Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Guest Posting at Craftionary Today

I'm guest posting over for Hani over at Craftionary today.   I'm sharing an old cane chair redo that I finally finished!  In case you have not seen Hani's blog yet you should check it out!  She has lots of wonderful things there

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Industrial Rooster/Chicken Chair

This vintage industrial stool has been laying around our plant for a very long time.   I thought it might be fun to put some new life into it.  
This fabric is why......
I love this Rooster and Chicken fabric I saw it at Joann's but just never bought it because I couldn't decide what to do with it.  After all, my fabric collection is getting massive and I couldn't justify adding to it.  But, then I saw that rusty chair and the rest is history!  And BONUS! I was happy to find a spray paint that matched the red!   It's Colonial Red Gloss by Rustoleum.   It covered this metal chair very well.   (I have used this paint in different colors for several projects now and really like it.  This is just my opinion and Rustoleum did not ask me to test it or pay me anything!  I'm pretty sure they have no idea who I am!)
Well..here is the deal after I removed the back.  Lots of gunk from decades of masking tape.  Not easy to get rid of this stuff but used lacquer thinner ( I only use this when I have no other choice) and basically scraped it off.  Just wanted to show y'all - see why it needs a new life?
 Next step: remove the nuts, bolts, and washers to take the chair apart.  Took the pieces outside and put them on my trusty old shower curtain and spray painted them.  If you are new here you will learn that I like to use sticks from broken tree limbs underneath the pieces I am painting.  Makes life easier that way.  :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer and Berries. Say No More

A little tiny berry fest
blueberry farm wedding
Get Healthy with Raw Triple Berry Crisp
cupcake-stuffed strawberries
Cupcake stuffed Strawberries.  (I know a little somebody in my family that would want this bad)

I did it! Finished my Spring pillow in time for Summer. Ha!

I love this fabric!  It is part of my stock pile of beautiful fabric that is growing faster than the speed of light!  Just kidding.   But.... I am a real sucker for color and fun fabrics.  Put a 40% coupon in my hand and I can't resist.  
Found this fabric at JoAnns.  It is an envelope 14 x 14 inch pillow.  And FYI - I sort of messed up and actually cut this !4 x 14 inches (instead of 15 inch square) and stitched each seam at 1/4".  It actually fit very well over the pillow form.   I remember seeing somewhere that pillows actually are "fluffier" when made the same size or smaller than the pillow form/insert.   Oh - I am finding that post.  Tomorrow!
Just a sampling - and I didn't even begin to include my burlap or denim! :)
Linking to these amazing parties.  And you can see their links on my side bar also   Come join the fun!
Momnivore's Dilemma - Creative Juice Thursday
Somewhat Simple - Strut Your Stuff
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
A Little Knick Knack- Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Kreative Korner - Tea Time Thursdays
A Creative Princess - It's a Party!
Saved by Love Creations Thrifty Thursday
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HoH
Fireflies and Jellybeans - Show off Your Stuff
Paisley Passions - Thrilling Thursday
delicate CONSTRUCTION - Delicately Constructed Fridays
The Thrifty Groove - Thrifty Things Friday
Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo - Party Mindie Style
Spunky Junky -  Feature Friday
504 Main Tickled Pink
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Serenity Now - Weekend Bloggy Reading
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My Romantic Home- Show and Tell Friday 
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can
Just a Girl - Show and Share Day
Sassy Sites - Free For All Friday
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It's a Hodge Podge Life - Friday
Family Ever After - Once Upon a Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Nite Special
Tatertots & Jello - Weekend Wrap Up
Day and Age Design - Social Saturdays
I Heart Naptime - Sundae Scoop
The DIY Showoff - DIY Project Parade
It's So Very Cheri - Party Time and Blog Hop
Under the Table and Dreaming - Sunday Showcase
Homemaker on a Dime-Creative Bloggers Party & Hop
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DIY Home Sweet Home Project -  More the Merrier Monday
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Embellishing Life - Craft Catwalk
Homemaker on a Dime  Creative Bloggers Party and Hop
Creating my way to Success - A Round Tuit
Dittle Dattle - Amaze Me Monday
Charm Bracelet Diva  -Tuesday's Club G.W
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
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Chef in Training - Tuesday Talent Show
Tip Junkie - Tip Me Tuesday
Sugar Bee Crafts - Take a Look Tuesday
Nothing But Country - Creative Creations
Rook No.17 -  A Little Birdie Told Me
Ladybug Blessings - Handmade Tuesdays
Creating My Way to Success - Wednesday Blog Hop
Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent?
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Elements Interiors -  Whassup Wednesday
Handy Man, Crafty Woman-Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Sister's Stuff - Link Up Wednesday
Pink Postcard - Transformations and Treasures
Ginger Snap Crafts - Wow me Wednesday

Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday

Blue Cricket Design - Show and Tell Wednesday
Polka Dots on Parade - Wow Me Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesdays
No Minimalist Here - Open House
Sew Woodsy - What's up Wednesdays

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cherry Coke Zero Frame for my Sister!

Here in the South I grew up with Cherry Smash and Vanilla Coke.  Love vanilla but never really enjoyed it in my fountain Coca Colas.  However, the cherry version and I have lots of history and I love it!  (and Cheerwine,too but that's another story for another day)  
I know, I know, sodas aren't good for you with all the coloring, the sugar, the acid, etc.  But I really enjoy a cold Cherry Coke Zero once in a while.  
And so does my sister, Nancy.  Her family nickname is Gicki and the name suits her cute self well!  How cute is that name?   Instead of coffee in the morning she pops a Coke!  So, I had been thinking and wondering how to make something for her using the coke cans.

  Everything was falling into place for a frame but I was struggling with how to make the flowers.  Then I saw a post on Crissy's Craft where she makes the most beautiful flower from a tin can.  I was battling a burdensome tin cutter when all I needed were some good scissors!  
Thank you Cris!  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Won a Giveaway - Beautiful Mini Elevenses from c.w.frosting!

For the first time EVER I actually won a giveaway over at c.w.frosting  (one of my favorite blogs!)   I fell in love with her anthropologie inspired  Elevenses candles and when I saw her Mini Elevenses candle I was hooked!      So... when I learned she was giving the Mini away for her fabulous blog's First Birthday I couldn't resist.  I really couldn't.  

And YAY lucky me - I won for the first time ever  :)  I love this candle and it arrived today!  It's as wonderful in person as it looks in the picture.  So happy and deciding where I will enjoy it the most - pictures coming soon.  
Caroline's blog is one of my "go to blogs"  She is so creative, original, and just pure delightful!   Go visit her blog and you will know what I am talking about!  

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Annie Sloan Giveaway ends tonight!

Linda at Coastal Charm is having a wonderful giveaway!  Visit her at Coastal Charm today to enter.  But  HURRY, it ends tonight!

Martha of Kate's Creative Salvage has graciously donated 2 quarts of chalk paint, one can of wax, one wax brush, one clay tag from her etsy shop and one clay knob from her shop also to Linda for this great giveaway.


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