Friday, April 16, 2010

Flash Back Friday!!!

Sometimes we get a little over zealous with our projects and
our excitement to share them with you all.
So here we are this week with a couple of projects not completely finished.....
but we hope you'll peek back this weekend for the glimpse at what we've been up to.
I'm afraid the only "creating" that was picture worthy were
the Extreme Elephant "mud pies" made by my daughter for the dung beetles to come devour.
Yes, we watch a little too much of the Discovery Channel in our home....

Plus yesterday we went shopping together and check out my score!!!

We love going to import home decor stores and getting inspired!
Especially by the price!  Lookey lookey!
Ahhhhhhhhh.  I don't know which I love more, the stuff I got or the price!
Do you have a favorite home decor store where you live?
Do tell!
Today we are having Flashback Friday for one of our earlier projects!
Candace was the pioneer in learning how to upholster things in our crafty partnership.
On one of her visits she quickly got me addicted!
All I could do was scour, and I mean scour
the thrift stores for a wing back chair to tackle!
This one had been loved by a sharp clawed kitty but the bones where good!
I had some discount fabric my hubby picked out for pillows he wanted me to make.
I carefully took it apart, removed the not so pleasant smelling spots, scrubbed the filthy thing as best I could.....labeled with a marker and meticulously documented with my camera
so I could actually put it back together.
When I was done I was almost as pleased as giving birth.:)  I said Almost.....
When we moved here I had to downsize quite a bit and my good friend bought it from me.
I must admit when I visit her family blog, I get goosebumps seeing it being loved in her home!

Thanks Linnea!


Lyndsey said...

One of my favorite places to look for home decor is Home depot or lowes- sometimes they have the cutest stuff over by the outdoors decor.And if you wait until they have a good sale you can score some cute cheap stuff!!!!

~ Regan said...

you did a really good job on that chair!!!
Great purchaces! Great score on the purchaces- I can't believe you only paid $11 for all those!!

Tina said...

Love finding goodies like that. I'm a Homegoods fan! Oh That chair is amazing. I so want to learn how to do that.
So inspiring.

Michelle Roger said...

Oh I love that chair and I love your blog which has become inspiration central for me. I drive my husband crazy picking up cupboards, chairs etc off the side of the road on our hard waste days. I have a collection that I am slowly going through and re-loving. I love the ideas from you blog. Okay I'll stop gushing now. :)

The Larsen Gang said...

Hey Nicole-Love the chair...and the lavendar is beautiful,I may have to try that one.

I love going to Real Deals. It is just down the road and is very dangerous for me. Good thing they are only open 2 days a week.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! what a huge project! You did a fabulous job on that chair! I'm sooo impressed!
thanks for the kind words about my crib leg table! so sweet!

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