Friday, January 23, 2015

Where's Nemo?

I neglected to take a before picture, but I saw a chair similar to this (the Finding Nemo one on the left) at my local Goodwill Store.

Nemo had seen better days, bought I bought him anyway. His back was very wobbly, so I removed it and decided the seat would make a great little stool especially with the finger hold already there.

I painted it with Annie Sloan's chalkpaint in Duck Egg and then applied wax by hand. I decoupaged the seat with a sheet of scrapbook paper. I'm happy with how it turned out; it's very sturdy and would work great in a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room...anywhere a bit of extra height is needed. It's available now in my booth "Reruns" at Duke's Antique Center.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Princess Leia and Darth Vader Got Married

My cousin's son was married this past weekend; the theme of the wedding was Star Wars and 1940's Glamour. As it was a second marriage for both the bride and the groom, I knew a toaster wouldn't cut it as a gift, and I wanted to make something special for them. Keeping in mind that the cake topper was Darth Vader and Princess Leia, I started thinking of ideas. With a little Pinspiration I came up with these designs for pillows. While I drew the template for Princess Leia, The Commander drew Darth Vader. I used duck canvas for the pillow coverings and wool felt for the designs that I stitched on by machine. A little silver rickrack completed his facemask.

I was relieved and happy to hear from the newlyweds that they love the pillows. I've never seen a Star Wars movie (and am just fine with that)...I guess the force was with me!