Ugly Duckling Storage Box Makeover

I love to decoupage things. When I spotted this great post I had to reblog on here.
I love what Lisa has done to this box.
It’s given me some more ideas… watch this space.
Thanks for dropping by.
Dorne x

Pewter and Periwinkles

My latest project was a makeover for a sad little box that I got at the thrift store so long ago and sat in the basement forever.  I think I paid less than $5 for it and it is a good thing because the supplies cost a little more than I would have liked.

But, boy, do I love the results!


Here are some of my inspiration pictures.


Here is the before.  Sad little duckies…..

img_0943I took the whole thing apart, removing the hardware and peeling off all the lose paper.

img_2717What a mess!  But in that mess was pure French gold!

I applied plain brown kraft paper to the inside of the chip board pieces using a watered down wood glue.

img_2718And added a French script fabric to the outsides and trimmed with a faux leather fabric.  Both of these fabrics were on the clearance rack at the fabric…

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Witch’s Tea/Blog Party!

I love the idea of this, so reblogging. Spooky images and words.


First Witch:
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch:
When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.

— from Shakespeare’s Macbeth

There’s a change in the air, autumn is on its way, and so is one of my favorite holidays: Halloween!

Yes, we’re hosting a blog party! And if you’ve got a blog, you’re welcome to join us on October 31st, 2015.

Here’s how it works:

You post a Halloween or  Witch’s Tea blog on October 31st and then come to the ParaYourNormal Witch’s Tea Party page (not this one – the one that posts on October 31st). Link to your blog post (your actual post, not your general blog) in the comments. Your post can be photos, a spooky story, recipes, spells, pets in funny costumes, anything Halloween or witch-related, or even a real Witch’s Tea party. It’s an opportunity to have some…

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This Home

Perfect in every way and I need to reblog on here. Home is so very special, don’t you think? x

No Talent For Certainty

Because they didn’t have much room,
They filled it up with hope –
Within these walls, still space enough;
A universe in scope

For love and labor built for them
This home among the poor;
Yet those up in the castle
Couldn’t ask for anymore

I do not praise their poverty –
For it was, frankly, bad –
I only say they made the most
Out of what small
They had

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Study 63: Art Resolutions-Beyond the meadow

What a great idea to create a piece of artwork a day.
A great picture.
Thanks for dropping by and have a good day… creating.
Dorne. 🙂

Travels of Bogie

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.

In a world where voice bites reign, looking beyond the obvious is becoming a lost art. All too easy to miss the subtle, the modest, the quiet. As in yesterday’s study, I found myself examining the landscape scanning deeper into the brush beyond the meadow. The scrub trees were no longer legions of weak sentinels, but graceful calligraphic lines gathering in soft pale shades of the forest blues and chestnut. I have questions of interpretation to answer. The brush shows itself in families of color and form and yet is a system which speaks as one. That may take more than a day, but the experimenting will  be a thoughtful joy and an adventure into the wood.

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