Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Salvaging







Salvaging.... re'cuper'ation... in any language makes inspiration and little purses .... bourses.... bulge.... Once again sharing bits and pieces of the Grain sacks I was able to salvage... I am ever so pleased .... these are able to have new life... One I was just able to save the logo a a piece for the back... The other I simply got cut out and out came the fabric markers and more free handed french and numbers.... The one little one has Bienvenue which translates to welcome... This I will place on my front porch little bench... The only cost I will incur will be the stuffing I have to purchase at the craft store...
The piece of salvage I placed my utility room window as less than a 10 minute job.... I simply cut the logo...{ I could just salvage this part only from the bag} loaded the staple gun and 4 staples and it was hung... Instant window treatment... I rolled the end up at the bottom... secured with some crude rusty wire and added a clothespin and a tag...well did you know Blanchisserie in french sells laundry? Sure makes laundry so so distinguished doesn't it... The window was finished off with a jar with just aged book page wrapped guest soaps from all Tom's stays in motel rooms when trucking.. This area really needs to remain simple for cleaning purposes... as it is highly used... The room is off the garage entrance and the other back door is off the pool area and there is a pie'ce de toilette room and is our mud room...I think my little projects will be ending as I need to work outside ad finish getting around for a sale of some sort... I have had fun with the little saving ... no cost projects however.....



9 comments:

Laurie said...

I love being able to take something and give it a new life. What a great idea for a window treatment!

I found a Swedish blog you might enjoy ~ I *sigh* when I visit...

http://evascountry.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Marilyn said...

I am really, really liking this look!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Patti's Artful Design said...

I love the look of the old sacks. I have one right now that I want to do something with....love your window treatment.

Outofmymind said...

My fav is the window treatment. So many great ideas.

Sandi said...

Wonderful items that you made over Marietta. I can tell you have been having fun lately. :)
Blessings~

Lady Farmer said...

The window treatment is perfect! I would want them in my kitchen that I am hoping to do in a french country theme! Terrific idea ~ now to get my hands on some grain sacks!

The Feathered Nest said...

Marietta, this window treatment is so beautiful to me!!! I love all that you've been creating lately...the magazine is so inspirational ~ the footstool is gorgeous too! hugs and love, Dawn

EVA AGNES said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. Your old sacks are so beautiful. I have never found any and now they are sooo expencive.

If you scroll down on my page you will find that I have written in English as well. Take a look.
Hugs
Eva Agnes

The Tin Rabbit said...

I love what you are doing with the grain sacks! Especially the window shade! Have a Great week!