I made this as a housewarming present for one of my darling friends, but I haven’t decided how to frame it yet so I haven’t given it to her (sorry Larissa, you’re going to see it here before real life!).
The teacup and wreath are from the Black Apple pattern pack from Sublime Stitching.
The back of this one also turned out very nice and clean before I got it dirty with an old gross iron.
Don’t worry, I got a clean iron soon after this picture was taken.
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A few months ago I turned an old dresser into a credenza to put my t.v. on. Since I moved into Ryan’s house I’ve finally been able to use it and since I found my camera I have pictures too!
I didn’t take any before pictures but imagine that brown with two more drawers. I took the drawers out along with the stuff that holds drawers in ( I don’t have any idea what that’s called). I hand sanded everything, primed it, and painted it.
The wood there is old barn wood that was at my parents house. I used a hand saw to cut it and felt very strong for a few hours.
The credenza spent a few months living in my parents barn before I moved into the house with Ryan and there was room for it. Now I keep my camera collection on it, electronics cables in the drawer, and the t.v. and Wii on top.
Today I got a late start, Ryan didn’t have to work until 1pm so we spent the morning watching TV. When I finally got home I painted a frame to prepare it for an embroidery swap. Here are some photos! It’s not exactly a tutorial because the only directions you really need are “step one: paint frame”. Haha
I started with some plain frames, white and teal paint, a brush, and something to put the paint on.
Next I mixed my paint up! When you’re mixing a color and white it’s best to start with the white and add the color a little at a time. This way you don’t end up with too much paint because you had to keep lightening it.
Next, and very importantly, paint your frame! Even more importantly, take an instagram picture while you wait for the first coat to dry.
The last step for me was to use the extra paint on a plastic triceratops.