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Make Decorative Street Numbers Tutorial with Mod Podge

Make Decorative Street Numbers Tutorial with Mod Podge

I honestly can’t tell you what I’ve been doing of late.

I don’t mean I can’t tell you like “it’s a secret and I’d have to kill you” I mean I’m not quite sure what I’ve been doing.

I know I’ve been doing my usual coaster-making, candle –drilling HOME sign designing but the time has just slipped away and I feel a bit like I fell in a hole.

For instance I failed to realize that the always awesome Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks had posted my latest tutorial. for making some decorative house numbers.House-number-sign-DIY-project

She had challenged me to an all-Home Depot project and except for the Mod Podge and the paper I found all that I needed there.Materials for Street Address

I realize most of you probably found me via Mod Podge Rocks so I’m probably creating a hall of mirrors here by sending you back there but if you haven’t seen it please do check out the tutorial.

Meanwhile I’ll be in total factory mode

I’ll be joining my friend Nicki at the Little French Flea Market this coming weekend.  It’s a totally charming market in this rather idyllic public park.  I’m really looking forward to it (and it’ will get me out of the house!)

After that I dash to Ohio for my dad’s 91st birthday then back home and the spring Unique LA Show Unique LA Spring Showfollowed quickly by the Santa Ana Patchwork show.

I’ve got a lot of stuff to make!

PS:  My sister Phebe got her birthday card from my folks.  It contained no mysterious extra rodent siblings so perhaps I was just on a birthday cake sugar high that day and reading too much into things.

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About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out about the Little French Flea and the link. Looks to be a good day for selling, shopping and hanging out. Looking forward to seeing you and it WILL NOT RAIN!! 🙂

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