Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Blues- Making a Slip Cover for a Storage Bin and a No-Sew Ruffled Tree Skirt

I don't know about you all, but I am having a hard time finding the motivation to get all of the projects done that I would like at this time of year! I can't say it's the weather so much, because here in Missouri, we haven't even had snow. It's definitely the time that the sun goes down. 
As a stay at home mom, I am used to doing a lot of the work on furniture at night. When I put the baby down for bed I'm used to still having sunlight for a couple of hours to go out and work! Although I hate working out in the cold, and the has to be done!
I've been lazy about blogging my projects, but not lazy about reading everyone else's and I must say....I am inspired and loving everything going on in blog land!!
Here's a couple of things I've been working on...

Storage bin slip cover:

I've had this storage bin for years and although it serves a great purpose, it neither goes with the decor or is in great condition.

can you tell the kids like to get in here and "un-organize" this great
method of organization!

The twine has been unraveling for a year or two now 

So I decided to make a slip cover. 

I used painters drop cloth that I got from Walmart for about $10, the piping is made with rope I had in the garage and the sleeves of a sweater that didn't fit my husband anymore (I made a pillow with the front and back of the sweater) Good thing I shrink all the laundry, he doesn't think so :-)
and the flower is a crocheted flower I made over the summer for a hair clip for my daughter and just added an old pin I had laying around.
I painted on the "W" with a paint pen, and now we have a personalized foot rest, table, and still (hidden) storage!

And of course with Christmas right around the corner....I have 4 trees put up (but only pics of 1 for now)
I decided with a 1 year old that I would just put a small tree in the living room that she can't reach so well and the others on the lower level.

I just love the glitz and glam of all the glittered ornaments!

I also made this wonderful no sew ruffled tree skirt with Miss Mustard Seeds tutorial (that you can find here)
I was sort of glad that I was making it for a small tree as it was pretty time consuming....but worth all the time!  Definitely something everyone can do though! Thanks MMS for the awesome tutorial! 

I'll post pics of the great antique side table I've been working on as soon as it's finished!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, I love to hear what you think!!

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