Painless Project Potluck
Jul 27, 2012
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.