July 20, 2017

Orange Glitter Houses

Orange Halloween glitter house in progress

Hello friends!  Hope you have been doing well this week.  I have a few works in progress to share. And I seem to have had a thing for orange lately. I hadn't really thought about it until I was putting this post together. Typically, I don't use a lot of orange - but it has certainly appeared in my studio this week.

First up is this Halloween project that is currently on my work table. (Pictured above.)  A wonky house (pattern by Howard Lamey) and a worn out fence.  I deconstructed and altered a pristine white picket fence to make it look run down and weathered.  I painted the house bright orange then dry brushed with some black paint to give it an old and dirty appearance.  The roof is hard to see from this angle but it is a dark green. So far the base has a few layers of paint with more to go. The house is not finished yet either - there is more to add to the roof. This is the first house I have done that will not have any glitter on it - unless I change my mind and add just a touch somewhere!

orange and gray glitter house in the works

I also have this house in the works..This is new pattern I designed, inspired by other houses with towers I have seen.  The paint color is "melon pink" but it's a orange-y pink.  I like how it looks with the with slate gray trim.  The tower will have a bit of gray trim near the top and this one will get a frosting of glitter.  :)

Lime and orange glitter house

And in keeping with the orange theme here's a finished lime green house with melon trim and a happy snowman peeking over the fence. This one's probably headed for the shop or the craft sale in a few days. 

Thanks for reading!  I hope you're having a creative week.  I'd love to see what you have been up to.


Linking up with Paint Party Friday.


  1. The Halloween house is fantastic and the colours are just right. Perhaps some black glitter would look good?! Happy PPF,hugs, Valerie

  2. wonderful houses Laney. I can see how inspired you are by these. Looking forward to seeing the finished Halloween house! Happy PPF!

  3. I love orange to bits....and your houses are just adorable...thanks for sharing...visiting from ppf...xx

  4. A beautiful idea-rich, tinkered house!
    Happy PPF and weekend Elke

  5. Your sweet houses are always so creative. Waiting for more...
    Happy PPF xx

  6. Beautiful houses! Orange is certainly a Halloween colour! I love these 3D assemblages and would like to make some myself...if I had time!

  7. Beautiful houses! Orange is certainly a Halloween colour! I love these 3D assemblages and would like to make some myself...if I had time!

  8. Wow. That little house is adorable
    Happy PPF

    much love...

  9. Laney, I just love this set of houses. The Halloween house is so cool. I can't wait to see the finished house. Howard Lamey will be so proud. Lucy

  10. Oh these are wonderful! It reminds me that I have to research how to make gluten free shortbread. I want to make shortbread houses for christmas this year, I've never made one, ever. Hopefully mine will look half as good as your beautiful glittery houses! Visiting from PPF.

  11. Your houses, like I have said before, always make me soo soo happy!! They are stunning, fun and full of life!! I can't wear orange but I too love it. A few years ago I invested in a few sets of orange dishes...and I have lots of different orange around me... I even used orange in some new paintings I've done. No matter how much I walk away from it...it always trickles in again!! Beautiful work all of it!!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. You have such a talent for this. Wonderful.


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