Sunday, November 24, 2013
Bought this bench at a flea market. I painted it white and put some French Theme fabric on the seat. I sold it almost immediately, but the woman that bought it was going to change the fabric because she thought it wasn't good enough! It made me feel bad for a while but I realize that when someone buys your work they do have the right to do what ever they want with it after they pay for it. Oh well I still have the pictures of it as I originally did it!
I went to garage sale one beautiful Friday afternoon and found this bench.
I decided to paint it with a patriotic theme and set out to trace out the Pledge of Allegiance to transfer to the top of the seat.
The finished product came out nicely. It took me a while to paint on the Pledge but I am glad that I did.
Take one old set of shutters and some corner shelf boards and you can make one really cool corner unit.
I went to pick up a trunk one day and the former owner gave me a stash of boards. They were the kind that are used for shelving in many of the Sauder type TV stands. They weren't good for much.....or were they? I thought aha! I could make them into chalkboards. So I cut them into shapes and painted them with black chalk paint. Not bad, free boards that probably would have been trashed if I hadn't taken them and re-purposed them!
This is an old sled that I made into a chalkboard advent sled. I used a picture frame to make the chalkboards. Rusty old bells adorn the wire handle.
I made this table from an old door that I had. I loved that little door and had it displayed in my house for several years. I decided I had to downsize and thus my favorite door became a table.
I had a stash of very old fence posts that I acquired from an old farm. I decided that they would make perfect legs from my door table. I painted it with special care and sure enough someone came along that fell in love with my new creation. In fact the new owner was soon to be a bride and she bought it to use in her upcoming wedding. I miss my little door but I delight in the fact that it brought joy to someone starting out in their new life as husband and wife!
This is a magazine tote that I found in the dumpster. It was covered in magazine pictures that were falling off. It was in desperate need of some love. I stripped off the paper and painted the tote blue then hand painted the bird. I like the new look it has much more appeal than before.
This is an old birdhouse that I rescued from the trash. It had a rubber roof which I replaced with a wooden one. I repainted it white and stained it to look old.
This is a very simple corner shelf that I bought. It was a light wood color before I decided to make it a two toned French Country piece.
This is an old window my husband brought home to me. I bought some printed burlap from Hobby Lobby for 5.99 a yard and made it into a memo board. I took some regular push pins and glues some black crystals to the top of them to bling them up.
This is a sweet little stool that I bought and painted. I love the French Country look!