Friday, February 27, 2015

Painting for Spring

 I've had this coffee table for about 10 years now, 
it came as a set with end table and media center,
all in black. 
At the time it fit right in with my decor, 
but my tastes have changed quite a bit since.
I'm much more into color now, 
with white as foundation.
But painting furniture can be problematic, 
either you do a lot of prep work
or put up with paint that scratches of over time.
Then I found out about chalk paint, yay!
There is no sanding or priming, 
and it really worked well on this piece.
So much so that I plan on doing the end table next!

 I added some bright and cozy throws to my boring brown sofa,
and already it feels lighter and brighter!

 I also made a new wreath 
using the base from my Xmas wreath, 
and substituting daffodils I crocheted and 
a bit of fabric scrap ribbon to hang.
I also am in the process of crocheting little 
yellow flowers for the fairy lights.

Have you added anything springy 
to your decor?
Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crochet Stool Covers

 Finished up the round stool cover 
I was crocheting,
and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
 Here it is with the other stool.
They really brighten up my kitchen!.

Bye for now!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Visible Monday

I found another great way to wear this plaid skirt,
with brighter colors.
Plaid skirt, blouse, belt and purse: thrift
Cardi: JCPenney
Tights and boots: Target
Pin: vintage

Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vintage Crafting

 Here are a couple of vintage craft books 
from my collection that I thought I'd share.
The above pic comes from 
"Fun with Felt"
by Jutta Lammer, 1968

 Very simple designs as you can see. 

 Next is a craft book from BHG
from 1966. 

 I really like the idea of a placemat,
that you can roll up
with the silverware and napkin already in it!

 Love these two rugs!

Hope you enjoyed these, 
which is your favorite?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What I'm Working On

 I just finished the granny square cover for one 
of my kitchen stools.
Now I'm working on a round one for the other stool.
I would like to paint these stools someday,
but have to wait on that for a bit.

Bye for now!

Monday, February 16, 2015

What I Wore

 This should be titles boho military I think.
Peasant skirts, boots, sweater cardi: thrift
Tights and tee: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Belt: Dots
Pin: made by me
Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Vintage Suitcase Turned into Crochet Bag

 I wanted to have a tote to carry around my
current crochet projects, 
so I took this vintage vinyl bag 
and did a makeover!

 One side has a pocket and the other a zippered pocket, 
perfect for holding hooks and a scissors.
First I did the pocket side, punching holes along the top edge.

 I then did a blanket stitch,

 And then did a crochet edging,
which I ended up redoing in white and yellow
to make it more substantial.

 Then I glued some pretty fabric to the bottom half
on both sides.

 And on the zippered side I glued a strip of pom pom trim.

I love how it turned out,
it makes crocheting even more fun!
Bye for now!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

What I Wore

 As it gets closer to spring, 
I need more and more color in my outfits.
I'm starting out slowly with this floral dress
I made last spring. 
Dress and crochet collar: made by me
Navy long sleeve tee and coat: Old Navy
Pin: vintage
Tights and gloves: Target
Shoes: Dansko
Linking to Visible Monday!
bye for now!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Valentine Display

 I used the heart doily I crocheted to make a wallhanging
using a sewing hoop, 
some pom pom trim and gingham fabric.
I love how the whole display turned out.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Presents and a Supernatural Cake

 We got back so late from our outing on Saturday,
that it was dark and we were pretty worn out
by the time we got home. 
So...... I didn't get too fancy taking these pics!
Thank goodness I decorated the cake the day before!
Oh, and we are not devil worshipers or anything,
we just love the show "Supernatural", 
so I decorated her cake with the "devil's trap" symbol.
I should of removed the paper from underneath
before I took the pix, but oh well.
The candle is one my mom bought for all her grandkids,
it has a countdown on the side from 1 to 21. 
 Most of her gifts were "Supernatural" related too. 
She was a pretty happy camper!

Bye for now!

Monday, February 02, 2015

What We Wore for Birthday Outing

 We went out for lunch and shopping
for my girl's 14th birthday.
I got to try out my new combat boots!
Dress and coat: H&M
Boots, wrap blouse and necklace: thrift
Tights: Target
Ring and pins: vintage

 Sweatshirt: Aeropostale
Boots: Hot Topic

We had a great time, 
and I really love my boots! 
Bye for now!

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