Take a look at some of the beauties found in the Crafting For Ourselves Flickr group lately.
1. a few more stitches, 2. nautical cushion, 3. my new bag, 4. Grann Square - Der Anfang, 5. silver and tassels!!!, 6. Boot Cuffs, 7. Lassiël, 8. pc-remochair, 9. Finished
This was my contribution this week, a quick paint job on a couple of thrift store scores. I got this basket/shield/wall doo-dad for 36. cents on ladies day at my local Sal. Army. Woo hoo!
My husband and yes, even my dog doubted that this thing should be salvaged but I see potential. I ripped off the dusty fake flower ornament and got to work. I had some leftover brown housepaint downstairs so I grabbed it and did a quick brush-over and then wiped it off partially.
I wanted this piece to look old and used and not just outdated so I added a layer of thinned-out black paint over the brown and wiped it off again.
and here we go, a new old-looking basket/shield/wall doo-dad looking much more my style on my mantel.
Since I had my paint out, I decided to paint up one of the .25 cent baskets from the thrift too. It was a faded mauve and now it's a worn brown. Much better.
What have you made for you lately?