Thursday, February 24, 2011

Clay pots...

I am nuts about old clay pots. Makes me wonder why I love some of the stuff I do. The good thing is , I know I'm not alone!
Spring is almost here!!
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Thrift Store Footstool Makeover How-To!

Ain't she sweet?
Except for the 1985 hideous tapestry fabric....
And the shiny brown wood...
She is a diamond in the rough!
Here's what I did to transform this little thrift store find. 1. Take the BEFORE pictures!
Here's some tools of the trade that I used...

painted her up, sanded her down and stained her all over.

Thrift store find #2.....a FAB lone curtain panel for 1.50.
Guess why it's so fab??'s NUBBY!
We all love NUBBY right?
And it's blue frenchy farmhousey looking too!
We all love blue frenchy farmhousey right?

Cut out a piece bigger than the stool top itself so you have enough fabric to completely cover it all up. I actually unscrewed the lid and it made recovering SUPER easy.

Get out the staple gun and HAVE AT IT!
I always fold my fabric under so I don't have raw edges that may unravel or hang out.

When you're all done...
Flip her right side up...
Stand back...
And {sigh}

Such an E*A*S*Y project....

What a difference!
SOOOOO much better.
SOOOO much sweeter!

I did this little stool on the same day with the same techniques as above.
The only difference here is my fabric choice.
I've been wanting to use this old feedsack for ages and I think it looks perfect!
Thanks for looking!!
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over at
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You'll love what you see!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Got Any Ideas...For THIS?

Okay....this is a big one!
Literally, this old produce crate is HUGE and I don't know what to do with it!Get creative and let me know what you think!
I am all ears!