I found this amazing vintagey school chair off of craigslist for EIGHT dollars. I fell in love with it. I love the original wood color, but it didn't really match my front room, which is where I wanted to put it.
A few spray painted coats later and here is what I have so far:
I love the color! Just not loving the metal part. I have no idea what to do with it yet though, so maybe I'll just have to get used to it. =)
We got this adorable clock for our wedding, but the hands fell off inside the glass. I tried so hard, but there was no way the glass part was opening. So I had to get rid of it. I loved the shape of this clock so much tho, I thought it would be fun to repurpose it!
So I cut out a piece of (some awesome blue/brown toile!!) paper to fit inside the back piece.
Then I grabbed this diaper box before My hubby took it to the trash-
I tore off on the sides, took some Jute Twine and hot glue --> and made an H (for our last name). I made two different ones, cuz I wasn't sure of how they would turn out.
I cut them out after they dried, and picked the one on the left. (I'm glad I took a picture of it, otherwise I don't know how long it would have taken me to realize I missed some parts while cutting.)
I hot glued it onto the paper...
Then I added to the top of my new tv hutch (which I need to show everyone what I did to it!!) with my 50 cent candle holders...which still need things on top. But that will have to be another day...
I really love it because it adds some texture in the room, and its pretty darn unique!!
I've been making loads of homemade granola b/c we are just a tiny bit obsessed with granola&yogurt. Its just so yummy.
Anyways, after using all these empty oatmeal containers, I just knew I couldn't throw them away! They seemed so perfect for...something. I just wasn't sure what that 'something' was yet.
And then, after I kept complaining to myself about how I had nowhere to really store all of this homemade granola (space in our apartment is pretty limited...especially with no pantry!) --> I thought, "Why not put it in here??"
I don't know about you, but I was not in love with the look of these - so I spruced it up with some scrapbook paper, paint, and ribbon!
Now if I only had a clever way to disguise those ugly cereal boxes!! Any ideas?
Oh, and while I was at it - I took an old shoe box and covered it as well. Now I have a nice place for my son's snacks!!
Wow. What happened to me?? =) Nothing too exciting. Just been beyond busy! This blog seemed to turn into a CHORE and really started frustrating me because I thought I had to come up with all sorts of amazing ideas. SOOOO, this is now just going to be a little project journal of sorts.
Here is something I've been needing for awhile!
It couldn't be much easier! I had an old cheap ($1) frame, which I spray painted Heirloom White and distressed the edges a bit w/sand paper.
I got rid of the "glass" (which was really some type of plastic) part - and painted the cardboard backing dark brown.
I had some leftover antique glass knobs from an earlier project (which I need to blog about!!), and some ugly gold ones that I spray painted the same heirloom white color.
The screws that came with them were obviously too long, so I just found some really short ones that fit. I just screwed them right into the backing! So easy.
Well, I have some fun rings that I wanted to hang up also! I had some leftover ceiling hooks, so I just screwed those in, and they became the perfect ring holders. The screw does stick out the back a bit, but since I'm hanging it on the wall, and no one can see the back, I didn't mind.
The last step is to take some ribbon, hot glue (on back of the ribbon) some tulle around it, wrap the whole ribbon around the back of the frame, and glue the ends. Let me know if you have any questions about that... it sounds much more confusing than it is. I promise!
You can pin your brooches and hair accessories to the ribbon, then hang your earrings from the tulle! I found that the ribbon sagged a little where I hung up heavier earrings, so I just put a dab of hot glue at the top of those spots.
I love how it doubles as art! You could also do this to a frame that has a stand, and set it up on your bathroom or vanity counter.
Send me pictures if you make one, I'd love to see your creations!