Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vintage Drexel Chairs Makeover

I came across two fabulous chairs and the ideas started flowing.  They have a very retro design... straight lines and very clean.  They would look so wonderful painted a bright red and covered with playful fabric.  BUT, the wood is soooo beautiful... I couldn't do it!

I went all over the place looking for the perfect fabric.  At first I purchased some cream colored fabric with a simple raised design.  It just didn't "do it" for me though.  Then I found IT!  A turquoise blue and off white fabric that looked retro, but still modern.  I've only covered one chair so far... I'll see what everyone thinks before I do the other.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I have no idea what this is... but I LOVE it!

I just finished creating a very unique light and I had to share it with you!  Why is it so unique?  I have no idea what it's made of!  I found this "cage thing" at Canton and fell in love with the shape and the fact that it is covered in lovely rust.  At first I thought it was an old bingo ball cage, but it looks like they were all round.  Anyway, I made it into a pendant light and I think it's fabulous!

 What do you think??  Any idea what it is?  I have it listed in my Etsy shop... can't wait to see how it goes over!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Loaf Pan Organizer - MY version

Good morning to you!!... or good evening if it's already night time!

A few weeks ago I came across a picture of a tin loaf pan organizer and fell in love!  After tracking it down, it looks like it actually came from, which is fabulous! There are two versions posted on their site.  One was posted by Lisa Gerber and the other, a remake by ReadyMade.

Well... I just HAD to have one, but I wanted a few modifications.  I added a little wooden shelf that I made from a piece of fence panel.  I think it turned out adorable! What do you think? 

How to make

- 3 old metal loaf pans
- 2 equal lengths of chain
- 6 S hooks
- 2 pieces of wood, equal in length (equal to or greater than the length of your pans)
- drill w/ 1/4" drill bit and screw bit
- 2 90 degree angle brackets
- 6 short screws (1/2")
- 4 long screws (1")
- Paint: color of your choice (optional)
- Paint brush (optional)

- Paint your wood pieces now if you plan on painting them.
- Attach the two pieces of wood together using your brackets and small screws.
- Drill two holes, one on each side of the pan, 1" from the edge of the tin and close to the top edge.
- Measure the distance between these two holes and repeat on each tin.
- Attach the chain to the shelf using small screws. Chains should be spaced apart the same size as the holes in your tins.
- Attach the pans to the chains using your S hooks.

- It's easier to make if you mount the shelf to the wall after you make it and then attach everything.
- If you want to secure your pans to the wall (I did), use a screw in the bottom curve of the pan.
- If you want more security, you can always screw the bottom of the chains to the wall.

If you would like to make one of these and need any help, just send me an email with any questions.  If you do make one, I would LOVE to see it!

Have a fabulous day!!!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Hop Time!!

It's time for the FOLLOW ME BY FRIDAY blog hop! Click on my froggy friend below to participate!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

I wanted to wish all of you mothers out there a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!  I hope this special day brings you many smiles and great memories!

As my gift to  you, I'm running a 25% off sale today in my Etsy shop...

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