Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

So I promise I am alive. I have been soo busy and I have let my project pics stack up and up and up. So, here is what I have been up too. A month or two ago I was commissioned to make 18 bags for the UVU dance team. They were going to Nationals and one of the mom's (my little brother's soon-to-be mother-in-law) bribed me by buying me a ticket to Florida to watch if I made all the girls matching bags. How could I pass that up? So I slaved away for a week or so measuring, cutting, turning, blah, blah, blah and ta-da...they loved them! and I did not mind Florida in April....

Remember the "cocaine" chair I picked up at savers....well, here she is! I loved how it turned out. Its amazing what a little sanding, priming and new, FUN fabric can do!
Before rehab...

I realize i never took a picture of the fabric, but it was soo bad I could not wait to get it stripped! Just think of one of Zack Morris's Sweaters from Saved by the was bad!!!
After rehab....

Not too shabby!
Next up.... My favorite Aunt Jo's chair, slash cat scratching post... I know you are probably sick of seeing the brown and cream damask fabric I used on my sectional but hey, people love it and got to give the people what they want!
Before the cat had its way with it.


Alright, here is a good one. This chair came from a client who loved the chair, it was a good friend for years, but has seen much better days... The "attached" cushion on the ottoman was cut off the frame and left to sit. It stayed in the attic for a spell, but after a few years in the dark, she brought it in for some love. I stripped it down to the bones, cleaned it up, slapped a fresh coat or two of paint on it and gave it new life. She chose this blue and gold fabric. The blue runs one way while the gold is weaved in the other. It turned out amazing!!! No more dark attics for this little number!
Life in the dark before....

After....It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it! Before the wood was a blonde stain with white glaze but I ended up painting it an almond shade that I think goes well with the fabric.

And last, but no least...a few birthday gifts I made for friends and family a while back. I never know what to give people that have everything (mom and grandma...) for birthdays so I figured, why not a pillow? I love pillows! They can dress up any room with fun colors and textures. So that is just what I did. I made pillows for my cute friend Jill and my mom and grandma.

I know the first one looks a little funky but it was made out of burlap... and that crap is tuff to work with!!! No worries, grandma loved it!!

So there you have it, all caught up. Oh did I mention that you should NEVER fly when you have a sinus infection....Boo!! Bad choice on my part. It took me 2 days to get my hear ing back because my ears could not pop!! Soo miserable!!! But worth every second to be in 85 degree weather with NO children!

Now, one to conquer this gem....


  1. You do such great work girl! I love everything you have done

  2. WOW! I knew you were talented but my word! You are a miracle worker! You have such great style and taste! I am trying to refinish an old dining table and chairs and i am lacking in the department of 'know how' it's been a mess. I may have to call for tips. :) do you use an electric sander to sand the furniture down or by hand?

  3. I want to bring our bright red couches to you SO bad. SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO bad! ;)