Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Sunday...

Recently, we had some new friends over to the house.  As they were looking around the living room, one of them noticed the big metal letters hanging on the wall. "Oh, those are old signage letters my husband got off of a job site. I said. "They are his initials." Then my friend asked where my initial was. Well... I didn't have an answer because I didn't have one. There weren't any K's or V's at the job site. So, long story short... today I decided to remedy that.


It was a lovely Sunday spent in my pajamas, playing in the studio. FUN!!! FUN!!! FUN!!!!
So this is what I came up with....
I had one of those cardboard K's laying around in my stash of stuff and I covered it with lace bits that I got on my recent trip to Round Top as well as wedding gown scrap that my mom gave me from her time working in a bridal shop. I have been playing with encaustic wax and making altered bottles lately, so I used some of that wax to apply the lace. Then I printed out an old photo of me as a kid (I don't know why, but in this photo it makes me look like a little elf!! LOL!!) I added a metal rose I had and cut up an old necklace that had leaves dangling from a chain to add to it as well. The last step was a little sprinkle of gold German glass glitter. I really love working with the wax because there ism no glue involved. If you place something and you don't like it, you can just heat the wax to melt it, and reposition whatever you want to!!

I found a place for it on the shelf. I think it's so appropriate that my husbands initials are made of rusty metal and mine is made from lace. Well, there are still a few more hours of daylight... I'm gonna go play some more! Hope your Sunday has been as fun and relaxing as mine!!


47 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful K! I would love to learn more about the wax...I have seen it on the bottles, but really don't know where to even start with it.

helen tilston said...

Very creative and I like your use of wax, encaustic. Very interesting.
Helen Tilston

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh wow Karen!!! Such gorgeous pictures and your initial turned out so beautiful. What a fun project to add to your lovely home.
Cheers,
Holly

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Beautiful Karen...what a great creation!
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Terri said...

Karen, your project is brilliant! Even better that you did it in your pajamas!
Wax is really fun, and it works so well with the letter and lace. The best part though...is the photo of YOU!
Hugs,
Terri

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That sounds like such a fun Sunday, Karen! I am going to have to do that some Sunday soon! I love your "K" and not just because it's my initial, too. : )

Jem said...

I hoped you were having a relaxing, fun Sunday and it seems you definitely were!

I loved contrast in initials between yourself and your husband and the lace you've used is so elegant and feminine. Gorgeous project!

Jem xXx

Theresa said...

I just love that K! I have been wanting to try encaustic for a while now, I have done wax collage before and it seems like the next step for creating. Too many pans in the fire right now though... maybe one day soon. xoxoxo

Helena White said...

How lovely Karen! So imaginative! You have inspired me to make one.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and it turned out so pretty!~Hugs, Patti

Mona Kay at Home said...

Oh, so beautiful! That would make a great gift...

Shirley said...

Hi Karen, I really like your k. It filts so well because the husband is suppose to be strong and the woman more femine and that it exactly how it stikes me. I have had a relaxing day also. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love your initial and I love your room!! How beautiful!!

Cindy Craine said...

I love it! What a great idea, it looks great with your arrangement! You need to enter it into the show and tell blog party! Miss you!-xoxo-cin

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

I love your letter Karen and the pic is so sweet and I can see that it was you! You did a beautiful job! Hugs Marilou

marga said...

I love your K.........so beautiful and feminim!
Hugs Marga

Kasia said...

Those are LOVELY! great idea too! I absloutely love the whole look of the room! And your initials add more shabby chick to it! :D

Hugs,

Charlene said...

I LOVE the shelves on your wall & ALL the goodies you have on them! I am so tired of the display I have in our living room & want to change it. Would you do me a fav & send me the photo of the wall (in the post) so I can show Hubby so he can help me recreate ours...? PLEASE! Also, where did you find the cool tin shelf? And as for our relaxing Sunday? YES! We went swimming in a neighbors pool & out to dinner with friends. Miss YA!HUGS!
Charlene

"Create Beauty" said...

PRETTY!!!!! I like everything about your K : )

I've never thought of using wax to attach items.... very interesting!
As is your entire wall, love it!

~ Violet

j said...

...such gorgeousness! mmm... love your blog. j

Valery said...

I just love what you did with the "K". I also collect our initials and am working on a few for my fireplace mantle. Love your creations!

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Just discovered your beautiful blog xx

sonya said...

What a great idea to use cardboard! I have yet to try the encaustic wax. But I will! Your K looks great on the shelf.
Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Sonya

gail said...

Hi Karen... I Love your "K". Its so pretty! Your living room is so pretty.
I hope you are having a great summer so far:)
Happy Creating, Gail

maria said...

I love your K and i love how you decorated your wall.
Hugs
Maria

Deb said...

Such a pretty room! I love the shelves ♥

Vicki said...

Your "K" is lovely, Karen. So feminine and pretty.

BEAR's Mom said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
reminds me of
the song Stevie Nicks sings
about Leather and Lace :D
~victoria~

Lucys Baby said...

Hi Karen, Your garden is just charming. Your K turned out great, looking forward to seeing you in Sept!
Jan

The Old White Barn said...

What a fun Sunday afternoon project - with a great result! Love it!
Susan

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Karen, thanks for calling me about my blog. Our city has been chosen for the "Extreme Home Makeover". My husband is the City Manager and I volunteerd to help. It's right in the middle of it. It's amazing! I'm headed out there is just a minute. Can I call you next Monday about my blog?

Love your initial. What a lovely way to spend a day.


Hugs
cindy@stitches

earthypawscreatures said...

This is such a neat idea :) It turned out lovely!

~Alli

confusedbrit said...

Loving the gorgeous K....the lace on it is beautiful, and it looks so at home in its setting....totally gorgeous make!

Bonita Jane said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I would love to sit a spell in your livingroom, initials and all!

Fresh Garden said...

Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! :)

Linda64 said...

Beautiful K and love the idea of working with enchaustic wax and fabric together. Wishing you a creative and happy week!

Diane Duda said...

It's a very lovely K! :)

Kathy said...

Well your shortage problem has been solved and in such a creative way. I love the lace addition to the letter, no doubt which one is yours
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy

vicki said...

Wayyyy cute Karen! This is the perfect accent for YOU! Love it - you did a great job!

Vicki

Junk Fairy said...

I just came across your beautiful blog! you are so talented! I love your decorating style! Your room looks fab.
XO
Eloise

Something Special said...

That "K" is so very beautiful. I just announced a new giveaway over at my blog in honor of my new blog look and my 200th post.

Jilly said...

Such gorgeous pictures and your initial turned out too beautiful. Your work is full of fun project and best for home entrance.
promosyon

Kathy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love it, being my first initial is K too! The contrast between your husband's initials and yours is perfect!
Hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

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Linda said...

You have such creativity! I love your blog.

Cathy said...

Hello, I just discovered your house, looking for vintage doll cloths on Google. I love your blog, your beautiful pictures and house.
Kind regards and compliments
Cathy from Holland

Cathy said...

Hello, I just discovered your house, looking for vintage doll cloths on Google. I love your blog, your beautiful pictures and house.
Kind regards and compliments
Cathy from Holland

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