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Giving Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving

It has been another amazing year of family, friends, new places and new faces. Here are a few that I want to share with you. There are so many more and I hope to share with you some incredible folks, their work and designs over the next few months. Until then, thank you for your support and kindness. My best, Joanne

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Second-Hand Saturdays, Personalized Picture Coasters for Holiday Gifts

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.

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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

 

 

Styling Photo Shoots for Photographer Jim Westphalen

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

Photo by Jim Westphalen

 

photo by Jim Westphalen

Photo by Jim Westphalen

Photo by Jim Westphalen

Photo by Jim Westphalen

Styling by Joanne Palmisano

 

UncommonGoods Contest — Enter Today!

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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

old beam wooden spoon holder by Joanne Palmisano

antique beams from farmhouse

Country Living Fair, Columbus, Ohio, September 13, 14, 15

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.

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!

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!

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!

Get a signed copy of my book with a Country Living Fair discount. Plus a coupon for my next book!

 

See you soon!

See you soon!

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