Easiest Diy Mercury Glass

Christmas is next week and I'm still doing crafts. 
Mercury glass decorating is everywhere this year. I've look all over the internet and Pintrest for the easiest tutorial to achieve the look in just a few steps. I finally came up with the easiest tutorial. Gathering your supplies:

  • Any clean clear glass
  • Looking glass spray paint from Krylon. Although you can find other alternatives at Lowes too.   
  • Pure acetone, found at beauty supply store.
  • Printed Newspaper

1. I made sure the glass was clean. Then I sprayed it according to the direction, two coats may be necessary. Let dry.

2. Once completely dried,I took some newspaper rolled into a ball, opened it . Take and lightly wet the paper with the acetone and then dab against the glass. Pounce it around  in a a random pattern until you like the effect. That's it. Now enjoy.

Snowman Bucket

I love this adorable Snowman Bucket , painted by the very talented artist Kimberly English. Watch out her video on the creation of this prim snowman bucket.


Be sure to check her website out too .

New Soy Scent and New Creations

                                          Creamy Vanilla Mint
This is such a creamy, refreshing mint scent. Not too sweet...  not too minty, just the perfect blend.


I've been busy this week restocking the store. I had some time to finish some projects. They both started with a cream color makeover, distressing , then added an antiquing touches. 

I love this wood candle stand. I added some berries but you can keep it simple with just a candle.

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Displaying Tater.jpg This vegetable bin has been freshened up and heavily distressed. You'd be surprised how many customers still look for this.
               Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

Frosted Berries

Wanted to share with you  a New Scent. Frosted Berries... is a 

combination of so many bursting berry scents  all rolled into 

one scent. This is sure to be a  good year round berry - scent.    

Stop by and smell . More scent to be released, stay tuned.

Super Saturday Sale

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I'd like to help with your decorating. 

Join Us Saturday November 14, 2015 

from 11 am - 4 pm for 

60 % off Cash & Carry Sale 

on  Selected Home Furniture*

All Furniture is hand painted, crafted and designed by me. This gives you a one-of-a kind  custom 

furniture you'll be proud to place in your home. You can choose some of the following:
  • Buffet Server
  • Sofa Table
  • End Tables
  • Wood - Iron or Tin Punched  Chandeliers
  • Book Case
  • Kitchen Set
  • *few exceptions

While your shopping, check out our New Soy Candle Line

Sampling Saturday will feature our Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip. Yum !

Come out early to preview.

Hope to see you then

A Whole New Light
328 Rt 40
Elmer, NJ 08318


Make it A Good Day

I had the chance today to go for a walk at my favorite park. What a beautiful day it is. The weather  is perfect and there's still some color left on the trees. Get out and make it a good day !!!

Big New !!! Our New Soy Candle Line

This has been a year in the making , I 'm so happy to announce the release of our New Soy Candle Line. You will enjoy the scents you've come love along with the release of new fragrances. I'm offering an all natural soy candle, no dye, cotton wick candle. Stop by the shop or order on line .




    Coming  next week . Be sure to check back. 

Grubby Corn Cob

We finally had a cool fall weekend here. So I whipped up some scented crow corn cobs that have been

drying for a few months now. Dipped in scented wax and rolled in some spices,they smell oh so spicy.

The cinnamon painted crows where attached with some sweet Annie. They look so cut tucked into a

wooden bowl. Did you have any fall adventures this weekend?


Have a Great Fall Weekend

It's  a beautiful fall weekend here. The air 

is finally crisp and cool. I have plans to 

get out and enjoy after I close the shop. 

What are you going? Make it a fun fall 


I 'll leave you with this fall table display .

Candy Apple Craft Class

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Join Us for A Morning of Crafting
Click the link below for details

Fall Leaf Luminary

I had fun with this fall ball jar luminary.

This is will be offered as a craft class at 

the shop. Sign up for our newsletter 

to be notified when the class will be 



What's on your Door?

As  I'm changing my home decor  to Fall, I was wandering what's on your font door? Here's a peek what's on my door as of right now, it's always subject to change.


Credenza Make-Over

Finally the weather seems to be changing . I so look forward to cooler weather, falling leaves and all

the fall activities . The store is bursting everything fall. I really like the space saving Credenza.  They

are flush against the wall, offer storage space, and usually aren't that big. So when I  find them, I buy

them. Here's my last find. Before :

I was going for a "Pottery Barn" look, one that would be very neutral and would go with any

seasonal decoration. Using General Finish milk paint in cream, I painted the base. Then lightly wet

distressed , and then added my DIY glazing mixture, leaving some heavy glaze in the cracks. Waited

overnight to dry completely, then used General Finish Flat top Coat sealer. I love how it turned out,

just in time for some fall decor . Stop by the store and see this and all the other custom collections.


New Sassy Saying

I love making these stitchery. Sometimes  they tug at your heart, some are a little sassy, most of

them I just people to laugh at them. Hope you enjoy.

Flower Power Table Makeover

This little flower power table was in much need of a makeover and 

some love . I used my chalk mixture to paint the top black . A tan 

color was used with the game-board stencil .I decide to add cream 

stars for a third color . The  legs were painted cream and aged with

black.  I love how it turned out. Now it's ready for a new prim 


A Customer's New Gameboad

A customer has been mentioning that she would love a gameboard for her room. She gave me this cute cow  print that happened to be wood.  Although the cow picture was cute, it just was working for her. So I got the idea to surprise her with a gameboard. I used my chalkboard in mustard as a base coat. Stenciled the checker board in Burgundy with stars. I aged it with a black overlay to give a worn look . Hope she loves it.




Amazing Sight

Just had to share with you.  While taking a drive last night I came upon this sight. At first I began laughing and then I was amazed. The field was filled with  some geese ,duck and their babies .All you could see was their heads in the tall grass. I  wasn't  able to get really good picture because the car was making them move. Hope you'll enjoy as much as I did..


Jersey Blueberries are Here !!!

Jersey Blueberries are in full supply now. Just gotta love living in the "Garden State". We enjoy all Best  fruits,vegetables and all local. Blueberry pie is my favorite, along with muffins, pancakes.. you get the picture just about everything. What would you make?

Summer Pasta Salad

I enjoyed this delioucous  lemon orzo pasta salad last night. This is a refreshing salad that you can enjoy warm or cold the next day. Here's what you'll need:


Box of orzo pasta - use 1/2 a box
Carton of grape tomatoes, halved 
Bag of baby spinach
2 lemons
Vegetable zester
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook 1/2 box of orzo pasta according to the direction. Meanwhile in a large bowl, chopped baby spinach, halve the cherry tomatoes and layer in bowl. Zest both lemons along with the juice of one lemon. Toss everything to distrust the lemon . Once past is cooked, drain ,add pasta to vegetables. The heat from the pasta will warm veggies up. Now if you need or want more lemon flavor add juice from another lemon. Add salt & paper to taste. Enjoy !

Patti's Pick for Summer

With summer starting and the firing up of my new Barbecue grill,I've assemble some of my must have gadgets. I do want to say the items listed be are my affiliate links. Which means should you buy them receive a small portion of  the sale. Many gadget under $15.00. That being  said, let's get started.
            Zoku Classic Pop Molds, 6 with drip guards        

Create healthy summer treats for family . The cavities are easy to fill. Let  the kids get 
involved in the making  them. The frozen treats pops put easy. Look at this tat treat 
on my Pinterest Board. Go over and grab  the recipe.
         Lodge ASHH41 Silicone Hot Handle Holder
Lodge ASHH41 Silicone Hot Handle Holder, Red  
This is great to use when you're ready to take the bake beans off the BBQ.  No need to 
use pot holder,  just side this onto your pot handle. It would be great to use indoor too. 
        ZIPZICLE - (36 Pack) Zip-Top Ice Pop Pouch
ZIPZICLE - (36 Pack) Zip-Top Ice Pop Pouch        
I Love this because to me it just says summer fun . What kid wouldn't want to make his/her own Popsicle. Its a great price even for a birthday party.                               
                  Chef'n Palm Peeler, Arugula
                           I love  this little peeler. Slide it on your finger, easy to use.
                            JOTO Universal Waterproof Case 

JOTO Universal Waterproof Case Bag for Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4, S3, Note 4 / 3 / 2 / 1, HTC One M9, M8, M7, Max, LG G4 G3 G2, Nexus 6, 5, 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1, Nokia Lumia, BlackBerry, Motorola MOTO G, X, E - Also fits other Smartphone, iTouch, MP3 player, up to 6.0" diagonal - IPX8 Certified to 100 Feet Waterproof, Snowproof Dirtproof [Cellphone Waterproof Bag Life Pouch, Credit Card Wallet Money Dry Bag] (Black)                   
Calling all beach overs.  This waterproof pouch is a must have for Beach lover, pool swimmer, or any one wanting to want to keep their things safe and dry.  

Eagle Sighting

 Wanted to share with you a rare sighting.

 I love to venture to the countryside near 

my home to look for Eagles (no I don't 

mean the Philly Eagles) . While riding 

around , I saw 5 Eagles.. Yes 5 sitting 

together on a log at their favorite fishing 

spot. It was all I could do to kept quiet 

long  enough to get a picture.

Hope you can see them.

American Bowl Filler Tutorial

Just in time for 4th of July Holiday !!

Today I'm going to share an easy and affordable tutorial.

A Whole New Light's photo.

So here's your material list:
1. Package of 4 flags, purchased at Walmart

2. Scissors , needle and thread or a sewing machine

3. Muslin material or fabric of your choice for the back of flags

4. Ploy -fill stuffing

Instruction :
1. Take  each flag out of the package, carefully take it off the stick


2. Take your muslin or fabric and cut a piece for the back of each flag. Try to cut it about the same size as the flag.

3. Turn your flag over, place muslin fabric on top. Hand stick or machine sew three sides, leaving on side open to stuff.
I left the star side open.

4. Turn flag inside out, lightly stuff  with ploy-fill . 
Hand stick last opening closed. 

5. Repeat for  the remaining flags.

Optional Step
If your like the natural look of your flags, display them and enjoy.

If you want a primitive look like I did  here's an additional step.

6. Take all your pillows,soak them in a big bowl with some brewed tea bags( tea and water). Soak for a few hours. Then remove, ring out excess tea water, let dry.

Place in a bowl of choice and Enjoy !!!

First Market Day this Year

 Can't believe this is the first chance I had to visit our local flea market. The weather is beautiful and I'm excited to get digging for treasures. Not too many vendor this Memorial Day weekend, still had a good time seeing and smelling all the sights (and you do see sights at a flea market). We'll on this day the flea market gods were not kind to me, I didn't find anything. Still glad I went.


Color Makeover

This large end/ side table is really different. Not only is it made of solid wood, it's a heavy, deep table. The drawers give you extra storage space. This is the first project using General Finish milk paint in Linen. Two coats were needed, the finish was nice and smooth. The top was accented with  Minwax Gel Stain, I wish I could have tried the General Finish Java Gel. Overall I was please

 The sunflower canvas used in this setting was painted by a very talented artisit, Kimberly English. Visit .




I'm Back

So the last few weeks I've been visiting my son in Indiana . What a busy time it was. Our my objective was to finish the garage drywall we started last year . Happy to say that we successfully hung over 15 sheets of drywall, tapped , Spackled and sanded. Done !!!


           Had to share one of the many beautiful sunsets after a long, hard day at work.          


We had a chance to catch a comedy show in a quaint town of Evansville, Indiana. Before the show we grabbed something to eat a German Restaurant . I knew it was going to be a great experience when we walk in and smelled all the amazing food aromas. We enjoyed local craft beer, fried pickle, and a delicious Ruben sandwiches and some laughs. We had such a great time.

Old National Theater 


Our time together always seems to go bye so quick. As we packed to come home, Brandon was packing to go back on the road for the next race. As we left for home, we caught a beautiful sunrise.


Check Out These Legs

Here's a side table that needed much help. It's a solid piece but I thought I'd try something new. 

I used a Colonial Style 7" legs to add height, cream distressed paint color complimented it with a darker top color. I think it adds a  whole new dramatic look. What ya think?

What a Beautiful Morning for a Walk

I had a chance to take a walk with my daughter and grand-daughter before work today. Along our walk we saw red wing black birds, the frogs and birds were singing. All of nature was happy. Of course we made time to play  on the swing and sliding boards. We had such a god time. I'm so glad I live in the country.


Happy Easter

Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter
and Passover

As your getting ready to celebrate your holiday, remember all that your thankful for. Share with those you are less fortunate.