Today I am thinking about...your help!!! Thats right all you crafty crafters out there. I need some help!
First things first: Here is the quilt I featured a few weeks ago. It is all quilted and I LOVE it! She only charged $25 and that included the batting!
Now for the challenge...I have NO IDEA how to finish off the quilt. This is one of my first quilts and I want to finish it off cute, but I don't know how! I have about 3 inches all around of the back dot material plus a bunch of extra batting hanging out all the sides too! I could just do the fold over finish that I have typically done in the past by just folding over the dot material, but then I would have the dot material on the edge all the way around and I'm not sure I like the way it looks. I have some left over squares of the rest of the pattern materials, but not a ton. I have thought about maybe a big chocolate brown ric rac or something like that, but once again, I have never done it and have NO IDEA how to go about it! So HELP!!! I would love your ideas and suggestions!
Second challenge: This is the dresser in my daughter's room. It is a dresser/changing table thing. I have NO IDEA why I chose this ugly color. (Okay...thats not true...way back when...back with my first child I ordered a crib in a honey pine color...this dresser was from the same company and said it came in a honey pine finish...only this is about 5 years later...lets just say that it doesn't even come close to matching the crib! Live and learn!) Anyhoo, I would LOVE to paint it. I have only ever painted 1 other dresser and I used wall paint! I am wanting to do it cream/off white to match her head board. What kind of paint have you had the most success with? It needs to be durable and able to withstand many a day of princess play! Spray paint? Loads of craft paint? Paint from a can? How much sanding is necessary? I guess I should probably just call my good pal Andy who probably knows exactly what to do...
So put your thinking caps on ladies....HELP!?!
What are your ideas?
Think about it...
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