I was repairing an old farm chair the other day. It had a big crack in the middle of the seat. As I was working on it I accidentally broke off one of the legs. I could see that this piece was never going to be strong enough to sit in and use as a regular chair even if I glued it up. So I set it aside and started to work on my next project. Then it hit me.............I had this old metal milk crate that no one seemed to want and it was just sitting there waiting for some love and I had this rickety broken chair needing legs.It was so obvious at that point my hands were shaking with delight. I strapped the chair onto the milk crate and there you have it! I am totally in love with the out come, the unconventional is aways my favorite!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This is a piece I bought and painted up like the sign I did last week. I love patriocti prim.
Just a round table that I painted .
Just a little stithery I did and popped it into a "Warren Kinble" frame.
I went to a sale last year and picked up 2 wonderful old school desks for 5.00, that is 5.00 for the both of them. I usually pass up desks like this but I really couldn't resist the 2 for 5 deal. I saw some painted on Pinterest a while back and decided it was time to dig one of the desks out of my stash and give it a go. I primed it first with bonding primer and then painted the desk with a maroon paint. The color was so terrible that I had to decided to go back to my old faithful friend barn red. Next I painted the flag and stars and then stained over the whole thing and gave it a poly finish coat.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I remember spending a lot of time in the summer roller skating down the sidewalks in Grand Rapids. I wore my skate key around my neck on an old shoe string, those were the days! We didn't have fancy things to play with but what we did have was awesome !!!!! So I took some old skates that I just couldn't seem to sell and decided to give them some "Bling"! I painted them pink and then took some Modge Podge and glitter and Girlied them up! Sparkle makes everything better don't you agree?
This is a birdhouse I made from a post I bought at the flea market. The spire top I attached to give it more dimension.
Here are two signs that I made last week. Isn't the top sign a hoot, that one is a special order for one of my dear friends. He is going to hang it in his shop to entertain his customers.
This sign I first saw on Pinterest and just had to make one. I happen to have a table top that was just perfect for this project! Lucky ME!
I found a really nice set of vintage metal coasters. The light bulb in my head went off immediately and I knew I had to have them and at 2.00 they were a delightful find. I found some vintage photographs on Pinterest and printed them out. I cut some printed paper for the back round and then fit the photos over that. I used water-proof Modge Podge to attach them to the coaster in case someone really does use them for what they were originally intended for instead of art! LOL
I have been buying every suitcase I find lately. I found this round one and thought why not, I will buy anything once and give it a go. I had a stool already that had its top replaced with particle board which isn't the best looking so I thought perfect! I painted the bottom white and the top blue. I the case to the stool with some screws and glue. The last one of these I made I used the tradition type suitcase and it sold the first day I put it in my booth, we'll see if this one gets the same reception!
This is a better shot of my dear companion Fred. I bought him at a flea market too. He was a bargain, he was for sale for 25.00 but because I bought his sister to I got a "two-fer" that is two-fer 40.00! lol I told you I love a bargain!
This piece was a real find for me it was also free. It had a porcelain top on it and was missing the two doors. I replace the top because it just didn't look right, this was the bottom of a small Hoosier cabinet and I made it into a usable piece by adding the doors and a top that was originally an old table with broken legs. I am sorry that there aren't any before pictures. I get so excited when I am working I forget to bring my camera and then before you know it the piece is finished. I will try harder but I have to say the next few posts won't have any "befores" either because I have the attention span of a Goldfish (20 seconds). Anyways hope you enjoy looking and feel free to pin anything you see on my blog.
Here are two pillows I made out of ticking.