Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Country Style Freebie

the 1st day of Spring has given us spectacular weather up here in Brisbane today. i even found the time for a coffee while reclined in one of my new adirondack chairs out in the sunshine. while most of us welcome the warmer months ahead on the 1st September, it is also the perfect time for a good Spring clean. i am all set to do a market stall in a few weeks and make some $$ from all the things i no longer need. it's also a good excuse to add new vintage items to my home as well :)
i found an old framed print at the weekend markets and had decided to turn it into a blackboard. after browsing through some fav blogs, i soon changed my mind. i decided to frame the free teatowel that came with this months issue of Country Style. i have been wanting to get a "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" poster to hang in the study for some time, but couldn't find exactly what i wanted. i soon realised the frame was the perfect size! Out came the white paint straight away! 3 coats were applied, then it was onto the insert. i cut away the teatowel edge, ironed it, sewed it onto a piece of white sheet, backed it with some soft flannel and into the frame it went. i am so happy with the outcome! the blue is so fresh and cheery. i just love a project that can be completed in less than a day.
happy Springtime :)
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