Sunday, July 11, 2010

Finally finished faerie bedroom

I finally finished this fairie bedroom. It's just been waiting for the bedclothes. Last week I discovered a stash of crocheted and antique lace trims for 25 to 50 cents each. Crocheted circles for faerie rugs, lacy linens for canopies, and pretty trims for blankets, like this one here (even though you can't see it in this pic).

Today I spent the afternoon traipsing through the woods in 100 degree heat, searching for wooden treasures that are decayed enough for interest but not so decayed that they're falling apart. One piece is a network of roots. I sawed them off so that they stand on a flat surface. The result is the framework for numerous faerie rooms, with branches to hang mini windchimes, faerie laundry, lanterns and prayer flags. I can't wait to get started (but, alas, the work week starts tomorrow - maybe next weekend.)

Anyway, here is my newest bedroom. I'll post it to etsy when I get take some better pictures. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mushroom Tutorial

How to... make mushrooms out of drawer pulls

You will need,

Wooden drawer pulls, mushroom shaped


White paint

Red paint


You could also play around with different colors, but I’m using red and white.

First paint the ‘stems,’ the sides of the knob, white. I did two coats, but you can judge based on how thick you paint. Set aside until dry.

When dry, paint the tops red. I do this by painting a line along the edge right next to the white.

Fill inside the line with more red paint. Then wait for it to dry again…

Next paint the white dots on top. I usually do them in concentric circles with one dot in the middle. This works for all sizes and looks relatively natural.

And more waiting. They’re done! Great for decoration in potted plants or faerie houses!

There are endless possibilities as far as color combinations, sizes, and uses. Have fun!!