Monday, October 31, 2011

Crayola Crayon Costumes

Happy Halloween!

Here is a sneak peak at my girls in their handmade crayola crayon costumes.  I used felt fabric, hot glue, and my own design to create these beauties.  The hats are constructed of Frisbee rings covered in felt.

I have entered this picture into The Children's Place costume contest.  From now through November 11th go HERE and VOTE for these cute crayons.  Thanks for being SWEET!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bench Beauty

This wobbly little green bench outfitted with an 80's fabric was happily inherited from the previous home owner.  My dad tore the entire thing apart and re glued all of the parts into a sturdy bench.  I painted it and recovered the cushion and pillow using indoor/outdoor fabric special ordered from Joann's.

Here is the finished product happily located in our front foyer.

I chose a basic black finish for two reasons.  First of all, I had semi gloss black paint already and second of all, it will look good in more than 2 different rooms in my house (my new requirement for any design project).  It would also look great on our front porch in the summer time.  I am happy with the end result and grateful that my dad helped me to make this a sturdy and beautiful piece of furniture.