UpCycled Bird Bath

For my feathered friends

For my feathered friends.
This has to be one of my all time favorite upcycled items.  Well, as I am typing this, I think I have upcycled so many things it’s hard to pick a favorite.  I found this old really heavy lamp at house sale. It had the tallest, ugliest lampshade, but I could see the potential! I brought it home and took out the wiring, had the metal tube that holds it together cut back down to size.  I needed it inside to hold the greek goddess to the base.  Now I simply needed a bowl of some sort to put the water in. So I searched in stash!  I couldn’t believe it..this is perfect! I didn’t really want to part with this bowl because it was in my china cabinet.  I purchased it at Ross a few years back and it came in handy for all sorts of parties. That’s okay, it just gives me another reason to go shopping.  Back to the bird bath.  The top of the lamp had a wide flower petal like shape, which I knew would work out great.  I simply mixed up some two part epoxy and attached the bowl. That was to easy!

Knobby Kneed Kranes-Chest

After looking over my blog…I realized I hadn’t included the pictures of the chest I painted for this collection…oooppppsss. So here it is! Let me know what you think…I painted all of the items with Deco-Art Americana acrylic paints, I have been using them for years and love the coverage.                                                                                        10-25-2012 408   10-25-2012 40710-25-2012 39910-25-2012 400 10-25-2012 398 10-25-2012 397

Knobby Kneed Kranes
Knobby Kneed Kranes

Reagan-Hand Painted Wooden Letters

DIY hand painted letters for a little girl's room

A friend of mine wanted me to make paint some letters for her daughters room. She wanted bright colors other than that I was left to make them however wanted.

This first picture is simply showing them without any paint. Here are the colors I decided to use. Again I must say that DecoArt Americana acrylics are my favorite paints to use. I have been using them for YEARS!  I simply use an old plastic plate for to pour my colors onto.  Oh don’t mind my mess…I see craft rooms posted on pinterest…and well I really believe those are just for show!

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Well..here they are all painted…and I have decided to use a stencil in a swirl pattern to add a bit more interest.

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I decided to use craft paper to add some little birds…some buttons and rhinestones. I also added a tulle bow to the letter “R”

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I painted these letters for a friend of mine.
I painted these letters for a friend of mine.

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Candle Sticks

I simply love the way this set of candle sticks turned out!  Making whimsical art is so relaxing.  I would love to here your comments and add your BLOG link also!!10-25-2012 344 10-25-2012 343

hand painted whimsical candle sticks.
hand painted whimsical candle sticks.

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Barrel Stave

Here is a barrel stave I painted with the same whimsical theme.10-25-2012 413
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Hand painted whimsical decor.
Hand painted whimsical decor.

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Large Wooden Bowl

I love all the little ‘Kranes”! This was such a fun collection to paint. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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I upcycled this wooden bowl into a whimsical piece of decor.
I upcycled this wooden bowl into a whimsical piece of decor.

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Whimsical Folk Art Picture Frame

Here are a few pictures of a whimsical picture frame I painted. Wouldn’t this be so cute in a nursery.

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Hand painted whimsical folk art cranes.  Painted on wood using acrylic paints.
Hand painted whimsical folk art cranes. Painted on wood using acrylic paints.