I am not a naturally creative person and I love to see what other people are doing. I have been very inspired in my homemaking by friend Mrs. H at Heritage School House, my friend Kim at Bearing Benavides and the lovely woman at There’s No Place Like Home. This is really the only way I am able to gather ideas of things I might try at my home.
Well, the baby blanket is nearly complete on Friday I will learn what to do with the loose threads and it will be ready for delivery! I am headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up yarn for the next baby blanket I will start this weekend. I will probably make 3 -4 of these by August. I just have a bunch of baby having friends!
Another project that was competed this month were the porch chairs. These were given to us by our friends the Franks. They were plain white replica’s of the the mid-century chairs.
1. We did not sand blast these chairs because we do not have the equipment to do so. Instead they were cleaned and dried.
2. Then I papered the arms because all of the pictures of these chairs I have seen the seat & back are always a different color from the arms.
3. Then I applied a can and a half of Wal-Mart’s red spray paint ($1.18 per can) in my favorite color…red! I think I did about 3 coats of paint on each chair.
4. The final step is back to the porch with a couple of pillows. I am thinking about getting some Mary Engelbreit ‘cherry’ themed fabric to recover the green pillow. I love all the things that she does so cheerful! Maybe, next month I’ll paint the table black…..But for now I think it’s a pretty nice and very economical update for our front porch!
I love these sort of projects where you take something that is free and breath new life into it. The total cost for those chairs was $3.84.
I do not know if I will get any projects done this next month as we are building animal houses & fencing the garden so perhaps you’ll see a picture of a red garden fence next month….
I really hope this Monthly post inspires you to “be busy at home” to take what you have and to remake it into what you need. Or to take some yarn, thread, fabric or paint and create in your home….
And now I can’t wait to see what projects are you working on in your Creative Home….
Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.