12/12/2014

New Accent Lighting

I'm finishing  some new accent lighting for the holidays. 
This globe centerpiece with  cinnamon textured  wooden bowl and aged glass globe,
with a timer taper.



Wooden Tray Lighting

Vintage typewriter accented with time taper





Prim Lighting

I've added some new primitive lighting that can do double 
duty in your home.
Decorated for the Holiday, after the holidays change out the greenery for  a new look .



Some New Holiday Decor

I've been having so much fun creating new pieces for the holidays.
This piece was painted by our talented in house artist, kimberlyenglish.com



Stop in to see all the new handcrafted home decor items at 
"A Whole New Light"

11/03/2014

New Furniture Makeover

Here's my latest furniture makeover. I like this new color. It neutral enough to fit any decor. I darkened the top and left the hardware as is. Love those legs. Where would you place in your home?


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What's for diner?
Baked  Caesar Pasta




Find the recipe for this and other delicious meals on my Pintrest Board.


10/14/2014

New Textured Bucket Lamp

Here's the latest addition to my bucket lamp line. I must say for me it was love at first light. This textured primitive bucket lamp is so cute and adaptable to any space in your home where you need light. It's small enough to be an accent lamp in a corner, over the sink , over an island , just imagine where you can use it. Shown in black  it's also available in mustard, cream, burgundy. $59.95





What's for dinner? One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp

One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp - A super easy one pot meal that the whole family will love - even the orzo gets cooked right in the pot!


Here's whats on the menu tonight . Find the recipe on my pinterest board , just click link below:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/228487381070861829/

9/23/2014

Hello Fall !!



As the seasons change and there's a crispness in the morning air, my thoughts turn to all things Pumpkins. Fall also has some of my favorite candle scents, like pumpkin pie. apple cider, spiced apples, gingersnap cookies well I could go on and on. 
What are some of your must have fall scents?

         What's for Dinner? How about Creamy Pumpkin Pasta 




INGREDIENTS:

1 lb whole wheat penne
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup pumpkin puree, depending on your personal taste
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk, more if you like a thinner sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup parmigiano reggiano, I used about 2 cups, we like cheese! You can also use Parmessan
1 tsp pepper flakes, optional.


DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta according to box instructions.
In a large skillet heat the oil over medium to high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, just until fragrant. Add the pumpkin puree, vegetable broth and mix through. Add heavy cream, milk, nutmeg and salt and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
Add the the cheese and pepper flakes if using. Stir, turn off heat and incorporate the pasta. Serve with some extra cheese and pepper flakes.

This recipe was shared from my pintrest board http://www.pinterest.com/pin/228487381070712049/

8/01/2014

Pottery Barn Knock-off

As we enter in August, my thoughts this week are thinking about fall. It's one of my favorite times of the year. I'm finalizing the New Fall Scents, can't wait to introduce them to you.

This week's project has been on my to do list forever. I love Pottery Barn... so I created one of my all time favorite pieces. This 9 panel Free Standing  Mirror is on my fireplace mantel waiting for me to dress it up with some fall decor.



To recreate you own here's what you'll need:

 9-same size mirrored  frames.
1/4" plywood or mdf board ( for the backing)
jig or circular saw
duct tape
gorilla glue, or any other strong glue
paint to match frame color


Once you find the 9- mirrored frames you like, turn them over (back side) and arrange your pattern.

Using duct tape, tape down (back side)  each connecting frame to the next frame. Starting from the bottom working to the top, make sure each frame is square all the way around to the next one. Pay close attention to each corner. Now work your way up each row til you reach the top. Make a big " x " from one corner to the other . This will give it extra strength, you can't  have to much duct tape.

Carefully pick your mirrors up and place frames, right side up onto plywood board. Trace around all the frames and cut out. (This will become your back )

Paint the front & back of board  with coordinating frame color.

Take your gorilla glue and apply all over the plywood and the BACK of your mirrors. Clamp them down if you can,  if not get some heavy book and lay them on top of mirror board for at least 24 hours.

Decorate and enjoy :)



7/23/2014

July Hostess Special

You still have time to book your July Candle Gathering .
 Remember you can host a private gathering at our store, or I can bring the store to your home.

July Hostess Special 
When you host a gathering in July, your bonus gift is a tart warmer ( choose your style)  and starter warming oil.  
You'll earn free and 1/2 price items from your sales and future bookings .


Call or email Pat with your date.

856-358-1127 or pat@awholenewlight.com



7/12/2014

It's Tomato Pie Time


When Jersey Tomato's are out, I make this about 2-3 times a week, we just love it. So for now , on- the- vine  tomato's will do. I found this recipe on " Southern Plate" blog and have become of big fan of Christy's.

The only thing I do a little different, drain my tomatos for about an hour in a colander cause I don't want a soggy pie. I then marinated the tomatos in a plastic bag with balsamic for about 20 mins. I find it evenly favors the tomatoes more. These are just my own tips.
Here's her link http://www.southernplate.com/2012/06/tomato-pie.html

Hope you Enjoy !!!

Burlap Table Makeover

Just after I purchased this burlap sack, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I found a table that was perfect for the size for the burlap .I got to work painting it red , distressed and glaze in a darker shade.

I placed and stapled the burlap onto the table, and then applied several coats of glue to adhere the burlap to the top. What do ya think?



 
 
 
 

7/11/2014

Makeover Cheapo Baskets - NO PAINT NEEDED


 
Did you ever wonder (like I did) how to make those cheap looking wicker baskets look more Prim. Here's an easy & cheap way of doing just that... with no paint .

Supply List:
*Basket of your choice ( You can find them cheap everywhere)
*Empty glass Jar ( I used an old pickle jar)
*Apple Cider Vinegar
* Couple of steel wool pads ( Brought it at the $$ store)
*Foam brush

Take an empty glass jar, fill it 3/4 with apple cider vinegar , add about 2- steel wool pads. Let this mixture sit over night.

Now I might suggest you take your supplies outside to finish, unless you don't mind the smell of vinegar in your home. Take your foam brush, dip it into the vinegar and paint your basket. You'll see it change almost immediately . The more times you apply the mixture to your basket, the darker it gets. For my basket above I applied about 2 coats.

It's that easy. Now you won't hesitate to buy those ugly basket next time you're at a yard sale or thrift store.

Enjoy:)

7/05/2014

Furniture Makeovers

This project table was the collaboration of myself and a very talent artist  www.kimberlyenglish.com.
While I painted, distressed and aged the table, Kimberly hand painted the top design. She did an awesome job with all the details. This piece could accent any number of rooms in your home, and because of it's  small scale it's easy enough to move from one room to another .
 
 Before
 
 
 





 
 
 
This table is very detailed, and aged to perfection. This is another hand painted creation by www.kimberlyenglish.com


Each table is available for sale at:


6/27/2014

The Marriage of Two Finds

I had this oak stool for awhile, I was using it as a cutting table. The seat was split and broken. The round table top was from one of those cheapo table with the screw- in legs. I saved the legs for another project , then attached the top to the stool.
 
 

 I cleaned and sanded the stool and re-stained it in dark walnut. For the top I based coated in black with the top coat of cream. Stenciled the words, distressed again and applied more stain. I cut and painted two boards for added display area.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed !
 

6/21/2014

Does your House Smell ???


Then you need : A Whole New Light Warming Oils
 
 
 

Call Pat to schedule you Candle Gathering : 856-358-1127
or email: pat@awholenewlight com.
* this offer is limited to one refund per person
      

5/28/2014

DIY IPad Stand



Here's a quick solution I needed to use my iPad while cooking. Now my iPad is not replacing my collection of cookbooks, but I do find myself using my iPad more when cooking. First, you'll need to find a wooden cutting board in a style you like. Don't worry so much about the condition 'cause you're going to paint it.

List of Material:

1. Cutting board
2. Paint of choice
3. (2) 1"x3" for the rail ledge
4. Hinge
5. Screws, wood glue
6. Drill with screwdriver attachment
 
Take your cutting board and attach your 1"x3" on the front with glue and screw from the back. Once dry, paint the front & back. I dry brushed and distressed mine.  


On the back of the board, attach your hinge. Cut another piece of 1"x 3" the length of you board. What you're trying to do is make it stand up. You may need to adjust it so that it stand up .


Add you iPad and get cookin'! 
                                                   

                                                 


   

5/25/2014

Rhododendron finally Bloomed

With the weird weather we've had, one day hot and humid the next day it's cold with a hail storm . My rhododendron finally bloomed. I'm not sure how old this plant is, I always look forward to it sharing it's beautiful blooms with me every year.


5/24/2014

Mom and Babies


Look who made a home just outside my door. Even though I live in the county and experience all kinds of animals, I'm still in amazed at how they survive. This mommy  whom I've seen and spoken to (yeah I'm kinda weird) choose to make her home just outside my door. She even made a hole to burrow her babies while she's away.
 


5/23/2014


For those of you traveling this holiday weekend or going to a family gathering ... Have a Safe Holiday Weekend.
 


 

5/21/2014

Look what I picked today. Hand made strawberries from a chenille bedspread, package in a farmers basket.
 
 
  
 

5/18/2014

Hostess Special

Has it been awhile since we got together for a
Home Gathering?
Now would be the time to schedule your Gathering.
 
 
Spring Hostess's will earn a bonus of $40.00 in candle credit, $20.00 for each booking referral,1/2 price items along with all the other free gifts.
Schedule your home gathering with
Pat 856-358-1127 or pat@awholenewlight.com .
Your can also host a catalog or office party too.

5/17/2014

DIY Colander Lamp

I've been wanting to make a Colander  Hanging lamp for a long time. It took a while to find one that had  stars on. So when I  found one, I  did the happy dance .




Here's  the  tutorial.

Supply List :

*Colander of choice
*Lamp Kit ( I got mine at Lowes . It had  Lamp the   wire , chain,  ceiling hooks)
*Pull Chain socket
 

Finial  for top of Colander' pipe thread if needed

1. Find the center of the colander, drill a whole the same diameter of your lamp fittings.

2. Thread wire through chain

3. Attach finial and thread pipe , pull lamp wire thru it .Carefully put aside .

4. Take your Pull chain socket  apart.

5. Take your chain & wire assembly , pull it thru the top of the colander and attach wires on to socket.
If you not able to the electrical wiring, have the hubby or  an electrician do this step.

6. Insert the appropriate size light bulb wattage.(I used a 40 watt)

Now your ready to hang and Enjoy !!



5/13/2014


 
I just got back from Indiana after spending two weeks with my son. It's so rare to be able to spend  time with him since he's on the road about 25 weeks a year racing. While my son Brandon worked , my husband & I tackled some repairs to his home. One of the jobs my husband and son started was insulating and  dry walling his garage.

 
We toured where Brandon works at John Force Racing in Brownsburg, what an amazing operation.      

 


We ate the Mulberry Cafe, a themed restaurant was that of the  Andy Griffin show. Before you enter you'll notice  Sherriff Taylor police car. The decor made you feel like you were sitting in Aunt Bee's kitchen. There were TV's  streaming episodes of the show along with vintage commercial. The food was home cooking and delicious .
 
As we departed early  Mother's Day  to my surprise  my son  hide a very special  Mother's Day card in the car . I always treasure it and our time together .
 
 

4/18/2014

Dresser Makeover


I'm almost done this week's furniture makeover, couldn't wait to  share this with you. I'm really bad about taking before pictures, mainly because I just want to get started , but this time I did. She got a little paint, paper, and  jewelry (AKA new hardware).  I made a shelf riser, cause you can never have too much space to display all your prim goodies. So far I'm pleased how it turned out,  just a little more to finish up . So tell me , what do you think?
    
 
 
 
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