Peg Board Tutorial

The 36th Avenue

The 36th Avenue tutorial is great for the above project. It is very detailed. I saw one that was similar to this in a jewelry store. It was much bigger and had a vintage frame around it.

A peg board for my jewelry and jewelry making is on my wish list to make. My husband and I even visited Home Depot so I could show him the parts I needed. It is going to come to fruition once we move.

Please visit The 36th Avenue for details and beautiful photos of the process.

~Alie

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The Middle Stage; Altered Book Journal

A previous post explains my current project, which is an altered book journal. I am doing this as part of a workshop. There are several layers that I have applied and I am nearly done. Since I am not quite done, I would like to share the middle stage. It is pictured below.

Middle Stage: Front Cover

Beginning Stage: Back Cover

The front cover started with a collage of magazine cut outs, layered onto one another. Then I painted over those and added another layer of scrapbook paper cut outs, and painted on top of those. I also included some gloss varnish and gesso for more texture. Now I will do some more painting and add embellishments.

The back cover has scrapbook paper of sheet music. I am going to layer a map on top of that. I am not sure about the shape yet. I took a map class yesterday and am going to incorporate what I learned on the back cover.

I will post the final product when I am done.

Have a great weekend!
~Alie

Workspace Table by Girl Inspired

Have you heard of Pinterest? I discovered this workspace table there and then visited the blog of Girl Inspired. The table is modeled after a Pottery Barn table.

Workspace Girl Inspired

Courtesy of Pottery Barn. White Bedford Project Table.

Courtesy of Pottery Barn. Espresso Bedford Project Table.

Isn’t this a great idea? I love the shelving on the sides and then the nice big workspace on top. This is a project I would like to accomplish after our next move. Currently, I am using an old buffet table that I have painted white and still need to add new nobs.

Kitchen Buffet Before

Kitchen Buffet Transformed (still needs nobs)

The photo below is what inspired me to alter the buffet table. I really like the stenciling, but am not sure I want it for the top of my art workspace. The stenciling would quickly be ruined. I think metal or plexiglass/glass tops are the best surface for art workspaces, do you agree?

Inspiration from another Blogger. Before and After.

If you would like, please share your favorite workspaces or ideas in the comment section.