Saturday, June 23, 2012

These Boots Were Made for Walkin'

Hello All,

Here is an easy way to make any old pair of shoes or boots you have on hand into a unique statement that is all your own!

I loved these boots but wanted them to go with my style a bit more. I was looking online a saw some shoes with an amazing print and I thought, "Hey I can easily do something similar with nothing but a couple of sharpie pens!"

Below is the process in photos:

As you can see above, I used two sizes of sharpie pens (have two pens of each size on hand in case one runs out of ink) and one color, black (is there any other color? Hehe). You can use what ever colors or motifs fit your personal style. My only suggestion is that you use permanent marking pens. If you are afraid of making mistakes, you can draw out your motif lightly with a washable marker before putting down the permanent ink. 

 This entire project took about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete. 
Here are my new boots!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Table Make Over

Hello All!

I wanted to share a way to re purpose old furniture. This is not really a step by step but simply photos of  my process to inspire you to reuse your items :) 

Here are the photos with brief descriptions.

First I painted the entire table with black gloss rustoleum paint and let it dry completely.
I had a basic design (colorful and some art nouveau influences) in mind but nothing specific. I used inexpensive acrylic paint and just went for it.

Once I got the design in place and it was completely dry I sealed the table with a water based polyurethane. I used 3 coats which I let dry in between each coat.

 Before you consider getting rid of something or spending a fortune on something new and not as well made, think about re purposing something in your home.

 Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Etsy Store Update!

Hello everyone!

I have 3 new listings for some items I made last week. I just posted them to my etsy store:
Enchanted Revolution

Here are some photos below :)


Dapper Death is a one of a kind wooden clothespin doll with a hand sculpted and painted face. He is wearing a black felt cape, brown felt ascot and Black felt stovepipe hat. He is ready to steal the life of the party. 

Dapper Death is about 4 inches tall. 

Click below link to go to listing: 

Dapper Death


The Plague Doctor is a one of a kind wooden clothespin doll with a hand sculpted and painted face. He wears a two tone felt duster with top stitching and a black felt top hat. He carries his examining stick and is ready to ward off hoards of plague victims while wandering though villages.

He is about 4 inches tall.

Click below link to go to listing: 

Plague Doctor


These kitty cats are one of a kind hand sculpted and painted figurines and are about 1 inch tall. They are looking for a new home where they can watch over things for you.

Click below link to go to listing:

Kitty Cats 

Hope you enjoyed checking these out. Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Amazing Homes and Spaces

Hello! I want to share some photos I have collected homes and spaces I find absolutely amazing. They are not at all conventional but that is the appeal for me . I love creative places that make use of the natural world as well as found and recycled items :) Enjoy these photos!

I don't know where all of these photos are from as I have been collecting them for over a year. Here are the names of those who made some of the places seen: Dan Phillips, Michael Reynolds, Sunray Kelly, Michael Kahn and his wife, Leda Livant.  Hope you liked these! Thanks for reading!