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I have made a couple of new signs this past week.
The first is for my friend to commemorate her recent trip to Portugal. This is the town that she stayed in.
This next sign is for a friend and his wife to put up at their cottage. Don’t you just love the name? I do. The name is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It had been used by the Vikings more than 1000 years ago to dock their vessels. Most recently it was used as the site of the United Kingdom's chief naval base during World War I and World War II. Had they not ordered this sign, I never would have known that. huh.
I spied this beauty a few weeks ago at the GW for $15.00 and knew that it had to come home with me. Even the glass was intact! I also knew immediately that it was perfect for my girlfriend, who is celebrating a birthday today. She’s in Atlanta today but will be home this weekend so that I can help celebrate her 39th birthday, again :)
She has an oasis for a backyard and this piece will fit in wonderfully. Not to mention, that she loves to entertain, me, not so much.
I gave it a few coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint, buffed up the castors until they shone brightly and finished it off with a couple of coats of poly.
It went from this
I had to dig deep to find any booze in this house, I don’t usually have much
And it looks pretty good next to this one for $995.00!
Happy BD, CL!
On July 1st, Canada will be 144 years old! I’ve never decorated for our celebration before, so I wanted to start with something small. (ok, so probably the only thing I will make :)
I started with this sign from the thrift store for $3.00, which I thought was highway robbery, but I knew it would work for what I wanted it for.
With some spray paint, vinyl and lots of sanding I came up with this sign.
It looks like it’s been dragged down a dirt road from the back of a pick up truck, I’m still learning how to distress :) It’s not real wood, so it wasn’t easy to get it to look like it is.Sharing here
Katie at Welcome to Newcomb Home shared this useful weight and measurement chart, and I knew immediately I needed one instead of running to the computer to look things up as I (rarely) cook.
Since I have no idea how to use photo shop to dress it up as Katie did, I used some butterflies on the frame :)
A couple of months back, Barbara of Hodge:Podge introduced me to Tonic Living, a fabulous resource for fresh and modern fabrics that are available to us Canadians, at a decent price. I paid $18.95/metre and the exact fabric is available at InVu Drapery for a little over $35/metre! That’s not to say that InVu does not have some great choices at good prices, but this particular one was pricier there.
I was immediately taken with this fabric and promptly ordered two metres. Well, it sat, for a while. Tonight I finally decided to recover my old chairs.
I hope you can help me; Is there something I can use to cover the staples on the curvy backs, other than gimp? Gimp is readily available, but I want something less obvious.
This is what I mean by gimp, for those that don’t know what it is :)