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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Take a load off......

 I recently moved our kitchen table out into the front room. It was originally my hubs office. But I moved our offices together. 

This is part of the redecorating process.

I made a bench from our daughters old twin bed frame and it needed a seat cushion.

I went to Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon and purchased the roll of 1" foam (pictured below).  I will make chair pads for the dining room chairs with the remaining foam. The fabric was purchased at a local drapery warehouse that has some incredible deals. 

I created an envelope style fold-over flap for the bottom of the cushion.  That way I don't have to sew in a zipper and removing the cover to wash is super simple. 

This is the finished bench after distressing and making pillow covers in the same manner as I made the seat cushion (with the flap part in the back). 

More decor pieces.  I wanted a pop of color as you can tell its the coral color.  An old boot that I no longer wear, I painted and added some sheer fabric and flowers inside.
The picture frame I painted (yes the bird and the leaves were painted by me) and made a paper flower and hot glued to the front. 

I painted this little end table like piece and distressed it to match the bench.
The lamp was from a local thrift store and I purchased the shade at HL and covered it using some fabric.  I found those books at the thrift store as well just for the colors.  Love the coral one. 

Hope you like the small tour of my creating madness......
I love creating things from nothing (or something) and making it my own. 

Until later, admirers.........Gotta split........TFL!!!!!


Dawn H said...

This is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love the frame - your chickadee being watched by a chickadee! You inspire me, I just wish I had a fraction of your talent.

Bonnie32002 said...

You can come and decorate at my house ant time! I love your creations ...and I would have never thought od decorating a boot and using it as a decoration.

LuAnne said...

Great job Martha Crystal! Love it

Stef H said...

r u sure u don't wanna come to my place and update me a litte? i only need a paint job???

did u really wear that boot?

gorgeous! it's ALL gorgeous. i love the beige and coral and i love that cross on your table too.

u sure u don't wanna come to my place?

hugs :)