Monday, March 20, 2017

Gather sign tutorial

Here are the steps to create this distressed "Gather" sign. We used 12 inch wide pine and cut it to 28 inches long. We wanted it to be big enough to go over a couch or on the wall of the kitchen. First we painted our board with the color that would eventually be our word color. For this sign we used Amy Howard One step Paint in "Good man hard to Find." Love the color and contrast with the surrounding white.
We then took the vinyl cut out of our word and made some marks on the board and the transfer tape to help us figure out where we wanted the word to be placed on the board.
Now we are ready to peal the vinyl cut and transfer tape off of the white backing paper.
We will then match up the lines and put the vinyl onto the wood. We will rub it down very well so that the paint does not leak under the vinyl. Next we will use our top color, white to paint over the whole board including the black vinyl. First paint over the vinyl with a very dry brush. Using a gentle up and down pouncing or stenciling technique will help to keep the paint from being pushed under the vinyl. Cover the whole board until you are happy with the coverage.
When the paint has completely dried you can use a pin to pull up the vinyl and reveal our first gray paint underneath.
Now you can leave your sign as is, or take the sander with fine paper to it and distress it. Love it! I looks a bit old and worn now ( kinda like me.)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Soldered Pendants

Here are some of the latest pendants I have created. Here are some of the necklaces that I made with them. Many are available now in my etsy shop or see them first on my instagram Sassyandstash.
What have you been creating lately?

Friday, September 2, 2016

I have been busy soldering

I have been gearing up for fall which is by far the busiest for a jewelry seller. I have been gathering great beads and large stones like these.
I have been soldering too, look at some of the new pendants I created this week. I love looking at them all together.
Here is a necklace I created and just added to my etsy store I used the blue Howelite cross as a focal on this one.
Thanks for stopping by! Denise

Friday, August 26, 2016

New at Sassy and Stash Booth

Here are some more pics of what we currently have in our booth at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta.
These mirrors have been really hot. They make a great addition to most every style of decor, especially the farmhouse look made so popular by the HGTV show Fixer Upper.
This peg shelf was picked in the North Georgia Mountains. This pic does not do it justice. The wood is worn and grooved with so much history. I can envision in a log cabin long ago.
Finally, this eterge is my favorite. It would be great as a center piece with ball jars and flowers, in a bathroom with soaps and towels, or filled with cupcakes for a celebration. Love this! I have seen this particular one on Fixer Upper a couple of times. You can find it right here in our booth you don't have to go all the way to Waco Texas! Thanks for stopping by! Denise

Monday, August 22, 2016

Using Stencils with the Wagner Home Decor Paint Sprayer

I promised on my last post that I would show you my experiments using my new Wagner Home Decor paint sprayer with stencils. I created these two memo boards!
What do you think? The paint sprayer made this project so fast. I have a ton of stencils, and have avoided using them because it was a slow laborious job. I did 5 separate stenciled motifs in about 15 minutes.
I am thinking about doing a tutorial on how to create these memo boards, would anyone be interested?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Look what I sprayed with my new Wagner Home Decor Paint Sprayer

Here is the before pic of the side table I sprayed.
This was a gorgeous Henrendon Fine Living end table. Unfortunately, it had a significant scratch on top. No worries a little paint and wax and good as new or even better. I LOVE this Wagner paint sprayer. It is geared to the home crafter that will be using all types of paints, including chalk paint. I bought it at Home Depot. They now have a small section in the paint department geared to crafters. They have two lines of chalk paint, unfinished wood for projects, stencils etc. I bought the Rustoleum brand called "Chalked." The color of this table is Country Gray. I will be using this on several pieces. Here is a bookcase I picked up at the Goodwill. It is MDF with the "wood grain" vaneer we see so often at Walmart etc. I think the Rustoleum Chalked in Serenity Blue looks great on it. I am super happy with the outcome on this one. The other really cool thing about the paint sprayer is there are no brush strokes to worry about. The dried paint is relatively smooth, I am still experimenting with the dilution and amount of product I am spraying onto the piece.
Next up I am going to use it with stencils. Check back for my results! Would love to hear what you think of my latest projects.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Antique Booth Update

Mary and I have been working hard to redo our booth, Sassy and Stash, at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta. We have new jewelry, some great picked antiques and lots of sweet home accessories.
Inside this awesome picked lobster cage we have some new sweet burlap pillows.
The center medallion is a reproduction, but isn't amazing. We have some others that are different sized and shapes. These would make an amazing collage wall.
Of course there is always new jewelry. Long or short we have some great necklaces for you or a girlfriend's gift. Stay tuned more pics to come! Thanks for stopping by! Denise