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Ipad Mini Giveaway via Mod Podge Rocks!

Ipad Mini Giveaway via Mod Podge Rocks!

The amazing and generous Amy of Mod Podge Rocks is giving away an ipad mini! If you haven’t been there already head on over and check it out!

As part of the giveaway she is sending folks to explore the blogs and social media sites of her MPR contributors so be sure to check everybody out cause there are lots of great ideas out there.

So, since some of you are here for the first time I thought I’d do a “Previously on Cheltenham Road” to help you catch up with our program already in progress.

A few years ago, bored with my corporate life, I started fixing up furniture and selling it on the side.

(if there is a tutorial attached to the picture it will say so in the caption).

Tutorial: Trash (literally) to treasure

Tutorial: Trash (literally) to treasure

A quick tutorial on a dresser makeover

A quick tutorial on a dresser makeover

Little Girl's Desk MakeoverTransform an End Table into a Chalkboard Play StationClassic Secretary MakeoverLondon Underground Subway Art Dresser MakeoverVintage Postcard Dresser Makeover Things went well!  I quit my corporate job, started a blog and got serious about crafting.

After realizing the furniture was great but kinda hard to lug around I found some smaller items to work on and practiced my woodworking skills

I made coastersVintage French Lemonade Coasters

House Floor Plan Coaster Set

House Floor Plan Coaster Set

Classic Cocktail Lounge Coaster SetBingo Coasters

Blocks!

Mod Podge Halloween Wood Blocks

Halloween Blocks Tutorial

Tealight Holders (which are, admittedly, just blocks with holes in the top but you get the picture)

Vintage Wallpaper Tea Light Holders

Vintage Wallpaper Tea Light Holders

Retro Metro Subway Art Candle Holder

Retro Metro Subway Art Candle Holder

Wood Tea Light Holders Vintage Bingo Cards

Vintage Bingo Card Votive Holder

I discovered a previously dormant passion for letters and typography.

Distressed Wood Letters Tutorial

Distressed Wood Letters Tutorial

Vintage San Francisco Wood Home Sign

San Francisco Wooden HOME sign

Vintage Wallpaper Wood Letters

Decorative Wood Letters

Thanks to my association with Amy who inspires creativity I made trays and signs and tables.

Lazy Susan Tutorial

Lazy Susan Tutorial

DIY Subway Art

DIY Subway Art

Tutorial: Man Cave Vintage Baseball Card Table

Tutorial: Man Cave Vintage Baseball Card Table

I ended up with a thriving Etsy shop, several retail accounts and discovered that my previously hidden superpower was being super behind and super frazzled!

But I love it!

So thanks for swinging by – I hope you’ll follow along as I share new ideas, try to grow a small one-man business, work on my craft fair booth designs and build, saw, glue and Mod Podge my way to happiness!

And don’t forget to ENTER THE CONTEST!  I wish you all the best of luck!

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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.

One response »

  1. You are so talented! I love seeing your pics and reading your tutorials. One of these days I will try them all out. 🙂 Now, off to win an iPad Mini!

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