Birthday Junking Adventure

1-DSCN6145After all the preparations that went into my son’s graduation a week ago, we planned a quiet, relaxing Memorial Day weekend with visiting friends. Yep, you know how that probably went. We ate too much, tried to do too much and stayed up too late. I think when we were younger we could have handled all those things just fine…hmm, maybe we’re getting old. (sigh) On that note, my birthday also happened to be this weekend. On Saturday we all went yard sale junking. We found some really great things.

This bench is already going through a transformation, but it isn’t done yet. The yellow fabric is part of an old bedspread. I think pillows and/or tote bags will be produced from it. Those wooden candle holders might become legs for a chair I have been holding onto for way too long.

2-DSCN6149I’ve also started transforming this chair. It’s painted, but I haven’t recovered the seat and back yet. The end table is actually half of a vanity. These halves seem to be everywhere. I even have another one in the barn. I’m hoping to get to at least one of them this week.

3-DSCN6150I found lots of good deals on lace…

4-DSCN6154…linens and doilies.

5-DSCN6157This freaky Halloween fabric looked pretty intriguing. Not sure what I will use it for. Fall crafts, shabby chic decor…?

6-DSCN6158Another light fixture for a birdbath and a few other odds and ends.

7-DSCN6163A partial bolt of blue tulle, a wire basket, metal bowl, flower petals and (my favorite find) black lace tennis shoes.

6-DSCN6147My husband found this great banana box. It is way cool! I’ll be posting on what he did to it very soon.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday

Keeping It SimpleSumo's Sweet StuffMakingCreative Corner Hop

Tuesday

PhotobuckethomeworkThe DIY Dreamer

Wednesday

Adorned From AboveWhite Lights on WednesdaysManic MotherFine Craft GuildDaisy Cottage Designs
Wow Us Wednesdays

 

Thursday

shabby creek cottageCatch a Glimpse ButtonSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AVENUEThe Taylor HousePhotobucketBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucketThis Silly Girl's LifeDesigned DecorDomestic Superherohttp://www.seven-alive.com/Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31

All Things Pretty

Friday

The Shabby NestThe Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional - Wednesdays @ 8amHappy Hour ProjectsI'm Lovin' It at TidyMomRooted In ThymeFidlin' Fridays Link Party

Saturday

Too Much Time On My HandsFunky Junk's Sat Nite SpecialYour Homebased MomThe Girl Creative


Sunday

DIY Show Off

Weekend

Lovely Crafty Home

Santa Star Pillow Tutorial

Sew a jolly Santa star pillow for the holidays using vintage bedspreads. The points of the star naturally form the hat, arms and legs of Santa, while the red and white bedspread fabrics create his clothes. This pillow will be an attention-getter in your home, and a lovely gift for family and friends. I’ll be making several for Christmas craft shows I’m participating in.

Santa Star Pillow

You can find my tutorial here.