Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two New Stools


I found two old stools in need of some TLC and gave them a little bit of attention to make them suitable for use in my sewing room.  I had been looking for a beat-up old stool to use at my custom-made desk (which I'll get around to sharing eventually!) since I'd been using the same chair at the 3 different desks that are in my room - and I was getting tired of shuffling it around. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coke Bottle Lamp and Bottle Cap Lampshade


This project began over the summer with a Coke bottle that has been displayed on a shelf above my desk for about 8 years.  I decided it was time to do something to make it useful, so after I discovered a cool lamp making kit online, I made a lamp out of it...which then created a need for a one-of-a-kind lampshade to go with it!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wireless Router Book Cover


I've always thought our router was ugly.  It's in a prominent spot in our kitchen, due to the fact that at any given time, we have one or more computer using the wireless connection, and that computer could be upstairs above the garage, upstairs where the bedrooms are, downstairs in the kitchen or den, or outside on the patio or hammock.  And the kitchen was the central location.  So there it sits on our antique side table, looking ugly.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Souvenir Penny Charm Bracelet


While I was unpacking a few boxes of childhood treasures that came from my bedroom at my parents' house, I came across my souvenir penny collection, along with my American coin collection and some foreign money left over from trips to Europe.  I laid them all out on the ottoman where I could see them so I'd remember to think about what to do with them (out of sight, out of mind!).  With the foreign coins, I made magnets, but the souvenir coins seemed wrong for magnets.  So they sat there for a few months while I considered my options.