Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday...

It's Wednesday again, and I have a few finished projects to share this week. First is this little red bench. I found it unfinished at the TS for $2, just your basic little pine piece from a craft store. I had a before picture, but it's disappeared from the memory stick. My husband gets delete happy sometimes, though he normally asks. Anyway, I knew it would be perfect to stack on the antique grey stool, so I really beat it up and rounded off the egdes to age it. It's not quite as bright as it appears, but I used two shades of red, so you can see both as well as the wood in the worn places. I found that funky handcarved bunny the same day, and he looks quite at home in this rustic little spot. I also finished up the needlepunch from a few weeks ago. I haven't decided what I will do with it, but for now, it looks fine on Emma's lap.And last, here's a closer shot of the burlap pillow I finished a few days ago. I like the contrast of the rough texture next to the paisley cushions.So that's what's keeping me busy around here, along with all the usual Mom stuff. Be sure to stop by My Country Home and see what Leslie and all her creative friends are up to!


Leslie said...

Good morning :)

The needlepunch is awesome! I really want to learn to do that this year :)

The stacked stools look great. I ended up doing that, sort of, after seeing it on so many blogs. It's a really simple but neat grouping :) I just wish I could find ONE more...that's all! LOL

Is your pillow made for the porch? I want a pillow on my swing. I have put one out there in the past, however, the sun fades the fabric and the cat gets hair all over it. I have been trying to think up what kind of fabric would work well....hmmm...I have some canvas fabric that I picked up at the have me thinking...

Have a great day!


Lou Cinda said...

Katherine: This is all so beautiful! I, too love the stacking! I have learned so much and see things in a whole new light these days! And the needlepunch? LOOOVVEE IT!! You are so talented!!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Wow, you've been busy Katherine, and everything loooks lovely! You did a really nice job on those benches, and your needle punch is great!

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! I just wanted to come by and thank you for following my blog. I'll look forward to getting to know you!

You have a beautiful home. :)

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi Katherine!

I just wanted to reply to your comment on my blog. I'm glad you have a Name Brand clothing in your area! That place has saved me a lot of money.

I have a few tips for you...

1. If you can, go as soon after they open as possible on Wednesday. They are closed on Tuesdays and that's when they rotate stock and start new sales. It's the best time to get great deals

2. Go through the sale stuff in your size slowly. Our store always has a lot, and I like to look at about every piece to see if it's a good deal.

3. Look over everything really well for holes, missing buttons, and broken zippers.

A lot of items are stained, but I've had great luck getting out stains, so keep that in mind.

I hope that helps!

Lou Cinda said...

Katherine: I really do want one of those little rabbits you make! I love them!! I want the green one if he is still available! Just let me know how to pay you!


Lou Cinda :)