Recently I decided to organize it and here are my before and after photos.
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Karin and Tiffany
Down-on-their-luck vintage fabrics (think stained, worn, and ripped) hit the style jackpot in these easy projects by Ki Nassauer of JunkMarket.
STUCK ON YOUMake binder clips and memo boards cook with 1940s apron fabric. For both projects, iron fusible interfacing to fabric. Temporarily remove silver arms from 2-inch binder clips. Cut fabric to fit clip exactly, coat interfacing with spray adhesive, and stick to the clip. For memo board, cut fabric to fit top. (To ease writing, avoid using such bumpy fabrics as corduroy.) Spray interfacing with adhesive and attach. Apply two coats of decoupage medium for a hard finish; trim edges with thin cord.
I just love using large white napkins rolled up and pushed through a cute napkin ring holder. This one is made of metal and has silverware criss-crossed..soo cute! In this photo I used some lime green salad plates that I bought last year at the after Christmas sales from Pier 1 imports! I really love to play with fun colors and different glasses. Here I used a plain glass water goblet.
Here is our dinner table all set ready to go. Check out my other blog at http://www.beyondthetable.blogspot.com/
You work hard. Your home office should, too. Put your desk in order with these projects from Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer of JunkMarket.ALL BOTTLED UPForget jams and jellies. Old canning jars are a perfect place to stash paint chips, rubber bands, scissors, and more.
Drill through metal hose clamps bought at a hardware store, then attach them with screws to old pieces of decorative wood molding. (Use two screws per clamp so that they won’t twist.) Mount boards to the wall with additional screws. Attach vintage canning jars ($1 to $5) tightly with the clamps; hang some right side up and some upside down. To make it easy to snip a piece of twine or gift-wrap ribbon, punch a hole through a lid, then pull the material through. Be careful, though: If your vintage lid has a glass insert, remove the glass before aiming a drill or metal punch at it.
In the photos below you will see how we used white paper lanterns to make a really festive fun atmosphere. We bought them from http://www.asianlantern.com/ and we hung them them from strands of white lights all across the ceiling from wall to wall. (or should I say my awesome nephew did! He climbed up big tall ladders and hooked them onto suction cups for us !!) It turned out spectacular!
Later this week we will have lots more details from this wedding on our website at http://www.thestylesisters.net/ Including what we served, table decor and more! With lots more photos!
A couple of months later....... Halloween came around and I figured out a way to use the white paper lanterns decorated as ghosts and hung them in front of our house for decoration and then once again at a Halloween church teen dance. They kept on eye on everyone at the food table!
Then, recently we hosted an Asian Dinner at our house. We used three lanterns and spray painted one of the paper lanterns red and hung them from the ceiling......it really had an impact. You can see more details at our website.
And this just a few ideas of what you can do with Asian Paper Lanterns!!
Please share with us any ideas that you have used with the paper lanterns.
The Style Sisters :)