Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tara is a BAD Influence! LOL ....

....cause she got me hooked on burlap. I just had to go out and get some after seeing her post on it. I also liked her cute bows she put on her outside furniture. So after shopping at my favorite cheap place, my basement, I came up with this hat. It's one of my oldest daughters. I added the burlap ribbon and roses. Then I found the "stand" which used to be a paper towel holder that I painted cream.

This is the stool for the girls vanity. I have yet to redo the cushion, but it is coming! It had 2 holes on the back that the ribbon for the old cushion goes through. I'm going to velcro all the cushions so I had to figure out something to do with the holes. I made this burlap bow and tied it to the stool. I really like the look of the burlap with the more polished fabrics in the room.

Last but not least, when I was pregnant with my first one I had some crazy visions of grandeur. I was going to make porcelain dolls that looked like her at the time and dress the dolls in her old clothes. Pffffft! There was an abandoned project. This is the wall over my youngest's bed. It just needed something. So for now, I hung each girls first dress on burlap bow hangers. Eventually, I may put them in shadow boxes. For now they look cute up there. I am thinking about adding a shelf under them and putting some more of their shoes and momentos on it. Not sure though.

I did this the other day. I just love the sayings on the walls. I got lots more planned to go throughout the house! (Insert evil laugh here) I got out my scrapbooking stamps and some acrylic paint and this is the result. The room is almost done except for a few small things. I just got an antique battenburg duvet cover for my oldest's bed. I can't wait to get it!
Hope you enjoy these pics! The best thing about this is everything only cost 1.00! The cost of a 1/4 yard of burlap.


Anonymous said...

oh girl, you have me laughing and i love it all, but you knew I would! I am glad you took away some inspiration from me! yipee!! you are on a roll this week, keep it up, can't wait to see all the other stuff you do. Lovin' the cute little dresses and the sayings on the walls...adorbale! :)

Kasey said...

i *heart* tara.
you have a darling blog.