Hey guys!!
If you have not joined this month’s I Made it Without My Hubby party just keep scrolling down.  You have just a bit more time left to enter and share!  In the meantime, I thought I would share one of my latest projects.  And yes… that was “projects” with a big “S” on the end!  I’m so thankful for my non-pregnant self that can actually get things done 🙂
I have been having all sorts of fun with one of our very favorite new products!!  This has to be one of the coolest machines ever.  I am in love…

It’s my Silhouette! It is a digital cutting tool that connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. How fun is that!! My favorite thing about it is the ease of using graphics from the computer rather than trying to store 658,374 different cartridges somewhere in a drawer.  I like that I can pick just one picture that I need without having to go to the store!  Here she is…

I used my Silhouette to easily cut 2 bird pictures onto black vinyl.  This is the vinyl I used…
I will give a more detailed tutorial on a later post but it really was as simple as picking a picture and pushing print.  After doing that I started on the rest of my project.
I found these great antique sewing table drawers at my Meme’s house several months ago.  I knew I wanted to do something with them but was waiting for the perfect project. 
 I decided to use them as plate holders in my kitchen.  My original plan was to buy some cute plates at Home Goods but when I ran across these chargers at Hobby Lobby I couldn’t pass them up!
They were $1.99 and although the color wasn’t my fav I did love the shape!  I knew a good coat of
Rust-Oleum would solve that.  I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White.
Here it is drying…
I did add a little bit of Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze to them after they dried just to bring out the details on the edges.
I used some small picture hangers on the back of my drawers and hung them on the wall.
My next step was to add my birdies!  I just peeled the back off the vinyl…
And stuck it to the plate… That easy!!  And if I get bored of my birdies I just have to cut a new picture!

My final step was to put them in the drawers and take some pics!  What do you think??

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am so excited to share some of the other great things this little machine does!  You will be amazed… And right in time to ask Santa for one 😉  Make sure you scroll down and link up your latest projects if you haven’t done it yet! 

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  1. I actually have a question for you two. I am recovering a lamp shade and I found some old shades that have some discoloration on the inside. I am planning on recovering them like you have done many times!! I just don't know what to do on the inside and so I am wondering if you have any ideas for me. You could email me at [email protected]. I know you are busy, but any ideas would be appreciated.

  2. I love your plates! What a great idea! I have been dying for one of these machines and found one on Craigs list this morning, unopened with tons of accessories papers for $150!!! Cross your fingers for me=)

  3. I have a couple of drawers just like that and thanks to you now I know what to do with them. You are so clever…I would have never thought to mount them on the wall!

  4. That's sooooooo cute! I love your vision, and I already warned my hubs that that Silhouette machine needs to be under the tree in December or ELSE!

  5. What a great way to use those sewing machine drawers! I have several myself stashed away – I need to pull them out and hang them up! Love the painted chargers too – like you I always love the shape but not the colors. You are so creative!


  6. I love it Whitney. Too cute. I totally need those plates since it goes with my last name 🙂 I want one of those machines too.