Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Projects to Keep Me Busy

 I really haven't worked on any little projects in a while, so I made up for it these past few days. On Saturday, for once in a really long time, we had nothing to do during the day until that night, and I LOVED it! I rested a good bit, watched a little TV (we are loving Modern Family right now!!), straightened up the house (of course), then worked on my fun stuff. I've also worked a couple of nights this week to complete some things I've been waiting to do for a while.

Here are a couple of the little projects I have been working on lately. Some of these supplies I have had for a while now, and am just now getting around to them. I hate to have something waiting on me when I'm itching to start on it.

On to the projects...

Project 1:
I got this frame/tray on a thrift store trip that I posted about a month or so ago. I knew what I wanted to do with it, and finally got around to it. It was so simple, too! I should have done it forever ago.

Here are some step-by-step photos:

I started by lifting the brads on the back. They came up easily, and I just took out the old backing & ugly paisley paper.

The frame, before:

The frame, after:

I found this at Mom's and "borrowed" it...
Simple Krylon Gloss Black.

I bought this art paper at Hobby Lobby. More on that later- I have a second project I've already used it on. I don't think it will last very long around here. :)

I used the sad paisley paper as a template to cut the size.

I then made sure the paper fit inside the frame over the glass. I taped it down on the sides, just to keep it secure.

Voila! My new zebra jewelry tray!



Project 2:
I got this candle holder on a recent trip to the thrift store.

I tried cleaning it with brass cleaner, but it was still too shiny for what I wanted.

So, I painted it white. I love how it turned out!

Nice, white & glossy. We needed a little more light colors in the house anyway, especially during the Summer.
Both of these were simple & quick, and only took the art paper (for the first one) and the spray paint (for both). Life is good in the project world for me right now!


  1. i really like the black and white look! nice-

  2. Those look great! Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

  3. I'm totally doing the picture frame project now for something to go behind my bed. Thanks!

  4. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  5. Great Job! I featured you today at my party.

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  6. DaNita, thank you so much! You have made my day!! I love your site!

  7. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)


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