Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Using a Paper Punch as a Stencil to Paint a Fancy Border

I've been working on some new Book Page Canvas Wall Art (other designs here), and wanted to dress up the edges.  I use adhesive vinyl to create a stencil to paint the wording, but I didn't want to use expensive vinyl to create a border, since once I remove it, it isn't reusable.
Martha Steward Doily Lace Edge Paper Punch as Stenciled Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Antique Nature Printable Image - Ocean Life Organisms

This is a beautiful, detailed book plate from an 1903 encyclopedia, showing various ocean organisms.  It would make a lovely framed print for coastal decor, or used on a greeting card for a nature lover.   I have more ocean / water images from these encyclopedias that I'll be sharing soon.
Antique Nature Printable Ocean Life Organisms Book Plate Poster via
If you missed the other printables from these encyclopedias, click these images to get the full-size versions:
Antique Fruits Free Printables for Wall Art Kitchen Decor, iron-on transfers via knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.comAntique Nature Illustration Printable - Azaleas and Rhododendrons via Antique Nature Flowers Printable via Antique Nature Printable Moss Lichen Forest Book Plate Poster via Antique Nature Printable Moths via Antique Nature Printable - Insects Beetles via Nature Flowers Printable - Orchids via Nature Garden Flowers Printable - Ferns via Mums Garden Flowers Printable via
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Knick of Time Tuesday - Vintage Inspiration Party # 146

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday
I hope your week is off to a great start, and you have some wonderful, vintaged-inspired things to share this week!  Sorry the party is a little late getting started, but I lost track of time while looking at all the links from last week - there were some great ones!
Antique, Vintage, Repurposed and Upcycled Decor
Let's look at some wonderful features from last week's party!

Maureen @ Nest n' Feathers used an old window to "frame" some beautiful art.  Isn't that gorgeous?!  Visit her to discover her trick to putting the image inside each pane - it's genius!
Repurposed Window Frame

DD's Cottage did a stunning makeover on a Craigslist cabinet.

Painted Vintage Cabinet
Take a look at those beautiful, flowing curtains, used as privacy dividers on a beach vacation, shared by Martinel Art.  This would be a great idea to add some privacy on a porch or deck, with minimal expense.
Privacy Curtains for Porch or Deck

Past, Present & Patina, gave a cute little vintage stool a lovely makeover - visit her to see what she used!
Chalk Painted Stool
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YOU CAN BUY IT! - Repurposed Minnow Bucket Hanging Light
Repurposed Minnow Bucket Industrial Pendant Hanging Ceiling Light Lamp

If I featured you today, feel free to add this image and my link to your blog!
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After you link up here, but sure to visit the Show and Share party at Coastal Charm, and link up there as well!

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I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Antique Roll Top Desk Makeover Reveal - Part 2 {with outtakes}

If you missed Part 1 (the long saga of, "if it can go wrong, it will) of this roll top desk makeover, go here first.

Here's where we left off...
After making a multitude of stupid mistakes, I had the base of the roll top desk painted, as well as the top, but the front panels of the roll top just seemed too bare, so I came up with an idea.

Antique Bible Page - Matthew 5:44-45

I've been creating more canvas wall art with some of my very fragile, tattered Bible pages, and wanted to share these wonderful verses from the New Testament, found in Matthew 5:44-45.
Antique Bible Page Printable Matthew 5:44-45, Love Your Enemies via Knick of Time
Here's the entire page the verse came from.
Antique Bible Page Printable Matthew 5:44-45, Love Your Enemies via Knick of Time
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Roll Top Desk Makeover with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Part 1

If you are a furniture purist...this isn't a post you'll enjoy. I just thought I'd better warn you, because this old roll top desk got painted.  If you hate to see old furniture painted, you'll probably hate what I did to it, and you may feel just a wee bit happy to hear about the difficult time I had painting it.  It was like a comedy of errors - except it wasn't funny.  Get's a long story.
Antique Roll Top Desk

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Sign, a Bread Pan, a Lunch Box and more

I always have visions of summer being such a relaxing, laid-back time, but it never seems to work out that way.  It's been a very fun summer, but busy enough that I've done very little work.  Over the last month, I've brought home quite a few neat things, but most of them have been sitting in a corner of my living room, I'm just now getting around to taking photos of them.

I found this bread pan at an antique store on our way home from vacation.  I rarely find bargains at antique stores, and this wasn't one, but this was one of those times that I decided that even though I wouldn't make a great profit selling it in my online shop, I would be happy to keep it if it didn't sell.  These days, I seem to buy a lot of those type of items.  I have a hard time selling things I don't love, so lots of things I love have made their way home with me, then have mixed emotions when they sell.  Such is the life, when you deal in antiques.
Antique Bread Pan via Knick of Time
I would be quite content to hang it in my kitchen and if was hung vertically, it could even be used as a spice rack.  It's available here.
Antique Bread Pan via Knick of Time
 A more recent find was this old produce crate.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
 Two sides have this awesome, "Table Grapes" image.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
 One end has this paper label.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
And the other end has an imprinted image.  I love that it can be displayed from different sides for different looks.  It's available here.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
I also brought home two boxes full of old bottles.  I group any like colors together and sell them in sets.  This large set is available here.
Apothecary Bottles via Knick of Time
 I love these pretty blue colored ones.  They are available here.
Apothecary Bottles via Knick of Time
I'll be using some of the single bottles for other projects, like more bottle garlands, and this simple flower vase.  The wood shelf was one I made as a sample for my VBS class, but we ran out of time and weren't able to make them.  It was the perfect size to hold the little bottle.  The bottle and shelf are available together here.
Apothecary Bottle Repurposed Flower Vase via Knick of Time
My husband and I finished another tiered stand.  This one has an enamelware bowl and antique coffee tin.  It's available here.
Enamelware Bowl and Coffee Tin Tiered Stand via Knick of Time

This old lunch box was a nostalgia purchase.  I remember my dad carrying a metal lunch box to work, similar to this one.  I couldn't resist making a "lunch" printable flashcard to display with it.
Vintage Lunch Box via Knick of Time
A customer sent me an image, and asked if I could turn it into a sign on a window.  I'll admit, I failed 3 times before I got it done correctly.  I was totally ready to throw in the towel, but finally succeeded on the third try.   There is something about custom orders - they always seem to give me a hard time, which is why I don't accept many of them, but I'm glad it finally turned out.
Salvaged Antique Window Sign via Knick of Time
Hopefully, the remainder of the summer will slow down a little and I'll have more time to work on the long list of projects I have planned.

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