Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Nesting

No, I'm not having a baby, but the "nesting" urge has hit me big-time since the girls are coming home tonight from being away most of the summer. I found myself cleaning the entire house, their rooms, making beds, and even doing a little decorating.

The decorating is what brings me to this post. I made a quick dresser scarf for Savannah out of a piece of canvas I had lying around. I washed it first, then quick zig-zag stitched around the edges, added a piece of beaded embellishment that I had around and then stamped using an old SU! Definitely Decorative set. I stamped using acrylic paint, Copic ink, and also a Sharpie. I was using whatever was on-hand and nearby.

I also refinished a $5 table I bought at a crazy junk store here in DeKalb. I sanded it a little, spray painted it white, then stamped on white card stock using the same SU! set. Then I cut out and decoupaged the stamped images and some DP onto the table using Elmer's glue and then a clear gloss coat. Finally, I bought some rick rack and glued it to the edges of the table for a CUTE finish. I mixed up the clear coat with the base coat paint, so there's a bit of a white haze over the whole project, but it just looks fine in person.

Savannah is going to LOVE this shabby-chic addition to her room. As for Macie, it was time for her to get a new dresser and bed (from Ikea). She was using my sister's dresser from when she was born - 31 years ago. (Happy Birthday on Monday, Aunt Val!)

4 comments:

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

HI Priscilla! If this is what you can do "quickly and off the top of your head" - whoa sister! Get rid of your day job! LOL These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your work.

Juli

stampmonkey said...

How cute is that?! I'm sure your girls will be so excited to be back home again!

BTW, I've got something for you over on my blog. ;)

Paula said...

These are so cute! You did a great job on both of them. Happy homecoming to your girls!

Patti Gingrich said...

These are fantastic! Perfect for Savannah! I'm sure she loves them!

And how about that new blog header! Beautiful!!! I think you've been holding out me girl! ;)