Tuesday, June 25, 2013

$2 Chair Redo

I have a secret...well, it's not really secret...especially to people who know me really well. I like yard sales. Actually, I LOVE yard sales.  Well, OK!  I am OBSESSED with yard sales! :) I need serious help.  When I bring things home, my man just shakes his head.

With this latest project, I even impressed the man!

At a recent church rummage sale, I got a rocking chair for $2.

Excuse the messy basement!

I started with a coat of Krylon primer first. Next, I knew I wanted to paint the chair a bright color and decided to go with Krylon glossy spray paint in Cherry red. I also sprayed a a few coats of Krylon clear coat on after the red was dry. The material for the seat came from Walmart and, using the existing seat on the chair originally, the man and I added a nice piece of foam and covered it.

I think it turned out pretty well!


Chair: $2 at a rummage sale
Krylon Grey Primer:  Borrowed from the man...FREE!
Krylon Cherry Red spray paint:  $5
Krylon Clear Coat: Borrowed from the man...FREE!
Fabric from Walmart: $7

Grand Total:  $14

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Unity Sketch Challenge Take Two

So, I made another card for the Unity Sketch Challenge.  It's another teacher card...this one was made AFTER the last day of school because I wanted to add a picture of my Kindergarten graduate with his teacher.

Just to remind you of what the sketch looked like, here it is again.

Here is the card I came up with:

I used my Cameo to cut the scallop frames and the banner.  The "thanks" stamp is from the "Lollipop Tree You and Me" set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Flowerpots and Silhouette Cameos

Today I want to share with you a gift that I made for my 5 year old's Kindergarten teacher as an "end of the school year" gift.

I started out with a terracotta clay flowerpot from the dollar store.  It actually cost $2...I think the dollar store should soon change its name!

Here are a bunch that I bought:

I then spray painted them a bunch of times with black spray paint, and sealed them with a spray, clear sealer a bunch of times.  It is important to spray them with the paint and sealer both on the inside and out.  This is to make sure they don't soak in water and cause the paint to bubble later

This is where the Silhouette Cameo came into play!  I cut out my son's teachers name (The Young's) in white vinyl and put it on the pot with transfer tape.  I love the outcome and I think I will make one for me too!

Here it is with the rose that my son picked out to go in it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Unity Sketch Challenge

WOW!  Its been so long since I posted!  I have been so busy with going to college and taking care of the kids that I had no time to do anything else.  Summer break is here now, though, so that means I have time for some projects.

I had to make a card for my 11-year-old's teacher, so I went searching for a sketch challenge to use as inspiration.  I ended up going to my old tried and true...the Unity Stamp Co. Challenge.  Here is the sketch for this month:

Then I found this beautiful card on Pinterest and LOVED the apple!

So, I got out my Silhouette Cameo, found an apple image that I liked on the Silhouette online store, and this is what I came up with.

I hope Mr. Seaward likes it!  I think he will especially like the nice message Jarod put on the inside.  :)

I use the "Thanks" sentiment stamp from the Unity set, "Lollipop Tree You and Me".

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia