From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Hello Dear Friends -- 
I hope this summer has been treating you well!
I have been SO enjoying the hot sun on my bare skin. Have you noticed in your part of the world how the sun languishes long into the early evening, making friends wherever he goes? I am trying to catch every warm ray! 
In the midst of enjoying the sun, I've been working on a few DIY projects. I wish I had some before pictures to show you. This chair had a white, caned back which ripped through right after we brought her home from market. I was so dismayed! I got to thinking about some burlap bags I picked up at a hardware store for .50 cents.
I ripped out the old caning and hot glued in part of the burlap bag I cut out to fit. I hot glued some braiding from the fabric store and she was done. What do you think? 
I've named her Isabelle. I'm very excited about the transformation!
This is her sister. Her back has lasted fine, but the seat fell through! Can you believe it? My man cut me a new bottom out of plywood. I am waiting for my new ruffled "skirt" to fit her like on Isabelle.
In the meantime I put together this book page table runner. Isn't she a beauty? I'm so excited about it! Her yellowed pages look perfect running down the long white farm table. They were meant to be! HA!
Since we are on the topic of book pages, I wanted to show you my book page wreath I made. It's my first one. I really like how it turned out! 
In the next post I want to share with you the story of Cecelia. She is my new blue dresser.
If there was ever a gift, she would be it. More to come! 

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