Second Hand Saturdays Project and just in time for the holidays. Personalized Photo Coasters, a perfect DIY craft for friends, family…even the kids! All you need are tiles from your local rebuild/recycle store, some felt, glue stick, some two-part epoxy resin (local hardware store or craft store) and of course, your family’s favorite pictures on printed on regular copy paper.
Instructions: Clean the Tile, cut the felt and attach to the bottom, using either a glue stick or a hot glue gun. Then print out pictures that match the size of your tile and attach with a glue stick (the resin will keep it in place). Then mix the resin as stated on the bottle (there are also a couple of YouTube Videos on how to use it) and apply to the top and sides of your tile. Blow dry the bubbles out of the top and let dry for a day or two — then wrap them up in pretty ribbon. This affordable and easy DIY project was a ton of fun and the coasters are a huge hit at our house — I hope they are at your’s too Happy Holidays to You and Your Family! My best, Joanne
What an honor to style for photographer Jim Westphalen and Bill Killon, production specialist, again! (other one: Thor’s Elegance Furniture Line) Jim asked me to style for Just Paint Vermont’s photo shoot for their new line of products using Annie Sloan fabrics (and her paint line). Hobo Bags, Market Bags, Napkins, Runners, Chair Covers, Pillows and More! Great fun styling these great products-thank you Jim, Bill and the folks at Just Paint Vermont! A little eye candy for you Enjoy Joanne
Styling by Joanne Palmisano
I know I didn’t give you a bunch of time but it’s not too late to enter your amazing DIY project to the UncommonGoods contest for a chance to $500 and a product contract! Submissions are due by September 30 (midnight). Here is the link to UncommonGoods to submit your product. It’s a really easy submission-took me less than 5 minutes to enter mine. Here is what I submitted: A wooden spoon holder that I made for the owners of Mad River Barn from the antique beams that came out of their farmhouse during the remodeling project of the farmhouse, inn and pub. The beams are from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s and they are GORGEOUS!! I can’t wait to make the beds and benches for the Inn out of them as well. Recycle, repurpose, reuse! The wooden spoon holder was a ton of fun to make (look at those tree rings-so cool). I’ll post step by step of it soon. Wish me luck on my entry! Joanne
If you are planning to attend the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, please make time time for my short slideshow and demo. After my presentations, which are on Friday afternoon (currently the time is at 3 or 4 pm.) and on Saturday (around noon or 1 p.m.) I’ll be signing my book, Salvage Secrets — with a big Country Living Fair Discount!
You’ll love the Before and After pictures, the creative use of salvage and the sneak peek pictures of my upcoming book — due out in spring 2014! The demo on how to make a vintage sign is so simple but makes a huge difference on how authentic your sign looks! The JOY sign below has over 36,000 hits on DIY NETWORK.
Really excited about the #CLFAIR in OHIO fair — Atlanta and Rhinebeck were a blast! Everyone was having so much fun, great positive energy all around! Plus, the displays, demos and and incrediable vintage and salvage items, crafts, artisans and many other cool finds where all abound! I’m excited to see all the talent that will be there — to learn lots and say hello! Can’t wait to see you in Ohio! Joanne
How to Make a Vintage Sign is just one of the cool things I talk about on the Main Stage at the Country Living Fair.
I’ll show you some dramatic room transformation from my DIY NETWORK Online Video Series!
How to Use and Where to Find Salvage to Transform your Spaces!
Get a signed copy of my book with a Country Living Fair discount. Plus a coupon for my next book!
See you soon!
I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the design story of The Mad River Barn Inn. Last winter, Heather and Andrew Lynds, the new owners of the Barn, contacted me and asked if I would be interested in helping with interior design for the renovation of the Inn, the Rooms, the Pub and the Dining Room. What is truly inn…spirational, is they want to try to reuse their own materials as well as add salvage and recycled materials and details to the design. I was thrilled! This spring the project started and it has been a pleasure and honor working with Heather and Andrew and the entire building crew. I’m excited to share design details and research as we go. You’ll get to see a lot of the before and after and in between… I’ll try and keep you up-to-date on the project! Can’t wait to share with you the final project and design ideas - some of them will even be step by step for you to make yourself. Hope you will follow along and come and visit this winter when it is done! My best, Joanne
There will be a few changes…but don’t worry, we will be keeping some of the historic charm as well.
Updating the rooms will be fun.
Okay…so will the bathrooms.
The great thing is everything is being either saved, recycled or donated. Very little is going in a dumpster. Wait till you see what we do with some of the paneling we had to remove from some of the spaces.
The whole right side of the building was lifted up apx. 12 inches! Part of this old stone wall will be exposed in the dining design.
What till you see what I do with these old plumber handles.
Using the reclaimed barn wood that is coming out of the buildings and these Salvaged Posts from Mason Brothers Architectural Salvage, we will be building Farmhouse tables for the Dining room. Thrilled!
Using the old wood, galvanized metal pipes Andrew found behind the buildings and sinks from the Rebuild Center, we will have rustic contemporary vanities for the bathrooms, built by my friend, Brett.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been collecting barn doors from the Rebuild Center in Burlington, for some great projects in the lobby and game room.
Oh Yeah! They are also renovating the farmhouse that will be their home. Can’t wait to show you the kitchen design. More to come next week!