Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feedsacks Part 2

So I know all of you were anxiously waiting by your computer wondering what in the world I was going to do with the feedsacks.  Why do they mean so much to me for goodness sake?  They are just material!  Well, let me show you why.

 This is why.  Isn't he so stinkin' cute?

OK.  It's a little weird to say that about my dad.  Yep.  That's my dad back in 1958 in second grade.  Remember the "key" print feedsack?  That's why I freaked out when we found this material.  My Meemaw made him this shirt and we still have some left over!

Now it, and the rest of the sack material, is displayed on a lovely green chair.  That was also a find in my Aunt's garage.  

This was how it came except for the feedsack I put as a chair bottom to hold the material.  Perfect color and structure even with all the repairs it has had. I took some dollar store frames and spray painted them to display my dad's school pictures.  The other one is from 1st grade but we didn't find that material.  I don't think my heart could have taken that anyway...

Parties I've Linked to...
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - Coastal Charm 
Talent Tuesday - Vintage Wanna Bee 
Whatever Wednesday - Momma Hens Coop 
Wow Us Wednesday - Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell - Blue Cricket Design  
Piece of Work - Primitive and Proper 
Wicked Awesome Wednesday - Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Penny Pinching - Thrifty Home 
Hoo's Got Talent? - Night Owl Crafting 
Treasure Hunt Thursday - Blue Creek Home 
I thrilled on Thursday - Paisley Passions 
Transformation Thursday - Shabby Chic Cottage 
Time Travel Thursday - Brambles of Brambleberry Cottage
Frugalicious Friday - Finding Fabulous  
Flaunt it Friday - Chic on a Shoestring
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugal Friday - Shabby Nest 
Inspiration Friday - At the Picket Fence 
Sunday Showcase - Under the Table Dreaming
DIY Showcase Project Parade 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


As most of you know, I had a wonderful time going through the treasures in my Aunt's garage and bringing home a few...errrr...alot of them. Included in this collection was a stack of feedsacks that my grandmother had used for material to make clothes. I never knew the history of the feedsack until I did a little research on the internet. How interesting! Make the containers that feed comes in attractive and reusable for women!!! Genius!

I got them home and thought that I had some really neat prints with a few plain ones.  Little did I know when I opened the white one up it had print!  Calf Manna Pellets!  And the purple fabric?  A cow!!!  How fun.  The one that is of most significance to is this "key" print.  You'll have to wait for the next post to see why!  To be continued...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Dressing Table

Oh how I love this piece.  I know my sweet Aunt is going to want this one back when she sees it.  
Remember when I picked her up what she looked like?

She was in very good condition, but I needed to paint her.  I sanded, primed, and painted her one of my new paint colors from Olympic, Milk Paint.  Added a little Valspar Antiquing Glaze, replaced her knobs, and cleaned up the mirror.  Here she is decorated in all her glory.  I loved this piece because I knew it would display my antique typewriter just fine.  The postcards on top are a collection that my great-grandmother had and the earliest ones are dated 1907.  I love how the address just says...
Miss Ida Hale
                      Prescott, Arkansas

Our Study

Parties I Linked To...
Vintage Wanna Bee - Talent Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays - Savvy Southern Style 
Restored It Wednesday - Restore Interiors 
Power of Paint - Domestically Speaking 
Piece of Work Wednesday - Primitive and Proper 
Show & Tell - Blue Cricket Design 
Wicked Awesome Wednesday - Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Whatever Wednesday - Momma Hens Coop
Penny Pinching -  The Thrifty Home 
Whassup Wednesday - Elements Interiors
GetYour Brag On! - Gluesticks 
Transformation Thursday - The Shabby Chic Cottage
Hoo's Got Talent? - Night Owl Crafting 
Time Travel Thursday - Brambleberry Cottage 
Flaunt it Friday - Chic on a Shoestring
Furniture Feature Friday - Miss Mustard Seed
Frugalicious Friday - Finding Fabulous
Frugal Friday - Shabby Nest
Inspiration Friday - At the Picket Fence
Show and Share - Just a Girl
Sunday Showcase - Under the Table Dreaming
DIY Project Parade - DIY Show Off

Monday, April 18, 2011


He was abandoned...I found him by a dumpster of all places.  Took him home, cleaned him, sanded him, put a new "coat" on him and now look!  The second picture shows the new stain on the right.  Although I absolutely hate to part with him, this will be my first piece to be "adopted." 

 This look was inspired by a wonderful store in North Carolina called Dutchman's.  The top was sanded down to the original wood and stained Walnut.
UPDATE: Thanks for all the great comments about this piece.  
The paint is Valspar Evening Eclipse.

 The chipped paint, distressed look, and glaze adds to his character.  The hardware was replaced with four oil-rubbed bronze knobs.  He's very sturdy and would be a great addition to anyone's home.