Friday, August 31, 2012

Oooh La La!

Hello ...
I hope you are all well ... My sweet friends in New Orleans ... I hope you are all safe my thoughts are with you ...

Just a couple of things to share ... Wednesday I had a whole day to just please myself ... DH went on a golfing break and I made some home decor ... 
My Aunt gave me some lovely boxes a while ago and having recently decorated the conservatory (in a sort of french theme)  I covered the boxes to tie in ... the photo is not very good due to the weather conditions ... but this is the result 


The other thing I did was a little wall art ... 
When I am out and about ... If I see things that "just may come in handy" I get them.  Sometime last year whilst in Ikea ... I saw what I think are frosted glass and metal doors ... they were all boxed and about 50p each ... Yep, I thought ... somehow these will come in handy so I bought a few and this is what I turned one of them into


Being glass it is the hardest thing to photograph without getting myself in the shot!


So the shadows you see are me ...
I was going to use the image transfer method ... and not having a laser printer I went to my local Library to ask if their copier was a laser ... after much debate it turned out not to be ... So it had to be plan B ... I printed my image onto Acetate and using scor- tape attached it to the glass ... then cut borders to cover the tape ... It looks quite effective IRL.

I had a great day ... my son and I stayed up till the early hours chatting ... something we don't get to do often enough ... mind you I was so tired yesterday ...

So that's it for today ...

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a lovely day 

~ Ros ~










16 comments:

jacirascrap said...

Que dia agitado! Completada com um noite de conversa, um dia realmente especial, amiga! E como deve ficar linda sua decoração para casa com este incrível quadro!! As caixas combinam perfeitamente com ele também! imagino que voce tem um extremo bom gosto! Bom dia!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What beautiful, French-themed masterpieces, Ros! So glad you enjoyed your crafty day!

Sasha said...

Beautiful work, as always, Ros. Your boxes look fabulous!! x

Sylvia said...

What a lot of wonderful boxes, Ros, so glad you found some wonderful time to play! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ira Huberts said...

You are so creative Ros! That conservatory of yours must look like a totally neat place to sit and have a cup of tea and some scrumptious chocolate to go with it by the looks of your fab creations! Hugs, Ira ♥
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super pretty French theme project, I love it!
Glad that you have some time with Mike, mother-son time is always precious!!!!
Have a happy weekend my friend!

lauren bergold said...

you are SOOOO creative and so practical, as well, this is at least L50 of stunning (& totally professional!!!) home decor accessories... and you've whipped them up with ikea finds and just your complete geniusness!!! (yes, that's a word... a word i just made up especially for YOU missus!) ♥♥♥♥♥

Heidi said...

Beautiful work Ros!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs:)

Barbara said...

I wish I had your level of creativity! I'm amazed at so much creative output in one single post. I love those boxes and your IKEA treasures turned special.

Linda R said...

Everything looks so pretty my friend. I just love the way those boxes turned out..

Hugs~

Sue said...

Love your boxes and door artwork. You are brave putting acetate in your printer...if i did that my printer would go bust.
What a fabulous result....great idea to pick things up when you can see the potential of them. Even if you don't have time to use them immediately at least you know you have got them in:0
xxx

Tracy said...

Oh cool Ros! These will look awesome in your home. Very stylish. :-) Hugs!

Lynnda said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Love it Ros... hugs..xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Ros! Love the French theme!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the boxes, Ros and that wall hanging! Oh so French and Pretty!

kerenbaker said...

Brilliant! As soon as you said 'ikea, frosted doors and 50p' I knew exactly what you were talking about because I picked up 3 at the time too!!! Great minds and all that. Although, mine are still in the boxes! xx

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