A little jar to hold my zinnias :)
A little white paint . . .
A little red paint :)
Many of you already know the polka dot trick,
use the eraser from a pencil,
like a rubber stamp.
I can't remember what I paid
for this old ironing board,
but I know it was $2 or $3
at a yard sale this spring.
I dry brushed it with white paint.
Then I stenciled and . . .
painted on lettering
and took the sandpaper and hammer to it
in order to give it a distressed look.
Here it is in our mudroom/laundryroom.
Now on to something else . . .
I love having a project :)
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That jar is gorgeous ♥ReplyDelete
Thank you so much :)Delete
Now that's clever Connie. I would not have seen such possibilities in an old ironing board. I love how your mind works. I also love fresh flowers in the house and painting a mason jar was the perfect prop for your old fashioned blossoms. :)ReplyDelete
You always warm my heart with your comments, thank you :)Delete
Always love seeing the fun stuff on your blog. I decided to make a wood top for my ironing board, and when I asked my brother what wood I should buy, he said he'd make one for me! And he's already delivered it. It's just slightly larger than my iron board, and rectangular instead of pointy. I can't wait to iron yardage on it! DH and I covered it with quilt batting and fabric last night, and I love it! I may need to paint some flower jars later today. I just happen to have all the supplies. . . .ReplyDelete
Having a rectangular ironing board for fabric will be nice. I am sure that you are going to enjoy it, so much. I'm delighted that my little jar could inspire you to make some . . . happy crafting :)Delete
I just love the white jar with the red polka dots. I'm going to copy you and make one too. : )ReplyDelete
I am always delighted when I hear that one of my posts has inspired another blogging sister.Delete
Have fun and happy crafting :)
Love your little projects! I used to have an old ironing board like your but I can't remember what happened to it. We probably sold it in a garage sale or something! Wish I had it now because I love yours!ReplyDelete
Grace & Peace
Thank you . . . maybe you will find another, I hope so :)Delete
Love all of your projects Connie!ReplyDelete
You are so sweet, thank you :)Delete
I enjoyed seeing what you did with the old ironing board. I actually rescued one like that from my grandparents old farmhouse and it's cracked down the middle. I'd actually like to get it re-glued and cleaned up and put it back into action as an ironing board with a pretty vintage fabric (like flour sacks) cover on it and put it in my sewing room/craft studio. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Teresa, Your ironing board idea sounds really adorable, especially for a sewing and craft room. I hope you remember to post photos when you get it done. I love the fact that it belonged to your grandparents, that makes it very special :)Delete
Cute idea for the ironing board and I love the sweet jar.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much . . . they were both fun to make :)Delete
You are such a creative lady. You always come up with the cutest ideas. Love both of theseReplyDelete
Thanks . . . the jar was sooooooooooooooooooo easy, I might make a couple more in different colors to accent my kitchen. I think having three setting in the kitchen window might be nice.Delete
I love red polka dots!ReplyDelete
Me too! Thank you :)Delete
Both inspirational projects. I was impressed by the use of pencil eraser for the polka dot, a great tip.ReplyDelete
I was hoping that it would be a new tip for some of my blogging sisters . . . it works very well :) You will have to give it a try.Delete
Terrific up cycling, I really don't know how you think of these things, I wish I had your vision xxxReplyDelete
Maybe you don't . . . I have more ideas for projects than I have sources to do, it can drive a girl crazy, LOL.Delete
That mason jar makeover is super adorable. Red polka dots are looking very pretty and that ironing board is looking rustic too.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked them.Delete
Another two amazing projects of yours :)! It's amazing how you come up with these endless amount of ideas. The ironing board turned out just awesome. And I love those american glass jars! I bought one last year (ball mason, 12 oz) and it cost $ 8. Pretty much but I just had to have it. I'll never paint it though, I love it just the way it is ;).ReplyDelete
Have a nice day!
~ Maria ~
They are pretty plentiful here, so painting them is a cheap option. I have a couple that are antique with old zinc lids . . . I would never change them :)Delete
Love the jar and ironing board. Even though I am not a painter I have done the end of the pencil dots!! LOL Our life has been a nightmare lately with moving. Enjoy seeing your crafts! NancyReplyDelete
Dear Sweet Nancy, my heart goes out to you . . . it was only a little over 2 years ago when we moved and I remember how hard is was . . . but it will all be worth it, in the end :)Delete
When the school asked one time for me to help with a project, my daughter said, Oh, no, you don't know what a monster you create when you give Mom a project. Not a monster at all but dedicated and excited about projects. Maintenance had been my project it seems all summer!ReplyDelete
I like both of your completed beauties. Make me want to create again.
Maintenance is so very necessary, but not that much fun . . . if you lived closer I would invite you over for a fun day :)Delete
What a fun, upbeat post. I like the floral arrangement in the polka dot jar. I have a friend who bought one of those children's ironing board. She decopaged it and added all kinds of images to the top. I actually like yours better.ReplyDelete
You asked what ICAD stood for. I shared it once and it was also on Tammy's card/logo. It is called Index Card A Day. They are 3" X 5" and I decorated one each day for 61 days. Thanks for asking.
Thank you for explaining this to me . . . it sounds like a fun challenge. Today I was in the school supply department of Walmart and can across a small 2 X 3 card stock tablet that is put together with one punched hole and a metal blinder ring. It's about 1/3 the size of an index card, but I thought it would be fun to fill it with zen-tangles and other pieces of tiny art. I am delighted that you like my projects, thank you :)Delete
Just love the white and red jar Connie ... it's fabulous.ReplyDelete
Happy August Wishes
All the best Jan
Hi Jan, and it was so simple to make . . . are you going to make one?Delete
Your "new" vase is so pretty. I would never have the imagination to stencil an ironing board. I love it. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you . . . I am delighted that you like it. It looks good in my mudroom/laundry room :)Delete
Polka dots just make me happy Connie! Your jar is just perfect. Love the ironing board as well. I had three, but I actually use one in my sewing room, gave one to my daughter, and sold the third one at a vintage flea in May. The most I paid was $5. Great deal for both you and me. I sold the one at fleaology for $25. I've seen them more than that.ReplyDelete
Good to know, in case I decide to ever sell it :) I love polka dots, too, and I'm so glad that they are back in style :)Delete
Fun jar for your lovely flowers :) I so love what you did with the ironing board, your stenciling on it is just fantastic, what a great addition to your laundry room!ReplyDelete
Thanks you :)Delete
You are so creative, Connie! Love the polka-dot jar and the ironing board turned out wonderful. What a cute idea! xx KarenReplyDelete
Hi Karen, thank you . . . it is amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it :)Delete
Love your projects and that old ironing board is awesome!ReplyDelete
Thank you! When I saw it at the yard-sale, I had to bring it home :)Delete
Love how you distressed and decorated that ironing board and the polka dot jar-turned-vase it too cute! Your projects are always amazing. :-)ReplyDelete
You always have the cutest and most fun projects! That ironing board is sweet!ReplyDelete