Well, My summer break from the preschool is quickly coming to an end. This is my final week off and am finding that some of the projects I had hoped to complete didn't get done! I don't know about you, but when a vacation is involved I think I will get this done, and that done, and before I know it...POOF!
It's time to go back to work, and not that much was completed.
My biggest accomplishment however was finishing my cottage. Or at least the major parts of it. I found a few vintage linens and worked on some crafts that I have been admiring on other blogs too.
I hung this valance above my Army cot. It's suspended by fishing line and curtain rods. The valance is a thrift store 50 cent lace curtain.
I added one of my coffee filter balls, that was dyed in food coloring. I made about 20 of these for my daughter's baby shower a couple years ago. I just have a few left because I have given so many of them away.
The jars in the window I completed yesterday. They were so easy! Just use clean jars, 1 tsp. mod podge or Elmer's glue, 1 1/2 tsp. water, and a few drops of food coloring. Brush this on with a paint brush and
My vintage bedding on the cot is a find at a thrift store over in a little beach community I came across a few days ago. It's a 1950's duvet cover. The small flowered pillow was also a thrift store find and I made the long neck roll out of an old Shabby Chic pillow case.
Another thing I'm having fun with are the old lamp shades. I made a canopy to hang above the door inside the cottage, and I discovered at the same time how afraid of heights I am! Not exactly the best time to figure that out...especially when you're on an old rickety ladder!
waayyy up there!
Anyways, I'm having fun with the old lamp shades. What do you do with them?
I really like this one above the hutch, it has scalloped edges. Not sure what I want to do with this one.
Well, thanks for dropping by. I know summer isn't over yet, but once school starts back up it seems like before I know it it's Halloween!
But there are still plenty of gorgeous evenings left here in Northern California to sit under my ruffled canopy and read a good book. It's really just a dust ruffle, I can pick those up for a couple dollars at the thrift store as well. I just staple them up!
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