May 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
A large piece of lace, thrifted for $2. An old tablecloth perhaps? Such lace has been used so effectively for stenciling furniture lately, I did consider that. But the needs of our household run closer to imaginative play. I flipped a quarter of it back on itself, sewed a casing and gathered it on a headband. I added a comb to keep it on and viola, another girly addition to the ever expanding dress-up bin.
Apparently it is necessary for princesses to spin. A lot.
March 29, 2012 § 2 Comments
I showed you this frame earlier this week. Over four feet of solidly joined hardwood. I cleaned it and spray painted it blue. I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of spray painting properly.
And since I smashed one of my favorite possessions this week, a bust of David who was my traditional mantle dweller, the frame sits well up there. There is a gaping hole with wires on our mantle, where a flat screen TV can be mounted, and as we rent it stays a hole. The ceilings are two stories up so we need a little bit of a large scale. When we moved in I covered a 3’x5′ piece of insulating board with fabric to be the hole cover and a colorful focal point. I just added the frame this week.
AND the frame is already in use as a photo prop. It is big enough for multiple kids, multiple objects, a whole family! How neat is that?
Oh those siblings.
March 27, 2012 § 3 Comments
I’ve been looking for a huge frame, I thought I could tilt it against a wall and make a succulent garden in it with a backing, wire, and small ledges. Succulents don’t need much soil or water and are wonderful in their radiating symmetry. But I’ve used the huge frame for another purpose, so check back soon. 4 foot frame was $5, the tan kids Gap shorts were $2, and oak framed mirror was $4.
I have been looking for a frame for a print with an odd size, 4″x8″, and here it is! I sprayed the frame white and had a spare piece of glass cut to size, Michaels did it for free! Another addition to the “I love daddy wall.”
March 5, 2012 § 3 Comments
March 2, 2012 § 2 Comments
Inspiration comes from many places, mostly from the big wide world of the interweb for me. Here is the first of a weekly Pinterest project.
Pinned: a rakish tool for holding accessories.
I found my rake at a flea market for $2. Elbow grease removed the handle and it hangs in my hall by the powder room, on the way out the garage door, right where I can grab a bit of festive to wear whenever I want. Otherwise I’d never remember jewelry.