Friday, April 12, 2013
RESTING, NO MAKE THAT NESTING AND PARIS BURLAP FABRIC
Resting, No Make That Nesting
Paris Burlap Fabric
So this week I was supposed to rest, at least that is what I told myself. Well as it turned out I didn't rest but I did something that is therapeutic for me anyway, nesting.......
Remember all that printed burlap fabric I bought? Well I decided that I wanted to cover my kitchen chairs with it and so my son and I went to work on them. I have covered my chairs before and it takes me forever but this time my son helped me and it went so fast. Thank you Chris for helping me and I so enjoyed our time together.
Look what we did together!!
Here is a close up of the fabric
And here is what they looked like before we covered them. They were dirty and in need of some TLC.
This was such a fun project and the results were so rewarding. It is something that you can do in a day.
Next I so want to make myself a Paris Burlap Wreath!
Gotta search the Interwebs for a DIY Tutorial on it.
So loving the chairs and needing a few things to tie everything together I decided to do a few little things in our family room. Our family room and kitchen are open concept, so it is really one very large room and they kind of need to match.
I had ordered some of the most fabulous hand stamped Paris ribbon from someone on Etsy (I heart Etsy). I had some vintage crystal lamps from the 50's. They even have the vintage lamp stickers on them and I don't have the heart to remove them. So I decided to decorate the lamp shades using my news ribbon. I search through my goodies and I found all these lovely things.
I have two of these lampshades
First I cleaned them up and then I added crochet lace trim and a sweet flower
Then I added sweet little bows and rhinestone button crowns.
Last, I added tiny white pearls on stick pins and here is the final result complete with vintage crystal lamp.
Then I made myself a pretty pin board that matches my Paris theme.
Oh and the crystal lamps were a thrift store find and I paid $2.50 a piece for them. You never know what treasures you will find in a thrift store. These days I do not thrift much because I already have way to much stuff and my health but I totally recommend it!!
I am not sure what got into me this week
but as you can see I was nesting instead of resting.
I so love nesting.
Until next time,
Tea Cottage Pretties