Chiara at One O has been “loving watercolor graphics for a while now,” but didn’t think of herself as an artist who could take on a watercolor craft. A wooden box she received as a wedding gift gave her the courage to grab a brush and have a go!
Kristi at Making it in the Mountains says, “Every time I see one of these lovely planter boxes, I tell myself that I’m going to make one too . . . and then life gets busy. ” She’s finally making it happen, thanks to a scrap wood challenge and a stash of beautiful blue mason jars.
Kimm at Reinvented needed an “unusually tall, unusually narrow and unusually shallow foyer table” to fit her tall, narrow, shallow foyer. The solution came in the form of four porch posts, one old bike wheel, and a genius husband.
Jamie is the owner of a large collection of stained wooden candlesticks. She says, “They all have a nice shape, but I’m not too much of a fan of the finish and some of them aren’t in great condition.” Jamie, who blogs at Anderson + Grant, hit on a solution for turning these (almost) beauties into gorgeous rustic pillar candle holders!
Paige has been hanging on to a “chopped up spool bed” for over a year. As she tells us at A Junk Chick Life, “It was a side of the road freebee that I dragged home specifically for the sole purpose of making a bench.” The stars (and the perfect shade of milk paint) have aligned, and now her bench is a reality!
Marcella Rose (who blogs at Marcella Rose’s) “found these stunning vintage wrought iron chairs on the side of the street” in New York City. Since then they’ve traveled across the country with her and now they are due for a makeover, which she’s sharing at My Crafty Spot. Marcella says she likes to change these seats up a couple times a year. I personally love the spiderwebs, but I agree that summer calls for a lighter look!
Albion was in the mood for an easy mason jar craft using summer colors. So as she tells us at Albion Gould, “I grabbed my handy dandy Mod Podge, some yarn from my stash, and I was ready to go!”
Sarah has a confession: she can’t resist buying pretty linens from the thrift store, and now her collection is taking over the garage. They say the first step is acknowledging the problem. The second (much more fun) step involves turning vintage pillowcases into beautiful vendor aprons over at Sadie Seasongoods!