Hey everyone! I have an exciting post to you packed full of pictures! I've been working diligently on, what is now, my new little crafting "precious." But here's a little background before we get started!
So, each month, half of the Baker's Dozen with Taylored Expressions gets a product in the TE store to spotlight! This month, I was one of the lucky 6 to work with the Frame Your Imagination Vertical Stand. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I have all these recipes that I absolutely adore that are disorganized in random magazines, cookbooks, and junk drawer! Basically, a chaotic mess! So I decided to hunker down and make a recipe stand. One that, while matching my kitchen, would still fit my "style." This was just a breeze to work with! The stand is exclusive to Taylored Expressions and is perfectly sanded...ready for you to stain, paint, or cover with patterned paper! The stand is an absolute steal at only $12.99, but since it is the product spotlight of the month, it will be discounted to $10.99 only for just a few days (August 26-29)!!
So here is my stand, and I purchased some chipboard tabbed books that fit perfectly in my stand as recipe dividers and cover. :)
I then painted a single coat of maroon acrylic paint all over my stand. It dried VERY quickly and I was able to stipple an off-white color all over to make it look "aged." I also embellished my recipe cover with a bunch of my favorite vintagey things. :)
And I just love the way the stand turned out! I think the stippling really adds that little bit of flare, and of course, I couldn't pass up using some vintage trim, spoon, glitter glass.....ahhhhh
Now, I've only created two dividers so far....I don't cook a whole lot! I mean, I make main meal dishes during the week and the occasional sweet treat (rarely), and that's about it for me! I figure that making the two dividers is a good start. :)
I just love the tabs at the bottom. I added a couple charms to dangle there...
And finally, the "mains....." the life force of meals in this house (mainly casseroles) LOL!
I just love it!! And I REALLY wish that I could share better pictures of it, but I tried to convince my husband I needed my own photo studio (with surround lighting) and he just wasn't having it! BOOHOO!
And to put together some quick recipe cards, I merely downloaded the Horizontal Recipe cards right from the TE store, (printed 2 to a page), adhered it to a piece of cardstock and added some leftover patterned paper scraps to the top for a title. I also had leftover ribbon, so I just wrapped that around the page for fun!
I really wish you could see it all in person...it's so much more stunning! :) Either way, hope you've enjoyed my project, and be sure and take advantage of the sale! I'd love to see how you "frame your imagination." :)
Here are a list of supplies that I used right out of the store in case you want to go shopping. :)
Frame Your Imagination Vertical Stand
White Fabric Thickers
Clear Scalloped Sparklers
White Crochet Trim
Horizontal Recipe Cards
Thanks for the visit, and don't forget to check out the other Framed Imaginations! :)
Taylor Van Bruggen