Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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COMFY STOOLS MADE FROM HEAVY DUTY PLASTIC MILK CRATES!
Hi there, welcome! Hope you are enjoying your Fall season. The Fall season brings much more cooking and crafting here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air such as doe made from scratch and soap making. I have had some requests from locals here that want to get in on soap making and such so I need extra comfy stools without spending a bundle. I had a stash of old milk crates in my shed so I cleaned them up and brought them in.
First step was I tie strapped them together. Don't ever underestimate the power of a tie strap, I think I use them more than anything else.
This is a common old thing that many of us have around. I think that they can hold at least 300 lbs. "Sew", I got my sewing machine going .
I used four different pieces of material , one for the seat, one for the base of all sides and two for the ruffles. I used some older thrown pillows under the seat material so they are actually pretty comfortable. . They are perfect height with my work table. I decided to make the dining room a craft/sewing/food prep such as a butlers pantry all in one and even fold a load or two of clothes when I don't want to stay in the laundry room. The living area has become the open concept area with the dining table/china cabinet and breakfront on one end, the room is large enough to combine them.
So far I have been enjoying having this multi purpose area, No school on Friday so Natalie and I will be cooking something up in here.
I left enough wiggle room in the top part to accommodate a fluffier pillow for those that are seeking the ultimate comfortable stool.
The best part about these stools is that when they are dirty they are one piece and I just pull them off and throw them in the wash.
The material was large scraps I already had.
This may not be a beginner sewing project but if you make a simple "cube" fitting without the ruffle it would be easier. Any questions on sewing feel free to email me, I am not a pro just a self taught experimenter! Happy Weekend to you!
Welcome everyone! It's finally Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, a time for rejoice, and happiness to share with family and friends! Traditions are also kept such as here every Christmas morning I make homemade cinnamon buns a sweet doe recipe from my late gram. Well what are you waiting for come on in!
Welcome...hope I find everyone enjoying everything Fall has to offer...as I see it I think that it may be everyones very favorite season. Here in Florida we have no changing leaves or Acorns but we do have some magnificent pinecones and a recent discovery of The Florida paper tree. My daughter and her friends went to the woods to gather some wood for the outdoor fire pit and as I was passing the wagon of cut logs I noticed they resembled birch tree a bit so I went and checked it out better. One of the logs was peeling apart oh I thought this is very cool so I grabbed a few logs and brought them on in the house I peeled one apart.
I thought I would try a couple of things first I covered a old floor board entirely. I used wood glue.
So I crafted this lodge sign just using some stencils and paint and attached these two?, sorry they look like a type of pine cone they were interesting so I gathered some.
Then I thought I would peel off some big enough pieces to wrap around just a typica…
Hello there......looking for a wonderful inexpensive Holiday Craft?? I have just the thing to gather the whole family around the table, serve a little hot cocoa and some cookies and it's a party! This is all you will need to get this party started......
Some basic white paper, scissors, glitter and some glue. The glue you will want to paint the finished snowflakes with but we did add a little water to it. I am so a magazine saver, this is an old one "Martha Stewart Kids", If you follow the numbered steps and besure to get a good fold the results areendless.
It is true no two snowflakes are a like! Once you get a "shovel" full its time to bring them to the glitter box, just a shallow box to sprinkle glitter, before that just a couple brushes of glue which we did in a different box then the glitter.
This is just one cut but once you follow steps 1-5 you can make your own cuts !
Little miss smarty pants which is my oldest daughter decided to show off with he…