Showing posts from February, 2016

Scrappy Fabric Projects

Fabric Hoarder?
Me, too.

I have boxes, totes, and random piles of fabric for "one day," and I continue to scavenge the remnant bin and bring more home! Not quite to the point of needing an intervention, but chugging out some scrappy fabric projects helps shrink the hoard.

First up: Birthday Decor
Dear Daughter turned eight recently. For her dress-up/tea party birthday I made her some homemade decorations that she can hang up in her room post party. Her party is long over and these are still hanging in the dining room. Eventually they will make their way upstairs. Eventually.

A bit tricky getting a decent photo with the sun shining right in...

The pennant banner is scrapbook paper and juice lids painted purple. 

Next Project:

This project took longer than I thought it seemed simple enough to make and in my mind simple equates quick. Not so. Digging thru my stash to find coordinating colors, cutting up strips, knotting strips to create length, and moving things aroun…

YUM or Dumb? Weigh in...

I found a set of five bamboo trays in a freebie box and after a run through the dishwasher four of them were usable, the fifth was falling apart. They were boring as boring can be so I got creative and lightened them up. My husband didn't really care for the new look but I thought they were cute. Priced at 4 for $12.00. But they aren't moving. Neither is my Greek Key Tray, also for $12.00 (its wooden and in my opinion, way cute!!).

I've heard a few booth owners say that trays are a big seller for them...but I'm having the opposite experience.

What are your thoughts on these tray makeovers? Thanks for your input!

Door Table/Shelf

Found this door next to a dumpster at my favorite apartment dumpster...there's usually some good stuff set there as people move out. You can see a small hole on the edge that "ruined" it as a nice door but shoot, flip it over and you've got a fully functioning eye-candy door to work with. 

The end table was a Freecycle find and came with a twin. Just to see what was under the finish I had stripped the top. They have sat in my basement upside down or heaped with junk for over a year. They leave a large footprint so its been nice to have one of them out of the way.
Sawed the end table in two, secured, and gave one coat of oops paint. At this point I didn't have a clear idea of the finished look I was going for...just playing around. Figured if one idea bombed I could easily paint over it and start again.  
Originally I was going to use the other 1/4 of this table as a shelf on the door, but it was SUPER heavy and I just didn't trust that I could secure firmly …

Finishing Touches on the Faux Fireplace

This is the second part of my Faux Fireplace for my booth. If you missed the first part, you can click here to see the beginning of this project.

I love brick walls. They display such unique character from wall to wall. My dream home includes a portion of brick wall, extra points if its original to the house. Until that day I'll just drool over pictures and figure out where to add faux bricks to satisfy my craving.

This is my first try at hand-painting faux bricks and I'm just tickled with how great the bricks turned out. Its fitting  for this space and purpose.

 A homemade stencil from another cereal box was easy enough for this small project. Although, if I were to tackle a wall, I'd invest in an actual brick stencil to save time.

The colors used:  The Fleck Stone (top middle) was added for texture prior to the acrylic paint layers.

 A couple taped Cheerios boxes comprise the chimney and the knock-off root beer box was shortened on one end and serves as the chimney top.…