Monday, August 29, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
After I'd already painted the table,
I found fabric on clearance for $3/yd.
The table top needed about 75 cents worth of fabric.
The table was free.
The paint and wax were about $2.
So my little sewing table costs under $3.
I really like this little table,
especially after finding that the top lifts off for a reason.
The things I could stash in there,
but the table is off to my booth,
which is filled to the brim.
I get to move into a second booth on the first,
or perhaps a few days early if I'm lucky before Labor Day weekend.
I love what I do!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Last week I told you here about this wonderful chair that I scored at an auction.
She's a little sad, been beat up, neglected,
but she's still got hope that it's gonna get better.
I've been considering just what material to use to reupholster the seat.
I've seen neutrals in the form of burlap and drop cloth.
I've seen some gorgeous vintage grain sacks.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I've been so incredibly inspired by many wonderful bloggers.
They've inspired me to tackle projects that I used to believe were impossible.
They've inspired me to take chances with restyling furniture, home decor, and thrifting.
Recently, at an auction, I purchased a set of 5 or 6 chairs for $2.50.
$2.50 total, not per piece, but for the lot.
The chairs were not in the best of shape.
None of them matched.
The chairs were actually a bit scary,
but I knew they needed love.
This is the chair that inspired me to bid.
She needs lots and lots of work.
I love the detailing in the wood.
The seat cushion is all lumpy and bumpy.
Did I mention it smells?
just a little.
just a little.
I've been wanting to tackle this project
and hope to begin next Monday.
There are gorgeous chairs being reloved
using old feed sacks for upholstery fabric.
I was hoping to find some at an auction.
I did find a few,
but they're either too rough looking or not the right size.
The last two photos are of the same bag, just reverse sides.
A reader emailed about buying one of the sacks, which is wonderful.
Anytime I post something that you'd like to purchase, please feel free to email me.
Many items end up in either my online shop or booth at the mall.
I always love to get emails.
I did find these cute seed sample sacks.
The sacks measure 6.5" x 10.5".
I'm still wondering just what to do with these.
There are probably four dozen of the bags.
Some were put in my Etsy shop,
but I'm keeping a few for myself.
Aren't they just the cutest little grain sacks?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Mark Twain Riverboat Hannibal Missouri
Lighthouse of the Widow "Douglas"
"Jackson" Island in Mark Twain's writings
Sunday, August 14, 2011
It has been an incredibly crazy weekend!
We spent Friday and Saturday in Hannibal, Missouri.
I have tons of photos of our time there.
I'll share some of them this week.
Hannibal is a wonderful place to hang out with your family.
Lots of shops and lots of fun things to do.
Today my sweetie and I went to an auction at The Green Parrot,
which was a wild place in the old days,
but under the new owners,
it is an auction house.
It was a long day with lots of sun,
but the temperature was only in the 80's,
so it wasn't too awfully hot.
Have I mentioned I have the best boyfriend in the world?
After having started the day by giving me a one car load limit for this auction,
(like he makes the rules!)
he spent 90 minutes cramming everything into the car.
A determined man is so sexy.
Of course, it was either pack it all in,
or something (or someone) would be left behind.
As it was, one little trunk was left to fend for itself.
I'm sure it will find a lovely home.
Want to see just how well he can pack a car?
He did an incredible job!
I've only managed to squeeze in one small project this week.
A child's rocker that needed just a little sanding and painting.
I saw this chair and it reminded me of one
my brother had when we were little.
We each had a rocking chair.
We loved our rockers.