Thursday, May 19, 2016

Indoor Projects

It's raining, it's pouring...

That's a picture of the backyard. I also have a creek running down the side yard. It's rained everyday this past week so the soil is quite saturated. No patio fixing up this week...

What's a girl to do when she can't get outside to work on her outdoor projects? She finds indoor ones to do, of course!

Like reupholstering the thrift store chair.

I got it about three years ago and slip covered it but it recently begin shedding the faux leather. Time to do something!
All those flecks are the faux leather...yuck
First took the back off:

Then tackled removing the seat. Yikes. About a million staples to pull to get the old cover off.

Whew...finally. Repadded the seat and added new undercover;


ready for its new upholstery with this fabric:

If it looks familiar, it's because it's the black version of my dining room chairs. I would have used the taupe but they were out of it. I like the black as well. Kind of reminds me of a chalkboard. :-) I'll share it as soon as I finish it. I'm going to use it in the art studio at my desk.

Another project is adding color to these resin fairies and friends. I'm going to make a fairy garden as soon as the weather permits. I have this awesome wagon to put it in...oh, I haven't told you the story?

This one is painted. Now I need to add her wings.



Well, it's like this - I was in Home Depot looking for tires for my old wagon when a sales associate asked if I needed help.
The tires rotted off my red wagon :o(
I told him what I was looking for and after showing me what they had (none were the right kind of tire), I told him, "No. I need tires for a red wagon. Not inflatable, just plain hard tires." He shook his head, then exclaimed, "I have an old wagon at home I was going to redo but never have. I'm going to throw it away. You can have it but you have to take the whole wagon!"
The "new" wagon
Uh, yes. Are you kidding me? Of course, I'll take it. We arranged for me to pick it up later and voila! I have this great wagon. :-) Don't worry. I have plans for the other one too.

I'm also working on my BBQ signs. Got the arrow put together and primed:
Now I just need to add color and lettering.

I'm doing my best to stay busy and productive. I know the sun will come out everything will dry out. Then I can work outside and finish my projects out there.


Linking up at these parties:
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday 15
Creative Circle Week 66

17 comments:

  1. It's raining like crazy at my house too Cecilia. I was able to get some plants in the ground before the downpour. Wow how cool that you got another little red wagon. I can't wait to see your fairy garden in it. I've been thinking about doing one too, just need to figure out what I'm going to put it in. Can't wait to see how your chair turns out!

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    1. Hasn't the rain been something? I am grateful though after the drought we've had. I just need some dry days to finish up my patio furniture. :o) I still can't believe I got that wagon for free. Made my day! I think it's going to be the perfect fairy garden. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the chair. Thanks for stopping in.

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  2. This rain was especially crazy here today, just now the sun is peeking through.
    You made the most of your house bound time though:)
    Oh, your little red wagon is adorable!
    This was a feel good story too!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  3. We've heard on the news about all the rain you've been getting in Texas. It seems like it's feast or famine huh?

    Getting the wagon for free was perfect, and I've been collecting some fairy garden things too. I just don't have the main 'house' yet. It will be fun to compare notes :)

    xxx

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  4. Cecilia, do you have a Harbor Freight anywhere near you ? They have some tires like what you're looking for, and maybe you'll find the size you need.

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  5. Love the fabric and love the story about the wagon!...how great!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! It was such a nice thing to happen. Definitely made my day. :o)

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  6. You have been busy! So many projects. I have been cleaning out and organizing at home and school but haven't really had any good projects to share lately. I do have a couple things I want to redo at school so maybe I'll share those when I finish. Love the red wagon and how awesome to get it for free. Love the chair fabric too. Just a few more days until summer break! Can't wait!! Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  7. It is raining here too. Got to love a free vintage wagon. Can't wait to see what you do with your wagon without rubber wheels. A few possibilities come to mind.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I have a couple of ideas. I'll see if I can figure it out. :)

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  8. It's raining here too in South Texas which is really unusual.
    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
    We are so glad you are here.

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    1. We always seem to get lots of rain in spring in Central Texas then it dries up. East Texas seems to stay a little wetter which is nice.
      Happy to join in TOHOT! Thank you!

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  9. The plastic part of the wheels on my little red wagon became brittle; broke off and looks just like yours does. Have been debating what to do with it. Thought about plants, but it is pretty shallow. Will wait to see what you do with yours. Glad you are getting some inside work done. Bet the chair will be really cute when you finish.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  10. Oh I can't wait to see the finished chair. We so appreciate you joining the Thoughts of Home on Thursday gathering. May you have a delightfully lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It's coming along so I should be sharing it soon. Happy to link up. Hope your weekend is wonderful as well.

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  11. I love the way you ended up with the new old wagon. Honest to goodness, I've seen people shopping for things in the store before and had the urge to tell them they could have mine at home. Maybe I really will do that in the future. :)

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  12. I am happy that you joined TOHOT! Now it's time to link up your garden at the garden party!!
    Happy Monday my friend:)
    xo
    Jemma

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