Posts by Laurie Hutchinson :
Welcome to another tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod! Today’s how-to is a beach themed framed key holder. How many time have you wondered where your keys are! Place this by the door and you’ll have a place to hang your keys. This holder even says “please”.
- Fabric of your choice
- Freezer paper
- Eye hooks
- Shells, starfish, embellishments
First, cut a piece of fabric and freezer paper 8 1/2 x 11 and iron together. (Shiny side up) I used PowerPoint to make my sign. Once I had the words in the fonts I liked, I put the fabric/freezer paper in the printer and printed it out.
After separating the fabric from the freezer paper, I laid the fabric down on an artist board (you can use cardboard if you have it) and hot glued the edges to the back of the board. I embellished the framed fabric with shells and small starfish from CereusArt. I arranged the shells in the shape of flowers, layering the starfish and then the small snail-shell on top.
Next I put a strip of painters tape across the bottom of the frame. I started at the center of the frame measuring out 2 inch increments for drill holes for the hooks.
Once I had the holes drilled, I removed the blue tape and screwed in the eye hooks. Added one more blue starfish, and it’s done!
I originally planned on printing with burlap, but I wanted to see if canvas would go through my printer with the freezer paper. It did, quite well, and I like how sharp the letters came out on the tightly woven fabric.
I had all the materials on hand, so this project cost nothing! Love that!! Hope you feel inspired!
Habitat Restore is one of my favorite places to find treasures. It’s a hit or miss kind of place. But this day was a “hit”! I found two great chairs that needed just a little help. Check out this easy chair makeover.
I picked up these two chairs for just $15 each. They weren’t horrible looking, except for the cushion covers, but I knew right away I was going to spray paint them.
After taking the cushions off, I wiped the chairs down and gave them a light sanding. Then brought them outside for spray painting.
I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover Paint + Primer spray paint in Heirloom White. It took several coats to get the coverage I wanted.
I forgot to take picture when I recovered the cushion. Sorry! I just took off the old fabric and trim and replaced it with new fabric, stapling it to the back. I made trim for the chairs using cording and fabric. The cording was hot glued to the bottom edge of the seat.
These chairs went to our antique Booth. But I had a hard time letting them go. I love how they turned out. If I had a place to put them in my house, they would still be in my house.
But off they went. And guess what? They sold! Our first sale!