Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple Re-Do

A couple of weeks ago if you will recall, I hit the JACKPOT!  I passed by an old flea market that had a
sign out front.  What is a girl like me to do other that stop and go in?

I want to show you the first item I have done something with.  (Let's face it, it was free for a reason. You just have to be a person that can see beauty in those things...and I am.)

These are 5 wooden apples I picke up from the free store.
Here is their before picture. Really faded and with some cracks.

I painted these apples bright green an they are now sitting on my kitchen island.  It is a nice touch of color as you walk in our back door (because no one uses our front door).

 Even with the cracks I love how they look in my kitchen.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Family Blocks

I have a couple of adorable nieces that live far from all of their extended family.  Since they don't get to see all of us very much I thought "Family Blocks" would be a great birthday present for these two little girls. 
 I started out with the following supplies:

2x2 stick of wood

mode podge glue

decorative paper

pictures of all the family

black spray paint


assorted colors of acrylic paints

an old ice cream bucket to hold the blocks

 I have a wonderful friend who cut the stick into 25 blocks for me(Thanks Dennis).  I then spray painted them black.  I waited 24 hours and I started decorating the blocks.
 It was a fun project that took a little time but it was well worth it.  It cost less than $15 dollar to make as well.  I only had to buy the wood and pictures. All the other items I had on hand already.
 I had to decorate the container as well! 
This was one little happy girl. 
She will share the blocks with her sister I'm sure. 

**This idea is not my own.  Stories by Me! does some great "block" work.  Check her out!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Candy Corn Door Hanger

 I had posted the other day how I love the candy corn door hanger that blogger Sew Totally Smitten had made.  I went home and made one for my front door too. 

Here is my version of it.

I realized after I started this project that I didn't have any black ribbon.  In order to add a touch of black, I made two ruffles out of an old back t-shirt I had.  Adds a bit of whimsy don't ya think?


Painted Back to School Jeans

Back to School Jeans are fun.  These are some overalls I painted for my little one.  They have crayons on the front and the back.  A little chalkboard on the back pocket.  Some apples and books on the front.
She is ready for school (in a few years).

I also like this look on jeans.  Something fun, colorful, and simple.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Candy Corn Door Hanger

I love this idea.  It looks so cute and simple. 
I'm going home and doing this one.  
Supplies needed:
sewing machine....check Wal-mart bags will work

Now I just need a little time to get it done. 
I will show you my version tomorrow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Michael Miller Fabrics

Michael Miller Fabrics are just the best.  I love the colors and the designs so much.  They even have a blog.  Check it out.

I made a cute outfit for both of my daughters with some of this fabric. 
(Isn't she precious?)

Here is the outfit I made for my oldest daughter.

Just a few more pictures because it is fun.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Painted Candy Corn Jeans

Here is a cute painted outfit for the fall.  It was easy to paint and really cute.  If you can paint straight lines and triangles you can do it too!

This is a pair of jeans I made as well.  I always paint something on the back of the jeans.  It makes it that much more interesting.

Getting ready for the fall!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where Painted Studio Started

I thought I would give you just a little bit a history as to why I call my blog "The Painted Studio". About 6 years ago I had seen custom painted kids clothes on eBay. No way was I going to pay the prices on eBay so I bought some paints and gave it a try. It was alot of fun and my kids and I enjoyed making the clothes for my kids. This is the first painted outfit I made. I was liked how it turned out so I started painting this design on lots of different jeans and overalls and sold them on eBay. At that time my eBay name was allyrnelson, it was a shared account with my sister so that is the name I put on my photos. After I started selling more and more I took the name
"The Painted Studio".

Here are a few more exaples of the work I had done.

If you like these, I will show you some other designs on another day.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crafting in Progess...Please hold

Last week is when I saw...

and I have yet to show you what I picked up on my second day of free browsing.

You will love the stuff I got. I know I do!

I have been busy this week but not with crafting. I hope to get a little accomplished tonight so I can share with you tomorrow.

In the mean time, here are just a few blogs I have save in my favorites file.

Monday, September 13, 2010

DIY Block Letters

Here is a project I completed last week. It only cost me $1 for the fabric. I love these kinds of projects. I started out with a cardboard box. I cut out my H and then cut strips to glue to the back to make a block letter.
(Sorry this picture is so small..hmmmm) I ended up with this block letter. Easy-peasy.

I then went to my local Wal-mart to find some fabric I liked. I picked out the fabric square for $1. Then using my Mod Podge, I glued the fabric to the cardboard. Cutting here and there and adding more Mod Podge. I really love how it turned out.

I will even let you peek at the back. See, I got lazy I mean...I ran out of time and I left the back unfinished. No one can see this side it all works out.

Here are some other people who have done their own letter as well.
Me Like Stuff blog

Friday, September 10, 2010

testing testing

Ignore this post...I'm trying something out.


Ruffel T-Shirt Dress

Wearing school colors on Fridays is a big deal in our little town. My little one didn't have any school colors. But what I did have was a big yellow & black t-shirts that no one wanted. I had seen on the web where people were making ruffle and flower t-shirts so I thought...hey I can make one for my little girl. This is what I came up with.

This is what I started with. Just two plain old t-shirts.

I cut the yellow shirt to fit my daughter. I added a black ruffle to the sleeves and at the bottom of the shirt/dress. I also added a ruffle flower to it. She was happy with her dress. I'm no professional but I can make a 5 year old happy and that makes me happy.


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