Saturday, February 5, 2011

Trying a new style

Oh Miss Mustard Seed, what can I do to copy you?? 
This was a nit more of a challenge for me, my typical style is more funky junk, but I am drawn to miss mustard seed as well, so this challenge was fun for me!! I chose 3 projects to do, a chair cushion, a desk, and a magazine rack. 
Here are the before and after of the desk and chair, no before of the magazine rack, but it was a dark stained wood, with a plastic cover over the top....ewww! 

I started with the chair cushion, I love how she paints on fabric, so I used freezer paper & my cricut to make my own stencils for this project.

Freezer paper works great!! You just iron it on and it pulls right off when you are done leaving now residue! I then made a ruffle and piping to go around the edge of the cushion. 

The magazine rack is up next! I gave it 2 good coats of black spray paint, using rustoleum 2 x coverage! I took the top of and recovered with burlap. Now to Miss Mustard Seed it, I added a muslin ruffle to the bottom edge, and finished it off with a crocheted ribbon around the top edge, I used hot glue to attach it. 

 I then hand painted this little design on the front, just to add a little character. I love how it turned out! Normally I would have stopped at the burlap, but I am glad I pushed myself to go further for this challenge!!

The desk. This desk I repainted this summer, you can see that post HERE. But for this challenge I wanted to add something fun! I started by taping off the top and painting it with black chalkboard paint. 
 Not sure yet what I wanted to do, I just started playing around with my paints.
I ended up with a giant tree, I added in a few birds and owls for fun! 
So there you have it, 3 fun projects to copy MMS!! I had fun doing all 3 and know that I will be doing more like this in the future!! 
I also entered Donna's Challenge over at Funky Junk Interiors, you can see that post HERE

Now be sure to stop by both MISS MUSTARD SEED and FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS and join in the fun!! 

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