Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's DIY Day, Check it out!!!



Kimba from A Soft Place to Land is hosting her weekly DIY day!!! After you finish up here make sure and stop over to see what everyone has been working on!!! Soooo many Great things!!!


I don't know about you but when I go to GoodWill or garage sales I always see tons of these abandoned jewelry boxes. ( now that I know I can make them pretty, I won't ) I found this one a few weeks back at GoodWill, I think it was Goodwill, Anyway it was $3 something....Here is what she looked like before....



Yikes, right?





And after....Ahhh so much better, well I think so anyway. I know the paper is off, but I haven't made it permanent yet and this was the pattern I wanted and I had a small sheet to work with, so there it is.



I painted it black, only took 2 coats and distressed the edges and added the paper to the glass. So easy and so pretty.....


Don't you just love spray painting baskets? It seriously rocks! I bought 2 of these last weekend and they are almost exactly the same, different sizes, I sprayed them with glossy black and now they just need a spot on the walls. I want to hang them together and put something pretty, just not sure what yet in them....

These are so fun! I was digging through my moms supplies and found these, they were just clear before I added the paper behind the glass, plastic, whatever it is. She claims she bought these in the scrapbooking area, never seen them myself but I want MORE!! These make such cute necklaces, I think. I love love love this paper too. I could not find my cording to string it, I can't find anything in my horribly messy and unorganized room.

Aren't they cool though?


I love them! This paper is very vintage looking, and on one corner has an old postcard and stamp and the rest is the blue floral and it has little tiny specs of pink in it. I love it! I have a couple more of these that I am making into necklaces that I swiped from her. You like?




So that's it for the moment. I have more to come today!! Don't forget to head on over to Kimbas to see the rest of the DIY projects!!! Be prepared to be inspired and add 100 things to your to do list!! Seriously. Also don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!




14 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooooh! I love how that jewelry box turned out. Very nice!

A Touch of Country said...

The little chest is adorable! Are you using it for jewelry?

I see these all the time at goodwill and pass them by cause they're pretty ugly...well you now changed my mind!

Thanks!

MiriamR said...

They look so pretty. The jewelry box and the necklace. I used to have a jewelry box just like that but I thought It was ugly and gave it to a thrift shop. Kicking myself now!

Rhonda in OK said...

amazing re-do on your jewelry box - love it!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Nicole
Love your jewelry box makeover! Looks great. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Dawn

Gwen said...

I will now look at the jewelry boxes that I see in a whole new light!

Shauna said...

Love it! You did a really good job!

artisticblend said...

The jewelry box is beautiful! Now I'm kicking myself for passing one up at the thrift store today! Darn it! ;)

Alicia said...

Great job on the jewelry box. My sis bought one almost just like that one. I'll send her the link so she can "dress it up" a bit.

Linda said...

Oops, Nicole, I think I just lost my comment! Anyway, I said that the jewelry box is beautiful and you are such a creative gal - great eye for makeovers and possibilities! Linda

Kara said...

I love how your jewelry box turned out, it is just gorgeous! I'll have to put it on my list of stuff to look for. ;)

Richella said...

I love that jewelry box! You did just the right things to it. The paint, the paper, the distressing--wonderful. Very creative!

Michelle said...

You did such a nice job on the jewelry box...LOVE the transformation! I love visiting your blog to see what crafty thing you're gonna show next ;)

Have a great weekend!
~Michelle :)

Magoo said...

oh you're project's are amazing! I just love your creativity :) :)