Trash to Treasure

First of all…a special shout out to my girlfriend Reba for introducing me to the music of Regina Spektor….it’s the featured music on the left hand side of the blog…click on one of the pictures to listen along while you read.

I am one of the board managers at Wool Snippets….an on-line group that talks about what else….rug hooking. http://groups.msn.com/WoolSnippets/_whatsnew.msnw

I’ve just issued a Trash to Treasure challenge for the members of our group. Taking something that you don’t like or that you found for a couple of dollars and turning it into something new and wonderful. This could be a hooked project, something sewn, painted….whatever. I just want to get people’s creative juices going and nothing is better than seeing how others do things. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words!

You see something in a magazine, art show, store, etc. and you go “AHA! I could do something like that”…..or “What if….I did something sort of like that, but did it like this instead?!”

I’m working on transforming this tall metal stool. It’s an avacado green and then has a really retro (yet, in my opinion…UGLY) fabric on it. I’m in the process of hooking a new top for it and then I’ll decide how to paint the legs….maybe one color…maybe stripes of color like the rug topper…haven’t really decided yet. No doubt I’m hoping that it’s an improvement when it’s finished….stay tuned…this is yet ANOTHER project that I’m going to be working on.

I’m happy to say that bids are still coming in on the “Basketful” rug on eBay for the Convoy of Hope charity….again….THANK YOU!!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=180118245434&rd=1&rd=1

For the rest of the day I’m going to be working on the “porch project” that I posted about a few days ago….if I can remember I’ll take pictures so you can see the progress. Of course I hope to have it all completed by the end of the day…we’ll see!
Go forth and be creative,
Tammy

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