Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wanna see what I've been working on.....

First, if you haven't read about our vacation, you should! There's lots of pictures, and I tried not to talk too much!

So......
I made a slip cover for one of the chairs in Marshmallow Manor. Well, actually I made 2. The first one didn't work, so I had to make another one. And I'm quite proud of myself, I did the whole thing by hand....and Yes, I know I used tan colored tread to sew it up, but it was what I had. And it makes it look old.....At least I think it does. I just love this chair now!! And that's one of the pillows that Mercedes sent me a long time ago.....I've been saving it for something special....

And this was the perfect place:) Looks good in it's new home!!


I made a bookcase using some old drawers......


Just glued them together, painted them, and then sanded it. I'm thinking I need bottles of sand to fill it with. Had the bright idea that I'd love to collect some sand from my friends from around the world and display it. So, If anyone has any sand they want to send me, I'd be most delighted:) I still need to find bottles, so I'm in no hurry here:)


Then the other day, I rewarded myself after a doctor appt., and treated my self to some mini hardware! I just love how this dresser turned out. And the funny thing is, Is that my real life dresser looks just the same. **And, for the record, I used the Dremel, All by myself, to drill the holes for the knobs to go in, and I didn't screw it up, lol! Believe me, this is impressive! Hahaa

I love the age and character this dresser has now:)


Sorry, gotta share one more picture...just loved the shadows from the handles!


AND......
I've been painting everything red! Most of this stuff was plastic pieces that came with the Calico Corner sets. And a few were some of those cheap blue with white spots, metal pans. The jugs in the back was made with a big bead.....And the plates were just some random plastic ones. Everything got a coat of red paint, And I used nail stickers to decorate! I lucked out finding strawberries, huh!! Oh, I also went over all the edges of things with a gold paint marker...Just gives it that special little touch.

Here's a close up of the berries...they, too, have gold outlining them.... The color of everything is more true in the picture above...the flash tends to change things.....


Still have a hundred unfinished projects laying around.........LOL, Oh well, keeps me busy huh!!

Ok...Off to catch up on my blog reading, and I have a few trades to finish.......I haven't forgotten ladies, I'm just slooow.


Until Next Time.....

9 comments:

chris v said...

Love the slipcover and the red items! Great idea using drawers; so simple yet never thought of it -best part: no measuring!!

Lataina said...

I love how your bookcase turned out. What a smart idea! =)

Sans! said...

Ok, I see if you can send you some bottles of sand , dearie :). How about some seashells from Malaysia ? All the way from the Far East.

I love all the pieces, your dresser is a WINNER! You made everything???? With a dremel???Shikes! Jealous!!!

All the little red crockeries look so good even though I am not a red person or strawberry for the matter :). LOL But you did such a good job, you may just win me over.

Great job, Babe!

Kathi said...

Love your makeover minis! You've given me an idea for the cheap blue spatter painted pots and pans I have too! Thanks! :D

miniannalee said...

Let me know how tall each self is and I'll check my supply of mini glass jars to see if they will fit. I'll gladly send you some and some sand from Panama City Beach. We don't have any sand close by so I can send you some Georgia red clay...lol

Heather said...

Your dresser is wonderful. You've been really busy!

Kim said...

Wow Katie- you've been busy! I love all your red items-clever girl! They look just perfect! The dresser looks fabulous- and the chair too! I'm behind on blog reading- but I love all your vacation pics and I'll be back next week to comment on them :) Hope you're staying cool :)

Liberty Biberty said...

LOVE how the dresser turned out, it's perfect!
Gorgeous slipcover too!
Mercedes

A. Wright said...

Oh my goodness, it's all coming together so great. I love love love the changes you've made to the calico pieces. It completely changes them!