Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Find Your Happy Place" Vintage Wooden Houses~ Proxxon Design Team Project

"Find Your Happy Place"

Creating with PROXXON Tools

I Love to work with wood and making little Vintage houses is so much fun! For this project I used the PROXXON Scroll saw and Delta Sander to create these lovely little houses. The supplies I used are listed below

 5 Random sizes of 2 x4 
(the sizes I used were from 6" to 12" tall- 4 houses and the base)
Crackle Paint ( I used Tim Holtz Distressed Crackle Paint)
Antique Glaze
Glue Gun
Glossy Accents
Assorted pieces of metal and paper ephemera,trinkets, charms and small doorknobs, anything that you feel would be a fun addition to your houses!
Acrylic paint
Gold Gel Pen
4 large Screws
Cooper wire for beading on the roof

1) I began with finding some random sizes of lumber.. 2x4s and some small scraps of thinner wood for the roofs. I cut the 2x4s
 ( with the scroll saw) into misc heights and sanded ( using the Delta sander)  the rough edges.. but still left some rough patches  to to give the appearance of weathered wood. I then cut the smaller pieces of wood into several triangular pieces for the roofs.

2)I wanted the look of old worn wood so I then painted the 2 x 4s that would be the houses with the crackle paint.

3)Here you can see the pieces all painted with an antiquing medium finish.
4)I set all the pieces in front of me with all the fun items to get an idea of how I wanted to design the houses.I used the glue gun to adhere most of the items to the houses.

5)I used the glossy accents to fill in some of the metal trinkets after adding vintage papers. I also used the gold gel pen to add doodles.

6)The final step is to screw the 4 houses to the bottom base piece.
 I had so much fun decorating these sweet little houses with all sorts of metal trinkets,paper ephemera and inspirational words!

Here you can see why it is called "Find Your Happy Place"

Here I thought it would be fun to use a funky wine cork for the chimney!

  Here I added some copper wire and beads on top to add an interesting element and bring your eye upwards.
I love this little bird in flight and adding that fun whimsy!

PROXXON makes creating these interesting and fun creations so much easier with their wonderful tools! 
Happy Creating!


Steph Ackerman said...

Sherri, these are amazing!!!!

Tammy Santana said...

Wow, these are too cool Sherri!

Barbara Moore said...

I love vintage houses and yours are so pretty!