Thursday, June 23, 2011

Winner! Winner! Me!!

Do you enter Blog Giveaways?  I do, pretty much any I see if it looks like something I would really want.  I have won a few fun things and yesterday I hit a again, a big one!! 
Kayla Aimee over at Slightly Neurotic had a giveway in cahoots with BlogHer and I won a $100 gift card to HomeGoods!   YAY!!!!  I love, Love, LOVE this store and am so excited!!!
Be sure to check out Kayla Aimee's blog.  She has the sweetest little baby girl, Scarlette, who was born at 23 weeks weighing just 1 lb 9 oz.  Through God's amazing grace and blessing she is home and thriving!  KA is hilarious and I enjoy her blog immensely. 
Project wise:  What can you do with an old end table and a discarded cabinet door?  Why, you make a coffee table, of course!   Come back soon to see the finished project!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Do It Yourself Document Fabric!

Sorry I've been away so long!  It's that busy, crazy time of year with graduations, parties, end of the school year madness.  I have also had some computer issues.  I am currently blogging on my old laptop with a cracked screen.  Not good.  Hopefully my Toshiba will be out of the shop soon, I forgot how slow this one is!

I have found time to thrift though,  that's therapy!  I found a really cool vintage chair that I am redoing and decided to make my own 'document' fabric to recover the seat.  You know, that great fabric that Ballard's sells for $32 a yard! 

I created this image with photo editing software using graphics from The Graphics Fairy and wrote some of my own text using two awesome fonts called Byron and The King & Queen.  Staples enlarged my design to 18"x24" for just $1.99 and then I used Citra Solv to transfer the image to my 'burlapy' type fabric. 

The image is softer than the Ballard's but I love the look~ kind of like a faded grain sack.  Here's a close up.  Sorry for the poor pics, it's night time and I have a lousy camera!

I so hope you'll come back Wednesday to see the reveal of my chair makeover finished with this fabric!  Thanks for visiting!  Linking up to these fun parties!