Showing posts from January, 2017

Word of the Year: Finish

The irony of this picture is that it hangs below a project that needs re-gluing...the flower fell off almost two weeks ago. The electrical tape was a desperate fix ( wrapping Christmas presents bled us dry of scotch tape). I'll fix it, after I buy glue sticks...out of those, too. For now, lets just say I'm exploring irony in art form. 

The previous two years my Word of the Year was "respond," which I didn't blog about at all. It was a personal growth focus and was worth the two years of learning to read situations and people better, and by no means am I fluent yet, but I've made improvements and am all the better for it. 

If you follow my blog, you'll remember a year ago I opened a booth to sell flipped furniture and crafty things only to close it ten months later (responding to the small sales and the lack of time in my busy life as a mom of three littles). It was a worthwhile experience but has left a wake of finished and unfinished projects. I've p…

Shaggy Dog Footstool & a Twice Made-Over Stool

This ugly, dated, bland, shaggy foot stool was snatched from the curb on garbage day. Under all that shag, which was also lined with tassels (removed prior to photo), were sturdy blonde wood legs in excellent condition. The whole stool is sturdy, just seriously dated.

It reminded me of a very shaggy dog. What do you think? Distant cousins maybe?

1. Used brute force and needle nose pliers to remove the shaggy "decoration." 
2. The legs were sprayed black and sealed with a polyurethane spray. 
3. I simply recovered the top cushion with this black and white duck cloth remnant piece, securing with a staple gun. 
Other than dry time for the paint and sealant, this was a quick transformation. It looks so so so much better than before!  

I have no before pictures for this stool...and I honestly don't remember where it came from. Originally I had it covered with a ladybug print to sit next to my ladybug chair. The chair was repainted black to match the stool. I thought they were…