Diary of a Designer Make an Old Piece of Furniture SMILE again! Then Let’s Design and Sew some PillowsFriday, April 30th, 2010
A 120 Day Volunteer Makeover Helping 2 Former Foster Girls
HEADBOARD or HEADACHE?
Once again—my treasure hunt was successful. Maculene was in desperate need of a headboard to anchor her bed. As it was, Mac had wheels on her mattress frame so every time you sat on the bed it would slide—but things were about to change! Although this headboard was too big for her small bedroom, I did eventually find one that was better suited to her bed and style of her room.
The curves on this smaller headboard added a nice feminine touch to Mac’s bed. Mac’s first reaction when I showed her the dingy headboard we were going to paint was “yard sale find”. Hah—it’s amazing what treasures you can find at yard sales! And I am always thrilled to see what paint can do to make an old piece of furniture smile again!
Later, I helped the girls layout their pillow designs and let them sew the pieces together. We started on the easiest and smallest sewing projects first ,then it was onward to the larger sewing projects such as the bed-cover and curtains.
P.S. The girls were really starting to enjoy seeing the fruits of their labors and they suddenly realized that someone actually makes and designs all that “stuff” we buy at stores! We were making great progress!