Friday, March 2, 2012

Little Projects



Hi Everyone! I hope that your week has been fruitful and fabulous!

I found a frame at the local thrift shop and brought it home. I read that you can use the chalk paint right over the glass, so that is what I did.

I painted the frame Old White by Annie Sloan--two coats. Of course I had to tape it so that one paint didn't mess up the other. Let it cure for a couple of days and then it is ready to put whatever message you want.


I found some inexpensive but nice quality napkins at one of my favorite stores: Home Goods. These 12 napkins, mostly cotton, were under $12!

I ironed and folded them first. Then I got this image from someone online, sorry I forgot her blog site. Ultimately, it came from Graphics Fairy.


I am so happy with them. I used iron on transfer paper and I love how it works! All you do is line it up, and iron with a dry hot iron for 2 minutes, let cool and then peel off.
Oh, and you have to reverse your image when you print it.

Thanks for looking! Hope you have a peace and wonderful weekend, my friend!




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16 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

I love the napkins! Beautiful serviettes!

lisa said...

You are truly so creative Charlotte.
Love the napkins!

hootnonny said...

Lisa said what I was going to write. You ARE so creative. When I first glanced at the top image, I didn't realize the silver was a print!

WhyCuzICan said...

Hi Charlotte- would those be the images I sent you?

~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Stephanie said...

What a clever way to use that frame. Fun!

melanzana said...

Beautiful napkins, great transfer!!
I like to transfer and I just do it on the furniture.

http://melanzana-iovoiono.blogspot.com/

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You do have a creative mind and many talents. You are finding many uses for the transfer paper.

Need to get to Home Goods, that is a great price.

Hope you are okay, the storms were awful last night. Tornado stayed on the ground for a long time.

Richard Cottrell said...

The napkins are very fun. Richard from My old Historic House.

Marta said...

¡Te quedó precioso! Muy bonito, me encantaria saber como has hecho la transferencia.
Besos desde España

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your napkins are terrific. I was going to try my first transfer paper project this week. Wish me luck. You make it sound so easy.

Okio B Designs said...

Oooh Charlotte - I just love your napkins! I saw your note on my blog about the Graphics Fairy image I used on my dish towels. I can't seem to find the link now either. DOH! But, if you email me (jeanineb4etsy(at)yahoo.com) I can email it to you because as luck would have it, I saved it to my computer!

Jeanine

ImSoVintage said...

I love those napkins. I am definitely going to try the iron on transfers. I have been wanting to but I keep putting it off for some reason. :)

Lori said...

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Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Great post! And, I've definitely got to try that Annie Sloan paint I've been hearing so much about!
So nice to "meet" you ~ I'm a new follower! ♥
Anne

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Super cute napkins! they'd make great hostess gifts. Thank you for linking this up with the "Cowgirl Up!" linky party. I appreciate your participation so much. Don't forget...the party starts again tonight!
♥Linsey

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A great tip for an easy way of making a message board. When our girls were little we always had a chalk message board in the kitchen.