Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I am linking to these really fun parties. Be sure to check them out!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
For my granddaughter's birthday I decided to make her new bedding. I started with the plaid fabric that I already had. And since her favorite color is this turquoise blue, it was the perfect start, or so I thought. I backed it with a solid blue that I got at Wal-mart, which turned out to be her preference, so her it is reversed!
Naturally, a twelve year old girl has to have something really cool and fun, so I found the exact turquoise to match in the super soft eyelash fabric at Joann's and made two euro shams and added in a white eyelash sham to go with them. Lastly, I appliqued some throw pillows in various shapes for accents with her name, initial and a couple of cute flowers. To my relief, she was thrilled! (You never know with twelve year olds.)
Her mom and dad even painted the room to match a few weeks later. I will show those picks when I find the pics of the chair cushion I made her to go with all of this.Linking to these parties:
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sometimes I find a real piece of trash awaiting me at the GW and realize it’s really a treasure in disguise. I found this sad little magazine rack one day and new it was waiting for a little tender loving care to bring it back to life. I couldn’t help but bring it home, like a sad little puppy looking at me and begging. All it needed was a little glue, ok a lot of glue, some paint and a little character.
After the glue dried, I painted it with my trusty white semi-gloss paint and then distressed it with some sandpaper. A couple of coats of Polycrylic by MinWax and she was ready to go. Look how much prettier she is. From Trash to Treasure!Linking to: