Thursday, February 17, 2011
My latest project is still looking for it's permanent home. I picked up a Canoe paddle for $1 gave it a coat of red paint, and used my fabulous birthday cricut (thanks Cy!) to cut out some glossy vinyl letters....<drum roll, please..."Life is but a DREAM." The very last line of the old campfire round favorite, "Row, Row, Row your boat..." It looks great (pic coming) I just think it needs to be hung WAY up on our ceiling, thus needing to get 8 foot ladder into the dining room, and get creative about hanging it up:) All in goood time.
Posted by #idreaminfarmhouse at 4:49 PM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Here's some of my "daily-s"...
|Toadstool Seat! (more on my blog post $2 Toadstool!)|
|Sidebar got whitewashed! Love the difference!|
|Love Potion #9. Printed vintage label out on sticker paper...|
|Snow lady! Complete with baby carrot nose, and black button eyes!|
|Tea for two! (instructions also on my blog, thanks Heather!)|
|My first vinyl cut sign using the cricut. I purchased a small kitchen drawer front $.50 @ thrift store, taped it off and painted it with a light green left over paint, and cut out this great quote in white vinyl...not bad for a first project.|
|Rustic candles, and twin candleholders done in a "shabby" white finish!|
|My kiddos favorite new hangout now has a door sign! (It's a "kneewall" room off our upstairs hallway)|
|Ok, didn't make this one, but it was one of my favorite finds. A Vintage Pin the Tail on the Donkey game kit, complete with fun purple and orange cardboard blindfold:) and for $3 YES!|
|$1 Stool + Valentine Red Base + White Vinyl Monogram = A happy laundry room !|
|This beauty was in the basement of our 1874 home, I have yet to envision it's new look...Any ideas??|
|Fun Vintage Game in Virginia City...will it say, "YES"? ;)|
|Captain's chair gets a fun new cottage look!|
|A bit of spring fever I must admit..."Chubby" is watching to welcome his birdie cousins...no sign of them yet...soon!|
|Bought this bookshelf (in major disrepair) at the local ReStore for $1...gave it a white paint job, and now it sits in my girls bedroom!|
Whew! It's been busy, and "painty" around here! Hope you are creating, enjoying the peace of keeping to your budget and surrounding yourself with things you love!~Meg
Posted by #idreaminfarmhouse at 1:51 PM
|Download and print this page at the bottom of this post:) 8 tags per sheet in lovely muted neopolitan colors!|
|"Tea For Two|ME & YOU"|
|"Steeped In Love|Happy Valentines Day!"|
Download the printable template here!
I think this makes a perfect Valentine's Day take home gift from your Valentine party and a thoughtful small gift for your friends & neighbors this Valentine's Day!
Posted by #idreaminfarmhouse at 9:32 AM
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I have been wanting to make one of these for my kiddos since I saw this picture that totally inspired me!
So browsing the 1/2 price sale today @ the local Good Sam I spotted a Na-Hasty :) footstool, but could also see the potential for an enchanting, soft, sturdy little toadstool seat! The whole project cost me just $2!!! (since I had scraps of felt, heavy duty staples and some liquid stitch) & I was able to transform it in just 20 minutes! I am enchanted.;)
Here's how I did it in a nutshell:
|Here's the original footstool in all it's upholstered nastiness:)|
|I flipped it over pulled the felt tight, folding a little as I went and stapled it in place with a heavy duty staple gun...|
|Here's the finished top!|
|I used a coffee cup and a lead pencil to trace 5 circles on the white felt I had.|
|Then using "Liquid Stitch" I put some of the adhesive along the edges and made a big "X" in the middle of each circle...|
|Here's all the cutie toadstool spots!|
|The $2 Toadstool finished!|
This Saturday fairy tale has a happy ending...the$2 toadstool has a new life in our children's loft play room! I love how this turned out and I also love that I was to transform it in just 20 minutes! I am enchanted:)
Posted by #idreaminfarmhouse at 7:51 PM