Have you been over to cottage instincts, yet?
Cindy is a hoot...she is real and always is working on great projects.
She is hosting a "i made it with what i have" party...
I signed up, thinking,
" I'll get to that pile of lampshades , or that box of bottles, or
maybe even make a pillow."
But that didn't happen...it was a such busy week
getting ready at The Shabby House
so I dug through my files looking for a project
and I found *her*.
I wanted a vintage manny
but those are pretty rare around here.
So I bought 2 mannequins off of ebay
1 to sell and 1 for me.
She came with bright white fabric...
Now for the vintage, water-stained look...
I love it...instant age!
I used dark tea in a spray bottle and just went at her.
I spritzed on several light coats
letting it dry in between.
The patient girl that I am...I got in a hurry...and switched to coffee...
much quicker and much darker.
I love how she came out blotchy...just like water stains.
We use tea stain all the time round here...
on fabric, on ribbon and lace, on paper,
and even on our clothing to get that shade we are after.
I just use whatever black tea we have.
How about you...got tea?