Painless Project Potluck

Painless Project Potluck
Ever feel bummed out because a big, huge makeover isn’t in your budget?  I’m talking about, like a living room makeover or something.  YOU don’t need a makeover dear, you are lovely just the way you are. So don’t fret.  Because in case you forgot, you don’t need big bucks to make a big difference.  Here are a few little teensy projects to fire up your inspiration rocket.
Elaine at Visual Meringue made over this framed vegetable print (that she had drawn herself, neat!) into robot art for her son’s bedroom.  The robot used to be part of a greeting card!

Bobbie at My Creative Life Diary got brave and painted this brassy bird-cage.  I say she’s brave, because the cage was actually a pricier item that she bought brand-new.  It’s a bit of a mind trip to pay full price for something knowing that you are going to take it home and potentially ruin it.  But she didn’t, it looks great! All the little bits of decorative flair gave it so much more personality.

Better After reader Eva was bored with these blue storage bins, but that’s nothing that paint and some creative taping couldn’t fix.  Uh-oh. This idea has awoken my inner OCD monster.  Now she is convinced that we should go paint all our storage totes in the garage so they will match each other.

Michal found an old jewelry box to remake into a sewing supply stash for a special handmade gift for her mother. And she really used her hands – she scraped that flower (alien?) thing off with her fingernails!  Ouch.  The things we do for our moms. See more cuteness on her blog HERE.

Finally, Tanya at Dans le Townhouse took one look at this seagull and laughed and put it back on the shelf.  No wait, that’s what I would have done.  She took it home, painted it all white, and stuck it on her all white wall.  Very cool and subtle, almost like a bas-relief. I dig it.

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  1. July 27, 2012 / 10:01 PM

    love some of these peoples visions…it can be even garage sale yucky and be made over to be hip and happenen….The goose is a perfect example…I have picked up some of those lil items and painted over with ASCP and they have sold, …you are on my sidebar….love your posts and the humor…easy to see why so successful….thanks

  2. July 27, 2012 / 11:38 PM

    Great inspiration…I will look have at my tired stuff to see about changing them up.

  3. July 28, 2012 / 5:16 AM

    Great post! Sometimes the simplest projects are the best ones. ~ Maureen

  4. July 29, 2012 / 1:22 AM

    Oh, I’m so glad to see Michal’s work here – I knew you’ll find it “post-worth”! She’s so talented! I’m an old subscriber and I love your blog – and now I can proudly say “I know this girl whose work appeared on Better After”…lol… Thanks for the great inspiration you spread!

  5. July 29, 2012 / 3:29 AM

    Lately I go to garage sales and 2nd hand shops and just stand staring at something till the owners ask me if I am ok, am I having some petite mal seizure or something! Wish my brain would work as quickly as some of those lovely people’s did! I spend waaaaay to much time staring at stuff willing it to give me an idea!

  6. July 29, 2012 / 5:22 AM

    I’m so happy and proud to say that I know personally Michal and how she’s talented, you should visit her blog regularly and view the talent of this wonderful girl. I found your site after a friend’s recommendation Wintam Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and ideas that appear in your site.

  7. July 29, 2012 / 11:33 AM

    thank you so much for featuring me 🙂

  8. July 29, 2012 / 12:16 PM

    VERY PRETTY IDEAS! Michal is a talented artist, and many of the ideas here are great.


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  10. July 31, 2012 / 1:50 PM

    Amazing visions!!! Love what people come up with!!

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