What a busy week it’s been so far and to think it’s only Tuesday! Between the powder room renovation, painting and sewing, I’ve been hopping from one project to another. I just finished a sewing project and thought I would share it with you. Before you look, if you are a seamstress please don’t laugh at my sewing abilities. I’m a self taught sewer and lets just say I learn as I go and hope that I don’t make the same mistake again.
I made a burlap cover for the bench that I purchased at an auction for a $1. I also made the pillows. The pillows are made out of muslin and I added a burlap ruffle. I stenciled a #5 (total # of all of our children) and a #3 (total # of all of our grandchildren) on a square piece of burlap and attached it to the front using jute string.
I made this pillow as well. It is a poem titled “Believe In Yourself”. I’ll share that project with you in a later post.
This is what the $1 bench looked like this past summer. I had it on the front porch until I decided that I wanted to bring it in and use it in the hallway.
I dry brushed a coat of white paint on it and lightly sanded it. I wanted some of the red to show through.
I really like the neutral tones that are in the hallway right now, at least for the winter anyway.
The mantel shelf above the bench.
I placed twigs from the yard and some dried flowers that I had inside each bottle that hangs below the mantel shelf.
I stenciled a #2, #4, #6 and a #8 on four key tags and attached one to each bottle.
Well, I’m off to go sew some more. I have three more kitchen chair covers to sew. I’ve already sewn one!
As always, thanks for your visit and enjoy your day,
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