Thursday, June 28, 2012

America Theme

It's almost time to celebrate the 4th of July.  Where we live, it's a big deal.  The small town has quite a bit to do & see.  Having so many festivities nearby (1/2 mile) inspires me to decorate more, with flags & such.  I'll share with you some of my "junk" ideas.

Folding measure tape, commonly found for around $4....

I used a little Loc Tite to keep the shape from moving.
Wah-lah, a star.


How about a patriotic platter...turned into a decorative garden stake?

I only paid a dollar at the thrift store.
I love it!


New life for an ugly old brown frame,
filled with pressed flower.

If you have a Cricut paper cutting machine,
anything is possible!

I made this!
The Cricut cartridge was Stand & Salute.
I painted the frame white & sanded it a bit.


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Friday, June 22, 2012

R W & B

Red White & Blue!!!
How fun are those colors?
I simly adore our nation's holiday.
It's so close to my son & sister's birthdays too!

I have, for you, an amazing tranformation.
A wobbly chair marked $6.50 came home with me for $5.



It's amazing what some new fabric can do to a cute chippy chair!

Don't you love the fabric?
It was $5 also, so the project total was $10.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Retro Pansy Chair

This post is exciting because I  L*O*V*E to garden & the junk was free!  I got the cute retro chair at a garage sale for free.  It called my name from the garbage pile.  The ladies at the sale were surely snickering as I drove off with my seat less chair!  I think I was snicker too.  Only a fool would give away such a cute chair with garden possibilities.

I added a (free) dish drain rack to the seat area.  It was a perfect fit!  If I was worried, zip ties would hold it on securely.  I wasn't too worried.  Next I added some cocoa fiber liner that is commonly used in hay racks & wire hanging baskets.  It was $2.39 a foot (3 feet wide).  I had some on hand from last years projects.

Check out those Black Pansies!

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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia