Inspired by the Blue Cricket Design blog, I've been using a more critical eye when out thrifting and yard sale-ing. So, here's a project I created on the weekend.
Whatcha making mamma?
Gibson (aka: Gibby-doo) has a fondness for baskets. I kept my eyes peeled for something large enough and relatively low to make him a place to nap on the deck.
The basket was 50 cents, and the spray paint was one of a bag of five cans that I bought at a church rummage sale for $1.50. Two coats of paint, some scraps of fabric from my stash, and six layers quilt batting cut-offs, and Gibby now has a lovely wicker day bed.
Except...he won't have anything to do with it. Now this is the same cat that was sleeping in the basket BEFORE I painted it!!! I'm going to leave it outside for a few more days, because I'm of a mind that it's the paint smell that disagrees with his tender sensibilities.
NEXT!!!! Another 50 cent yard sale find - this time a wooden box with lid, and another can of spray paint from the church rummage sale. I painted it black, because it kind of reminded me of my Singer Featherweight case. It's now solid black, but needs something decorative - - when the idea solidifies, I'll share.
Itty Bitty goes to the prom:
A special shopping trip to find black and grey Converse runners to match the young lady's dress was required. Itty Bitty says he's wearing a kilt next year. Remember when prom was sophisticated and romantic? Yeah....I hear someone drove the family tractor to the event. Truth be told - - I'm so glad that kids (well, kids around these parts anyway) are having a sense of humour about prom, and deconstructing the idea that one night is of such incredible value and importance. That makes so much more sense to me.