Tuesday, June 2, 2009

a few projects


here are a couple of my projects that have been keeping me busy.

this is a little table i found on the corner on trash day.  when i found it, it was in much better shape, but after my two it became...just gross.  this picture is after i sanded the top and decided i didn't want to sand anymore.  the paint was oil based and really hard to get off.  


so i grabbed a jar of mod podge and a couple of vintage books i've picked up while thrifting.  this is the biggest decoupage project i've attempted.  i've discovered that i'm not very good at it.  oh well, i'm pleased enough with the end result.  i got some vinyl cut in the fabric dept. at our local big box store and picked up some old school desk chairs for a buck each!  the little chalk board was 50 cents and the cutey mug was part of a set- 4 for a quarter!  (i already had the shelf).  so, including the can of paint, i think this whole area was created for under $5.  i love how it has brightened that corner of our kitchen!

this lamp shade is the one i bought for moonpie's nursery before i had her.  it's awfully cute- for a girl!  but since my kid's share a room, i wanted something that they'd both like.  i found the greatest fabric EVER and have used it in 2 projects thus far!

here is the little reading area we created after john painted their room.   the little 'table' the lamp is sitting on is a vintage puzzle holder turned on its side.  the frames are both thrifted.  i always hate to throw away dust covers from our books.  the art is so great!  here is one solution we've come up with (i've also used them to wrap gifts).  moonpie has requested that i 'girl' up the selection a bit, so we'll be adding more soon.
(look at the way buddy is looking at me here! haha!)

10 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

Fun stuff! The room looks excellent!! :-)

Steph said...

Wonderful!!! I love all your projects! Man, I'm in the mood to craft!

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

SO cute!! Good for you!!

Mandy said...

Very cute! I think I'm about to get into craft mode so I can keep my mind off other things. I might have to steal some of your ideas. Thanks for calling the other day!

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

How neat! I love all of the things you've done. You must have honed in on your inner Grand Helen, afterall. She would be so proud.

Coby said...

and I thought my $55 table was cheap. i have met my match.

The Kramer Family said...

So CUTE!!!! You did an excellent job. I love the table re-do and the lamp! Where did you get that incredible fabric??? Its awesome!

nicola said...

FABULOUS! you did a great job. i share your roadside find style!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Great job on it all! Can you give me some tips on decoupaging? I want to decoupage the boys toy box in John's old Donald Duck comics!