I bought 5 very large windows that are 4 1/2 feet long X 3 feet wide. They are solid wood and came with the glass in them. I took the glass out of 3 frames, so the are much lighter. Then I sewed together pieces of pretty fabric. I placed the pieced fabric behind the frame and added a leather looking fabric behind that so both sides are attractive. I can put the frames together to make the back wall of my booth. The other 2 frames I painted and left the glass installed in them. I can't wait to see it all together! Here are 2 frames with fabric and 1 with glass.
I painted the base-coat of paint on these suitcases last weekend. I wanted to make one more of the cowgirl suitcases, and I wanted to paint the other suitcase so they could go together or be sold separately. I haven't painted a saying on the banner part of the heart yet. I just haven't come up with the perfect quote or logo. Any ideas out there?
I'm not sure why the flowers look so bright, because they are a soft rose color. Oh, well!
My sister sent me a package in the mail. It contained the cutest material! I mean I couldn't hardly contain myself when I saw it! I immediately found the panels that I loved the most and figured out what I wanted to make with them. I had an old trunk, and I decided that I would make a trunk topper. I had some really pretty red fabric with flowers, so I used fusible webbing on the back of the two pieces I chose, then ironed them down on the red flower material, added a center strip of black, added a little dress-form image, and stitched it all down. Did you get all that? I hot glued that on my trunk and then added the fringe. Boy, do I love how it turned out. I am re-doing the inside of the trunk with old book pages.
In my quest to organize my art and work supplies, I made a paint brush/supply hanger. I think it will be handy and unique, all bundled into one hanging piece! I started with a big piece of light-weight wood that I painted about a month ago. I took all the brushes I use to paint big projects, along with a scraper, a rough brush and a sweeper, and hung them on nails and screws across the board. It can hang on the wall and I should always be able to find just the right brush!
I bought 5 vintage windows this week. I felt so lucky! The really wonderful thing is that the windows came from one of my oldest friends grandmother's home. They were torn out of her home years ago and put in storage. I spent the morning cleaning them and repairing a few of the panes. I had a little wood box that fit the bottom of one of the windows. It could display so many cute things. I just put a jar of flowers and some old oilcans in it for this picture.
My cousin Nora gave me some galvanized buckets and some old metal fixtures from my Uncle Al's workshop. I got some other wonderful treasures that I will tell you about later. Anyway, I planted plants in the buckets and added the metal pieces and I just love how they are turning out. I want to buy some Kale plants next time I'm in Phoenix. I think they would be perfect in planters!
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.