Friday, November 5, 2010

Crochet Sharing and Thrifting

So I promised that I would share photos of the crochet work I have done and am currently working on. 

See pretty!  I made this several years ago back when I was reading directions and understanding them. 

I made this last year for the Honey.  Very easy just single and double crochet in stripes.  By the way, he was a bit dissappointed since he wanted an afghan that was darker colored than this one turned out to be.

This is the one I am currently working on.  It was intended as a Christmas gift for a friend but I think Honey has his eye set on it.  It is darker and really just random stripes.  No stress here.

Now on to the thrifting and you can blame it all on a lot of bloggers out there. Most recently I have been looking at Savvy Southern Style and her before and after photos.  Then of course I had to follow the blogs she had listed to follow which leads to even more troubles. 

I am always amazed at the talent of everyone out here in blog land and the things they do.  SSS and her cohorts are interior design types and I missed out on this gene.  It is all so pretty and not really practical--I mean geeze what happens when it somes time to dust.  My gosh at the work.  Even so I try for special occasions.  So here are the thrift finds. (Ok, SSS and her people thrift sometimes but sometimes spend real money.  Me?  Cheap and unemployed.

This child size rocker was dirty, flakely cream colored paint when I bought it for $18 at a small town antique store.  As you see it now it is pretty well ready to paint but need a little more work.  Then I plan to spray paint it brown, then maybe highlight it with what ever colors I find around the house, then spray paint with cream.  After that sand to show the under colors a bit and wax it well.  I have seen this technique on other blogs and hope it works well for this project.  I'll have more money in refinishing supplies than in the chair.  It is a Christmas gift for my VBF's little girl.  Hopefully I'll get around to the cushions I want to make for it out of toile.

This table was purchased several years ago at a antique store in Arkansas for about $250 maybe a little more.  Already refinished too.  Not exactly my intended style but I like it, it is pretty, so to heck with design talent.  I'll just have to go with it.

This lamp was purchased at an estate sale for $15.  I had to replace the shade as you may recall due to the dog fight and blood splatter.  This beautiful shade was purchased new with the wrapping plastic still on it for $2.99 at Salvation Army.  Badda bing!! I was happy with that since I had tried another shade I paid $25 for and returned because it did not look right with the lamp.

I have other things to show you  but the Honey wants the computer and the dogs want to go outside.  So later then. . . .


  1. You do really nice crochet work! I really like the blanket you are working on now. The dark stripes are so pretty. Also, you seem to have a knack for finding thrift treasures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beeeeuuuuuutiiiiiful blankets! I especially love the first one!

  3. Wonderful crochet work. Everyone seems to be crocheting lately, I think I am going to have to go to the basement and hunt up my crochet hooks!


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