Monday, March 29, 2010

The Ugly Bed........

What do you get when you cross an ugly FREE bed with an already used piece of oval wood?

A perfectly sweet bed for a perfectly sweet little lady!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My very first Slipcovered chair!!!!

I've linked up to another party over at Pink and Polka Dot's!!!

Here's the before....I am redoing my living room layout so bear with me! I will share more photos when done!!!! First I had to find two matching chairs! And Craigslist proved to be the place to look... The asking price? $225 for both, what did I pay.......$125 and a slipcover for a foam insert for a bench! Don't be afraid to barter!!! SCORE! Not bad in gray right, but not with the gold color in my living room!

Now -the "in- between"......

And now the finished chair!! At least one finished chair.... My advice take your time and go slow and best of all: If you don't own a seam ripper get two!!!!!!! You may not improve your sewing skills but you will have mastered seam ripping!!!!!!!!!!! Andrea

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Your Child's Name and Bible Verse Wall Plaque

So how did I get here?
I cut a 12 x 12 square out of 1/4" MDF, table saw works best here. Take the guard off but what your fingers!
I cut 4 pieces of 1 x 2 for the back.
I used Liquid Nail to attach the 1 x 2s to the back of the MDF. (Sorry Shanty I know you like Gorilla Glue but I can't stand the smell). Make sure the 1 x 2s line up with the MDF and let dry completely.
Sand down your edges and I sand the MDF slightly with 80 grit sandpaper.
Paint, paint and then paint again. MDF loves paint!
I did use Mr. Ralph's smoke glaze!!! But went back over with the aqua to tone down the smoke- got it a little too heavy for a child's room...
I prefer multiply layers of paint to create a linen look, which you can't see in the pictures. But trust me!
For the lettering I used my cricut and I used several fonts from my computer. I do have Sure Cuts a Lot, so I am not limited to cartridges and so I can manipulate the layout. As for the vinyl, I highly recommend Marilyn has the best prices around and her turn around time is even better...
The last step is one I always make and that is a layer of Anita's Water Clean Up Polyurethane.

Easy project with awesome results... Enjoy!