Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Projects



Hope everyone's Summer has been fun!  It's been quite a while
since I've posted anything to my blog, so much going on this past year
but thankful to fit in a few fun projects. As you know by now I love repurposing
old things around the house, or from a thrift shop.  I always have my eyes
open for the unusual that has potential!  Below are some projects
I have recently completed:

First of all, how many times have you
passed up this eye sore at a thrift shop
or garage sale?  For $2 plus some old
paint, stencil and nailhead trim I had lying
around the house from previous projects
I came up with this cute sign for the
front porch.
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AFTER:

I had 2 of these parsons chairs
in the garage that I wasn't sure
where to put them or could
never find a cute slipcover for,
other than solid colors....so
I reupholstered them with
painters drop cloth from Lowes,
ironed on a "D" with printer
iron on sheets, and added
some leopard print fabric with
nailhead trim to the backs.  They
found a home in the corners of my
Dining Room.
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AFTER:




So many times I have started a project
and forget to take "before" pics, I caught
this shelf as I started painting white.
I found it at our local thrift shop for $20
It was dark brown all over.  I needed
some toy storage for my baby girls room.
After painting, I sprayed some adhesive to
the backs of the shelves and applied different
print fabrics to it.
BEFORE:
AFTER:

This Brass chandelier I found at
a resale shop in Dallas.  I removed
all the wiring and sprayed it white
for my patio.
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AFTER:

OK.......I don't even know what
to call this, all I know is it is a
wooden support frame that
came with my Sisters crib that
she custom ordered.  They
were throwing away 2 of them
and I thought just maybe I could
do something with it.  I ended
up covering one of them with
fabric and ironing on a
saying for my baby girls room.
Those printer fabric sheets sure
do come in handy!  I haven't
figured out what to do with the
other one yet.
BEFORE:

AFTER:
(My camera seemed to focus on
the chevron stripes, so I took
another close up, sorry it
might look blurry, but it
doesn't look like that in person -
it's way cuter :)


Another Thrift Shop find....6 of these little white
plates.  Thanks to Pinterest, got a good
idea on how to print off and make silhouettes.
I decopouged them onto the plates and
tied with tulle.  Below is the
grouping I made on Elle's wall.
BEFORE:

AFTER:

I chose to print 4 Disney Princess silhouettes,
but you can do anything you like!

2 comments:

  1. You always do a fabulous job re-doing things! I love the first thing that you did clever!!

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  2. What fabulous transformations! I have missed your posts!!

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