Pinterest and YouTube

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I have a Pinterest Account (pinterest.com/147852rlh) and use it all the time. I also really enjoy when others pin the items that I like and also start following me. It’s like a kindred spirits liking the same thing. So please follow me, pin my stuff, it will make me smile. Pinterest is great fun, an easy way to save good ideas, if you have a few minutes to just do a little something, pinterest is the site for you. Beware though, 2 minutes can turn into two hours. I also like this site because if you see something you want to share with someone (they need to have a pinterest account) you can send it in a message. Every so often I receive a message from my niece Fiona. The other day I received this, with no message just this picture. I wrote back and wondered if she wanted something similar to this, I have items I can use. I got a” Yes Please” back, being the polite girl that she is. I look forward getting her messages, they make me smile because I can see what she is interested in and also that she thinks of me, being the busy girl that she is.

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Here is what I came up with. I made the shorter one first and ran out of room, so I made another and made it longer. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the birds in and used a shiny heavier cardstock. Maybe she will give the other to another friend that is into the Hunger Games. I am sorry that I didn’t stage the bookmarks very well, I wanted to get these into the mail so Fiona can use it while reading her books. Now looking at the shorter bookmark it has a mistake that I made, can you find it?

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I bought this fabric last summer to recover chair pads and make a banner for my dining room window and also one for my Art Fair Booth. Notice I haven’t gotten to those projects yet. I will be making the Art Fair banner in a couple of days though, because March 11th I will be going to my first fair of the year. On You Tube I found a great tutorial on making a banner by the Missouri Star Quilt company. Click here to see it. It is demonstrating a very easy way to make this banner. On Pinterest I found I had saved a good tutorial for recovering chair pads. Click here to see it. YouTube can help you make things, fix things, entertain you and help you spend and save money. The person who invented it was so smart! This fabric will make a fantastic banner, fun and bright.

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I used a YouTube video to help me paint this table. I wish I would have watched it first instead of when I decided I needed a question answered. It had many helpful tidbits for guidance. I am going to paint more pieces that I have so I will then be in the know. Click here to see the videohttps://youtu.be/j59fUSI_b8U.

She has many, many videos.

¬†Thanks for stopping…have a fun weekend!

 

Provence

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That is the name of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I am using to paint a table that I am going to have in my Art Fair Booth.

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This is the table that I am going to paint. I love the little drop ends. This was my Mother-in-Laws table and it has many worn spots and rings on the top. It needed some love.

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Here are the worn spots to show that it did need some attention.

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I have the drawer out and the drawer pulls off for easy painting.

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I have to tell you that it was very easy paint to use. The only preparation that is needed on the furniture is to clean it with a mild soap. No sanding, no stripping, it was great. The complete first coat of paint gets applied, then a watered down second coat gets applied after the first coat drys. Then when the second coat is dry a coat of clear wax was applied, very easy to do. I would suggest finding YouTube videos to help understand the best way to apply the wax. It was helpful for me. This picture was right after the first coat was applied. The lines of the brush disappear when it drys.

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Cleaned up brushes lying on a paper towel to dry.

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Here is my finished table and I really, really like it! It is a fun color that will add interest to my booth. I distressed the edges a little bit also. I have a couple of furniture pieces from my Mother that have rings and spots on the top and I believe I will paint those also, I am thinking of a distressed white. That’s a little bit down the road though. There are other chalk paints out on the market and I don’t know how well they work but I recommend Annie Sloan and there are such yummy colors. Let me know what you think, did you like my color? Thanks for stopping.