I have mentioned before that I am getting ready to (finally) start hitting craft fairs in my area with my handmade accessories. I have a pretty good idea about the look I want my booth to have...if you thought shabby, vintage, romantic, you are spot on!
Some I will repaint, some I will just distress. I could not believe my eyes when I saw this piece below at the thrift store!
Exactly what I was looking for to display my brooches, clips and bracelets!
PERFECT for good coat of white paint (spray paint) and some distressing (#100).
Actually, I was thinking of glazing the flowers as well, but it turned out so beautiful with just some sanding that I might just leave it like that.
ONE thing you won't believe...this piece is NOT WOODEN! it is PLASTIC, a very hard one, but boy, nobody on this earth would possibly say that! If fooled me even before I touched it at the store!Now, after very little elbow grease, it looks just like a gorgeous shabby piece. Never thought plastic could
I have a ridiculously small space between my bed and an my old fashion hot water radiator in my bedroom. Because of that it is not an easy task to fing a night stand that fits properly in this tiny weeny space. I had been in the look out for a piece that would fit for a while, when back in july I found this, while doing one of my favourite things...thrifting!
My dear sister in law gave me that "look"when she saw it ." what are you going to do with THIS??! "
I had my plans....
It was small and narrow enough and had a simplicity that I love, and plus, it was solid wood and it was cheap!!! points points many points in my chart!
Happy to say that after:
3. Priming - Kilzn oil primer
4. Painting- Martha Stewart Shark Grey
5. Glazing - Walnut Stain
6. New hardware
7. Cute basket
... I have a night stand!
I chose grey because I am so much into this colour lately...plus, it matches my pillows and compliments my lampshade..beautifully, I think!
I am a strange lady..I have no advanced sewing skills, I am a mediocre sewer (despite having a sewing machine and sewing straight and square things ...I mean, I can only make valances, pillow covers and place mats !)...BUT I have an addiction for making pincushions (check here,here,here and here ) !!!
Can anyone save me? Well, cope with me, ok? :)
This time I went small and, as always, I tried to recycle something I already had...Can you see fabric scrap, elastic piece, leftover polyfill and bottle cap in the same "family"?
ta-dah, cute ring pincushions!
Made cupcake cushion a little brother...coffee cushion..cuz it only takes 3 minutes!