Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Yard Art

Snoopy & Woodstock for the yard this year!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ladybug from Cirque du Soleil Ovo

This was my favorite table centerpiece for prom 2012. She is cut out of plywood using my scroll saw and painted with acrylics. I attached her to a 4X4 post and embellished with paint, beads, and flower petals. Today I will find out what the seniors chose for prom 2013. I can hardly wait! 

Ladybug takes you on a backstage tour of OVO™

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Frogs on my front porch.  I took these photos with a Coolpix L120 on the macro setting & used the PhotoToaster app on my ipad for the color and effects. 
Decorating for Halloween
                     Halloween Crafts
2012 Carved & Painted Pumpkins
Painted Pumpkins

Friday, September 14, 2012

Custom Memory Box

This was a custom ordered box for memorabilia or recipes, wood burned and painted.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


      Mermaid wall decorations for girls' room.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beyblade Display Case

Quilt Display

1. handmade 6' ladder beat up with a hammer, chain and screws to look old
2. MINWAX dark walnut stain....really gets into all the scratches and grooves of the wood, let dry completely
3. dry brushed with antique white chalk paint (recipe: 1 cup flat paint+1 tbsp. unsanded grout)
4.  sanded and finished with MINWAX paste finishing wax
5. Angie's new quilt display

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pantry Space

My friends and neighbors are awfully trusting of this self-taught carpenter! This is my first time building shelves for a pantry. There were high ceilings to add shelves all the way up and just enough room for a custom spice rack. There is usually wasted space in new homes. Pantries and closets with high ceilings could always use extra shelving for more storage. The laminated shelving works better in this pantry than the short metal ones used before (upper left).

For diapers, lotion, powder and such....

Custom diaper box to match baby blanket material.

Coastal Dining Decor

I made this centerpiece for my own table out of wood. Paint, starfish knobs, sand and seashells and I have a beachy table decoration. It will be fun to change the contents for holidays.

Beach Craft

 I saw something similar to this paint brush craft used for a beach wedding. The bride and groom's names and wedding date were printed on the handle and they were set in a basket for guests. 
I painted mine for welcome baskets as I wanted my Florida guests to have some beach goodies when they got here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wedding Sign

Custom sign for a wedding from the mother of the bride.

wood burning on cedar

I used the wood burner, acrylics and spar urethane to decorate the tops of these boxes. The inside has bark for the butterflies to land on. 

Butterfly Box

Butterfly Boxes

Lizard Photography

There are so many lizards around the house. I can't help but put down the hammer for a minute to get a good photo of these funny creatures.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lady in purple

The prom is Saturday. I sure had a blast making decorations. Have fun kids!

More prom table centerpieces...

Peacocks are in....

Owls are still in, but from what I have noticed, the latest in clothing, weddings, and home decor seems to Peacocks. This was painted on plywood with the homeowners matching acrylic latex paint colors.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Better Looking Laundry Storage

I could not stand having the white metal shelf in my laundry room. The door is always open, so I thought I would attempt to make my own shelves. I did it!! I am just learning to build my own furniture and I am certainly not an pro, but I was pleased with the way my shelves turned out. I even made my own corbels!
I wasn't able to get a photo of the full shelf because it goes wall to wall, but you can see from this photo I have a lot more storage space and it's just a bit nicer to look at than metal shelves.

Baby Gift

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cirque du Soleil - Quidam

The headless man at the beginning of Cirque du Soleil Quidam.
The seniors have all been working hard getting the prom decorations ready. It will be great to see everything set up!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

painted file box

This file box was made of plywood and painted for a home office.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

These are free-standing and are painted on plywood. They will be used for photo props and decorations for prom.
I am currently working on decorations for the NWFSC Collegiate High School prom. Their theme is Cirque du Soleil. These are a few of the table centerpieces.

Dress-Up Box

This dress-up box was made using a plan from What a great website....thanks Ana!
Shoes go on the bottom and a mirror and hooks will go on the sides.

These were gift orders made with wood. The flowers were cut out and painted, then glued onto the boxes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Outdoor Bar Art

This piece of art was designed for an outdoor bar. It was made with barn wood, plywood and scrap pieces that were found or given to me. The bottom piece will be used as a shelf and is not attached. It is very heavy and will need brackets underneath for support. I really enjoyed making this and can hardly wait to see it installed!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This birdhouse was made to look like the customer's real house. It was made to fit over a 4X4 post and has few extras ; the fishing pole on the side and, at the request of a very sweet 4 year old girl, "Pink on the inside, please".

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

This box was made to hold my daughter's CDs. It was made of untreated cedar, carved and painted on the front.

Frame for Mom

I bought an unfinished frame at Michael's. I drew on the design, then used my wood burning tool and Dremel to carve on the lines. I used acrylics to paint it. I think by placing a piece of wrapping paper inside the frame before the photo is inserted makes it look better when you're giving it as a gift. This one is for my Mom. What a wonderful time we had in Colorado with our family this year!
Thanks, Mom

Sunday, January 1, 2012

For my dear friend Pat.....Merry Christmas! Our shopping tradition lives or not!! So much fun today, thanks!

For my sister...I love you!