During my recent visit to NH I found some great deals at a local Thrift Store. One such deal was this old cane bench for $5! I know a lot of readers don’t like to paint old pieces, but I wouldn’t have bought it otherwise as it was not my style. But it was a good solid piece. Here is the before:
While I was visiting New Hampshire with my youngest for College Orientation, I had a chance to browse some really great Thrift Stores. I had some great finds. One was a cigar box for $1!! These can be used for so many things. I will probably use it to store little craft supplies, buttons and baker’s twine. Of course, I had to pretty it up, which is so fun! I wanted a very shabby chic look. I didn’t take a before pic, but it was a standard cigar box in pretty good shape. I covered it in this beautiful script shelf liner that I found at Bed Bath & Beyond (on clearance of course). I then added ribbons & lace to each side, as well as some paper roses that I made out of heavy cardstock. I used a chunky glitter for the tops of the flowers. I found cool metal “legs” by Tim Holz at Michael’s. I did finish the inside as well with the same paper. It makes me smile when I look at it!
Anyone who knows me knows I love burlap- as you can see in many prior posts! I have used burlap to make curtains, table runners, place mats, wreaths, etc. When I spotted a set of 3 burlap canvases for 75% off I did a little happy dance 🙂 I had a Porch Rules stencil, but didn’t want to make it a Porch Rules sign as the person I plan to give it to doesn’t have a porch, but she does have a great breezeway so this saying is perfect! All I did was use a sharpie paint pen, easy peasy!
I also found this cute little lamp on clearance, but wanted to add a little something to the shade. I made rolled flowers out of some old drop cloth that I had. Amazing how something so simple can really update a piece.
I love browsing Thrift Stores & finding a “diamond in the rough”-finding things that have basically been discarded & knowing I can give it a new life. Thrifting is definitely hit or miss & I was lucky enough to find some great pieces the other day. I found this:
I am working on items for an artisan event and continue to make items for a baby’s room. I think it’s always fun to put unique, handmade items in a baby’s room-at least until they are big enough to pull it down! I saw some cool mobiles on Pinterest & thought I’d make a blue & a pink. I finished the pink & think it is so sweet! It was not difficult to make, but very time consuming. In fact, my hands were hurting from tying all the knots, but as always, the satisfaction from seeing the final project is so rewarding. I used the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Butterfly Die as well as SU bakers twine. I had an old circle form (knew I was saving it for something) & tied ribbon & tulle around it. I added rhinestones to the butterfly’s for some sparkle! I tied tulle together for easy hanging. Hopefully this will make some new Mom happy 🙂
I learned how to finger knit from watching a youtube video I stumbled upon on Pinterest. I made a few scarves and found it very relaxing. I knit while watching my shows & it keeps me from snacking, lol! I bought the softest yarn on sale at Michael’s a while back and decided to make a baby wreath as the colors were the sweetest baby blue, now mind you I have grown children who better not be having babies anytime soon so I have no idea where it is going but I am sure it will find a special home. I wrapped a grapevine wreath in a camel color yarn just to cover it then used two skeins of yarn finger knitted to cover the wreath. I did double knit as I love the extra fullness! I made a few pompoms for the side & added a sweet dreams banner using Stampin’ Up! paper & big shot dies. Happy 4th! Off to a cookout now a cookin due to the crazy weather!
Thank you for visiting Our Crafty Mom. Have a great day!
This was a project I started & had to put on hold until Graduation was over. Both of these items were roadside finds. The chair was in need of a paint job desperately. It had graffiti all over it with words beginning with F-certainly not something we want to showcase for the kiddos, lol. I gave both a good cleaning & painted the chair black. I love the stainless legs & left them as is. It needed something though, so I decided to stencil numbers almost like a subway art. Love it!
One thing that I absolutely cannot do is sew. I tell myself I still may learn someday, but I think the last thing I need is another hobby! Luckily, there are so many no sew options out there & while they may not be as good as the real deal, they will pass! I am on a starfish kick lately & fell in love with Worthing Court’s starfish pillow. I wanted to try using Stampin’ Up!’s big shot adhesive sheets with burlap & it worked great! I literally drew a starfish free hand & placed it over a piece of burlap backed with the adhesive sheet & cut it out. I purchased some really cool shiny cranberry fabric at Hobby Lobby & hot glued three sides inside out, turned it back & used a pillow form also from Hobby Lobby (don’t forget your coupon) then glued the top. I attached the starfish using a little Tombow glue for the corners. Again, I would prefer if it was sewn, but it can be our little secret, right? Happy Friday!!
I was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 4 years until recently. I absolutely loved it-some of the most creative ladies I have ever met! I still love to stamp & am always looking for new things to stamp on (no joke) I’ve done pillows, curtains, benches. Why not…..dominos!! I made these necklaces using Black Stazon ink, dominos & either ribbon or black leather cording for the chains. I attached with silver bales & e6000 glue. I am selling these at craft fairs & in a local artisan store. The possibilities are endless, as I have quite the stash of stamps. Working on bumblebee ones now.