Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pinterest Party

Our first Pinterest Party!! We had so much fun with our projects.
Firecracker Centerpieces!
Decorated Cans!
Scented Jars!
Crayon Canvas!
We were so excited after finishing our projects that we couldn't sleep. We should have partied all night, Pinterest style!!! Maybe next time!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Repurposed hardware - Curtain Rod holder

 I've searched and searched for curtain rod holders, but I've really had trouble finding the rod holder sold separately without the rod. Then I found this in the Hardware store. It is a one hold strap used for something completely different but I immediately saw it as the perfect rod holder in a nautically themed room.  I love to wander through each aisle looking for things to use in a different way. The cost - less than a dollar each!!  Now I hope I can find some big enough to hold my Rolling pins!! On to the next project!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fluorescent Light Box Repurposed

This is one of the easiest projects I've done. I found this Fluorescent Light Frame at Habitat Restore. I asked them to keep the light interior parts, but I happily walked away with the wooden Frame for $3. I used leftover paint to give it a distressed look. Brackets and screws were available at the local hardware store for less than $5 each. I hung it up with the help of my tiny crew in less than 10 minutes. Check back later to see what treasures I find to display on my new shelf!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Watering Cans repurposed

Old watering cans are perfect for so many projects. I had this great hook right beside my back door, so with the help of some "faux" tulips, I now have a unique spring decoration without the trouble of watering the flowers!!! As the seasons change, I can change the flowers to reflect the season.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fireplace Screen - Window Pane repurposed

From the moment I painted the brick on this fireplace, I fell in love with it. Once a bright red, the white paint gave the brick a cottage feel. I added to that feeling with a window pane as the fireplace screen. Shelf brackets from Hobby Lobby became feet and helped to make the screen sturdy. Total cost of Fireplace Screen: Window $0, Brackets $5 for both = A grand total of $5!!!

Next I'll add a beach pebble fireplace hearth. But you'll have to pardon me while I go to the beach to pick up those pebbles!! See you later!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Armoire Makeover

This was an awesome yard sale find... although hubby wasn't quite sure at the time. It was covered in black paint, the doors were falling off and the inside was a bit messy. But I loved it and convinced him that I could give it a makeover. After cleaning, priming, painting and help from hubby to make doors covered in chicken wire, the makeover is complete. The curtain are reversible for a different look. What a great yard sale find!!!