Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Revamp

Hello Everyone! 
 It's Spring Project Time!  It's that time of the year when I finish old projects and begin new ones.  How about you? Do you have Unfinished Projects at your house?  Now is the time to dig them out of  your closets and get to work on finishing them!  If you are inclined to not finish a project you have to ask yourself why am I procrastinating on this project.  Be honest, if you really don't like the way it is going you  might consider changing a portion of the design or a color or if you really hate it, then pass it along to a friend if they seem interested, you can always put it away but I encourage you to re-think the process and then jump in and try to finish it.  I'm talking from experience here folks, about the projects that I have come to dislike for one reason or another.  Mostly it is because I ran into a problem and couldn't think of a solution at  the time and I put the project away.  You know, outta sight, outta mind and sometimes a project just needs some time to come together. 

 I've recently been working in the junk, er, guest room, here are some of the projects I did for that room.  
Day Trundle bed replaced a lumpy pull out couch.  Made the Hawaiian Applique Palm Trees and Turtle Pillows.

Palm Tree pattern
Turtle pattern
Crackle finish on desk top.

Revamped an old brown desk to give it a fresh look.

Next up is the foot stool I have been working on.  This is where I had an idea that didn't quite work out the way I planned and I had to go with Plan B.  Put the project away for a bit and see if another idea comes along that will work. 
Painted legs for re-vamping foot stool in progress. 
 My granddaughter Brianne loves to color and "make art", she needed some "art" for her room so I found a coloring book with these designs and turned them into painted canvases for her bedroom.  
Lady Bug Lady Bug painting from coloring book .

 Dink-Dink is the name of Brianne's stuffed caterpillar. The name comes from a caterpillar on Baby Einstein DVD, when the caterpillar comes on the screen it make a sound like dink-dink, so we started calling it Dink-Dink. 

Bee Happy is for Brianne.

I hope you are inspired to start cleaning out and revamping projects today!  A great way to celebrate Spring! Have a great weekend!

I'm linking to: Sew Many Ways...


Anne Payne said...

You are so talented! I love all of it!!! Especially the daybed, it's beautiful :) And Bree's paintings are adorable :) I just wish I had half the design skill you do. The colors are perfect for living in paradise, too.

Suzy said...

Thank you Anne! The daybed came from Chris and Steph's house, it has a trundle underneath and when lifted it makes a queen-size bed! I also painted Mom's old dressers...white! They look good. What are you working on?

Anne Payne said...

I am working on...nothing :/ I did buy a few pieces of Edwin Knowles China in the Sweetheart Rose pattern. I've been trying to find out if they are worth anything. Even if not, it's a lovely pattern and I really just bought it for the teacups & saucers :) I'll be making a post soon, with pictures.

Been sick again, so just resting a lot :(

Anonymous said...

Love the Turtle Pattern Pillow!

Suzy said...

Thank you Amy! They are fun aren't they? Love the Hawaiian Applique patterns.

Anonymous said...

Hi! It's Stephanie - I've been checking out your blog and just had to comment on this post. I love the colors in your guest room - those pillows are fabulous! :)

Suzy said...

Oh thank you Stephanie for coming to check out my blog! I'm glad you liked my pillows, they just seemed to "go" with the tropical colors in the room. I call this my Key West cottage look, kinda tropical and kinda beachy. Hope you'll come back to visit me soon!