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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MyColor Inspired by Pantone Paint Winner!!

Congratulations Julie Workman!!
Please e-mail me by Friday to claim your paints!
kharris08 {at} gmail {dot} com
Thanks to all who stopped by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party - Accessory Station and Photo Backdrop!

You guys! I am so excited to be hanging out today and partying with the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party!!  Five other bloggers and myself are going to be sharing some amazing paint projects today that we created using MyColor Paints!  It starts today at 12pm EST!
Be sure to check out everyone that I'm hanging out with today:
Sarah @ Alderberry Hill *Go Back to the Beginning!*
Cristi @ Charm Home
Sara @ House Bella
Jerusalem @ Jolly Goode Gal
Katie @ Craptastic *You Are Here!*
Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely *Continue to this Blog Next!*
I've had an old curio cabinet that my Dad gave me sitting in the garage for months.  One day it just hit me that it would make an amazing accessory station!  Here is the nasty before - one of the sides of glass broke so I just took them all out.
I used Ocean Depths for this:
I love this color!  I sanded (and by sanded I mean rubbed my sanding block over a few spots) then cleaned the cabinet.  The paint went on beautifully!  I was going to do multiple coats then distress, but I loved how the wood peeked out from under just one coat of paint.
After it dried I sanded the entire piece (for real this time) and glued on some wood knobs I bought at Hobby Lobby and painted gold.
Now I have an awesome accessory station!
I replaced the side glass with thin wood I got at Lowes and placed chicken wire on the front.
On the inside I have my winter hats and scarves stored.
Look at the details of this piece - I LOVE the final color!!

You may have noticed the background behind my accessory stand - I primarily used Dandelion and used one splash of Lily Green just for fun!
I loved Mandi's Stamped Triangle Tribal Wall and wanted to do my own spin on it!
I cut a triangle piece from some wood I had lying around and used it as a stencil.  The backdrop is just a full size flat sheet from Target - I think it was $11.
I painted my Dandelion paint directly on the stencil then pressed it on the sheet.

Because I was stenciling on my driveway I had to lay down cardboard.  The uneven surface caused my stencil to leave irregular patterns - I love the look it provides!!
I used some wood to make a fake stage and taped up my backdrop behind it.
Now I have a fun little area where I can photograph my furniture projects (although it would be so much better if I had some extra daylight!!)
I had so much fun working on these projects!  I really loved my paint and can't wait to try it on something else!!
Now you have a chance to win THREE samples of MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint!
Here's how:
1.  Simply leave a comment telling me what you would use your paint for if you won
2.  Tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints with the hashtag #PassItOn and leave a separate comment saying you did
3.  Visit the My Color Paints inspired by PANTONE Facebook page and post your project ideas for one last chance to win - tell me you did!
I'll leave the party open through Tuesday, October 30th @ Midnight central time and announce the winner next week!
Good luck!

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MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® asked me to participate in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party.  MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint was provided for me to use for this project, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Swap With Pink Stitches!

I think by now the words Pink Stitches are a regular part of my vocabulary!  Bonnie and I have done so many swaps, and she never fails to amaze me with her awesome skills!  A few weeks ago she set up a Halloween/Fall themed swap and she and I paired up!  She is the most generous swap partner ever!  She always spoils me rotten,so I tried to do the same for her this time!
I hope you're ready for a picture heavy post - there are going to be a ton!!
I tied in the Halloween theme by making Bonnie a little "BOO" banner!
The pennant blocks are cut from black burlap (found at Hobby Lobby) and the ties are sewn from orange gingham.
I used freezer  paper as a stencil and painted on the burlap with orange acrylic paint.
I made the polka dots by dipping a bottle cap in a thin amount of paint!

Next, for the fall portion of the theme, I made a modern mug rug with leaves on it.
I love how you can see the stitched imprint of the leaves on the back of the mug rug!
Everything else I made didn't really tie into the fall/Halloween theme, but were things I thought Bonnie would enjoy.  She had mentioned she wanted a pincushion, and she likes log cabin style quilting, so I made her a quilted pincushion with an appliqued elephant in the center.

I also had my first attempt at a sharpie mug.  I bought the porcelin mug from Target and used a gold metallic sharpie to draw on Bonnie's blog name, Pink Stitches, then draw a herringbone pattern around the rest of the cup!
I always include a little something for Bonnie's son, and while I was trying to decide what to get him I saw this link on Bonnie's pinterest account for a subtle superhero shirt.  The design was from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.  I loved the original design, but didn't have the capability to cut out all the cute details on a stencil, so I decided to make him a more simple Avengers shirt.
I achieved the vintage look of the "A" by using a crumpled wad of tissue wrapping paper to apply fabric paint.  I love the textured look!  I also threw in some Avengers goodies to go with his shirt.
I sent Bonnie some other goodies to go with all her homemade stuff, I just didn't take pictures of it!
Now for all the goodies I received!  Again, Bonnie is so generous (and super talented).
I'm borrowing pictures from her website (I always like Bonnie's pictures better)
Picture from Pink Stitches

I took the box pouch that Bonnie made to work today and received so many compliments on it!  She had it filled to the brim with yummy treats and cute Halloween stamps - she even sent me some ink!  I can't wait to take my coffe hugger to Starbucks - and I'll definitely be using my pot holder soon!  Isn't Bonnie just amazing!

Here is a photo of ALL the goodies she sent me!  I'm so spoiled!

Picture from Pink Stitches

Here's one more peek of all the things I sent Bonnie:

I hope she enjoys them all!  I sure will enjoy everything she sent me!  I'm so lucky to have met Bonnie!  She's become one of my best friends!!