Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Repost of 'Talk Talk'

This is a repost of a November project I did.

After this project was done and I ventured to my sisters new house to help there and had Thanksgiving with my family, my mother became ill.  Hence began my Blog Hiatus.  Those of you who have followed my blog know all about the last 2 years my sister, brother and I spent caring for my father in his last years.  My mother getting ill was scary on so many more levels... but she is on the mend now, and her situation is not as dire as Dads was, so we are all very thankful.

I had a request in my comments to post this to a Link Party, and since I never checked my comments while I was on my hiatus I missed it.  I am thankful for the request, Thanks Kammys Korner!, since it gives me a chance to update everyone and link up without having to create a whole new post....not alot of work has gotten done around here, and since I left my sander in Rochester [4 hours away], not much will get done for a while. *sigh*  I'll be doing alot of sewing until I get Sandy back I guess.

From November:

I bought this Telephone Table at the thrift shop for $10 and my sister immediately called 'dibs'

bad picture

seatback detail

So  I painted it ...

... reupholstered the seat [oh it smelled!],... 

Seat back detail

... and did her Monogram on the table.

I think she is really gonna' love it!!

They finally brought Hobby Lobby to my town.  I had a blast there the other day, and could have bought a truckload of things I loved.

I saw this set of 3 canisters in black and white with some red, the large said 'Live', the medium said 'Laugh', and the small said 'Love'.  I was dying to buy them for sis, they are perfect for her... but they were too pricy.
So, I am going to try making them!

I think I'll take 3 coffee cans [I save them for the horse rescue for donation cans], paint them black, and then add chalk paint and then I can write the words in chalk, or maybe stencil with the stencil I did her Telephone Table with.  I'll post them if they come out ok.  :D

If they never come to fruition it's cause I do know some snakes have taken up residence in the crate I have all the cans in out in the garage... and once I see one of those slithery dudes,... well the project is over after that.

I'm scrambling to get it all done as I am heading up to see her Friday to help her paint, decorate and get settled and ready for Thanksgiving!  Can not wait to see her new/first house!   So exciting!

I linked up with Savvy Southern Style's wow-us-wednesdays, and Kammys Korner, trash-2-treasure-tuesdays   There are some awesome projects posted at both blogs.  

I love a blog party... it cuts down my computer time substantially to have those select projects to peruse... but boy oh boy did I waste time after Christmas looking at all the 'year in review' parties!!!  I thought about doing one myself [a recap post], but with the hiatus I took, I'm doubting many of you have stuck around [understandably] so linking will help me dip the toe back in to the pool, so to speak.


Kammy Wielenga said...

oh so gorgeous!! And no, thank YOU for sharing with us!!! :) And I wish our town would get with the program and get a Hobby Lobby!!! Or, maybe it's Hobby Lobby that needs to come to us....

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! I'm visiting from WOW. Your telephone table turned out so well. I saw those same black and white canisters at Hobby Lobby yesterday. I spent a lot of time looking at them because they'd go perfectly in my kitchen. But I'm like you. I didn't want to spend the money. I'd be interested in seeing how you create some that are similar.

Brandi said...

Beautiful job on your table! Painting it black was such a good idea! Love the fabric you chose for the seat! Sorry your mom was ill, but glad to know she is doing better! Take care and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!