I found this cute stool at the Goodwill store....it was $5. The original price tag was on underneath and it was $34.99. I thought it had some potential so it came home with me!
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am offering this giveaway on Laura's blog Along For The Ride...The wreath is made from recycled felted wool sweaters.
It goes with any season because the ribbon is not attached and can be changed...I can see a bright red polka dotted one for Christmas time or a bright yellow ribbon for spring time. Anyway, go visit Laura's blog to find out how to win this beautiful wreath! And while you are there, check out the rest of Laura's blog for her great ideas!
Friday, June 18, 2010
The original barkcloth was quite literally made from the bark of trees. To make this type of barkcloth the inner bark of certain types of trees (primarily trees of the Moraceae family)
is beaten flat and formed into sheets.
These sheets are then used as a primitive fabric in many different applications.
If you hear the term barkcloth used today, however, it is most likely referring to a different type of fabric all together. From the 1930's through the 1960's (and even early into the 1970's) one of the most popular decorating fabrics was also known as barkcloth. In this case, the term barkcloth refers to the weave of the fabric which is thick, nubby and slightly textured.
Barkcloth got it's name because the texture of the fabric bears a slight resemblance to tree bark.
Barkcloth fabric is often made of cotton, although it can be made of other fibers as well including linen, rayon, polyester, and fiberglass depending how old the fabric is.
Although thicker than a standard cotton, barkcloth is surprisingly soft and drapes nicely which made it a great choice for draperies and curtains.
Because of it's thick texture barkcloth is also quite durable which also made it well suited to being used as an upholstery fabric.
I found this frame/easel/whatever you want to call it at the Salvation Army store...it was really dirty and had two clear acrylic pieces with a photo between them inside...those just slid out and I replaced them with a piece of particle board that I sanded and then painted with chalkboard paint. It was a natural wood that had lots of scratches on it so I decided to paint it blue!
I thought I had taken a before picture, but couldn't find it...maybe I didn't take one!
The board slides out the bottom and there is a little plastic tab you turn to keep the board in...
Yes, it is true, I finally got a new blog design that I like thanks to my niece Liz who is the IT expert!! She made the collage for me, she arranged my blog, she did it all while I snuggled with my great niece, Miss Audrey Lou!
So it's looking much better around here...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
On Under the Table and Dreaming! So exciting! Go to Stephanie Lynn's blog to see all sorts of wonderful ideas...
Also of some concern is the fact that I have been having all sorts of design problems with my blog and am going to find some help today! My pictures are aren't right and well, let's just say my blog isn't me at all right now!
Hopefully I will get it figured out today!
Friday, June 11, 2010
If you read my blog you know that my Dad died recently. I asked my Mom for a few of Dad's shirts to make pillows for my son's bed. I thought it might be nice for my son to have something of Dad's that could also be useful.
The shirts are XL size, I made this one into a 16 inch pillow.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I bought this basket at Salvation Army for one or two dollars, looks great with some creeping Jenny and an elephant ear bulb.
Very easy and cheap!
Another cheap basket, painted pink already, I filled it with pink and white dianthus and alyssum and some more creeping Jenny!