If you have not joined this month's I Made it Without My Hubby party just keep scrolling down. You have just a bit more time left to enter and share! In the meantime, I thought I would share one of my latest projects. And yes... that was "projects" with a big "S" on the end! I'm so thankful for my non-pregnant self that can actually get things done :)
I have been having all sorts of fun with one of our very favorite new products!! This has to be one of the coolest machines ever. I am in love...
It's my Silhouette! It is a digital cutting tool that connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. How fun is that!! My favorite thing about it is the ease of using graphics from the computer rather than trying to store 658,374 different cartridges somewhere in a drawer. I like that I can pick just one picture that I need without having to go to the store! Here she is...
I used my Silhouette to easily cut 2 bird pictures onto black vinyl. This is the vinyl I used...
I will give a more detailed tutorial on a later post but it really was as simple as picking a picture and pushing print. After doing that I started on the rest of my project.
I found these great antique sewing table drawers at my Meme's house several months ago. I knew I wanted to do something with them but was waiting for the perfect project.
I decided to use them as plate holders in my kitchen. My original plan was to buy some cute plates at Home Goods but when I ran across these chargers at Hobby Lobby I couldn't pass them up!
They were $1.99 and although the color wasn't my fav I did love the shape! I knew a good coat of
Rust-Oleum would solve that. I used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White.
Here it is drying...
I did add a little bit of Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze to them after they dried just to bring out the details on the edges.
I used some small picture hangers on the back of my drawers and hung them on the wall.
My next step was to add my birdies! I just peeled the back off the vinyl...
And stuck it to the plate... That easy!! And if I get bored of my birdies I just have to cut a new picture!
My final step was to put them in the drawers and take some pics! What do you think??
Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so excited to share some of the other great things this little machine does! You will be amazed... And right in time to ask Santa for one ;) Make sure you scroll down and link up your latest projects if you haven't done it yet!