Monday, October 27, 2008

We Love to Mod Podge

Around our house, "mod podge" is a verb. We have mod podged all kinds of things. The pictures on this door come from a book called Moonlight in Duneland, a collection of posters from The South Shore Line. We had the book for a couple of years before inspiration struck. I do feel a little funny destroying books like this, but overall I think it's a good tradeoff - now we look at these prints every day!

These images come from a couple of women's magazines from 1967.

The images on the inside of the bathroom door came from a New York Times magazine supplement (Real Estate). Those are a great source for interesting images.

This is a vintage map/pictorial about the Grand Canyon.

My husband Marc did this one. He used old hand bills from an obscure movie called The Black Hand starring Gene Kelly. It reads One man against The Black Hand - the dreaded mafia band! - Sensational in his first great dramatic role. I'm not sure if he had any more. There's also the line Pack in Italian Patronage!

Someone asked me if we got copies of the hand bills - no, we didn't, we just used the originals.

No, I don't plan to mod podge the pool table! I just like to show it off. It's just opposite The Black Hand piece. It was my 40th birthday present to myself.


catherine said...

Holy Cow...! Pool table! what fun! Love the mod podge, I always thought it was modge-podge, that could be my Wisconsin showing, where we slaughter words and phrases left and right...

Kerry said...

It is pretty fun having a pool table. I have an occasional pool night with my girl-friends, and Leo and I play pretty regularly - he's getting good!

I see (on the internet) that a lot of people call it that. My bottle of "Mod Podge" is made by a company called Plaid.

grace said...

We <3 Mod Podge at my house too. I have no less than three bottles at any given time. My partner won't let me put stuff up on walls like that, though. Wish he would--I love your door with the plates from the book!

Blaize said...

I had no idea you were a pool shark! I love all the projects you show here. *looks around at what she could glue stuff onto in her own house*

Kerry said...

That's exactly what I do Blaize - "hmmm... there's a blank spot, now for something to cover it with!"