Saturday, July 28, 2012

Twine Pears

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it. I had some decorator pears in various sizes that I had picked up over time.  I sat down one Sunday afternoon and gave them a make over.  All you do is glue twine (I used a glue gun) onto the pears.  I started at the top and then just kept going round the pear til I got to the bottom.  I tucked the tail into the bottom and glued it in place.  I made some white and some red too!

Flower Bucket

I went to the flea market and found this very old wash bucket.  It is the kind that probably had wheels at one time and had a roller on one end to wring out a mop.  It was well used in its day and I figured it would make a great flower arrangent for work.  I brought it home and gave it a coat of aluminum spray paint with some black overspray.  I found the paper art on my Pinterest board and copied out and then Modge Podged it on to one of the sides.  I filled it with some flowers I got from my favorite thrift store, it took me a while to find just the right flowers and wouldn't you know I got them at a bargain basement price.

Isn't this little gal cute? I spotted her at a flea market for 5.00.  I couldn't believe my good fortune in finding such a sweetie.  I love the colors and her face is precious!

Just Some old Stitching

I love vintage  clothing especially old baby dresses.  This on is a handmade flannel slip that I attached an antique baby photo to with lace roses.  The hanger is made from a found piece of wood that almost looks like the hand of a clock

 I love it when I find pretty little frames that have carved embellishments.   I stitched this primitive little saying onto some tea stained muslin.  The frame I painted white and stained it to look old.

Angel Mirror

I found this old mirror at a sale several years ago and decided it was time to get it out and doll it up.  I painted it off white and let it set that way for several months.  I was at an impasse and just really ignored it.  I was short a project this week because it wasn't coming together fast enough so that I could get it to the shop by Friday so I decided to fill in my inventory with the mirror.   I stenciled the vine on the sides with the word "Blessings" on the bottom.   Next I sanded the edges and top coated it.  I glued the angel on to the top and declared the piece finished! Took it to the shop today and hope someone likes it enough to make it their own.

My Projects from Last Week

This week I painted up a storm as usual.  I painted this little rocker off white and stenciled the saying on to its back.

Next I painted this handmade little book rack and mounted a rusty vintage wire basket on the top to hold flowers or magazines, a catch-all for just about anything.  I loved the rack, I bought it at a flea market last month because it had so much character.  I love it on top of the book rack.