Archive for August, 2010

Hyde Console Table

My console table is finally done! I love it. This will inspire me to make more pieces like this before I spend a good penny. It was worth every minute of it. Thanks to Ana from Knock-Off Wood for her fantastic plans. The plan I used is here.

I used Minwax Jacobean stain. Tips: Measure, Measure, Measure! Follow Ana’s instructions. Be patient.


Ignore my wall, I am still testing paint swatches

Pieces laid out

How I held the pieces, I dont have clamps (yet) so this worked

Attaching the top (upside down)


Detail of the wood grain




I am very happy with it


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Upcoming Projects

I have been busy getting my projects lined up and will start posting finished pieces next week.

Here are samples of what is coming

  1. My first project will be the Hyde Console Table. Ana at Knock-Off Wood is a genius! I love all her projects and I have been dying to get on her bragging board – Finished here!
  2. Also from Knock off wood – Rustic Modern Console Table – Finished here!
  3. Chandeliers. I think I have three of these and will be doing them as shown be Mrs Devore here and here
  4. Key holders as shown by DIY ShowoffFinished here!
  5. Staining and re-finishing my Craigslist coffee table and side table. I am going for this look. Luckily mine were only $54.00

See you soon!

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This is made from materials that have been sitting in boxes, I figured I would get it done. I know this is so last year but I still love it?

What I used

Arrange and cut what you need

Attach and admire

Side angle

Excuse my attire – Its been 100 degrees plus here for the past week – clothing is um..not an option

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Pottery Barn Table Lamp Knockoff

I found inspiration in the Pottery Barn Catalog a few weeks ago for this lamp

Sienna Table & Bedside Lamp Base

I found mine at Vincent’s for $14.99 and paid $4.99 for the shade at Ross for Less. I didn’t change the paint on the base. It matches my rustic looking tables I re-stained perfectly!


Detail - It's black with a textured feel to it

After! I changed the lampshed

Detail After

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Quarter Purse

I just love Jeniffer’s purses on Etsy. And whoa, she gave a tutorial here! Support her and buy something. Thanks love.

I made some adjustments and changes because I could not get some of the instructions (duh me). I still ended up with a lovely quarter purse. I used leftover fabric from me headboard seen here. The project took me about 2 hours because I was doing laundry, cooking and quaking at blogs in between.

The handles


Handles secured

Lining attached

Yeah bag

The inside


Happy Week lovelies!

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My Infinity Dress

So I said this would be my weekend project and I am done already a few hours later. This project is so easy! Even if you don’t have a machine I am convinced you can do it. I did make 2 mistakes 1) I didn’t cut the circle for the skirt right so I had to do a two side seam skirt bottom 2) when I stitched the waist band, I mis-arranged the order of fabric so my seams are not all under the straps but in the middle. I can live with both errors but I know better now for the 30 dresses I will make (yes I love it that much) 🙂


Cut Pieces

Sewing to the bottom pieces

Bottom complete

Waist Band

Attaching waist band to the two straps

Have a lovely day!

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Weekend Project – Infinity Dress

I have been looking at this pattern for a while. I haven’t been able to start it because 1) It looks to easy to be true 2) Procrastination 3) Sewing makes me nervous as much as I like it.
I bought the fabric I will be using about two weeks ago and have decided to go ahead and do it this weekend. Check out the possibilities Thanks to Rowena at Rostitchery for this simple pattern.

Infinity_kimono_front Infinity_kimono_back Infinity_one_shoulder_front Infinity_one_shoulder_back

Infinity_cross_halter_front Infinity_cross_halter_back Infinity_cross_bust_front Infinity_cross_bust_back

I am excited! Happy weekend everyone

See mine here

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