Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover Part #3

Here's the ensemble on top of my freezer. I bought the little jar and house with my birthday money.  The little rag doll was given to me by my sister-in-law (Lois) and is really what sparked the idea for the embroidered picture.
I whipped up that picture in less than a  day -- really simple and fast to do. I got the pattern for it from a book I found at the thrift store a LONG time ago..... Old Timey Embroideries
(Here it is on Amazon)
Here's a closer view of the completed picture.
The frame started out as a wooden picture frame (that I rescued from a bag bound for the thrift store!). I painted over it with Folk Art -- "Deep Tomato Red."
The inspiration for the yo-yo runner also came from Lois -- well actually her daughter-in-law, Emily who's making a yo-yo table runner and inspired me to make this one for my laundry room.
If you've never made yo-yo's before (or like me, have never sewn them together to make a runner) here's a two great tutorial (with pics) to help you out: 1. How to make yo yo's 2. How to sew yo yo's together
The cost for all of these projects: About 97 cents.....all I needed to buy was the paint!

For more yo-yo inspiration -- check out my yo yo pinterest board


Anonymous said...

The little jar with the prim star is my favorite!!!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I love the embroidery, great job. You make everything sound effortless which means you love what you do. I'm so glad you're enjoying your laundry re-do and teaching us that it can be done economically. Thanks so much for all that you share on here sweet Esther. ~ Abby

Wendys Hat said...

I love everything you've done! I get these updates by email and have seen this laundry room transformation unfold on my phone but could not respond until now. Beautiful and so creative!

Pamela said...

Love the embroidery. And the vignette as a whole is just darling with the yoyo and house light.