OK… so I think I have a thing for old tractors now…
I know what your thinking… but nooo…
I didn’t put a tractor in my house.
((Just Kidding)) I wouldn’t do that!
But I would put an old tractor steering wheel in my home!
I found these three at the local feed and seed store… aren’t they beautiful?
Beautifully rusty is what they are!!
The owner sold them to me for $3.00 a piece… YAY!
I had no clue what I was going to do with them but I knew I had to clean them up… they were nasty dirty!
First things first… I had to get rid off this dirty, black plastic stuff that covered the wheels… oh… and the water hose… it had to go, too.
I found just the right tool to get it off… my yard clippers.
And while I was clipping away… it hit me… a white room!
Or, well, an ivory room. I’ve been drooling over some white rooms I’ve seen in blogland.
I just can’t do it in my home because I don’t have the furniture for it… BUT… I could do it on my screened in back porch!!
Eureka!! That’s it!
So… off to Lowes I went… for this…
Color : Soapstone
I don’t know if you remember seeing my porch color in previous posts, but it’s dark brown.
Next it was off to Hobby Lobby for some fabric… I bought muslin.
Now… you gotta know…
I don’t sew!
That’s why I had to use this…
Stitch Witchery… it works everytime!
So I “stitched” some hems and made me some curtain panels.
(That sounds really country)
And then I used my steering wheels as…
OK… BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER…
I WANT YOUR OPINION.
The next few photos are different “looks” of the curtains and steering wheels…
Curtains folded behind the wheel (no overhang), curtains folded out (with overhang), some with flowers, some with ribbon ties and some just loose and plain…
WHAT IS YOUR FAV?
(they are numbered 1-6)
So you maybe wondering why all the pics are tightly cropped and you can’t see the whole room…
Well, I haven’t finished painting the deck… only the area where these curtains went.
I believe this will be my next BIG project this summer…
making my screened back deck a white room… I mean an ivory room! :)
To Be Continued…