Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crate Ottoman

I had some milk crates that I made into ottomans a while back and I really liked how adding a lid to them made them so much cuter! Now I  have some regular wooden crates I bought at an auction and I thought I would try the same thing with these.

 I love the graphics in this one!

It is available here in our Etsy Shop.

They are a little different, but that's what makes them so unique. 

 I got the idea on how to do this lid from Angie at The Knick of Time. I couldn't find the exact post, but basically I upholstered the two pieces of boards and screwed them together.  I love her blog and she's so creative in coming up with re-purposing old stuff!

 This one is also available in our Etsy Shop,The Tattered Hanky. 
I don't know if I'll be posting for a while since I am due to have our baby this coming week. 
Hope you can get out and enjoy this spring weather that's finally here!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Painted Shelf

 A while back I showed you my{Laminate Bookshelf}that I re-purposed and am now using as a shelf in my kitchen to display my vintage collections. Not long after that I added an old shelf that I fixed up and painted to add over the shelf.

I added some hooks to give it some interest.

I love this little corner now!

Here's what it looked like before.

And the whole side with our ammunition crate that we re-purpose into a shelf. This was one of the first roadside finds since starting to blog.

 Daffodils are  finally blooming so I brought some in to brighten up our kitchen!

I got these little vintage flower pots from a gardening friend. I really like the color and design!

 I love when I can do something around my home without spending much!
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Antique Chairs

 A while back we bought a lot of  vintage/antique stuff from a lady that was cleaning out her sister's basement and attic and we got a bunch of chairs. Some are not in good condition and I may have to re-purpose them, but here are a few that were easy fixes.

 I love the farmhouse look of this one.

Emily loaded the chairs up in our truck and took them down the road to a neighbor's field to photograph them. I think they would make great photo props.
 This one is available in our Etsy shop {here}.

We have two of these of these available {here}.

My Dad bought this one for us and it needed some work. It was very dry so I rubbed it with linseed oil and it really brought out it's natural beauty.

The Oak School Desk is available {here}.

Hope you enjoyed the photos, I think Emily did a great job with them.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Seamstress on Facebook

 [Itys Bitys Seamstress] now has a Facebook page! Stay updated on all the new items arriving in my shop. I would love to custom make a headband for your little one! If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me through my Etsy shop, or my Facebook page.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Mannequin Head

 A while back I bought a Styrofoam mannequin head for Julia thinking she could use it as a prop when she photographs her headbands for Etsy. She didn't like it so I left it on a table in the basement.  Sometime later I found it chewed up, no not the dog, our little four year old decided to chew the nose and poke some holes in it. So it sat down there until the other day I thought about covering it with dictionary pages using Mod Podge.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Painted Vintage Sewing Box

 I found an interesting item at an auction recently. It's an accordion style sewing box. I had never even seen anything like it, but I liked it and bought it thinking I would paint it.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Laminate Bookshelf Repurposed

 I feel like I hit the jackpot last week, but I don't play the lottery so I know it was God's blessing. My husband listens to a radio show called Tradio and someone advertised that they were cleaning out a basement and were selling antiques. I went with Emily to check it out and they had a lot of cool stuff mostly from the Thirties and at supper good prices!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vintage Painted High Chairs

 It's weird how inspiration strikes me sometimes. I was leafing through an old BHG magazine and I noticed a high chair in the background of one of the photos. Then I thought I have two highchairs, I should do something with them!  Funny they've been sitting there for quite some time.

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