Well, I didn't have any guesses on what the mystery item was in my previous post... If anyone has any guesses- please share!
I have two more items I made over in the past week: Go over to Southern Hospitality or Between Naps on the Porch to check out some other great finds this week.
1. The first item has been hanging in my bedroom forever (I thought about it- and I remember buying it when my niece was a baby, and she is nine now). It matched the previous decor of shabby roses. It wasn't bad- just dated and out of place.
I then used some pliers and pulled out all of the green ribbon, and popped off the buttons.
Now, I wasn't sure if I should strip the board, or just cover over it. I decided to cover over it- it seemed easier. Used this brown fabric I found. Was going to try burlap, but I was afraid it would be too "manly" for this project. My heavy-duty stapler was NOWHERE to be found (think it is in my classroom somewhere), so I bought out my glue gun instead. Easy Peasy!
The last two steps were the hardest. I then used this chocolate colored silky ribbon on the front. I know it is a bit off in spots, but I tried to get it on evenly. It took forever! Finally gave up and just glued it in frustration. Then, I had pealed the fabric off of the buttons, and decided to glue them back on uncovered. The easiness of the project finally returned. Here are the results:
Total cost: $5.00!
Project two is my favorite one yet....
2. My dh & I had gone on an adventure to "the big city" recently to shop around and such. Well, any trip to the big city now has to involve a trip to the Goodwill Clearance Center. I have to say that for 2:00 on a Thursday, it was surprisingly crowded. Crowded with stingy wolves! People were shoving, snatching, and being all around scary folks. Lucky for me, they were not looking for the same things I was looking for.
S0, I found this owl first thing, along with this heavy wooden frame, a Victoria Secret Pink makeup bag (not pictured, but in my purse holding all of my misc things) and a big round wooden ball (see future post) for only $4.00. I was excited. I had planned to use the owl in a different project, and the frame for something else too, but as I waited in line, I had a vision...
I decided to paint the frame dark brown, and take out the glass. I used the same brown fabric from my picture board and glued it to the cardboard. Then, I sprayed the owl with a cream colored spray paint. Had to bend his ears and bottom a bit to make him fit, but here is the end result.
Not bad in my book! So, what do you think?