It was raining so much over the weekend that I decided I needed to make something again. I have had this shelf since I moved into my first apartment at 18, and it hasn't been painted since then. It was still wearing sponge paint even.
It is so much cuter now. Painted in Martha's picnic basket green, with some old contact paper on the back. I only did the contact paper on the top because the bottom is totally obscured.
It holds cookbooks and some learning materials for Jack to access on his own.
I fall in love with old jars every time I see them, but I cannot bring myself to give someone $10 for an old jar with a decal on it.
So, I bought this pair of old jars on the 100 mile sale, and while I had that contact paper out, I cut out some of the roses and stuck them on the front of the jars.
Voila! Cute and cheap. You could even pull jars out of the recycling bin and do this project for free. Just spray paint the lids.
And last but not least, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy back in October of '06 we did a little ask me anything around here. Maybe it's time to revisit that? If you have a burning question, about anything at all, ask away.
Maybe you have asked me something before that I forgot to answer, or haven't gotten to yet. Maybe you really need to know how to wash that apron or what Jack eats for breakfast or how many tablecloths I actually own now or the perennial favorite "where do you keep all that stuff"? LOL.
My question for all of you is, what do you come here for? Jack? Craft? Thrift? All of the above? Some of the above? Is there anything you are dying to see around here?
Summertime always feels like a free-wheeling time for blogging, and I am just looking ahead a little! I really liked doing a whole week of small make it projects and I have a few other ideas I might flesh out soon.