Bench to Beauty

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‘Bench to Beauty’

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Hello everyone it’s Connie!

I was visiting a friend in Golden, CO, when I passed a house in her neighborhood that was seemingly getting rid of the stuff, you know free stuff by the road, well I noticed this bench on the porch.  Knocked on the door and asked if they by chance wanted to get rid of this bench…… $5 later, it was in the back of my truck.

Well, this bench having been outside in CO, for I don’t know how long was so dry rottedthat I can’t believe I saved it, thou plenty of times I was contemplating fire pit..

After months of starting then stopping work on it, I got serious.

I used one whole bottle of Gorilla Glue to fix and fill all the cracks.  Sanded, stained with a gorgeous cherry stain and polyurethane the bench back to beauty.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!

Camper Makeover Part 1!

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“CAMPER MAKEOVER”

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Hello everyone it’s Cheryl!

About 10 years ago or more, my daughter Regina bought a Camper. It was the party camper for “Country Thunder.”

After years went by she wasn’t using it. So it was brought to my sister’s farm in Wisconsin, where it sat for 8 to 10 years.

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Everytime I would go to my sister’s I would see the camper in the farm yard, and felt sorry that it had been sitting all these years. So this year I told Regina it’s time to do something about the camper it has been sitting to long and what do you want to do with it?

She has so many other things on her plate right now, that the camper was not one of them. On the back burnner, or not even in the picture. She said she wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t care.

So I started thinking, after doing the doll house for JOJO, I thought I would enjoy doing a makeover on this camper. So I let Regina know that I am taking over the camper and giving it a makeover. I told my sister  and brother-inlaw what I was going to beginning doing with the camper. Regina said, Good Lucky! and Pam and Todd said that they were happy that someone is going to start using it because it really is a nice camper. It just needed some TLC.

So my first weekend I went up to the farm outside of Sharon, Wis. where the camper is sitting in the sheep yard. I opened the door and Regina had the camper packed with all her things from the past, pictures, candles, etc… and being on a farm the mice had gone and went threw everything and made nest where no man should go or would.

Nothing could be saved at this point I just started loading up the truck, ended up having 2 truck loads of Regina’s past, sitting in my truck. Not sure what to do with it all, but later found out my brother-inlaw had a big dumpster at his other farm and was able to throw it all in it. Thank god not sure if I could have follow where to dump this junk.

After cleaning out the camper I took a bucket of water and started cleaning the whole camper. I needed tools so my sister Leslie and Connie came to help me out for awhile. Thank you Leslie for bring me tools. I will give them back when I am done.

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Thank you sister’s for coming to help and Leslie thanks for the tools!

This is a pretty big camper, it sleep 6 people. Now this is

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The Camper was in to sheep yard!

Day 1,

I worked from 10 to 5 and gave it everything I had. But when 5 o’clock came around, and no one was at the farm I went over to the other farm and had pizza and beer with the family. I needed that beer. Saw the dumpster and dumped the junk. What a day. It was hard work.

What is Great about this farm is that it is way off the road, so you can’t here anything, so peaceful. I LOVE going up to the farm on the weekends.

“I really think they have a little peace of Heaven there.”

So I worked on the camper on a Friday and helped on the farm Saturday. They always need a helping hand.

On

Day 2

the next Friday I went up and started washing the walls and floors with some more powerful stuff. I want this place in tip top share before I start painting.

But first, I caught up with my Sister Connie and we went Canoeing down

Trutle Creek,

we laught so hard we fell out of the canoe. So much FUN!

Went back to my sister’s Leslie house and cooked steak on the grill, what a great day it was.

Then back to work!

I went back to the camper and started cleaning, got most of it done but not the bathroom, I will, I just have a lot to do. Than again my sister and brother -inlaw needed help on the farm so Saturday we worked and plant pumpkins all over the farm.

Day 3,

Friday, first I caught up with Connie again and went canoeing, we have so much fun on the water, plus it is so Beautiful, unless you try it you would have no clue what it is like, just so Beautiful, the view.

Saturday when helping out at the farm my brother-inlaw pulled the camper to another yard where there is water and electic. This will make my job easyer now, and I will be able to get a lot more done. Thank you Todd!

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I forgot Pam and I painted the table a chalk paint something we saw on Pinterest, if we don’t like it I am sure we can take it off.

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Well not sure when I go up I will get to work on the camper this weekend, my sister Pam said we are taking a vacation day! She has been looking for a puppy and I think she found one so this weekend we will pick up her new puppy, she needs a dog to watch over the sheep. Well I will let you know if I will have time this week to work on the camper. Until next time.

Part One of The Camper Makeover!

Idea’s

how I'd decorate my old trailer:

 

vintage trailer:

Great site for vintage trailer lovers...:

Love the interior of this vintage trailer:

 Love it even with the table up.  I want!:

Amazing little vintage trailer redo in shabby chic style, I love it!!:

LOVE THE LOOK!

Creating a Pin Board…

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Creating a Pin Board

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Hello everyone  it’s Connie, and still I am the cutest MOORE sister. I have been working on many projects, but this one I wanted to get done before I go on my 3 week trip to Mexico. .

The same weekend I got the Pig had to go, my sister Cheryl and I went to an antique barn, we both bought anold map/blueprint or printersdrawer.  She made a printer box chalk board out of hers (see on State-line Crafter’s); and me, I sat on mine for months, contemplating the project.  I finally decided a pin board.

With all my supplies, I first measured, then cut a piece of white board to fit, glued in drawer, measured and cut a piece of cork to fit over that, glued, then set out to make it fun and practical for me.

I salvaged this measuring stick from an old yard ornament that my grandmother made, cut to fit up the side, glued.

  

On the back,  I measured then glued a piece of wood to even both sides, twisted in hangers, and put wire through each hole to hang on the wall.

Now I’m going to decorate. I made a little box out of a paint stick for pencils and pens, you can never find one when you need one….glued the box on the bottom ledge of the drawer.

                                    

I found a cute little bird house with birch roof, glued it onto a stick, and glued to the side of the board.

While looking for baby clothes pins, which I glued three going down the side to hang photos/coupons, I came across this little picket fence, Mother had for some reason.  I added it to the bottom for a quick catch all.

                         

Printed out the month of June’s dates to remember,

pinned a lemonade recipe I’ve been wanting to try,

and wa..la… my pin board is finished

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting.

The Pig Had to GO!

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The Pig Had to GO!

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Hello everyone its Connie!

If anyone knows me I have a 100 projects going on at 1 time. But the project I would like to share with you today was a gift I received from my sister Cheryl. She gave me an antique table that she bought for $5.00 at an antique shop in Huntley, IL. She used it for all her craft projects, but when she moved she left it behind, when she went to pick it up her grand kids had painted all over the table. So when I was visiting her she asked if I would like to take on a project and refinish it.

Well I did, see for you, what came to be of this table.

My sister Cheryl invited me down for a weekend and sent this table home with me hoping I could save it.

Apparently her grandchildren had gotten a hold of her antique farm table, and went crazy with the paint.  Yes, I love piggy’s, but I’ve never heard of “chuby the pig”,

THIS PIGGY HAD TO GO!

First, I removed the rusty hardware, and soaked it in rust remover.

Then I went to town scraping, then use paint remover, and then scraped some more, finally I sanded the heck out of this table.

Some of the white paint still shows through on the legs and the top,

but I think it give it that vintage look.

 Finally, after months, it’s as Doneas it’s ever going to be. (I need two pieces of hardware to finish the legs.)

What do you think, Miss Cheryl? Do you like the color?

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

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Hello everyone its Cheryl!

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this table. I knew I didn’t want to give it up! I mean I only paid $5.00 for it and it did what I needed it to do. So I stored it until I saw Connie was refinishing antique’s and asked her if there was any hope for this table. As you can see for yourself my sister did a great job!

LOVE IT! Thank you so much for fixing my table sister!

XOXO

Pattern Tracing

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“The Desire to Create is one of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Pattern Tracing”

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Hello everyone it’s Connie! I am the youngest of four girls and the CUTEST. I LOVE saying that because I know my sister’s hate hearing that, but it’s true! Well I just had to share with you this GREAT sewing job I did on my grand-daughter’s jammies, I LOVE sewing, I get that from my mom! Today I am sharing with you something I made for one of my grand-daughter’s, her Birthday is right around the corner.

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When I buy patterns for the kiddos, they usually come in size 1-4, of 6-12, whatever….

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once you cut size 3 out, you can no longer use the pattern for any size larger.  So, I trace my patterns.   Like this adorable pair of summer jammies for Miss Eden whose birthday is coming up….

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I cut around the piece I need, iron it smooth….

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Then I take white tissue paper, iron that smooth and place it over the pattern, and trace it….

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I made sure that the fabric was super light cotton.  The summer in Wisconsin can be unbearably hot.This pair of jammies, reminds me of the clothes I wore in the 60’s, in WI, in the the summer!

I did some detailing, the stamp on back of shorts, the rose on the front, and the back loop.
I’m excited about my youngest grandchild, turning 2 on April 9.
It’s only going to happen once in a life time……

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EDEN!

LOVE, GRAMMY BEAR

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SO DARN CUTE!

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Sewing!

Spring is in the Air…

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Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

Robin Williams

Spring is in the Air

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Hello everyone it’s Connie, the baby and the cutest one in the family.  So happy to share with you a dress I just finished for my grand child Eden. She will LOVE that Grammy Bear sent her a gift.

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Spring is in the Air…

It’s my youngest granddaughter’s second birthday  coming up and I wanted to make something special.
How about a twirl-y dress for tea parties with Grammy Bear……

I bought this pattern to make this dress for Eden, but with all my travels, I never got to it. It’s called the Addison.

Here’s the back of the dress. I can’t wait to see it on her.

Happy Birthday Eden!

Grammy Bear LOVES you so much…

Talking about spring in the air…

this little bird has been hanging on our deck here the past two days.  He looks totally roughed up, but he let me get with in 5 feet of him, he keeps coming back.

 

Cheers to Spring!