My husband built this outdoor bar table. It sits right on the edge of our patio. We can watch the wildlife and enjoy the view. Last night we barbequed steak and fried potatoes and had a glass of vino. It was a perfect evening!
There was a light fixture at my favorite resale store, and I thought it would be fun to turn it into a outdoor chandelier. I brought it home, took the wires and light parts off, and painted it brown so that when I used the turquoise paint on it, it would look a little distressed. Once the brown and turquois paint were dry, I distressed it a little more with black paint. I bought 5 vintage glasses for candles, and painted the chain black. Now I just need to buy 5 big candles or solar lights and my chandelier is good to go!
At the end of the last school year I was on my way to work and I spotted a free game table. You know me, I had to stop and pick it up. The great thing about it is the legs fold in and it's easy to move and store. I took it to my classroom and one of my teacher friends saw it and put a dibs on it. Well, I finally decided how I wanted to repurpose it, and I got started. I sanded it, painted it black an red and re-did the felt top and cup holders. The pictures aren't great, but it came out really nice.
I got started before I remembered to take a before shot of the game table.
One of my jobs at school this year is tutoring kids in reading. We just read the book "Come Back, Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish. This is a very cute book, and in it Amelia Bedelia makes cream puffs. The kids didn't have any idea what cream puffs were. Can you imagine?! I told them if they got 100% on their A.R. test I would bring them cream puffs. I told them when I was a little girl, my grandma made the best cream puffs in the whole world. She made the pastry from scratch and the whip topping was made fresh from the cow. She drizzled chocolate sauce over the tops, and they were sooooooo yummy!
Anyway, every kid got a 100% on their test and I brought them cream puffs. No, they were not from scratch, but they were yummy! I hope their memory of cream puffs is as much fun for them as it was for me!
I went looking for a blog project. This is what I found!
I primed it and painted it white. I cut a dowel to fit across the top and into the holes. The I added a roll of paper.
It is the perfect way to store craft paper and supplies! You can write on the paper, draw, use it for desk protection, and the list goes on and on! I thought it would be great for kids, but it really is handy for adult too!
I bought these theater seats in March. They are heavy and they take up a lot of room. I had them outside while I painted them and then rolled them into my laundry room to store until I finished working on them. My mister told me many times that he would pay me to throw them away. I just couldn't do it! I kept trying to figure out what color I wanted to reupholster them and how to go about doing it. Well, my husband went hunting this weekend so I thought it was the perfect time to pull them out and get them done. I purchased a velvet green material to recover them. I got the backs off and was able to complete the back sides on Friday night. I had no idea how to take the bottoms off to reupholster them and so I left them alone until Sunday. Well, the job needed to get done, so I got back to work Sunday. This was not easy! I had to hand stitch almost all of the seat bottoms. Where there's a will, there's a way! All I have to do now it take the funky carpet off the bottoms when I get ready to sell them.
This galvanized tub came from a friend's sale. After I brought it home, I decided it would be cute with a wood top. My mister was sweet enough to cut one out of wood for me. I painted it with turquoise and brown paint and then decoupaged the picture on it. I added a little paint to the handles and it was good to go!
It would be perfect to store cold beverages in and then use the top as a table.
I found this dresser at the Soroptimist Store and thought it would be good to repurpose for my next show in November. It is heavy and the paint was on pretty thick so I made some chalk paint and painted it a barely pink color. I replaced the drawer pulls with some porcelain pulls that I already had. I think it would be perfect for a changing table in a babies room, or pretty in a little girls room, or it could function as a feminine coffee bar. I think I will add some little rollers so it can be moved easily.
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.