Friday, November 12, 2010


Happy Friday to all. This has been the l-o-n-g-e-s-t week.
I know, I know!!! These pillows are old news. Seems like every time I finally arrive to catch the train it has already left the station..LOL. I used Osnaburg fabric, created a stencil with my Cricut Expression and painted the design on with fabric paint.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stool makeover

A few months ago I was asked if I could recover a stool. I said yes, and then it went in my garage. Out of sight...out of mind...I was having major problems motivating myself to get after it. I think I just lacked the confidence to feel it would turn out okay. The owner had given me free reign with her only request being that I put Tracy's kitchen on it.This guy was a sight for sore eyes. It had obviously been in an auto parts store and showed all the wear and tear of such.

After a friendly inquiry from the owner about a week ago, I decided I'd better get myself in gear. What was the worst that could happen?? No matter what I did to it, it had to be an improvement over the torn vinyl and greasy foam. So I disassembled it, replaced the foam, painted a design on canvas and reassembled. The hardest part was trying to get the canvas stretched on correctly. I used an electric staple gun (which with me as the operator requires 2 hands) so the fabric is not as taunt as I would have liked. BUT....mission was accomplished, the owner was happy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Best find in a while!!

My neighbors were cleaning out their garage this past weekend. As I was walking down the street I stopped to chat with them. I had earlier spotted this table and was very curious as to what they were going to do with it. They were getting rid of it and offered it to me for $5. There was no saying no to that. He even put it in his truck and carried it to my house for me. Now, I would guess that this couple is in their fifties, and he said that this had belonged to his mother.

Now, here's the surprise! This is not a table! The top folds back to reveal a desk!

And, then a board pulls out to offer a writing space!

And doesn't she have the prettiest legs?

I can't wait to start in on her makeover. Here is my dilemma, see the little paper cubbies. I don't think I will be able to take that apart, so if anyone has any advise as to how I should tackle getting that area clean and repainted I would be extremely grateful!