Wednesday, August 24, 2011

T-shirts for the Boys

I decided to dress up a couple of plain t-shirts the boys had with some custom artwork cut with my Silhouette machine. Love how they turned out.

This one is for Jack - he's quite the gamer. The Game Boy icon is from Tombats 6 dingbat font. "old school" is the Courier New font. Both cut from fuzzy black heat transfer material.

And this one is for Nathan - the Star Wars fanatic. The Rebel Alliance symbol is from the SF Distant Galaxy Symbols font. "Join the Rebellion" is the SF Distant Galaxy font. Both cut from white fuzzy heat transfer material.

The boys loved their new t-shirts. So fun!

Adding this project to this weeks Homemade Projects at Tip Junkie!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Knife Block - Round 2

Decided to get just a little bit fancier with the knife block by adding a vinyl word to the tiny space at the bottom. Again, inspired by Tiffany's version with the chalkboard vinyl.

I did mine in white vinyl, cut on my Silhouette. I used Google Translate to translate the word "knives" to French and came up with "couteaux" (again, thanks for Tiffany for the idea!). I used the font Plantagenet Cherokee (this one came with Windows) and added the brackets to each side. Easy and cute.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Updated Knife Block

I saw Tiffany's post yesterday on DIY Club and got a wild hair to do the same thing to my yucky, old knife block. It's only been staring at me for the last 7 years (at least). It's not pretty in the least - and I was planning to just buy a new one.

(Sorry for the poor "before" photo - I didn't take a pic of the knife block before transforming it - I was too excited! So this is the best I could do. It's that wooden thing to the right of the stove.)

But inspiration stuck after seeing how pretty it could be with a little spray paint. Voila!

So much better... very much matches my new kitchen. I used Valspar's black spray paint in satin finish. It's honestly a little too glossy for me, but I still like it better than the old wooden knife block.

Before painting it, I sanded it down on all sides with some sandpaper I found in hubby's toolbox. It was very grungy - who knew it would be so dirty just sitting on the counter all these years? Yuck. After sanding, it looked so much better already, but I was set on painting it by then.

This was the first time I'd tried to use spray paint. It was a bit harder than I thought it would be. I did get a couple of spots where the paint sorta dripped, but not enough for anyone but me to notice.

All-in-all, I love it completely. Thanks Tiffany for the inspiration!
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