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February 27, 2014

3 Ways to Update your Home Decor with Graphic 45



Good morning G45ers,

Have you been in the mood to update some things, recently? It's the time of year where you've either had lots of snow days or the holidays have slowed down and you finally have time to re-imagine some of those spaces that have been on your to-do list. We have some great items to inspire your space! We have a jaw-dropping altered Botanical Tea coffee grinder from Miranda Edney. Then, a great set of Good ol' Sport altered blocks by Nichola Battilana. To close out the blog, we will share a great chalkboard using French Country by Olga Struk! You will run from your computer to do some sprucing!

First, here's a little reminder of the incredible contest going on this week...and they're some retired collections! That's truly the best part. How fun! All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook to win. We'll announce the winner tomorrow, so comment today! Here's another peek at the goodies up for grabs...

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This next Botanical Tea project by Miranda is perfect for a centerpiece, for display, or decor for your next tea party. This is just an amazing piece of altered art. 

"I found this old timey coffee grinder in a thrift shop awhile back. I knew G45 paper was in order, but wasn’t sure which line. Then ….. BEHOLD…. Botanical Tea!  Swoon! I just can’t stop using this one! It very well may be….my favorite line to date! There , I said it :)

Anyways I crackle painted the top rounded bowl grinder. The rest was covered with paper! Add some spanish moss to the top and decorate your nest however you want! I had a start to finish on this, unfortunately the video file was 'corrupted.' If you have any questions , I’d be glad to help :)" -Miranda


Love the way Miranda let some of the coffee grinder still peek through, but covered with strips of paper. What a great shabby chic touch!





Supply List:

Botanical Tea-Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea-Flora
Botanical Tea-Fauna
Botanical Tea-Hello Friend
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Door Pull
May Arts Ribbon
Spanish Moss
Resin Frame
Ginas Designs Chipboards
Prima Flowers

Nichola created some great Good ol' Sport altered blocks that would be perfect for a masculine study, a child's bedroom, or a game room! The possiblities are endless!

"Recently I joined a swap exchanging Artist Trading Blocks. These blocks of wood measure 2.5” x 3.5” x 1.5” and are embellished and traded just like ATC’s (artist trading cards). It’s great fun to create these tiny 3 dimentional works of art and I thought it would be a fabulous medium for the Good ol Sport collection. How great would these look in a masculine den or sports lovers room?

A few tips for making your own: The top finials and bottom stands are simply miscellaneous wooden pieces adhered  together. Old wooden knobs and pulls, chess pieces, crafting pieces pieced together until they look just right. Once painted or stained they look as though they are one piece. Add some age to the pieces by grunging them. Sand all of the edges and then staining them with dark brown, watered down acrylic paint. To protect the finished project, coat with a light sealant." ~ Nichola

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Love the distressed look of these great altered blocks. Amazing work!





Materials List:

 Good ol Sport
Number 1 Fan
Cheer On
Play Ball
Game Day
Big Score
Ornate Metal Keys

Wooden Block
Rusty bits and bobs
Wooden Egg Cup

Small Wooden Finial

Miscellaneous old wooden knobs, pulls and pieces
Acrylic paint

There are so many opportunities to find a way to emulate this French Country project by Olga! It only uses a few supplies with AMAZING results! Great for: the kitchen, the study, your mud room to remind the family of their to-dos, and a sweet idea for love notes throughout the house! What room do you need a chalkboard the most?




A new great idea for our Antique Metal Door Pull - a chalk holder! So smart!


What a clever and simple way to show off the chipboard button. Genius!



Chalkboard Memo board Supplies

• French Country French Country 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
• French Country Chipboard Die-Cuts #1
• Staples Antique Metal Door Pull

Is there going to be a project you try after seeing these today? Tell us below in the comments - we can't wait to see how you update your home with some fresh and handmade projects!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45



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Lovely spring work and I love the altered wooden Bloks! Thank's for the change to win again! Have a nice weekend!
Greetings Maia

I LOVE On the Boardwalk!! It is one of my favorites!!! I would love to win one of the retired lines!!!

Wow. What a awesome projects. To choose one is like choosing a child. All of them are amaizing. Graphic45, you are the best!

Love the projects

Fab projects! Love all the papers!! Super sweet blog candy!

So creative and so inspiring here on G45 blog!!

Wow how awesome! I would love to win!!

What creative projects your artist have made, really gave me a lot of inspiration today. I can't wait to get my hands on that new paper. Love all three.

Wow! What amazingly creative people. Such wonderful ideas :-)

What amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing all of the awesome G45 products!

Whoo-hoo!!! Exciting projects!

Just LOVIN this!

The coffee grinder is spectacular

Yup! Loving it all, but the coffee grinder really is beautiful!

Great re-purpose for the coffee grinder, it's stunning. I love the blocks also. Thanks for the great ideas.

G45 is my favourite paper & your website is fantastic! I wish I'd found you ages ago... now I'm never without ideas & inspiration☺ thank you G45 ♥

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