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slipcovered ottoman

slipcovered ottoman slipcovered ottoman

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

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bunny pull-toy

bunny pull-toy bunny pull-toy

The Chapel Market Preview

The Chapel Market Preview The Chapel Market Preview

child’s cupboard

child’s cupboard child's cupboard

slipcovered ottoman

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Last Friday I was working in the studio on some last minute pieces for the Chapel Market.  I usually leave the sewing projects until everything else is done, mainly because it's not my favorite thing to do.  I'm just dragging my feet.  I finally pulled out the old ottoman that was waiting for a slipcover and started working on it. I decided to use a piece from a cutter quilt I've been holding  (read more …)

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We spent the day driving down to Alabama for the Chapel Market.  It was amazing, but we were able to fit everything  in a 4 x 8 open trailer, a minivan and a little overflow in Kriste's Civic.  I'm pretty impressed with ourselves that we made it work!  And prayers carried our van with 202,000+ miles on it, towing a loaded trailer, here safely.  So, tomorrow is set up day and I'll also be hanging  (read more …)

bunny pull-toy

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I know...again with the kid's stuff, but this bunny pull-toy was just too cute to pass up!  I got it at a good price, because it didn't have its original paint and, unfortunately, someone who wasn't very artistically inclined tried to paint a face and spots on him.  The eyes were big and black with Raggedy Anne styled lashes.  It was just a little overdone and took away from the beautiful shape  (read more …)

The Chapel Market Preview

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Here we are!  Right on the brink of the Chapel Market, which happens this Saturday, October 25, 2014.  It starts at 9:00 am and admission is $3.00.  (The address is 24 Ring Around Rd, Pike Road, Alabama 36064.)  I will be set up inside the chapel meeting hall, in the same space I was in last year. I have been shopping, painting, sewing, cleaning, fixing and pricing for several weeks to get ready  (read more …)

child’s cupboard

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I definitely have a soft spot for things made for children.  The small scale just melts me.  My mom and I spotted this little hutch in an antique store and jumped at it immediately.  It had been painted in a white latex over oil, so the latex was peeling off and it was a little dingy.  We sanded it down and gave it a fresh coat of MMSMP Eulalie's Sky with the Bonding Agent added and finished it  (read more …)

1920’s dental cabinet makeover

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Can you handle another furniture makeover?  The Chapel Market is less than a week away and we're getting to the end of the furniture I have worked on for the event.  I picked this dental cabinet up last week while I was shopping for accessories and "smalls" for my booth.  I saw this and just couldn't pass it up.  All of the little drawers and glass knobs caught my attention and the low price  (read more …)


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I keep a running list in the back of my mind of antiques I'd like to buy if ever the piece, price and timing are right.  Through the years, I've found some of those industrial cart, a dress form, an ironstone cake pedestal to name a few.  One thing on that list was an antique cash register.  I thought it would be so fun to use at sales and events.  And honestly, it would just look  (read more …)

hand painted empire dresser makeover

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It has been a marathon getting ready for The Chapel Market, which is just over a week away, but it's been so fun, too.  I am most focused and intentional when I'm working towards a specific goal.  And this time has been even more fun, because I've had a lot of great help and the amazing studio space to work in.  I've been relishing it!  I have been a little overzealous with filling the "green  (read more …)