I was finally able to finish the bird pillows made out of fabric my mom brought me!
|I knew I wanted the bird made from this paisley fabric onto a linen fabric.|
|I glued an adhesive backing to the fabric.|
|Found a cutie bird that I liked online. Traced it onto paper. Then traced it onto the back of the adhesive fabric.|
|The fabric was already pre-cut for bigger pillows, but I wanted ours to be a little smaller.|
|I did not sew these on. Only the fabric applique was used. So I took clear finger nail polish and went around the edges to keep them from fraying.|
Painted this ugly beauty. (Oxymorron you say? Yes, indeed. Isn't that the point of the unseen beauty?:)
|Bought for $4.50 at the local Goodwill.|
|Roughed up a little.|
|This was probably the third coat. Many more to go!|
|Getting closer, but still not there.|
|Isn't she lovely?|
Now, this art piece was bought several years ago at Kirklands for $15. I originally bought it as a makeshift headboard in college because my bed didn't have one. I loved it as a headboard, but when I moved I had to find another spot for it. It was first placed here above the fireplace, but I knew I didn't want it to stay there.
I finally came across those lovely vintage windows in an earlier post. And guess what??? I found the perfect place for one!!
Oh, our mountain retreat was restoring for the heart and soul. The good Lord knew we needed it because we stayed for $0.
|Beautiful sunrise from our cabin.|
|We took a relaxing hike along a river.|
Wide open to the sun.
~John Greenleaf Whittier, My Psalm