Thursday, March 25, 2010

Refinishing a bench

My friend, Amy, introduced me to the Springfield Extravaganze flea market last spring. I guess it comes around twice a year, spring and fall. We feed off each other when it comes to buying trash to turn it into treasure. She got a library bench(I think that is what it's called) at a garage sale and made it a beauty) so I told her we had to find one for me too! We found one at the flea market - priced at $47 and she took $30(not too bad) I painted it, got new foam and fabric for the cushion and I am loving it in the foyer. While I was at it, I painted my coat tree - it was a honey oak color and the black just makes it feel a bit more current! Fun fun! We also got 2 more friends addicted to this - Tara and Jill, aren't you happy we introduced you to this? I even drove Kirk's old red truck(which I think has been deemed "big red" to haul our treasures away in and boy, did it come in handy!)

House Number

I have seen many versions of this on blogs before so I decided to get out the cricut and try it myself – didn’t like it when I first put it up but it has grown on me – just adds a little charm to the door!IMG_2126

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

burlap and twine jars

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the girls bathroom has been driving me crazy. no matter what i do it is always trashed. so i came up with this:

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so much better. i made the jars out of old pickle jars , burlap and twine. i am hoping that these will help control some of the mess. very easy to do. i attached everything with the trusty hot glue gun.


Friday, March 5, 2010

look whats coming

the crafty mommas are very busy creating some new pretties for this spring. we will be having lots of surprises and info to come later.

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a bunch of before and after

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so do you think i should modge-podge fabric to the top of this table? i am very happy with the way it turned out. one minute i think it needs fabric and the next not. it holds one of the laptops perfect on the bottom.

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this is the perfect home for our “new” hamster buddy. bibble  never turned up.  we have no idea where he is.

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my pretty little tray from the goodwill store.  i have been messing around with a weathered crackle finish on it. i love when you only pay a $1.00 for something it makes okay to experiment with it.