New table for my back porch. I needed something smaller than what I already had. I dug through the pile I have been gathering for when I have the mother of all yard sales. These two game boards and bar stool sparked my imagination. The bar stool was the perfect height for a table. I […]
Month: February 2013
They was Ugly! Usually I try to give you a shot of the after, then I show the before. With this project I thought I’d show you what I started with and get the embarrassment out of the way. This shade is one of a pair that I have in my living room. It is […]
Recycled Neck Tie Pincushion Tutorial
Recycled Neck Tie Pincushion New tutorial on FaveCrafts. The appliqued spool shape on this pincushion was made using a recycled neck tie. Talk about a quickie craft, this pincushion took less than 30 minutes to sew. One neck tie will yield several appliques. Enjoy!
Whew! I’m exhausted. Like a lot of bloggers that I follow, I’ve been working on a little spring cleaning. Ironically we are expecting a blizzard for the next few days. Go figure… This crocheted egg pattern stitches up quickly and uses a “real” fake plastic Easter egg for the inside form. The egg is made […]
Easter is just around the corner. Have you purchased a bag of plastic Easter eggs yet? My kids are grown, so I can finally skip the plastic grass and eggs. I still like decorating for the holiday, so I decided to try a more decor friendly twist using the old eggs I already have. What […]
It’s been a while since I painted some furniture and I was starting to feel withdrawal. This old sewing table was the perfect project for my painting fix. I’ve had it a few years. It was a yard sale steal for $5. It still had the sewing machine inside, but it didn’t work anymore and […]
Decoupaged Cube Trunks I was cleaning out a closet the other day and once again I had to wrestle with these two cube trunks. These trunks had somehow taken up residence in the closet several years ago. I store our oldest photo albums in these trunks, but since they were so ugly and outdated, the […]
Enjoy an evening of relaxing crochet while whipping up a chattering of stuffed baby chicks. You can add a yarn loop for hanging, or leave as is for a child’s stuffie toy. Make up several to use as Easter or spring decor, or fill a basket for a baby shower gift. Abbreviations: ch = chain […]
Every time I go to the post office to mail an Etsy order I get comments on my packaging. More specifically, my padded envelopes. They seem to love them, although I haven’t heard any feedback from customers. Hmm… Since my blog and online business name is Restyled Junk, I try to carry that through to […]
Carrots, Chicks and Bitty Barn Kitties-Oh My!
New offerings in my Etsy shop. With the flash not working on my camera I have had to rely on sunny weather for my photo ops. Of course today I was ready to take pics for these Etsy listings and I woke up to rainy weather. Finally the clouds parted this afternoon and I was […]