Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is an easy little gift that I made for my daughter's teacher. Her last name starts with "D" so I got the letter at Hobby Lobby. It's paper mache' and only cost $2.00! I painted it black with a brush, used a tan color paint mixed with antiquing glaze. I painted that over the black then wiped it with a rag to give it the antique look. Then I used the tan color to paint the little motif that I designed. Then I tied on leopard ribbon in a bow. I think it would look cute on a bookshelf mixed in with other objects.

Picture Pillow

This is a pillow that I made for my Mother-in-law for Christmas. I used a picture that I took of all of our kiddos and printed on fabric that you put in the printer, rather than using iron-on transfer. Then I found the fabric and trims and viola'! a picture pillow! I'm going to make one for myself but change the photo to black and white instead of sepia to go with my decor better.

Friday, November 28, 2008

window art

Here is my window art that I made for Millie's room. I dug around in my Grandma's attic so it was free and the best part was that it was pink! I was so excited...Millie helped me tear pieces of fancy paper and I used a glue stick to paste it on and then put a wire hanger on the back.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Millie's armoire

This is the armoire for Millie's room that had been sitting in our garage waiting to be painted for 2 years! I was waiting for my husband to put in shelves in the door part. One night, I decided, you know what? this is it, I am tired of it just sitting there!.... and I dragged it up the stairs with my 10 year olds help! I was going to paint the whole thing so I sanded it all down (what is cream now used to be hunter green). But then Jeff and I both kind liked the wood distressed, sanded looking, so I just decided to spray paint the green parts cream and then distress them slightly. I bought the cool green glass hardware at an antique store. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My latest project!

Before~ you can kind of see the old upholstery underneath....

Here is my latest project...a sofa that used to be my Grandmothers, an ugly green plaid but with good bones still. I took pictures along the way...kind of a before and after. I have never done anything like this before (only a wing-back slipcover without piping)...It was alot of work but I had tons of fun doing it. Let me know what you think...I would like to begin a business redoing furniture for other people.

First Post...

I'm new to this blogging thing, although I've been looking at others for awhile. My love for recreating/sewing/decorating is how I came to find the cool ones. I am so amazed at the talent, creativity and the awesome ideas that all of the creators I come upon. Soon, I am going to post pics of some of my own creations....
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