I need all the inspiration I can get so I love to add uplifting quotes to the places I go a lot so that I am sure to see them again and again. I bought this vinyl saying and put it onto the glass of this thrift-store frame that I painted. I added the fabric behind it to give it some character.
Monday, January 27, 2014
|January is a really good time for changing things...|
|And my living room was ready for a change.|
|This IKEA map inspired me to add a touch of blue to the room.|
|I lightened up the walls and removed the curtains to make it feel more fresh.|
|It's still a work in progress....you can't change it all at once:)|
Thursday, December 12, 2013
|I used a toile background for my side,|
|...and polka dot for my husband's side to distinguish between them.|
|Here it is: our family tree|
|kind of a switch from last year right?|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
My sister-in-law wrapped fabric over pizza boxes to create this lovely
grouping on the wall of my niece's nursery. I decided to try it out myself....
My local pizza shop sold me the boxes for .35 cents each.
I used fabric scraps and sewed them together before
gluing the fabric to the box with a glue gun.
Afterward I drilled long screws into the my
wall and hung the boxes up in my mudroom.
(a trick I learned from my sister) to tie it all together:)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
|Want to give your kitchen a facelift?|
|I had 2-toned bar stools which I liked but didn't LOVE...|
|So I got this stuff: The foam is from Walmart|
(3.75 per seat),
the vinyl was also from Walmart
(about $1.00 per seat.
I borrowed the staple gun
(I really want to buy one for myself though!!!)
and my sweet Mama
bought me the fabric
(you will need about 2 yards or more
depending on how many seats you do).
|I started by cutting the fabric to generously overlap each seat.|
|Then I decided to tea- stain the fabric to make it look a little more antique-looking.|
|Simply soak the fabric in black tea (which I don't drink, but use a lot for antiquing fabric!)|
|After antiquing the fabric I dried it and pressed it. Next I put down the foam and the fabric and set the unattached seat down on top and started to staple. Somewhere I read that you should start stapling in the middle, not the edges.|
|After completely stapling the fabric tightly around the seat and foam, next add the vinyl.|
(I didn't glue my foam to the seat but I have seem it done like that...)
|finally, screw the seat back on the stool.|
|I don't even mind when the kids spill on it!!!|
|Yeah! A kitchen makeover for about $5 per seat!!!!!|
(I didn't bother taking pictures of my living room which was a
complete disaster when I got done...)
Friday, January 20, 2012
I think it's cute to make the straps with 2 kinds of fabric.
To embellish the straps you can add a large button or a flower etc.
I used embroidery floss...
...and sewed it on by hand.
When I gave this to my friend, I rolled it up and tied it with a matching ribbon.
I tied scraps of the fabric to the gift bag.