Monday, June 30, 2014

New Computer! New Post!

Oh, my! I love the new computer we got today. I have to admit, I got a lot done when I didn't sit in front of the computer last week. I recovered our computer chair. I used my blanket that didn't sell. It's comfortable and cute at the same time. Here's how it turned out.  photo imagejpg1-174.jpg  photo imagejpg1-175.jpg Then I refinished my son's desk. I stripped the paint off the top and stained it, and then distressed the drawers and sided of the desk. This picture isn't very good, but I can't blame the computer! I also painted his room and rearranged it. It's funny because he works and lives in Chandler, but I still want him to feel like his room will always be his. I did put different bedding on his bed that his girlfriend will probably appreciate more than he will! I'll let you know how that goes!  photo imagejpg1-176.jpg

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Computer CRASH!

My computer crashed and all my pictures were on it. I'll be back as soon as its fixed! Please check back soon!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Home From the Big Heap!

What a wonderful weekend in Flagstaff, Arizona! This was my second time being a vendor at The Big Heap, and it was such a great time. My sister's were there selling our wares and my husband hauled everything to Flagstaff, unloaded stuff, set up camp and made everything perfect for us. Big thanks to them and all of you who came to support Sew Old Sew New, especially Sheryl!! I went around and took pictures on Friday. I was so good about taking pictures and asking for cards, but when I cam home today I couldn't figure out which picture went with which card. I'm going to post my pictures, and as I find out for sure who goes with which picture I will add it. The first picture is my sister Cindy and I in the "Sew Old Sew New" booth!  photo 060.jpg  photo 040-1.jpg  photo 042-1.jpg  photo 043-1.jpg  photo 044.jpg The picture above is "Redhead Sadie Vintage", and the picture below is "Vintageby Jen".  photo 047-1.jpg  photo 049-1.jpg  photo 050.jpg  photo 051.jpg  photo 052-2.jpg  photo 057.jpg This is "Zinna's at Melrose". They had lockers, unique art objects and lots of antique stuff.  photo 045.jpg Here are some of the wonderful vendors that were not in their booths for pictures when I went around. check them out, their jewelry is unique and amazing! Then there were the coolest clocks ever, created by Half Past Clocks!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thing Maker

I saw a sign that said "Thing Maker" and I thought, that is me! I had some metal pieces that I got at a junk shop, and I made them into new stuff. The round medal piece with the glass piece (I can't remember what it's called), can be reversed as a pencil holder or a flower vase. The metal boxes can hold stuff, and would be fun on a desk or shelf.  photo imagejpg1-171.jpg  photo imagejpg1-167.jpg  photo imagejpg1-166.jpg  photo imagejpg1-165.jpg

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Antique Prim Carriage and A Wicker Table & Chair

I'm getting down to the wire trying to finish projects for the show this weekend. I had this Prim Carriage in the last show and it didn't sell. I re-did the inside and marked it down in hopes that it finds a good home. Then I found the wicker table and chair and talked my hubby into cutting a wood top for it. I painted it and painted some roses in the center. I distressed it a little and waxed the top. I recovered the chair seat also. Then.....I priced and tagged all my items for the show. I hate that job! I can't believe how much stuff I have and how hard it is to come up with prices. I wish there was an easy way to do that job. If you figure it out, please let me know. Some things I checked prices on Ebay and Etsy. I can't believe what people charge for some stuff.  photo imagejpg1-159.jpg  photo imagejpg1-160.jpg  photo imagejpg1-161.jpg  photo imagejpg1-162.jpg

Monday, June 16, 2014

Unique Chalkboards, Message Board & Hanger

I've been playing around with chalk paint! I had pretty good luck with 3 projects and then the can started globbing up and I decided it was time to quit those projects for the day. Then I took a rustic wood frame with a wire back, and added little clothes pins and that was that! The next project was a piece of barnwood that I added glass fuses from the Habitat Store. These were easy projects for the sale this weekend.  photo imagejpg1-156.jpg  photo imagejpg1-157.jpg  photo imagejpg1-158.jpg

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sew Old Sew New Rocking-Chair!

The minute I laid eyes on this rocking-chair I knew I had to buy it. With its little imperfections and perfectly aged look, what a charming piece. I decided to leave it just as it was, but add some fun pads and pillows to update it. I think it would be cute in any room, and it is comfortable to boot! The pillows are made out of canvas and can be thrown in the wash. If I had my cabin, this would be sitting on the porch!  photo imagejpg1-153.jpg  photo imagejpg1-155.jpg  photo imagejpg1-154.jpg

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Quilt Stand that white paint I used? No, it's actually a very soft pink. I finally fixed this quilt stand and gave it a quick coat of paint. I think it would also be very pretty to hang linens on. That's it for today. I got to go shopping in Phoenix, have lunch with my husband and son, and now we're watching the Diamonbacks play ball. What a great day! Hope you're having a great day too!  photo imagejpg1-150.jpg

Friday, June 13, 2014

Potato Sack Covered Box

I bought this box because I thought it was unique. It's long and sort of deep. I decided to cover the top with a burlap potato sack. I think it would be great in a mud room for storage, in a kitchen for potatoes and such, or in a bedroom to use as a shoe box. It is sturdy, you can sit on it and it holds lots of stuff!  photo imagejpg1-147.jpg  photo imagejpg1-146.jpg

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Air Mail Box

I found this mailbox at a swap meet in Williams, Arizona. It was painted a very bright yellow. This is a rather large mailbox, measuring 23.5 X 15.5. I thought it would be cute with a vintage air mail design painted on it. What do you think? I painted AIR Mail on the other side too. It would be great attached to a really tall pole!  photo imagejpg1-148.jpg  photo imagejpg1-149.jpg

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chair Update

Ok, the lace on the chair legs just didn't do it for me. I'm taking the lace & fabric off the legs & I'm going to stain them. I'll let you know how that goes!

Quilted Chair

This chair turned out to be a labor of love. I decided to use the other half of the quilt top that I used on my chippy chairs to recover this chair. There was not nearly enough quilt, so I used what I had for the seat and the front/back part. I sewed this all down by hand with a needle and thread. Then I used 2 antique quilt squares for the arm rests. Next I used a piece of quilt that I had left from another project to do the sides. Finally, I used another quilt piece from a cutter I bought last year for the back side of the chair. All of these pieces were then stitched down. The legs of this chair were already a maroon colored fabric. I thought it might be pretty to sew crochet pieces of lace around them. I will never make enough money on this chair to account for my time, but it was a fun project!  photo imagejpg1-138.jpg  photo imagejpg1-142.jpg  photo imagejpg1-141.jpg  photo imagejpg1-140.jpg  photo imagejpg1-139.jpg  photo imagejpg1-143.jpg

Monday, June 9, 2014

Potting Plants

I told myself that I wouldn't buy any new plants this summer, but sure enough, I did. I had these enamel coffee pots that needed some green in them, and then I decided to turn the tins that my sister gave me into planters. I also got some cactus to add to what I had, and I thought it would be cute in the center of an old chair. I have the perfect chair on consignment, and I think I will pick it up and add the cactus.  photo imagejpg1-131.jpg  photo imagejpg1-130.jpg  photo imagejpg1-133.jpg  photo imagejpg1-132.jpg  photo imagejpg1-134.jpg