Thursday, June 30, 2011

foot rest

A while back I got this foot stool at a garage was one of those where you could fill a box for ten in went the stool and a lot of other goodies...the lady just laughed:)
The stoll itself was in pretty good condition, but the cover was plastic, old-school, and just plain ugly in my humble opinion. So I took the ugly plastic cover off, only to find....
straw. Yup this baby is so old school that the padding is straw. So I quickly covered the straw up with an airline blanket I had laying did just as well as extra batting would have, but not so expensive. Plus I didn't really have any batting to use.

Isn't it lovely?
After the make-shift batting al la airline blanket, I covered it with some fantastic upholstry fabric that I scored on at a garage sale ( I like garage sales...can you tell?). The fabric is this lovely green, velvety, prettiness...I could sleep on it it's that soft! This is the result:

For my first time reupholstering something I don't think I did to shabby of a's a little wrinkled around some the edges, but overall I really like how it turned out:) What do you think?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

one foot at a time

Who doesn't like a nice pair o slippers? I know I can't live without a good pair or two. Since we have a few sweaters that felted really thick I decided to try my slipper making skills on... I found this tutorial that can be found here.

It was super easy and so comfy! Next time I would take more off the heel so that it fit tighter, but I'm hoping that once I wash them they will tighten up a bit.
As you can see in the above picture I couldn't resist making some slippers for my daughter. These too were very easy to make, however I think that there needs to be some elastic around the heel to hold them on better. I already have recieved multiple compliments on them and plan to make more in the future.

It's a great way to use up the small scraps from other projects and they will keep the little piggies warm!

Monday, June 6, 2011

sewing table

Last week I scored this great table at the local thrift store. It was only $13...which is a steal for up here. Furniture at the thrift shops are usually uber expensive, for low I snatched this desk/table right up! I think it's original purpose was as a desk, but I thought that it would make a great sewing table...and thus not having to do all my cutting on the floor.
The table was pretty scratched up and was in some need of some I started painting...and forgot to take a picture until...this point in my painting.

As you can see it's a basic wood table--actually WOOD, not particle board yeah--but drab and so I picked a wonderful shade of yellow...actually referred to as the color "Cuddle"

This is a closer picture...still not clear as I took it in the garage on a rainy day...but you get the idea.

And this is what I ended up with:

Still blurry as I can't hold the camara still...anyhoo...I used some of the paint that I used on the dresser to liven things up a bit. I'm gonna use both the dresser and table in the same room...they'll match:)
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