Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crafts i hearted.. so did

I realized that I haven't done a craft post in a looong time! In fact the pillow was completed last november! But here are a few little do dad's I mastered. ...can i just say one word. Modge Podge. okay, two words one name. If you have never used it, go get some and use it. You will love it. I do! oh.. and thanks amy bulter for the cute scrappy paper. 

and you know, I need to start before and after pics. You would be amazed at the junk I transformed. I guess the reason that I never do initially is because I see it as junk that needs a face lift, and I just can't imagine a better life for it. So assuming that the project isn't going to turn out that well I just forget the before picture. Well this junk pleasantly surprised me!! It's amazing what a little sand paper, paint, glue and elbow grease can do! 

Some of you might remember my square bamboo wreath in Twin Falls.. well in the move it was broken so I took it a part and viola!
This baby was just a plain black star that I had painted and didn't love so a little scrapbook paper and paint distressing made things alright. 

This end table was a brown beastie thing from DI. It served it's purpose well but that was about all. My living room needed a change and this was an easy place to start! .. Paint was a Ralph Lauren Satin finish..something called ???? cant remember right now.
While I had my paint setup going, I decided to make over the twins! These were average plain Jane stools, and are actually at least 10 years old. I just LOVE how they turn out. I was hesitant about the decorative top at first, but I just thought, What the heck? they were ugly before..What's to lose!
Lastly is my pillow! I love this baby! Thanks Hyena In Petticoats for the instructions! I want to maybe make more but right now my attention is on my bedroom!
ps.. all these together look like alot of busy-ness. but they are not all together in the house. dont worry!

16 comments:

Erin said...

So cute! Everything you touch turns to gold! I love everything that you have transformed! Your house is so cute! I love your style.

Chad and Carly Carlson said...

I love it! Everything always turns out cute!

Michelle said...

Such darling crafts, you have such an eye for beautiful things!

Shonee and Aaron said...

those are all awsome!! I love how the stools turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

You are amazing! Everything looks so cute!

Katy said...

wOW!! i love THAT pillow. I just read the entire tutorial. I am going to make some of these for my master bedroom make-over- sorry I have to copy you- I hat to, but there is no way around it on this one.

*LaUrA* said...

LOVE the pillow!!! Make me one!

I love all your projects! Go you!!!

Lara said...

Yes that pillow is incredible! Love it girly! Keep it up- you're so talented!

Shauna said...

I love all the craftiness. I especially love the pillow! I'll have to look into that one...so cute!

Jivin' Johnson's said...

You are so stinking talented! When you find the time, I just don't know! Love all of it!

Kristin said...

ohhh Aub!!! I love your style!! So fresh, happy, fun!! You are one talented sista! And just so you know... my birthday is coming up... and I do love that pillow! Ha ha !! Love ya!!

Brett and Kimberly said...

You are so talented! They are all beautiful! You need to teach me how to decorate!

Val said...

I LOVE stuff like this. What kind of fabric is that on your pillow? Moda? Love it!

The Nielsen Clan said...

I love moda but no, it is actually some home decor fabric from joannas that is kind of a canvas material. you can use what ever though.

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Isaak and Jackie said...

those crafts are absolutely amazing where do you find the time with work and kids. I really love them so much, very impressed. You Harding girls are talented