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New furniture Makeovers

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I recently made a trip to a local recycle/art supply post in Barre called The RESTORE. I scored some awsome wall paper sample books and used the paper to give these two uglies a makeover. Just call me the decoupage fairy godmother.









Purses and bags from scraps

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I was in a sewing mood the other day and put some scraps together to make a few bags, I also embelished with broken jewelry or buttons. The furry one was a gift to my pal in buffalo Nickle city gal, Kelly O.















Grandmas windows as Art

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My Mother gave me some old windows from my Grandmother's house. They were very beat up but I couldn't just get rid of them so I made a piece of wall art that is sentimental and a nice recycled memory. I'll always think of gram when I look at this.



The paper on the window is from a wall paper sample book and I simply glued the paper to the window pane, paper on top. I added the vellum scrapbook quotes and stamped the fleur de lis on then coated the whole thing with gloss decoupage medium (modge podge) The key to a smooth finish is a brayer(a roller from craft store) a damp sponge and gentle pressure to get all the bubbles out. Occasionally I poke tiny holes with my craft knife to let stubborn air escape. Heavier paper is more forgiving than thin as far as resisting tears. Hope this helps. I bet if you are having glass breakage problems it would still look good with a board back round after all you cannot see the glass from the front.

Living room makeover/ creative chair repair

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Big chair hole fixed with decoupage of course!!

























Some cabin fever and need for big change and a mod new room is born of stuff I had. Pillows made from fabric I already had. Elvis was in the barn. He needed some freedom.