Lately, whenever we have a surprise cool day outside, I see that as an opportunity to get some spray painting done. Last weekend, I spray painted that TV tray table I showed off the other day in my Instagram shots. Today, I finally took some picture frames out for a nice glossy coat of orange.
Aren’t these little crewel vegetables adorable? I love anything crewel. I grew up with fancy crewel Christmas stockings my mom made in 1980, when it was still easy to find cute crewel patterns. They’re hard to come by these days, though my mom did find a cute one to make when Taylor was born.
I can’t take credit for these little veggie cuties. I found them at ReStore for 50 cents apiece. What a deal! They were hiding among dishes and junk. I find that I have to stare at the shelves there for quite a while before I can find the treasures sometimes. These popped out at me one day when I visited for a second time in one day. Definitely worth the second trip.
The frames were some sort of fake woodgrain, but I knew that a little spray paint would fix that. I primed them in grey, and ran out of colored paint. Then I struck gold with $1 cans of paint at the dollar store, but it was too hot to paint them. I’ve been waiting to share them here until they were fully painted.
They’re hanging up in the kitchen, over a large doorway that opens to the front hall. I kind of wish they were lower so I could admire the stitching from closer up every day, but they fit well up in that space for now.
The little details, like that ladybug, are so fun. And I love the dimension that crewel work has.
I’d love to learn how to make some of these stitches someday. Purl Soho has some cute crewel kits in their online shop. They’re pricey, though.Pin It