Monday, November 7, 2011

revamped room divider

i've had a very productive few days and i'm thrilled by it! my hubby has been away working so i've been left to my own devices. while i haven't gotten any homeword done, i have gotten a few projects done :) the first thing i want to say it OUCH chicken wire hurts! i have the scratches and scrapes to prove it. as i am definately not a farm kinda girl i have zero experience with chicken wire, but being true to myself i did not let that stop me for a second. hubby and i stopped into the local hardware store the other day and picked up a roll of wire. i stuck it in the corner knowing i would get to it soon. today was the day...i pulled the old floral fabric from the room divider that used to serve as our headboard. then i dry brushed (more or less) it black. because i like to live on the edge i did this on the livingroom rug with no regard for whether i'd slop it around. this is my typical fashion :) luck was on my side and i didn't get any on the rug...that i've noticed anyway. hmmm might be because of the pinot grigio...anyway, i finished painting then started cutting up the chicken wire.
i pushed through the sting of the scratches and got that dang wire cut up. i will not be defeated! then i used my handy dandy staple gun and attached the wire.
i am very happy with how it came out. this divider originally belonged to my husband's grandmother. when she passed away we scooped it up as a momento. it became our shabby chic headboard for a few years and now has a primitive prominence in our living room. i love how it looks and i know (even though he doesn't say it) that hubby loves that something of his memerre's still adorns our home.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

something new...

well, i haven't started cutting up my wedding dress yet...i'm kinda nervous about doing it. so...i made another little cutie today instead :) I love these pockets; if i do say so myself! I made a set of four pockets. i think these would be fantastic for a holiday dinner party. what i particularly love about these is the medallion that i used on the ribbon. it can be taken off and taken by guests as a keepsake. i through them up on my etsy account...we'll see how it goes. i did sell a bench this week, so i'm super excited about that.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

the wedding dress...dun dun dun

well, hubby and i have moved into the tiniest apartment we have every lived in and we love it! the challenge is weeding out things we have been dragging around for years that we no longer have room to store. one of these things is my wedding dress. i love, love, love my dress. it is very me and very princessie...i have decided to turn it into something(s) else so that i can enjoy the dress daily instead of it wasting away in a bag. there are my ideas so far... make a couple pillowcase with a tulle ruffle make some satin flowers to decorate a headband make little tulle poms to decorate my christmas tree make some big poms to decorate my bedroom create a small veil for the eventual vow renewal i'm open to any and all ideas pertaining to what i have mentioned or something i haven't thought of yet! Please feel free to share your creativity with me...