UpCycled Mosaic Vase

UpCycled Mosaic Vase
UpCycled Mosaic Vase

I have made a few mosaic pieces before…some turned out…and…well others didn’t.  Just a side note if you are going to attach a mirror to a piece of wood and do mosaic work around it, any old adhesive won’t do.  You need mirror adhesive!!!  I found that out the hard way!  For this piece I used vintage tea cups and saucers.  I broke them up randomly and attached them to this glass vase.  I also used flat back glass circles.  They come in handy for so many things.  I really like the fact that I added them to this piece it gives it more of a bling effect!  Let me know what you think about it.  Also tell me about some DIY mosaic projects you have been working on!

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 Krane” Collection

This is a collection of whimsical “Knobby Kneed Kranes” I have painted on upcycled wooden items,

A delightfully whimsical collection of upcycled wooden items I purchased at garage sales and thrift shops!
A delightfully whimsical collection of upcycled wooden items I purchased at garage sales and thrift shops!

I have found at garage sales and thrift shops.  Don’t you just love upcycling things…to see what you can come up with.  We are only limited by our imaginations.  I hope you find inspiration in my collection to upcycle some of your  findngs!

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Small Wooden Box

The colors on this small box are glorious! Don’t you think. I have added a black and white checker board pattern to the inside of the box…for a bit more whimsy! 10-25-2012 352 10-25-2012 347 10-25-2012 348 10-25-2012 350

Another piece of my collection!
Another piece of my collection!

“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” Small Bowl

I think this bowl turned out really adorable.                                                                          Here is the back of the bowl.

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