Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I have been debating whether to buy some authentic grain sacks to make some pillows and a table runner. I even had some grain sacks in an online shopping cart, and kept going back to look at them, but just couldn't get myself to click on the "buy" button.
I finally just decided to use what I already have and make my own (and save about $100 as a result!)
No one would even know they're not the real thing, right, well except now you do.
I made 3 pillows and 1 runner for about $10. (I'll show you the 3rd pillow soon!)
(dang wrinkles, I swear I tried)
I used leftover dropcloth material and basically just taped off varying stripes, eyeballing as I went. Then I brushed on some red acrylic paint and pulled the tape off.
I'm loving my new pillows and table runner, they give my home a fun french farmhouse feel.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Here was my inspiration piece: I ripped it out of my magazine, but I believe it was Romantic Country Magazine. I have no idea what this says but I just loved it.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
a ball of string from the dollar store,
twigs in an urn,
a stack of books in the form of a loosely shaped tree (I found these books at the library for .10 each and ripped the covers off). If there wasn't a foot of snow right now covering the ground I would go on a little hunt for pinecones--I'll have to remember to do that next fall.
I love the look of the creams and whites on Jaqueline ...
wintry, yet warm.