I finally finished my dresser makeover and I love the results!! This is what it looked like just a few days ago....
... and this is what is looks like today!!
First, I painted it a cream color, then I picked a gorgeous American Folk and Fabric piece I've had for years and went to work! The plan was to back the fabric with a fusible web, to make it a little sturdier and less likely to fray, and then glue it to the front of the drawers... But then, as I read the fusible web instructions, I realized that I could actually fuse the fabric directly onto the wood! So, the fabric was fused to the front of the wood drawers!! I just love the way it turned out!!
I also finished covering the seat of an old wicker chair with a gorgeous vintage barkcloth.
Finally, I added some vintage paper to this radio frame I got at an auction... I really like how it turned out! This would be a great piece to use as a niche, for candles or other decorative pieces.
As I was doing the collage, I came across this old newspaper illustration... I knew there was something someone forgot to tell me years ago when I started having children!!
I have a really good recipe to share with you, this is a family favorite and I love it because it is super easy to make!! I hope you will try it!
YUMMIEST WALNUT BREAD EVER
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (I just place a handful of walnuts in a sandwich bag and whack it with a rolling pin!)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients until blended. Pour batter onto a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out dry. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Yummy!!
I also wanted to share some exciting news with the NW bloggers... Joy, Lisa, Martha and I are hosting a party at Joy's house on Saturday, Feb. 7th, between 11am and 4pm!! We are so anxious to meet and revisit with bloggers, all are invited (even if you don't have a blog!!), it will be great to put a face to the name!! There are a couple of classes where you can learn to make crowns or valentines, if you are interested (there is a small fee for supplies - go to Martha's blog for more info), or you can just come and hang out with us! We hope you can make it!
Finally, I wanted to thank Lisa at Antiques and More Blog for the award she bestowed on me!! This Lemonade Stand Award stands for attitude/gratitude... I sure am truly grateful to be surrounded by such awesome people who always brighten my days!! Thank you so much, Lisa!!