Since last we met, I've been dealing with major back pain and a general shirking of responsibilities both at home and at work. Having spent most of the past week and 1/2 on a hard bench in front of the tv, addled with pain killers, I will answer a question you may have asked yourself at some point:
Is it possible to watch too much HGTV? The answer, sadly, is yes. Same goes for Lifetime Movies. Oh my.
But today is a new day, and a Friday at that, so I thought I'd share one project that can be done in the aforementioned prone, drug-addled state. It's inexpensive, fun, and even has a cute name:
I took old frames that I had previously painted in my favorite colors (heirloom white, black, aqua). I glued burlap to the back, and attached a cute paper cut-out to the burlap. I couldn't free-hand this, so I found bird shapes I liked online and cut those out first. I used old books such as Jane Eyre and a biography of Hemingway for my paper. The flock is a lot larger than this, but I thought I'd share a few today:
The Word Birds and many other home accessories will be joining me at a flea market next Saturday, June 4! I will travel to my friend Theresa's charming store, Stifel & Capra, in Falls Church, Virginia to sell vintage and re-purposed accessories from my home.
Mirrors, trays, vintage jewelry boxes and travel cases-- you get the picture. If Falls Church happens to be local for you, please come by and see me! Hours are 10-2. I will focus on accessories rather than furniture because, well, my back kind of hurts, and I think I can fit more in my 10 x 10 space that way.
Happy Long Weekend! If you are spending yours at sports tournaments like I am, may there be an adult beverage somewhere in your future!
And thank you, God, for all who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom!
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