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Monday, September 20, 2010

Pearl the Owl

I have been revam-ping Rylie's room and her new bedspread has cute little owls on it, so it inspired me to make this cutie. I drew up a pattern on printer paper and stitched away! Here is the finished project. Rylie calls her Pearl:)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lamp Makeover

We did a little mini-makeover in Rylie's room and this lamp was one of the projects. I had pink and green fringe around the bottom and I removed it and needed to make it purple.
First, I randomly placed round stickers I had left over from a garage sale on the lamp shade.

After some brain storming and a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I gathered these supplies: purple and white paint, and some purple feathers along with paint brushes and of course my trusty hot glue gun.
I painted over the label stickers......

....removed the stickers and voila! A purple polka dotted lamp. This method is not without imperfections, so I used the white paint to quickly go over the dots....

After applying the purple feather boa with the hot glue gun and trimming to fit, here is the finished product! Rylie loves it and it matches her new bedspread. I still have a few finishing touches before posting before and afters of her room...