Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Roll Tide! Office chair!!

Looks pretty awesome with a sign I also painted!!

Here is a before picture. I forgot to take it before I started taking it apart. I bought this chair for 9.00 at the thrift store. Pretty sad...
The chair was in pretty good shape as far as functioning, but it was really dirty! As you can see I took it all apart using an electric drill and a crowbar! Ha ha! No seriously. The back kind of pops off, but it was super tight! I purchased my "hounds tooth" fabric at Hobby Lobby and used my 40 percent off coupon! I got 1.5 yards, I did have some left. I was just sort of eyeballing it. Depending on your fabric choice, you need to make sure you have enough to keep the pattern going in the same direction. All total it was about $15.00.

I used a nail gun and some screws to cover the seat and back. Some of the plastic was do thick, I had to screw it on. 
I was thinking I might have to paint the black parts, but I just cleaned it up with 409 and then shined it up with some "son of a gun" I really enjoyed this quick and inexpensive project! $25.00 not bad!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reclaimed wood projects!!

I came across an old pier being dismantled, the owner was going to burn all that wood!!! I told him I wanted all of it! So I have been working like crazy to come up with some new projects! Most of them use my charcoal pencil technique for the lettering. The other stuff comes from my pile of salvaged treasures!!! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pet Bed!

I had some mismatched chairs, and some had a few problems....well as you may know, I painted and repaired some, made garden planters out of others, but I had one that had some problems with the legs. So I decided to chop off the legs, and with my husbands help, make a pet bed! My husband converted the seat into more of a box. I really thought a lot about how to do the bedding itself. One day I was standing in my basement, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a chair cushion and thought duh! That would be perfect, they are very changeable, can pick them up pretty cheap, and they perfect! So I primed, I painted, I distressed, and a stained! Kirby loves it! I might have to look for a larger chair! Ha ha! ( but don't tell Kirby! He is very sensitive about his weight!)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wooden crates!

Ok I am officially addicted to the graphics fairy! I have been painting crates! So easy! You need to go to www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com and find some art you really like! I purchased the crates at Micheals for 14.00. Use a forty percent off coupon on your phone and get one even cheaper. I stained the box. It looks so much better! Then use a charcoal pencil on the back side of the artwork you chose. Then tape it to your box. Use the sharpie permanent marker to trace the artwork. You have to really bear down! Then take the paint marker and paint what you traced! Tada! That's it! Now stack them up and use them for shelves, displays, towels, wine bottles, whatever. Have fun!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Insulator candle holders!

I love this project! Easy and fun. The hardest part is finding the insulators.
But I had several laying around. (I never throw anything that looks useful away) I also hard some jute and fabric strips! Use whatever you have! Coming together pretty nice! Have fun!

Monday, February 18, 2013

China cabinet redo!

I recently bought a china cabinet from one of my cousins. At first I tried to just clean it up and sell it at the antique mall. It was in pretty good shape, and I thought someone else might see the "diamond in the rough". Well I'm convinced some people are just not fixer uppers like me, so I brought it back home for some new life!!!

Well I think it was really worth it!

I used my liquid sandpaper trick and decided I would prime. Then I chose a really nice off white color and glazed. I had thought I wouldn't distress, but changed my mind... I do that, a lot!

My husband put chicken wire where the glass was on the front an we embellished with some decorative wrought iron. (See him working away!) love the finished project!

Have fun scrolling through the pics!

Friday, February 15, 2013

French inspired bread box....

Fast and easy project! I have done several bread boxes. I have found them at yard sales and thrift stores! Fun and quick!
Some of the before boxes are pretty funny!
But the afters turned out pretty good! I used free art I found online for the designs. The French one came from www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Link to a great how to!!! <3 First A Dream: Chair Weaving Tutorial

I saw my next project online today! I have two chairs I bought at a yard sale, well actually my friend/neighbor picked them up for me, for $1.00 each. They are ladder backs with no seats. I have decided to try my luck at weaving the bottoms myself! I will post pics soon, but here are the directions I am going to follow!

First A Dream: Chair Weaving Tutorial

Picture of plain primed chair!

New paint!

In progress!

Finished product! <3!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wine cork coasters!

I love this idea! You can recycle your corks or buy them at an arts and crafts store. I usually have a few around so this craft is next to free! I made mine around Christmas and gave them as gifts! Just now getting around to adding photos! Pretty simple, just hot glue them together and finish with some burlap twine!

Art is Everywhere!

My husband and I were browsing through the thrift store and had an interesting find! When he held up this huge commercial mixing beater, I saw Chandelier! My husband being a fireman/electrician, he wired it right up! Don't you love it!