Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shabby Chic Wall Decor (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

Here is another project that I created for Reneabouquets!! I love to alter unique pieces that I find into pieces of art that can be displayed beautifully amongst any home décor. I turned this particular piece of metal wall art décor into something inspirational. (I found the metal scroll piece at Hobby Lobby). I wanted to create this for a friend, in hopes that it lifts her spirits whenever she glances at it!
I concentrated on colors of teals, pinks and whites because of their soothing color palate. Here is the YouTube video that explains this product in further detail!
The links to the products I used from Reneabouquets  will be below:
Some Photos:


Product Links:
Petaloo Flowers Mums and Butterflies (Teal): this color temporarily out of stock, but there are other colors!!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Shabby Chic Trivet Clock (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

This is a recent project that I created for Reneabouquets!! I turned a 7x7 wooden trivet into a tabletop shabby chic working clock. I drilled an access hole to put the clock mechanism through and then decorated around it with yummy product from Renea's store! It is very easy to design with her product, because she carries the latest and greatest from several different companies as well as beautiful one of a kind items that she creates herself!! 
There is a link to the right on my sidebar that will take you directly to Reneabouquets...just click on it... or if you are interested in an individual product that I used on this particular piece, the links are down below! Thanks for stopping by!!
Here is the YouTube video that explains this product in further detail!
Here are the products I used:
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Khaki):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Pale Pink):
Reneabouquets Set/4 Dream Keys: temporarily out of stock
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice Princess):
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard (Scalloped Border):
Tim Holtz Ornate Metal Bookplates:
Prima Takes of You and Me collection Flowers (Amour de Ma Vie):
Prima Flowers (Tatiana):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Frames:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Shabby Chic Altered Home Decor Wood Signs...DT Project for

I wanted to make some altered home decor items using wood blocks and glass candle stick holders. What I came up with will make some fun gifts. I glued the candle holders to the bottom of the wood blocks and then began to decorate the two pieces. On one of the pieces I wanted to do the quote, "I love you to the moon and back" and on the other piece I just wanted it to focus on Love. I used the Sweet Paris paper collection from Dovecraft for both pieces. I wanted them shabby chic, with some movement and a little hardware....just for fun! I used a wooden heart that I purchased from Joanns on both pieces that hangs underneath the wooden blocks for added interest.  I like how they turned out!! Super cute! I will have the list of products used from Reneabouquets below the photos. You can click on the links to go directly to the products from the Etsy store. Or if you rather, you can visit the .com site at To make it short and sweet...Here are the photos:

Products used from Reneabouquets:
Reneabouquets Trim ( Dainty Champagne):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Pea):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweetheart):
Renabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets Dragonflies (Shabby Pink Roses):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Faces:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Flowers Esperanza Collection in Pink:
Prima Flowers Symphony Blend in Amoroso Pink:
Prima Color Bloom Spray in Cotton Candy:


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Carriage (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

About 2 years ago, I found a metal pumpkin carriage at Joann's Craft Store and I had to have it! I knew I wanted to make a romantic style "Cinderella" theme! It was a brown color, so I mixed acrylic paint and sand together and painted this up....and then it sat for 2 inspiration for a design, just a theme, obviously.   But this year, it was the right time of year and I was bound and determined to pull this out, hunt down some inspiration on Pinterest and start this project!  I also added a strand of tiny LED lights after my project was complete, so at night, it would look delicate and romantic! I didn't take any "night" photos, but if you look closely, in some of the pictures, you can see some tiny lights!  I used a piece of clear acrylic under the carriage, so that I would have a base to glue all the layers of flowers to, as well as all the other embellishments! I'm going to let the pictures do the talking...there's so much to see!  I will have the links down below to all the products I used from Renea's shop! If you want to just go to Renea's home page of her Etsy shop...just click on the link to the right on my side bar!

Products used:
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Nothings):
Reneabouquets Butterflies (Debutante):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets So Shabby Chiffon Flower (Ivory):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Sangria Pink):
Prima Flowers-Symphony Blend in Amoroso Pink:
Prima Flowers-Jodi Lee Butterfly collection (Chorion)-
Prima Flowers-Fleur de Lys (Ivory):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Faces:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Oval Resin Victorian Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Rectangle Resin Baroque Frames:
Petaloo Mums and Butterflies (Pink):
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (White Picket Fence):

Friday, October 16, 2015

Classic Murder Mystery Configuration Box (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

As I started to create a Halloween themed project, one of my papers that I pulled out to layer with, had a title on it that said, "Possible Case" and that stirred an old black and white murder mystery movie! All of the elements I used reminded me, somehow, of this murder mystery. From an actual piece of a metal film reel to a mini camera charm reminiscent of the shout of news headlines from the street-side curb....this piece is sure to take you back to yesteryear, while still keeping in with the Halloween color scheme! It all came possible with some great product from Reneabouquets! I will list all the links to the products I used below the pics!

Youtube Video Link:

Reneabouquets Products used:
Reneabouquets Butterflies-Little Vintage Witch:
Reneabouquets Chiffon Flowers (Black):
Reneabouquets Glass Microbeads (Raspberry):
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Metal Book Plates:
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Black Soot):
Prima Vintage Mechanical Clock (large):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Face:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shabby Chic Shadow Box (DT project for Reneabouquets)

I found this arrow shaped shadow box on clearance at Joann's. I thought it would be cute to create a configuration type box that played off the arrow design! My thought process was to decorate it as if finding your "happy wishes, love and dreams" are right this way. I wanted all the embellishments to coordinate with my thought process and relate to the words I had chosen to use. I used black gesso with a pounce brush to paint and create texture on the shadow box. For the " dream" word, I used Prima heavy white gesso and the pounce brush again for texture. The other words, I used Prima color bloom sprays to match the paper line I was using...which was DCWV Immortal Love stack. I loved the color combo of black, grey, pink. I chose to use flowers from Wild a Orchid Crafts, Prima and some of  Micheals dollar bin flowers (my usual array of chosen flowers). I chose to bring the whole project together with many products from Reneabouquets. And I completed the look with the beautiful handmade butterflies by Renea as well as her excellent quality of Glitter Glass . It adds a romantic touch, don't you think? The individual links to the products I used will be below, or if you would like to go to the home page of Renea's shop, just click on the store link to the right on my sidebar. You can also chose to shop Here are the pics and YouTube video link explaining the project in more detail....

YT video link: 

Links for Products Used from Reneabouquets:


Monday, September 14, 2015

Shabby Chic Birdcage (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

  Soooooo... I had a small "house" shaped birdcage in my stash waiting for the perfect project and this was the one!  I was asked to create something special for a newly married wedding couple and thought this birdcage would be a wonderful addition for their home décor. I wanted to incorporate this project with their wedding colors (peacock) and one of their stunning wedding photos. I thought this project would be a beautiful accent to remember their wedding day for years to come!  You might find it interesting to see some peacock feathers in the background of the cage, but there is a great reason for this...the peacock feathers are from an actual hairpiece worn during the wedding, so I wanted to be sure and include it as part of the project! The beautiful photo was taken by my friend, Sharon, who owns a local photography studio, and was the photographer for this wedding.
   I painted the entire birdcage with an off-white chalk paint mixed with sand and then began layering a ton of flowers and product, some of which are from my stash and some of which are from Reneabouquets Etsy shop! The links to the products I used from Renea's shop will be below the well as my Youtube video, explaining this project in detail!  You can click on each individual product link if you are interested in a certain item, or to go directly to the homepage, click on the Reneabouquets link to the right on my sidebar.


Youtube  Video Link:

Product links:
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass in Diamond:
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Dragonflies (Dream Catcher):
Reneabouquets set/6 Chiffon Flowers (Peacock):
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Seedless Preserves):
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Metal Bookplates:
Prima Flowers (Jodie Lee Butterfly collection "Chorion"):
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Faces:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Baroque Resin Frames:
Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap and Canvas Berry Picks(Purple):
Prima Vintage Mechanicals Clock (Small):