Monday, June 20, 2016

I'm a Slacker and I admit it!

Maybe you've noticed and maybe you haven't.  

I haven't been posting on this blog lately.

I could make my excuses- busy with the kids, helping more at school, etc.
But...the truth is if I really wanted to,  I would find the time, right?

I'm a slacker.  I've not been motivated to post much.  I also haven't done too many projects that are really new and exciting.  I don't like to post about things I've done before or things that are pretty ordinary.

I have, however, been posting on my facebook page.  Not as many details as I would blog about, but if you are interested in knowing more, I'm always happy to answer questions.

To find me and my latest projects...


Hope to see you on facebook!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Screen to dressing screen

Hello all.  I hope all is good and you are enjoying some early sunshine as I am.  

I had this collection of 6 large screens and finally got around to tinkering with them.  For this project, I used 3 screens.


Here is what the screens look like when I got them.

I removed the screens, then cleaned them up real good.

The next step was to add a decorative top.  These were created by using some scrap plywood I had and cutting out a shape.  Next, I glued on some appliques.



I painted 3 screens with their new decorative tops in a creamy white. (I mixed the whites I had on hand).

I added just a touch of cocoa on the edges for a shabbier look.

I sewed some curtains using a drop cloth.  The color is perfect and the fabric is cheap.

To attach the curtains I picked up 6 of these cheap curtain rods so the fabric would be attached at the top and bottom of each screen.

 The screens were attached with hinges so they could be folded for storage or made smaller for space.

A nice shabby addition for behind a couch or to partition off a room.

Happy sunshine!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gorgeous chair makeover

This is one of those pieces I was struggling with what to do with.  The wood was gorgeous, but unfortunately for me, unpainted does not sell well here.

What did I do?

I asked my facebook people and I had a taker.  She wanted it painted and the result is stunning.  I wish I could keep it now.  Oh well!  Like I need another chair!

 Here is the before.  Can you believe that fabric used to be a lilac color?  Gross!
It had some spring repair that needed to be done, but other than that, the chair is in really good condition.
I always love white.  It's just so refreshingly elegant.