January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

The dangers of being an upcycler. . .So my husband is a teacher and we go to his student football games in support (in addition to dance, choir, etc.) So our old football stadium seats wore out in non-fixable places and we got some new ones (after about 10 years). Immediately, I missed the pockets on our old stadium seats and cut them off to sew onto the new seats. Then I decided I could use the foam seats on some chairs. Then I found a few other things I could use and I am left with this: which my husband will be taking out to the shop to remove the flat metal pieces for support of a wood stove pipe we are putting in the shop, and the round metal pieces might be useful in the future to turn a drawer into one that holds hanging file folders. . .Can you relate? What am I missing?


Amazing how you can fix something just by removing the problem parts, and adding a few leftovers from other projects. Bought this china cabinet for $20 to use as a display piece for my upcoming booth. Used leftover plywood for some extra shelves, took off the glass front, Left off the front bottom cabinet door that came hanging off. Painted the knobs and cabinet, and added some leftover wallpaper. I have a few little holes to patch and a little touch up paint to do.





Details are coming together.  Finished painting my booth sign.  I think it goes really well with the display case.






Picked up a wood high chair for my grandson and painted it white, as well as fixed a missing piece of braided trim that is meant to keep a child from sliding out of the chair.  Luckily it was a leftover piece of the stadium seat that we took apart.









I am making one French Provincial table into two matching night stands. I just cut it in half and copied the upper portion of the table.  Funny, I posted the process on a site so everyone could learn that you can take one item and multiply it into two matching ones, and someone complained that I had ruined it.  To each his own.  I have learned to value people, and remember the reason we have things is for their usefulness. . .


Lucky me!!! I found a bolt of graphic print upholstery fabric at the thrift shop that I loved. My pillows got some new covers.




My son-in-law is so smart. He realized that the reason his son was so fussy when we changed him was because the plastic on the changing pad was cold. I made them some flannel covers. 






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