What a great way to kick off the new year! We’ve got 12 new contestants and they have come up with some fabulous projects for this first round. The theme for the week is The Graphics Fairy. Voting is at the end of the post….we will have a hard time choosing!
Number 1: Three Projects
First of all - I still can't believe that I am in this competition with such talented women! I'm so excited and so nervous. Well, here we go...Our first challenge required us to use images from The Graphics Fairy. Yay! I love this site! I spent a few hours looking through the images but couldn't decide on just one. :-) Yes, that's right, I did three projects - 1. Wine bottle dish soap dispenser. 2. Hand towel with transferred image. 3. Framed architectural image. I wanted to dress up my kitchen counter-
A close up of the details. I made sure to crease the paper in all the grooves of the molding and topped it off with some jute to give it a finished, vintage look.
Number 3: Scripture CoverHello everyone. I'm happy to be here at One Month to Win it. I was excited to use images from the Graphics Fairy in a new way. My oldest daughter was baptized in July and I have been meaning to make her a scripture cover ever since. Thanks to this competition I finally got around to it. I used a cute crown image on the front because my girls are my princesses. I hope you enjoy it!!
Number 4: Daily Organizing Center
For the Graphics Fairy challenge I made a daily organizing center. I took an old shelf that I got at Goodwill & painted it with chalk paint. I then "beat it up" a bit & attached some of her wonderful images to it.
I used images of old postage & various birds. I like the colors of the birds & the feeling of flight. Maybe my mail will arrive to it's destination faster ;).
Besides having "in & out" baskets for the mail I also made number blocks for keeping the date & a space for writing & leaving notes. This shelf can be mounted on the wall or simply placed on a countertop anywhere.
Number 5: Une Petit Pouffe
Number 6: Vintage Floral Statement Necklace
Number 7: Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Tote
Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Tote.
Number 8: Shabby French Ruffle Cuff/Headband
So there you have it! A Shabby French Ruffle Cuff/Headband!
Number 9: Parisian Plate Clock
|via Graphics Fairy|
Number 10: Fabric Paper Dolls
Number 11: Lockers with a Graphic PunchLet me just say I LOVE the Graphics Fairy. When I saw the first challenge was to use one of her amazing graphics, I was thrilled. My biggest problem was narrowing down all of the options! But since I have been obsessing about using arrows in design lately, I decided to find a great arrow graphic and pair it with a yard sale find from my stash in the basement.
Number 12: Lingerie Chest TransformationThis lingerie chest has been passed all around the family, and finally, put to use in my mom's L-L bathroom. The drawers are great for storage, except for taller cleaning supplies. : /
When I saw someone else's recent transformation of a similar chest,
I knew instantly that--
I had a new project!
- Gut it. But leave a drawer for toilet paper!
- Re-fit the interior walls.
- Make a door. But, if I make 1 door--does it swing left to use at the sink, or to the right for the toilet? I split the difference--smaller doors will work both ways and take the least amount of space!
- Paint, transfer image, wax, and faux marble the top.