Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm on a roll!

Okay so... yesterday I made yet another trip to Home Depot after work (4th visit this week) to get more white paint.  I came home and spent the entire evening making stuff again! I swear my husband thinks I'm crazy.

I didn't want to post pictures of the stuff I make until it's actually hanging on the wall where it's supposed to be, so that the "After" would be as perfect as possible, but I'm too impatient to wait so I'm going to post more stuff now. :D

Okay so this might be my favorite one I've made so far.  We had these 2 very HIDEOUS silver mirrors in our guest room that we had up just to fill up wall space. We got them years ago for like $5 a piece at Ross to decorate our apartment with on a budget. That was back when I didn't have a "vision" of what I want my house to look like, and grabbed whatever we could find.  Here's one of them:

Straight ugly.

My dear hubby still loves these mirrors but I demanded that I take them down, and turn them into something WAAAAY better.......... liiiiiiiike......


OMGosh I'm in love with them.

I got the idea from a few different blogs I saw actually, when I saw that a lot of people were using chalk board paint and turning anything and everything into chalk boards.  I thought it was such a cute idea. All I did was remove the mirror from the frame, put some primer on the mirror (which Kelsey told me is not necessary after the fact so now I know that for next time,) then sprayed the frames white (did a few coats) then when the primer was dry on the mirrors I sprayed a few coats of the chalkboard paint. I'm going to keep one for my kitchen area where I can write my favorite quotes or bible verses on, and then give one to my mom for Mother's Day, and write something cute on it for her.  The thing I love most about them, is they seem shabby-chic-ish and I didn't even know they would turn out that way.  I LOVE WHITE PAINT!!!! Okay I'm getting overly excited here, they're just chalk boards Stevie...

Okay so here's another one for ya.  We got these 2 little flower pictures as a wedding gift for our wedding out of our Target registry.  I remember when we opened them it took me a minute to remember even zapping them with the registry gun that wild Saturday in Target, because I think Michael and I scanned every item in the store.  But, they were cute at the time because they matched all of the red we had going on in our living room and so we've had them up ever since.  Currently they were hanging on the stairway wall, collecting dust and boring me to death. :/  So.... last night while Michael was distracted drinking with his brother for Cinco De Mayo, I played Decorating Ninja and stole the pics off the wall and went to town.  Here they are before:


Now, I ran out of white paint (AGAIN) so I could only finish one, but here is what I did:

A cork board!!! Isn't it fun??

This time I didn't really copy anything I saw, I just did it, so I'm proud of that. LOL.  Again I just removed the frame from the glass and picture, painted it, and while that dried I took the cardboard picture and used a glue gun (my 99 cent store one that's still holding up) and glued each cork one by one on the board in that pattern. It was fun! I will make another one out of the second frame once I get more paint.  How in the world do I have so many corks do you ask?  Well, I do love wine and have been saving corks for like 2 years now because I knew at some point I would finally make a project with them.. but I also have a friend who's parent's got me a TON of corks from a winery to add to my collection. So this project was destined to happen. :)  I think corks are pretty, and natural looking.

Okay so that's all I have to share at the moment.  But there will be a lot more coming soon... bigger and better things!  I will also post pics of what everything looks like hanging on my walls looking pretty.  Like I said, I'm on a roll.  And last night while I was once again whining that I ran out of white paint, my husband threw some cash at me and said "Here. For your paint fund. Go buy a bunch this time."  So, now hopefully I'll have so much paint that I can finish a million other things I want to do by Mother's Day when we have people over and my aunt comes to visit.

Bye for now!

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