I found this shabby chic sign on Pinterest and thought was cute. But the diy project required a cutting machine such as a silhouette or cricut machine. I do not have one, so I showed it to my husband. He said he could cut out the image onto wood with his CNC machine. To get more info on the CNC project, please visit filamentFriday.com.
Before u do anything, size your wood piece to the location u intend using it. I wanted to create a woodland creature xmas theme this year. I found this super cute owl at kohls so I wanted to feature it in a prominent area. I thought it would look great with the deer sign. So I sized the wood for the sign to go with the owl and a favorite picture of my kids.
I then painted around the deer image with a 1" brush but used the small art brush to get close to the outline. I used the same white chalk paint for the sign. I finished with painting the deer nose with red craft paint. I decided that I didn't feel like sanding to distress. So at this point the sign was complete. But u could sand here and there. You could also seal the sign with a matte sealer spray.
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She shed summer project DIY ideas to make shed more attractive. Fresh paint, fake stone and flower boxes will help increase yard and garden appeal.
Nothing has been done inside the shed. Maybe that will b next years project. I can think of a hundred different uses for such a cute addition to the back yard. Artists studio, potting shed, children's playhouse, guest cottage. The possibilities are endless. Hope this has inspired you! Cheers and have a wonderful summer! ; D
These fake stone panels were purchased from Menards. These are Rocky Mountain Novistonefs by Novik (novik.com). The panel on the left is as is. I thought it bland and unrealistic. The panel on the right is the same stuff but I dry brushed craft paint onto each stone to create a varied, more believable looking stone finish. To follow is complete instructions on how I accomplished this task.
To transform the fake stone panels into authentic looking stone you will need: 5 Stoney looking colors of craft paint. I used Bleached Sand, Sandstone, Linen, Fawn, Barnwood. Use what appeals to you but subtle earthy colors work best. I also wanted the stone to be light colors. You may want to match the colors to your project. You will also need 5 disposable cups, a 1" craft brush and matte sealer.
Here is a section that has been dry brushed with the various craft paints. There are two major reasons craft paint was used and not professional paint. Craft paint contains less pigment and goes on more sheer to begin with. Only a hint of color is all that is wanted when creating a dry brush effect. Craft paint is inexpensive. A small bottle of craft paint is less than $2.
I liked Brockshire cottage so much I decided to make a smaller version to fit on my nightstand. I found this dollhouse (Sweetheart dollhouse kit) at Salvation Army for 10$. Someone did a very nice job assembling it. It was in great condition. As u can see, I've already begun modification. I plan on making it look as similar as possible to Brockshire cottage.
I have always wanted an herb and veg garden. I'm trying to create some garden magic by using images and ideas from my Storybook Cottage books and other fantasy and fairytales. This garden is the type of typical garden u would see in Brockshire (my Storybook Cottage world). I was also inspired by Beatrix Potters Hilltop (loved the movie about her Miss Potter).
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