When we got an egg Grill it needed to be up on a table so my husband made a table for it. He bought some 2×4’s and made a frame, and then cut out the circle for it to sit in at the top. He wanted to be able to move it so he put wheels on the bottom. Eventually we will stain it or paint it but for now we are letting it weather a little bit so the stain will stick.
We have this ledge in the entrance balcony to our house that I like to decorate for different seasons/holidays and our normal farmhouse decor. I put together this arrangement after getting the HOME sign from a local home decor store because I had a gift card to use up. The other decorations are things that I already had but I think that they go nicely together.
I have wanted to make a welcome sign for the front porch for a while and finally got to doing it yesterday. I already had scrap wood left over from another project we did and I had already stained it so it came together really quickly. I first attached the two long boards by nailing some smaller scrap pieces horizontally on the back every six inches or so.
Last weekend I decided I wanted to make something to fill the wall in the staircase. I had seen online ways of displaying places you have lived or that were sentimental. Since we have moved a bunch, I thought that would be a meaningful thing to make. I had a pack of frames that had matting already, I went online and printed the maps for the different places we have lived and then cut them out with the same size heart.
These pillows were made from a pattern out of a Quilt Magazine. But sometimes I make pillows out of extra quilt blocks from a quilt. I used to buy Quilt Blocks of the Month from Joann’s when they went on clearance , but they don’t sell them anymore at my Joann’s. I like to sandwich them so that you can put a pillow form in and easily remove to wash the cover. I measure the front block and cut two pieces of the back fabric the same size. Then I fold the back pieces to about 1/3 the size so there is an overlap. I sew the front to the back two pieces that are overlapped right sides together.
I like to do Cross-Stitch and have made a sampler for each of my grandkids when they were born. This was a boughten kit that worked up quick and easily. I then framed it myself as I am a stickler for having the lines straight on cross-stitch pictures. You can buy a matting that is sticky on one side so you can stick your picture to it and see how it looks in the frame. I also like to have glass in the frame so it stays clean and neat.
I like to give personalized gifts for special occasions. I bought this kit from a craft store, embroidered it with names and dates added to give as a wedding gift. This one I had professionally framed as I wanted it done in a nice frame with double matting. These pictures take awhile so don’t wait til the last minute to start them. But they make a nice remembrance of a special occasion.
I like to hang a towel over my stove handle which is next to my kitchen sink to use as a hand towel. My mother used to crochet a top or make a top of fabric but the fabric never lasted as long as the towel and I don’t crochet. I saw this idea at a craft show and have been making them ever since. I like to use good quality towels and find them for all the holidays. Then I go to the Dollar Store to buy pot holders to match them. Then I cut the label off the pot holder and find the middle of the holder with the loop on the one side. Then I lay the towel face down and fold it so the towel fits side to side of the pot holder. I pin the middle of the towel and pin it to the middle of the pot holder right sides together. Then I stitch across the middle of both.
In my craft room I wanted to add something to a wall that was empty and since we had these wooden plaques left over from another project I decided to stain them and then add some letters to start a feature wall.
We were given this dresser many years ago by a family member and it was a little dated almost a yellow color with gold hardware. I have always wanted to change it up and finally decided a couple weekends ago to go ahead and paint it. It ended up being way easier and looking nicer than I thought it would end up looking. I chose a satin white interior paint, and started to prep the dresser. First, I took all the hardware off so that I could spray paint them with an oil rubbed spray paint. Then, I took all the drawers out and placed them with the good side up. I placed a tarp under the dresser it self so that I wouldn’t get paint on my carpet.