"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

more crafts

I've done some more crafts recently.  Here they are...

 This one's easy!  I just got a white pitcher from Target and some fake flowers from Hobby Lobby!

 Spray painted a mason jar metallic and added some hydrangeas.

 Put white acrylic paint in this glass jar and turned it upside down to paint the inside of the jar white.

 Painted the inside of these jars too!

All put together!

 If you look closely this is a mildly ornate frame.  The frame was $3 from Walmart.  I painted the frame white and put burlap behind the glass and now it's a dry erase board!

Oh, those are some flowers from my wonderful husband!!

Friday, January 4, 2013


Two of my favorite hobbies are photography and decorating.  My darling husband bought me a nice DSLR camera for Christmas (and Anniversary and Birthday hehe).  I've enjoyed playing around with it and experimenting with the settings.  I'm really excited for the weather to get better to actually take some awesome pictures with it.

Another hobby is decorating.  I never used to care about decorating or crafting, but I think getting married did the trick.  I've been in extreme nesting mode the last two years.  I want to create and be an artist in my own home and I love it.  I've recently become more intrigued with vintage style decorating.  I love going to thrift stores to find some antiques that I can transform.  I recently thrifted a lamp and spray painted and added a lamp shade to it.  I LOVE IT.  I also like to go to thrift stores to find old glass bottles.  Some of them I leave them as they are, others I spray paint.  Here are a bunch of pictures of my latest creations.

Mason jar filled with a gold beaded garland my mom gave me.  It's perfect for the jar.

This mason jar is spray painted with Krylon's "Looking Glass" spray.  It give it a reflective finish!

All of these glass jars were thrifted finds and then spray painted!

This has more of a cream/gold theme.

This is a bottle I couldn't paint.  It's too beautiful and antique by itself, and it's very unique.  I probably won't find a jar that looks like this EVER again.

That painting is from my brother when he in Europe for work.  I can't remember if the painted is from Malta or Prague...

My thrifted lamp.  I'm proud of this one.