Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ruffled Curtain

I have lived in my apartment almost a year to the day now. Pretty much from day one I have wanted to put up a little curtain in this spot (sorry about the horrible pic!):

I wanted to be able to hide my lovely recycling bins. So today, after I finished lounging by the pool and being very unproductive, I decided to finally make one. Here is what it looks like now:

Making the ruffles nearly drove me batty (that is why I stopped at two!) although the second one went better than the first. I did decide though that I am going to get a ruffle foot for my sewing machine though!

I am looking forward to some time off starting mid-week next week so come back and check for new projects then!


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Framed Peg Board

I found this fun frame on a garage sale and knew it had a ton of possibility.  Excuse the background of the pic- I forgot to take a picture until I was in my dad’s shop.

After thinking about it for a while, I finally figured out what to do with it. I decided to make it into a framed peg board.



Peg Board (its under $5 at hardware store)



This project was so easy.  All I did was spray paint the frame (although I could have left it), and paint the peg board with some paint I had. I did put a couple of layers of magnetic paint on the peg board  too.

The frame and peg board both looked super bright after I painted them, so I rubbed on some dark stain to tone it down a bit. Here is the frame completed and in its new home:


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