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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ugly office chair I found while Goodwill shopping , I saw potential, really?? My husband just gave me “the look” when he saw me take it out of my car but I’m used to that look by now so I smiled and added it to the pile.  Of course I couldn’t move on to anything else until I took the chair apart, spray painted all the metal parts with hammered black, ripped off the ugly vinyl fabric, and sewed up a new cover.  I happened to have some beautiful teal vinyl that I bought a couple of months ago on a trip to Mary Jo’s with my sister.  I knew I would find a use for it eventually!  I think I will use this at my crafting desk, it is adjustable so it will fit great under the tall desk.  And by the way, my husband was mildly impressed with the result, but I think he was just trying to suppress his shock and awe at how much better it looks because he was embarrassed at his lack of faith : )

UGLY!

 

Double UGLY

Ahhhhh, much better

 

 

 

 

Before and After

 

 


ImageThese are a few of my recent finds that I plan on refinishing and repainting. The bookshelf is completed after waxing it and adding beadboard to the back. It turned out great and I’m hoping I find another one that is similar to paint a different color!


Just registered my Twitter account for WalkTheCreativePath! Check it out and follow me for updates on things I’m working on. I plan to tweet during my junk outings to get your opinions on my finds, would love to hear from you…

My twitter name is @walkthecreative so go now and start following!


I just love these!! Coastal Living gives step-by-step instructions on their website, I think these would be great carved into the foam pumpkins and then you could keep them year after year.

Carved pumpkins from Coastal Living!

Carve a Coastal Pumpkin! – Coastal Living.


We recently had our windows replaced and now I have a stack of old windows cluttering up the side of my yard.  My Dad said he wants them to make a greenhouse and I started researching that grand idea.  I think these photos of old window greenhouses gives me motivation to make one myself, maybe using my new nail gun, eh?

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