Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pieces…a sequel

 Our barn was built for horses...
With no one around to ride...
the horses are gone...
The horse stalls, though, are filled with furniture...

 

And...
Pieces...
Lots of Table Legs...without the Table tops...
Frames without Pictures...

Doors that lead to nowhere...

Mis-matched Mirrors...some without Mirrors...

This mirror top was to be attached to a vanity...
But...
When we purchased it...
 It had no mirror...
 

So...
We went to the horse stall...
And...
Found a mirror that could hang above the vanity..

Oh...
What to do with the vanity mirror-less mirror???
Licorice Reclaim Paint by Caromal Colours in the center for a chalkboard...
White Reclaim Paint for the frame...

Sometimes we keep Pieces around in our lives...
To be re-created into something totally different than expected...

Blessings, Becky

Partying...missmustardseed.com/2012/06/furniture-feature-friday-features-a-link-party-4/,
www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/search/label/Saturday%20Nite%20Special%20link%20parties,
itssoverycheri.com/2012/07/01/its-party-time-7-1-2012/,
boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/,
www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/,
my1929charmer.com/,
www.craft-o-maniac.com/,
www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/07/sunday-showcase-party-no-108.html,
craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/,
becolorful.typepad.com/becolorful/motivated-monday/,
www.thesoutherninstitute.com/,
www.skiptomylou.org/2012/07/02/made-by-you-monday-107/
betweennapsontheporch.net.,
elizabethandco.blogspot.com/,
savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/,
www.domestically-speaking.com/,
fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/,
fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/,
www.southernlovely.com/,
www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/,
restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/,
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/,
diybydesign.blogspot.com/2012/07/sizzle-into-summer-its-party-72.html,
www.handymancraftywoman.com/,
www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/07/transformation-thursday-no-159.html#more,
thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/,
bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/,
thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/,
commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/,
frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/,
romantichome.blogspot.com/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/,
www.findingfabulousblog.com/,
shabbynest.blogspot.com/,
www.redouxinteriors.com/2012/07/giveaway-with-vintage-casters-online-winner-plus-link-party-63-and-mes-preferes/







Old Photo Dresser

 After college...
I did a series of drawings from old photographs...
I love the richness of sepia tones that old photos hold...
 I came across this wonderful technique on Katies Rose Cottage Blog
that creates an old photo effect,
www.katiesrosecottageblog.com/2012/06/photo-transfer-to-wood-tutorial.html,

I wanted to try it....
I couldn't stop thinking about what to do...
I have been collecting straight front dressers for awhile...
And...
Have wanted to try various ways of painting them...

I went through all my old photos...

I took my photo to Staples and enlarged it...

I painted the dresser drawers White Reclaim...
The top, sides and legs of the dresser were painted with Mocha Reclaim...

I cut the copy to fit each drawer...
The dimensions of the photo after it was enlarged,
Could not be the exact measurements of the drawers...
So...
I decided to make the dresser photo look like it had a border.

I re-do and re-do in my work...
Because, I struggle with getting things exact...
So...
This part taxed me...
I know for many of you, this will be easy...

I needed to match the photos on the drawers while working backwards...
Drawer by drawer...
Make sure you use enough of the Gel Medium...
I, of course, had to re-do one drawer...

 

I can't wait to do more...
Blessings, Becky

Partying... missmustardseed.com/2012/06/furniture-feature-friday-link-party-6/,
www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/,
www.itsoverflowing.com/,
itssoverycheri.com/2012/06/24/its-party-time-6-24-2012/,
boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/,
www.craft-o-maniac.com/2012/06/craftomaniac-monday-link-party_24.html,
www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/,
my1929charmer.com/,
www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/06/sunday-showcase-party-no-107.html,
makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/06/making-the-world-cuter-monday-51/,
www.thesoutherninstitute.com/,
craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/,
stylishonceagain.blogspot.com/,
becolorful.typepad.com/becolorful/,
betweennapsontheporch.net/dining-room-venetian-glass-mirror-the-179th-metamorphosis-monday/,
linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/,
myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/,
www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-projects-6-26/,
www.homemakeronadime.com/,
www.skiptomylou.org/2012/06/25/made-by-you-monday-106/,
knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/,
cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/,
www.notjustahousewife.net/,
savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/,
fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/,
restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/,
diybydesign.blogspot.com/,
www.primpjunktion.com/,
www.domestically-speaking.com/,
organizeyourstuffnow.com/,
elizabethandco.blogspot.com/,
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/,
www.southernlovely.com/,
www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/,
thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/,
www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/,
bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/,
www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/06/27/hookin-up-with-hoh-106/#more-11870,
frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/,
thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/,
commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/,
frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/,
www.redouxinteriors.com/2012/06/giveaway-with-vintage-casters-online-plus-link-party-62-and-mes-preferes/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/06/inspiration-friday-no-71-4th-of-july.html,
romantichome.blogspot.com/,
www.findingfabulousblog.com/,
shabbynest.blogspot.com/,
www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/06/overflowing-creativity-630/,
www.blissranch.blogspot.com/

Pieces

 My daughter and I found a drop leaf table for a reasonable price at an antique store...
Home it came...
Only to have it fall into pieces...

My husband said it had to go...
I said give it time...
Now, really...
Does this look like time could help???
So...
Time later...
What about a coffee table?

My husband added legs to the main table top...

But...
That wasn't all...
We (I use that term loosely)...
Made a large shelf out of the drop leaves...
Used the legs as supports...


And...
The perfect mirror on top...
Perfect until the last screw was anchored...
Crack...

We came up with Plan B...
Not perfect...But OK...

Time-worn pieces...

Blessings, Becky

Partying...missmustardseed.com/2012/06/furniture-feature-friday-features-a-link-party-3/,
www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/,
boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/,
my1929charmer.com/,
itssoverycheri.com/2012/06/17/its-party-time-6-17-2012/,
becolorful.typepad.com/becolorful/motivated-monday/,
craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/,
www.craft-o-maniac.com/,
www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/06/sunday-showcase-party-no-105_17.html,
www.thesoutherninstitute.com/,
www.marvelouslymessy.com/,
makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/06/making-world-cuter-monday-june-17-2012/,
betweennapsontheporch.net/how-to-create-a-mouse-over-picture-of-your-before-after-project-178th-metamorphosis-monday/#comments,
linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/,
myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/,
cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/,
todayscreativeblog.net/crafting-projects/,
www.homemakeronadime.com/,
elizabethandco.blogspot.com/,
savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/,
fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/,
www.domestically-speaking.com/,
organizeyourstuffnow.com/,
diybydesign.blogspot.com/,
restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/,
www.handymancraftywoman.com/,
www.southernlovely.com/,
frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/,
www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/,
www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/06/transformation-thursday-no-157.html#more,
bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/,
thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/,
romantichome.blogspot.com/,
www.redouxinteriors.com/2012/06/link-party-61-and-mes-preferes/,
shabbynest.blogspot.com/,
frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/,
thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/,
www.mysimplehomelife.com/
 

 

Yarn Bomb…???

I love Art...
I love Children...
Mix the two...
And...
Who Knows?
Art House has created quite the Art Experience using the two...
Art and Children...
The city of Noblesville, Indiana,
Has allowed their Courthouse Square to be the canvas... 

The medium is yarn...

The technique is crochet...

Yarn pieces are made by children...
And....
Then, wrapped around trees, benches, lamp posts...

The finished Project???
Yarn Bomb....

Quite the Explosion!!!!
Gotta love a city that loves Community...
Blessings, Becky

Partying...youngancrafty.blogspot.com/,
tatertotsandjello.com/2012/06/weekend-wrap-up-party-and-allora-handmade-giveaway.html#more-36647,
www.bedifferentactnormal.com/2012/06/show-and-tell-saturday-060912.html#more,
www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/,
www.familyeverafterblog.com/,
whipperberry.com/,
www.sewcando.com/,
www.thesoutherninstitute.com/,
craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/,
www.marvelouslymessy.com/,
todayscreativeblog.net/craft-making/,
www.gingersnapcrafts.com/,
www.sew-much-ado.com/
 

 

Courthouse Chairs

 Indiana Counties still have Courthouse Squares in their County Seats...

My granddaughter wants to go inside the Castle...
And...
Dance in the Ballroom like Belle and The Beast...
Instead...
County Courts are held inside...
Marriage Licenses are Filed...
And...
Votes are placed...

My grandfather was a School Superintendent of Daviess County Schools...
His office was in one of these beautiful old Courthouses (Castles)...
I remember sitting on these large office chairs in his office...

 

As I was preparing for The Old Mill Festival...
I thought these chairs would be perfect...
The Festival is held on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square
In Noblesville, Indiana...

 

The chairs were painted with Caromal Colours Reclaim White...
Diane re-covered them...
One with a quilt..
The other with a vintage bedspread...

 

I have two more and am not quite sure what to do with them yet...
When finished, they will be in A Corner Cottage...
Which is across the street from this beautiful square...
Blessings, Becky

Partying...missmustardseed.com/2012/06/furniture-feature-friday-favorites-a-link-party-12/,
www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/,
itssoverycheri.com/2012/06/10/its-party-time-6-10-2012/,
www.sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com/,
my1929charmer.com/sundays-best-34-par-tay/,
www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/06/sunday-showcase-party-no-105.html,
www.craft-o-maniac.com/,
www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/,
www.thesoutherninstitute.com/,
makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/06/making-the-world-cuter-monday-june-11-2012/,
becolorful.typepad.com/becolorful/motivated-monday/,
betweennapsontheporch.net/a-shell-wreath-for-the-porch/,
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/,
linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/,
farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/,
myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/,
todayscreativeblog.net/,
elizabethandco.blogspot.com/,
www.domestically-speaking.com/,
www.primpjunktion.com/,
restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/,
fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/,
savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/,
www.southernlovely.com/,
www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/,
organizeyourstuffnow.com/,
nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/,
www.the36thavenue.com/,
www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/06/transformation-thursday-no-156.htm,
bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/,
thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/,
www.handymancraftywoman.com/,
frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/,
www.myrepurposedlife.net/
frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/,
commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/,
www.redouxinteriors.com/2012/06/link-party-60-features-and-shabby-apple-giveaway-winner/,
romantichome.blogspot.com/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/06/welcome-to-inspiration-friday-no-69.html,
shabbynest.blogspot.com/,
chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/,
www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/,
www.504main.com/,
whipperberry.com/,
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