Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Try It Tuesday~carpenter's apron, really!

Hi guys!! I have a great junker post today.  I little out of the box thinkin' too!!
So let's get started~ take it away.....
I started with these~

I bought the green one at the flea market for a buck.  Got it home and hubby tells me he can get brand new ones at the lumber yard, for $2.  So I bought some new ones.....
I painted over the orange branding area with beige acrylic paint.  I doesn't matter if the paint is a shade off because you won't even notice:):):) Just didn't want to take the chance of the bright orange showing through my, delicate green material.

I bought this pile of "fabulous" at a resale / antique store.  I think it was $3. I loved the soft flower print material. It had me at green!  The material was not straight, in fact it looked torn ( even better, right).

I gathered the material and glued it on with Helmar's All Purpose glue.  Then I added the antique trim (that is stunning, BTW).  As you can see the Home-Depot is covered up with material.  I used stamps by Dyan Reaveley ( love the Ivy) and some masks by JBS.  I used some mists and inks also.  You would normally think that this would be good for me to wear, when I teach~put all my goodies in there, I agree but............................................

I like it on the back of my chair, holding more stuff, that is crowding my work area.
So this took me about an hour and 30 minutes to make this.  I think $2 is worthy of a

Would love for you to pop over on the JBS Inspiration Blog and take a look at this months projects:):)~I'll do it for you:)
see ya soon~


  1. I love it - I think you can make a business out that. I'd buy one.

  2. This turned out amazing!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!

  3. I saw this apron this weekend at Craft Crossing and it almost found its way home with me!!! Love it!!

  4. Wow, this is beautiful Connie!! Genius, I say!!!! :) Evie

  5. This turned out fabulous. Such creativity. You should open your own Esty shop.


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