Thursday, April 28, 2011

A footstool upgrade

I found this adorable/boring footstool at an estate sale.  Adorable details on the legs, but boring fabric choice for the cushion. 

I thought all it needed was a little face lift...

Some cute fabric to brighten it up!!  Plus, I got to use my double welting foot again to create the covered rope trim.  Yeah!

I love how it turned out!  However, as I was carrying it in to put in our booth at the antique store, we discovered some issues with one of the legs.  After almost a week of clamping and gluing we had it back in pristine condition. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Table: 1 Jenni: 0

A year ago I stashed this little side table in my garage because I didn't know what to do with it.  It has a formica top and at the time I didn't know how to deal with that (now I know better).  It wasn't anything ornate details or character.  It was just an old table that used to be in the waiting room of my parent's dental office.

Finally, I decided to mod podge it with sheet music and give it a little character. 

I covered the top and the legs, but it didn't seem to be working.  It was bumpy and the pages were too thick.  It just didn't feel right.  I tried sanding a little on the top and instead I ripped a few pages. 

I decided to finish covering the whole table and then I would worry about the texture and fix the problems later (aaahhhh...wrong...bad idea).  I got about 90% of the table covered and as I was trimming back some of the paper, I cut it too short. 

That was it.

The straw that broke the camels back.

I just started ripping all the paper off.

Now it is back to the boring table I started with and it is going back in the garage while I move on to another project for awhile.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Grab a Seat for Game Night!

I love to play board games, and I know I'm not alone here.  Everyone has their favorite.  Some of you may love Pictionary or Taboo or Monopoly, but my favorite has always been and always will be Trivial Pursuit.  Probably because I have a brother who is so annoyingly smart and good at this game and it has always been my life's mission to prove I can play this game on his level.  Imagine my excitement when I finally beat him, all on my own, for the very first time. 

But, I digress...

A few months ago I was inspired by a set of bar stools I saw at a local antique mall.  Every inch of these stools were covered with Monopoly money.  They were so adorable.  Unfortunately, I was not actually smart enough to take a picture.  Incidentally, I had a pair of bar stools I was in the midst of painting.  I decided these stools needed a little element of my favorite board game to dress them up.

Aren't these so much fun?

The only problem is the answers to all of these questions are on the backside of the card, so you can't check for the answers. 

Just talking about these makes me want to play the game!! 

I am so thrilled with how they turned out...hopefully they will inspire you too!

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