“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Friend's Shabby Quilt

While I was camping at the beach, my friend Rhonda showed me a quilt she made a couple of years ago. I instantly fell in love with it and how it is made!

Sewing circles on a square then cutting the square in quarters, putting them all in a bag and randomly pulling them out and sewing them into a square again! Love the frayed edges!

Then she had it machine quilted.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Table Redo

Early summer I found these two tables at a yard sale for $2.00 a piece, had to have them to redo. One is missing the table top and I will let my daughters boyfriend have that one to redo. He works part time for a wood worker who make furniture out of old wood. I did the other table!

This one!
I forgot to take during photos but it was an easy project. I primed all the would I was going to paint and painted it a linen white. We had the paint when my daughter painted her bedroom furniture. Then used craft paint (raw umber) and some water to make a glaze to antique it.

Added music paper from an old booklet, using mod podge. I did the edges first, trimmed and sanded then did the top. I trimmed and sanded the edges again.

I removed the old knob and added a wooden one that I painted black.

The music pages I tore the edges before gluing them down. I saved one sheet with a cool title to add as my last piece for interest, Moon Mist!
It was a fun project, I took it to my Mom's yard sale but did not sell it, had some lookers, I believe it is too different an item for yard sale goers, but I did sell my quilted window shelf I had in an earlier post and one of my yardstick stars.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Found These Dogs

I found these dogs at a yard sale recently! Only $1.00 for all! But I have never seen dogs like these before, are they plaster, chalk? not sure just that they are shabby and can be very chic. I want to clean them up some, and find some cloches or make some. Any other ideas are appreciated.

The biggest one I will be keeping, the rest I will sell either on etsy or a yard sale. I checked on ebay to find any similar and had no luck.

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