Do you feel like this year flew by? I sure do. As I was looking back at the top crafting posts for Shoppe No. 5 in 2018 I thought to myself I did that when? I thought I did it a month ago!
2018 kicked off with a farmhouse look. I made plate chargers from wire wreath rings from the Dollar Tree. With the addition of twine and chicken wire, they do look rustic. I don’t know why but I really like using chargers on the dining room table It gives the table a finished look.
Now each month I participate in various groups. Some specify a theme or item to repurpose. Others require we use what we have. I enjoy being a part of all of them. It is so inspirational. So in February for my Thrifty Chicks group, the theme was frames. I painted a frame pink using Old Fashioned Milk Paint. At that point, I had to create something to put in the frame. Using old buttons from my button box I created a Valentine’s Day picture. Not that I go all out for Valentine’s Day but I like having a little something out.
Do you get hooked on doing certain types of projects and start doing variations of them? I do that all of the time. For some reason, I enjoy making coasters, from drop cloth or for this project, decorator fabric samples.
By April I had given up my booth, Shoppe No. 5. I felt like I wasn’t giving it enough attention as I am really more interested in sharing my projects with you and the interaction from all of you. Plus I never felt I had time to do things for my own house. It was time to do a little project for my master bathroom. I decided to give 3 different candleholders a paint job to unify them.
Another project for the house is a coffee sign to go in my little coffee bar. I also made an extra one to sell since I have started selling at a local craft show.
I really started getting into making projects for my own house. This project is a grill basket I picked up at my favorite salvage shop, Used Stuff. Unfortunately, the owner decided to retire and his kids weren’t interested in keeping it going.
Another item I bought from Used Stuff is an architectural piece. I put it on another piece I picked up to create something I could hang on the wall in my master bedroom.
Earlier I mentioned how much I enjoy getting together every month with my blogger friends and share our projects. Another enj0yable group is the Pinterest Challenge. I am sure you enjoy Pinning as much as I do. This decoupage project by Pillar Blue Box is the inspiration for my August project.
Getting ready for Halloween, I made this primitive witch from a colander. It is crude but that is the intention.
This project is one of my personal favorites. I plan on doing another variation on the cozy sweater pillow very soon.