Lots of stuff came out of the barn for transformation.
Bunches of book pumpkins.
I’ll have more on each of these projects in the coming weeks.
If you are in the Winfield, Kansas area Saturday, October 5, come by and say hello. I will be there off and on, but hubby has promised to man the booth while I clean house. Yes, when you are selling your home, cleaning is never ending…AND…as if a craft show isn’t enough, Sunday we will be having an open house.
I had to do a little bit of work on the seat of one of the chairs. Water damage had caused the top layers to loosen and peel. Once I removed all the layers, I was left with a hole in the center. Not a problem…
I painted the chairs a little heavier than dry brushing. I guess you could call it rough brushing. I like to use it on projects that I want to look old, primitive and weathered. I kinda scrub the bristles over surfaces and in crevices and tight spots. My brush looks terrible, but I like to think of it as well-seasoned. My husband keeps trying to throw it away, but he just doesn’t realize its potential. Hands off, Honey!
Okay, here’s the deal. For months (read years) I have been intending to clean the open, pole section of the barn where I store my crafts. The enclosed part is fairly organized, but the pole section is not. It really is kinda embarrassing since this open area can be seen by every visitor to our home. I even had a friend assume parts of the barn were falling down because of the jumble of wood piles and junk. Don’t judge me. These piles have inspired many cool projects. Ahem! Take my word for it.
I march out to the barn almost daily with a resolve to gitter done…and then I falter. Snake skins, rat, mouse and coon poop are proof that I am not alone. I get a little nervous. I start pulling things off the top one at a time like a game of pick-up-sticks.
Now don’t start thinking I haven’t accomplished any clean up in the barn. I actually have. Problem is, you can’t tell with a picture at the moment. Sigh…I’ll keep going…and continue to get distracted…until I gitter done…
Places I’m partying this week:
All Things Pretty
I’ve posted many pics of these pumpkins, and have received very nice comments. I have also sold these at my last two craft shows and they turned out to be real bestsellers.
~But oops…I just realized I hadn’t posted the link to my tutorial yet.
This is also the tute I used for the chenille ones.
You can find the tutorial here.