Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thrift store find

Picked this up a DI for $1.50, one of the reasons I love thrift stores! It's pretty ornate & didn't need much, just a new coat of paint. One of my new favorite spray paints is Rust-oleum metallic. For this project I used black.

Brilliant Metal Finish

I started out wanting to just paint the wood frame around the metal design, but I ended up spraying the entire piece. I wanted to get rid of the rust.

I love the finish the paint gave it & didn't need to add another coat to seal it. 

So here is the before & after.

The Bench Project

The bench redo I did w/ my cousin Leti! She picked up a piece at DI & we recovered the top w/ that beautiful yellow chevron print outdoor fabric. And painted it a charcoal gray. We spent the afternoon working on this & some Banbury donuts yum! This was an easy & fun project.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scrap Apron

I recently did a project with my cousin Leti of My Sweet Disposition. The next morning the left over fabric was staring me in the face. This fabric was just too cute to leave in a scrap pile, so the sewing began. It's been so long since I've actually done a sewing project and boy did it feel SO good! By the time I was done, I was ready to start a new project! That extra burst of energy was short lived lol!  It was a sew as you go type of project w/ no pattern but I am eager to make another one soon!