Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Leaves Are Falling, Mommy

The leaves have fallen in the backyard here at the Rowdy and Mommy homestead.  As soon as Rowdy saw them out the backdoor this morning he immediately wanted me to rake them up so he could jump in them!

Now I don't get much leaves since I only have one little tree in the backyard but it was just enough to satisfy the boy for a good hour. 

He looked so cute in the hat that I got him in Alaska.  It was quite chilly today and it kept his ears nice and toasty!  But Brrrrr.....Mommy didn't last very long outside. 

I am thinking of using the first picture for my Christmas Cards this year?  What do you think? 

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Repurposed Spice Rack

I am on a roll with this repurposing thing!  I just walk through a thrift store and let my mind whirl about what I can do with stuff I find.  This was a - not so loved anymore - spice rack that I had a vision for - to turn it into acrylic paint storage.  Here it is:

Again,  I love how it turned out!  I just need to put the color of the paints on the top of the bottles.  Most of my paints are the same company and they don't put the "flavor" on top.  This matches my shelf perfectly and is a great addition to my room. 

I had to sand this down a little bit as there was some finish on it.  Then I spray painted it with the same semi-gloss black paint and added the same ribbon.  Total cost - $4.

I am on the lookout for a old cassette tape holder - preferably small - to repurpose for ink pad storage if anyone has one that you don't need.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Repurposed Shelf

So I found this treasure at Stepping Stones today - a thrift store here in a Prescott Valley - for $12.   I must have been in a crafty mood because my mind started spinning on what I could do with it.  And believe it or not, it came out exactly how I envisioned it and I couldn't be happier!

Isn't this the cutest!?  It is now a homemade "clip it up" shelf for my ribbon! 

Renee's Clip it Up systems can run you in upwards of $50!  This project cost me less than $20!   I just painted it with black semi-gloss spray paint, added ribbon to the edges of the shelves with glue dots,  screwed on closet rod attachments and a dowl rod - then painted those black too, and added swivel clips from IKEA.  Voila!  Homemade Clip it Up!