Monday, June 25, 2012

Rusty Rave Monday - Polished Off Projects AND Pillow Pride!

Over the last week or so, I have been in a project frenzy...trying to complete things that I have started and make some new things.  If any of you follow me on Pinterest you know that I have a ton of projects posted that I want to try my hand at.  Here are some of the results, and you just may recognize some of them...

I love this little gem of a wreath!  (It can be found here at Jones Design.)  I recycled some linen napkins that I purchased at the Habitat for Humanity Restore (the same linen napkins that I used in making the following pillows in this post). I created this very close to the original, but of course, made it my own with small silk flowers, an organza ribbon bow and opted for "non-sparkly" eggs.  Part of the beauty of it all was that I had everything on hand and just used whatever I found in my craft supply stashes!


I just adore wreaths...I have them all over the house, inside and out!  This one was from another Jones Design tutorial, found here.  I took the same linen napkins to wrap the form, then added the rolled paper flowers that I made with old sheet music.

After rolling my flowers, I "smushed" the top of them down a bit, so that they looked a little more like real petals, added the paper leaves, and then satin ribbon to finish it off (I wasn't about to spend all day making flowers to fill the whole circle!).

I made this for the entrance to my little "frenchy privy" facilities in the master bath
...and it just makes me happy!

Another idea I discovered on Pinterest found here, a stenciled pillow.  Here again, I made it with a couple of my linen napkins.  Of course, I too, had to have my own quote...that's the beauty of creating your own stuff from ideas that you see around you! 

Mine is actually a quote from Dr. Suess, and if you are a child of the 70's you would also recognize it as the words to the closing song that Carol Burnett sang at the end of her show each week!  I love what it says, as well as, have fond memories of watching that with my mother when I was growing up.

From my sister's blog here at Something Special.  I just love her pillow ideas and I am pretty sure that she got the images from the Graphics Fairy.  Once again, it's the linen napkin re-purposed!

I acquired 2 of these little wood boxes at a moving sale in my neighborhood.  They were painted "checkerboard country cutsey" which was okay, but I had a vision for them... they got painted, and distressed, then the cute drawer pulls were added (purchased at one of my most favorite places, Hobby Lobby).  These will be so versatile for fabulous little vingette's over time...

Last, (but not least by any means) I whipped up this stool idea

found here.  I didn't use Annie Sloane paint, like the decor-chick, just got the idea for a stool that I already had.

I recently visited my son and his family in Texas and while I was there we, of course, went "antiquing".  I found this stunning handmade, scalloped edge, vintage apron.  (I should probably iron it...)  I didn't know how I would display it, but was just delighted with it...then the idea hit me...and I tied it to the stool!  Gotta have a bit of whimsy in your life, too cute!

Thanks for stopping by...until next time...'s to the little things that make us happy!

1 comment:

Something Special said...

Hi Maggie, I love your bird nest wreath and your stool makeover. All pictures are great. I have been on a project Frenzy too lately. That's what happens when it is so hot outside. lots of my projects are for swaps I am involved with. But have done some really cool things inside. I will be posting them all soon. But come check out my little dress form and the Hatbox I decorated for a swap. Love ya