the autumn projects I've been working on: candy jars, a fall wreath and one of my "doors" that I just love! Enjoy!

Fun idea! Glass candy jars on top of your old candle holders.

Autumn Wreath: Picked up an inexpensive vine wreath from Walmart's craft section.
Added some subtle greenery and pine cones and a burlap & tulle bow.

I REALLY love how my garden gate door turned out.
The rusty hardware, corbels & wreath really make this piece beautiful!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Etsy Update: Shabby Alabaster Autumn

Here are a few more items I added to my Etsy shop this week. They all look like they match, but it wasn't planned. Completely random. I really LOVE making old items new again! And I added a touch of autumn white to get myself into the fall decorating mood. Enjoy!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Family & Adventurer Wood SIGNS

Today I finally finished two excellent wood signs I've been working on for AGES! They are made from reclaimed pallet wood: sanded, stained, hand-painted and sealed with LOVE. 


Friday, September 6, 2013