Tuesday, March 22, 2011

10 Spring Projects (some finished some not!)

Just thought I'd share a few (10, to be exact!) of the projects I've been working on to jazz up the house a bit now that Spring has Sprung. Some are finished and some I haven't even started yet. :) Here they are:


1. Decoupaged Dangly Hearts


These hearts were originally painted plain green with little dots running along the edges. They were a bit dated and just kinda...blah. A little scrapbook paper and Mod Podge later and VoilĂ ! Heart makeover complete!



2. Boring maroon jelly cupboard in need of a re-do!

This is a project yet-to-be-completed. To me this plain maroon color is just a blank canvas of possibilities! One of the ideas I have is something like this:


So stay tuned to see the result! :)




3. File Cabinet Makeover


This file cabinet which lives in our office/playroom was such a drab eye sore! But with the addition of a few vinyl decals I now love it!



4. Artichoke jar turned Q-tip container!


Inspired by these re-purposed jars over at Happy Clippings I decided to put this old glass jar to good use. This was so much fun and FREE since I had all the materials on hand!




5. Cigar box Makeover!


I had this cute honeycomb printed cigar box sitting on my desk for months (it holds all of our itty bitty misplaced toys that need to be put back. I call it "Toy Purgatory"), but I never liked the writing on it. Instead I though it'd be cute to cover the words with some vintage bees. So I printed some out, "shabbied" it up with a little brown paint, finished it off with Mod Podge and ta-da!



6. Cigar box (#2) makeover!


This cigar box is actually my "Prayer Box." Inside I keep all of my written prayer intentions, inspiring scripture verses, prayer cards etc. But it was just your standard boring cigar box. So, I applied some scrapbook paper, hot-glued some ribbon and buttons on and now I love it!



7. Armoir in desperate need of some paint!


I've had this old unfinished armoir for years! I decided it's high time I give it some love, so I plan to paint some tree branches and birds on it. Below is one of the ideas I have for it:


So stay tuned to see how it turns out! :)




8. Jewelry Box Make-over (To be Completed!)


This jewelry box belonged to my mother, so it has sentimental value, but I'm not crazy about the appearance. I haven't quite decided exactly how I'm going to paint it yet, but I'm thinking it will involve blue patterned drawers and some type of shabby white paint. Stay tuned! :)



9. Notepad catch-all basket


We have a gazillion half-used note pads that never get finished since they end up lost and buried in piles or lurk in dark scary places. Well not anymore! In a (rare!) moment of brilliance (ok, maybe I'm exaggerating just a tad) I thought I'd put them all in a basket and pop them on my desk. No more lonely nights for these little guys--I use them all the time now!


Aaaaaaaaaand last but not least...


10. Remote Control Basket
We had had an old remote holder that no one ever used because it was in a really inconvenient dark dank corner (my house sounds like an old haunted manner with all of these dark dank corners I keep mentioning lol!) of the living room. They were always getting lost because no one ever put them back. And the funnier thing was that when they (rare occasion) were actually put away no one ever even thought to look there! :p So I thought, "There must be a better way!" And a better way there was. They now sit perched happily in this little basket (which happens to be the perfect size and shape by the way) on the ledge above our couch. Problem solved. And the remotes lived happily ever after.



Anyway, those are some of the things I've been up to (and will be up to!) this Spring. Have any ideas you'd like to share? I'd love to know! Leave a comment below! (LOL that rhymes. I love when I accidentally rhyme. I feel like Dr. Seuss. I'm also easily amused. Have I ever mentioned that?)





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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You are very creative and inspired me to add some Spring to my house :) I love the prayer box. What a great idea! I have a prayer journal but I love the idea of a box instead.

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  2. So Cute! The artichoke jar is my favorite.

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  3. @Alicia

    So glad to lend some inspiration! :) The prayer box idea came from a wonderful book I read, "A Praying Life" by Paul Miller. I knew I needed a prayer box asap!

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  4. Love the filing cabinet! Have fun with that great wooden furniture to re-paint. I'm on the lookout for some kind of old console or credenza to paint and add spice to my living room...

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  5. I absolutely love the filing cabinet and the Q-tip jar!! Can't wait for the updates as other projects are completed.

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