Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Before and After

Here are a few photos of the furniture pieces that Tom and I have been fixing up. The end tables were originally that 60's shade of dirty yellow and were extremely scratched and scuffed up. So I painted them black and then added some detailing with gold paint. I think they look a bit better now.

I don't have any before pics of the black chairs, but they really looked like junk. They had old brown paint that was peeling off of them, and the seats were upholstered with moldy beige vinyl-- eww! So I painted them black and then got the idea to cut up one of my old dresses and use the fabric to cover the seats with. Tom did the honors of cutting up and stapling on the dress fabric. We're all about recycling these days. Even the gold paint was something I found buried within the depths of the basement.

Now we're trying to sell all of this stuff. I may get a booth at an antique mall, but for now we're just selling out of my dad's garage.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lovin' the Summertime down in ATX!

I just got back from Austin after spending 4 wonderfully hot days down there hanging out with friends and getting some much needed relax time. I made lil' Bear, that I posted about previously, for my friend's baby shower (which I will point out was a super fun coed pool party). Here we are at the shower: myself, Kelly, and mom-to-be Tiffany. I just thought such a cute picture needed to be shared. Also, I want to point out my new hair cut. It's shorter than it's been in a while - it's kind of a Louise Brooks flapper bob. What do you think? -S

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shabby Chic Furniture

I haven't posted much on the blog over the past few months because I've been so busy with this huge estate sale that Tom and I were helping our friends with. This was like the estate sale to end all estate sales, there was so much stuff! The cool part is that in the end, Tom and I were given a whole room full of antiques. A lot of the furniture has needed repair or a new paint job, so that's what we've been keeping ourselves busy doing for the past couple of weeks. When we're done with all of the refurbishing, we plan to sell most of the pieces to make a little $$. Here are a few of our painted furniture pieces. We were aiming for the "Shabby Chic" style since it's so popular right now. --L

Saturday, July 19, 2008

He's Just a Kid!

So I just made this little guy for my friend's baby shower that I'll be heading to down in Austin tomorrow. My original intension was to make this fantastic polar bear stuffed animal, but I had a few problems along the way and it may take a little longer than planned. You can see my start below. But don't fear, Mr. Polar Bear (or Big Bear) will be finished soon.

Here's Lil' Bear all packaged and ready to go. He's looking a little constrained, but I think he'll be alright. Can't wait to get to Austin where it will be sunny and warm (unlike the weather lately here in SF).

Signing off - S

Monday, July 14, 2008

Red Right Hand

This song has been rolling around in my head for the past couple of months since sister S introduced it to me! It's my new favorite Nick Cave song (even though it ain't so new). Take a listen. --L

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Redheads Protest Wendy's

Wish I could've been there to help support my fellow redheads in protesting Wendy's unfair depiction of redheads! To see more fun videos by improv everywhere, check them out here: www.improveverywhere.com

I promise to post more pictures of current projects soon! -S

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ducklings on Lake Leelanau

Tom and I were up at my dad's cabin last weekend. We discovered a sweet little family of ducks who have taken up residence on the shore. Here's my shaky attempt at capturing them settling in for a late morning nap.