Friday, May 18, 2012

Snowballs & A Laundry Soap Bucket

I've been patiently waiting for one of my Viburnum trees to bloom.
Today was the day everything popped!
Not much makes me more happier than cutting a few bouquets of these beauties.
Well, maybe except for... filling my favorite find from last years Farm Chicks show!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Parlor Chair Makeover - Painted Upholstery

Have you ever thought about painting upholstery fabric?
I hadn't, hadn't even given it a thought really.
I've had this cute parlor chair for over 5 years.  I bought it with the intention of reupholstering one day.
Well that never happened, but I did do the next best thing.
Instead of the not so pleasing harvest gold, she is now the perfect shade of cottage white.
It's amazing what a little latex paint can do.
I didn't add any fancy fabric painting additives to my paint.
Just used it straight out of the can.
It took 3 coats of paint to cover completely.
This fabric took the paint really well,  the new texture is similar to canvas.

Given the chance, I'd paint fabric again.
Would you try it?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Garden Markers From Repurposed Forks & Tin Molds

Aren't these cute?
Somehow I found this site and was inspired to make my own garden markers.
I used a variety of tin molds and vintage silver plate forks I had on hand.
Aluminum tape is fun to play with.  I bought mine at Home Depot.
Instead of using silicon, I riveted the pieces together - works much better I think.
Although I don't have many plants in my garden, these markers sure make what I do have, look cuter!