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Not Just ANY Chair

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Ever since I finished The Little Celery Table     last year I've been on the look-out for a chair.   Happily, late in the season, I found it.   It wasn't really pretty.   It had no seat.  One of the rungs was split in two.   It was $2.   For some reason I worked on this project without taking any photos. Fortunately it was pretty straightforward so I'll tell you what I did and then show you the final pretty photos. The first order of business was to repair that cracked rung.  A little wood glue and clamps made short work of it.   The next issue was the missing seat.  A piece of thin plywood, some construction adhesive, and clamps took care of that. Time to paint!  I used celery chalk paint and little gold craft paint for the accent. That middle piece was perfect for decoupage.  I wanted to make it match the drawer in the table.   To see how I decoupage drawers, click HERE . I think the two match quite well! The seat needed a cushion.  Bring on some pink fabric, batting and

Party In Your PJ's #354

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram It's been a quiet week around the Cottage.  I've been resting my neck and wrist while enjoying some beautiful Spring weather.  My husband did some raking while I watched.  A forgotten mum was discovered and I thought it was dead...until I turned over the pot.  I cut away the dead stems and found this beneath them.   Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.   Let's have a look at the features for this week: Garden Inspired Spring Vingette - Sweet Pea DIY Charm Bracelet - Organized Island Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We eac

Party In Your PJ's #353

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared my Tobacco Jar :   This jar has been in my home for quite a while now.  It was time to share it! Let's have a look at the features for this week: How To Make No-Sew Denim Coasters - Pillar Box Blue Four Squares - Paper Seedlings Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcom

The Tobacco Jar

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I saw this jar from a distance at a yard sale.  I wasn't looking for a jar.   I didn't need a jar. But I saw it, liked it, and bought it!   It didn't look quite this pretty, although it was basically in good condition.  There were no cracks, chips, or splits, just some scratches and this funny mark on the side that looked like paint.  So, I sat myself down on a sunny afternoon and started sanding with a fine grit sandpaper.  In no time that mark was gone and whatever finish was on it - also gone. I tried to do a little research on it but couldn't find much.  I did find one exactly like this in an Etsy shop. It was titled, 'Wooden Jar' and it was sold.  Oddly enough, we watched Pride & Prejudice on PBS and I noticed a similar jar on Mr. Bennet's desk.  With everything I researched, my guess is it was originally a tobacco jar; so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  At least until an expert tells me I'm wrong!  Thanks to one of my dear rea

Party In Your PJ's #352

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared my Chair Back Shelf : Fortunately, I had this project completed long before my wrist and neck pain started.  This the 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop. I hope you'll stop by to see what each member of the team shared! Let's have a look at the features for this week: From Photographs to Garlic - Scratch Made Food & DIY Homemade Household A very creative upcycle. Switching to Spring - She's Lady of the Manor Stop by to see all of Zenda's Spring touches! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose ou

Chair Back Shelf

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This is Project #2 from the same chair.  You may remember my Fairy Godmother visits that resulted in some wonderful goodies.   For this project I used pieces from one of the chairs and the old drying rack that I ended up taking apart.   Creating this was a lot of fun, but before we get started, let me welcome you back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this blog hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. Here is the chair: It was nothing special and nothing I wanted to use in my house, so I cut the back off.   Ta-Daa! A piece of wood was attached to be a shelf. I cut 2 pieces from the old drying rack and screwed them to the back so it would have stability against the wall.   The arrows point-out the two pieces: You can see I stained the shelf and the bottom piece with walnut stain.  When it dried, th

Party In Your PJ's #351

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared a quick post with an update and my Spring nest.   Here are the features for this week: DIY Geodes - Little Vintage Cottage You won't believe what Tania used to make this! Carrot Tags - Me and My Inklings So many ways to use them! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welco