I’ve heard of using coffee filters for different projects and really wanted to try since they are so cheap. Plus, the white color is great for winter decorating. Continue reading
Does anyone else love the look of birch trees?
I think they are so beautiful, especially on a snowy day. Since we don’t have many of these trees around us, and there is no snow yet, I thought this might be a fun project to try to bring the look into our home. Continue reading
I have always liked a natural, earth-tone look in my home, and I still do. But lately, I’m getting really sick of all the browns and darker colors. I know the transition is going to be gradual, so I’ll share it in stages.
My first area to tackle is the entryway.
One neat thing about wordpress (or I guess blogs and websites in general) is that you can see what search engine words led people to your website. This can be helpful in learning what topics people are interested in.
What I found was the majority of search terms used for my site involved thrift stores and decorating with thrift store items. Since I just so happen to love making over thrift store items, I thought it would be fun to do more of it!
I found these little guys at a thrift store and liked them.
I don’t cross stitch so I’m not up on the lingo. I assumed they were some sort of frames for a cross stictching project since they had glass but all I could find about them is that they are cross stitching hoops. I couldn’t find anything online showing these hoops with glass.
If anyone has any idea about these, let me know because now I’m really curious. Most likely they are a rare antique worth millions and now I’m very rich.
Despite my windfall, I decided to carry out my project. To begin, I removed the glass and painted the rims white.
Once that dried, I picked out a fabric (I went with this lobster print) and used the glass to trace the fabric to size.
Then I just glued the fabric to the glass with the print side facing out.
Then they were ready to hang!
They made the perfect decoration over my son’s bed, just in time for summer.
Now, on to the next thrift store makeover 🙂
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