TIP OF THE DAY
EVERY garage sale, thrift store has these old, vintage, sometimes stained linens. BUY THEM! Haggle to get them for a dime. Use them everyday.....so easy to grab and throw them in any load. Linen is a very strong textile. It doesnt matter if they have someones initials on them or if they get wrinkled. This will save you money on paper products, and when they get holes or gross, you have instant rags. It's a 2fer.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
These metal wall hangings,of all sizes and shapes (which by the way can be found at ANY garage sale like these 2 were for about 2-5 bucks each---haggling is the way to go). They are pretty hung indoors, yes. But, hang them outside and during the summer you can keep your pool and backyard area clean and organized because you will always have a place to hang things, from suits to towels to goggles. In the winter, leave em alone, they will patina nicely! I have posted a few samples from my own patio.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Okay, so after a few failed attempts at making the very large lamp shade look normal, I went through some old linens and found this sheer polyester round tablecloth with leaves painted on it. I did not paint them, trust me it would not have been pretty if I tried.After a few attempts and some careful cutting with some sharp sewing scissors, careful glue gun application, and pulling the material tight so it would not gather, this is the result. I love how the sheer material lightens up the old shade and takes away some of the "age". It is so "summerish" to me. Think I will keep it...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Like a clean smelling house but hate all the actual cleaning? Stick a bounce dryer bar inside the AC vent of a family room or hallway (not a bedroom). Your house willl always have that clean clothes smell and they can't be seen like those plug-in things. Cost is cheaper than a nice candle and it lasts a lot longer...try it and let me know if it works for you too!!
Friday, February 25, 2011
This lampshade was a garage sale find that was dented in one side. The owner said I could take it since no one would buy it anyway because of the damage.....I just smiled and said THANKS!! The project was a cinch with this pretty material and a little hot glue, this lamp has a whole new look.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I love textiles!! One of my favorite projects are to find tables with glass or leather inserts, remove them, and add a colorful silk scarf or vintage textile design.