Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Remote Control Boxes

Finishing today's posts are photos of remote control holders. I made one box for my brother for Christmas and the other was a gift order using colors to match a home movie theater.
The box was cut from plywood. The design was wood burned, painted and sealed with Polycrylic.

Christmas Tablescape

Since I have an orange accent wall I tried a teal, silver, white and orange tablescape this Christmas. I have made the narrow box in the middle in different sizes to fit customer's dining table shapes. Mine is usually filled with white sand and white shells. I'd love to see what customers have put in their boxes or if they change the contents seasonally. 

Sea Turtle Art

Does this house look familiar? Thanks Juanita, my repeat customer and friend. The turtles were made from plywood to represent her and her husband, their 4 children, and their love for sea turtles.

Wreath Stand

My friend Pat has a glass front door and didn't want to hang her holiday wreaths on it, so I made her a wreath stand using a 4X4 post. Of course I had to make one for myself too! The stand in the middle is Pat's. I used a curtain finial as a topper. 
Here are my holiday wreaths displayed on the porch. I used a wood post topper and a smaller hook on mine. I used battery operated lights on the Halloween wreath so I taped velcro on the back of the post to attach the on/off switch.
Spray painting the entire piece a solid color gave it a nice finish since the toppers and molding used to trim it were different colors.
These stands would be good for a small hanging plant or a welcome sign.

Craft Fair Necklace Displays

The necklace displays were ordered by vendors selling jewelry at the HB Gift Fair. I had fun making these. I broke a chair that I purchased at a second hand store and used the spindles along with some starfish I bought at Kathleen's Kottage. A fun place to shop for gifts in Santa Rosa Beach!
The mermaid necklace holder was made from an older display. I added the mermaid top piece, sides, base and a dowel. Then I painted it with chalk paint and gave it a wax finish.

Ornament Display

This was the display I made for the seahorse ornaments which I now use to hold my necklaces. I used a 2X4, pine for the base, a dowel, small finial and starfish drawer pull from Hobby Lobby. I painted it with chalk paint, sanded and gave it a wax finish. 

Craft Fair Table Display

I thought I'd take a break from today's projects and do some updating. This was made for myself to display the Halloween ornaments I was selling at the Hammock Bay Gift Fair. It was made with an 11"cut piece of a 4X4, dowels, a curtain finial and spray painted black. This was just a start for a lot of 4X4 ideas.