Thursday, July 14, 2011

Surfer Poncho

Two of my kiddos are on a summer swim team. While checking out one of my favorite blogs I came across a tutorial for a surfer poncho.  My kids are too big for most hooded towels, which don't stay on anyway. This makes the perfect towel and cover up all in one!

 The tutorial can be found HERE to make your own. I made one from a green and white striped towel for my son (not pictured) and this yellow and white striped poncho for my daughter.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Game table

Almost two years ago I found an old side table for $5 and two ladder back chairs for $1 each at a yard sale. They were too good of a deal to pass up. These items have sat first in the basement of my rental and then the basement of our new home. I finally decided what I wanted to do with these little treasures....

I painted the chairs and table a sandy color and distressed them. I added padding to the chairs and covered them in the paisley fabric I used in my dining room. I love how they turned out.

Since my house has a beachy/FL style I went with blue/white instead of black/white. The exterior edges are "perfect" with the interior lines done free hand. Being that it's a distressed peice I though perfectly straight lines would take away from the "perfectly imperfect" table.