Monday, July 5, 2010

A Few Creative Updates

It always amazes me what a little bit of paint and some scrapbook paper can do.   This was the tiered  basket I bought at Home Goods in silver.


It kind of disappeared into the background in its original color, so I painted it Heirloom White.  I like it much better!


The little tray I bought at Goodwill was a light yellow color and had this beach scene.  It would have been okay as is, except that I didn’t really care for the scene.


Here it is also in Heirloom White and with a red and white sea creature-y scrapbook paper.  I really like this paper and it is a departure from my usual, but I thought it worked well here.



The oblong shaped tin I got at Goodwill, that had a Fall motif to it.


Papered up, monogrammed {from the napkins I bought at Home Goods}, and a few little buttons.  It is pictured here with two sauce cans from the recycling that have also been given a scrapbook paper and ribbon makeover.


I love how quickly I was able to update these items with a little bit of paint and paper.  Now I have decorative accessories that work for me!  I’m still working on the pair of interesting looking mirror/shelf pieces and hope to have them ready next week. 

Linking this post up with the following linky parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I especially like that that tray done in white with that red paper. Love that paper. Nicely done! I can usually always find a tray at GW. All the trays I have done have been black and white....I need to get away and try something more colorful like you did here!

mle said...

I love what you did with your great GW finds!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

That tray is fabulous!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Kathy girl, you have the majic touch! I love what you have done with the tiered metal tray, the wooden tray and the tin container. All are very pretty.


Wendy said...

Wonderful transformations. Love your choices of paper!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fab makeovers. Years ago I used to cover coffee cans with wrapping paper and filled them with home baked cookies and give them away as Christmas gifts. I had forgotten all about that until I started blogging.

My latest makeover was a bit challenging for me . . . not that difficult but I won't be reupholstering anything major EVER!


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow Kathy! Wonderful re-do's! I adore everything...your creative area is wonderful!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, This all looks great! I love the red sea creature paper. I finally ordered the black & white harlequin paper after falling in love with yours. I don't have a project for it yet but I know I will come up with something.
xo, Sherry

One Cheap B*tch said...

What great makeovers! I love the paper with the sea creatures!


Design Esquire said...

You are so talented! You really have a knack for transforming things!

littlethings1 said...

Very adorable , I love tiered baskets !! You did a fabulous transformation on all of your treasures !

Its So Very Cheri said...

Yes I got the package, I posted a comment to you, you must not have gotten my message. I also added pictures to my post my Faux Driftwood Sailboat--it is getting a ton of e-mail so you are getting a lot of coverage too--check it out.

Sharlotte said...

Wow, what cute things you've done with paint and scrapbooking paper! I love the tray...that paper is very all the designs and that color is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Unknown said...

Love that tray! Now I'll be on the lookout at my Goodwill too...:)

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Looks like someone has been playing in their craft room this weekend!
How fun and how cute, Kathy!
Check those off your to do list!
I like the sea creature-y paper, too!
I see the "K" and some ribbon I sent you in the top tier, don't I?

Kim said...

Wowee Kathy! I just love what you did with that monogrammed bucket! I never would have thought that one up! Keep the inspiration comin!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy honey I just wrote a comment and I don't know where it went to so here goes another one.
I was saying that honey your really know how to find some great bargains and then turn them into even prettier pieces. Love what you did with the tray.
Wish I lived in your area there are no Goodwills near me except in Houston and Austin.

Angela said...

Very creative and original ideas. I'm glad to have linked to Met Monday after you and to have discovered your blog. I'm always looking for DIY ideas and you have many.

Unknown said...

I love that red and white tray. You've been really busy with the crafts lately.

I wish I had more time to work on some myself.

You always have insirational projects, so I'll just pretend I did them! :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great transformations.... it all looks wonderful!!! Daphne

Kelly @ PatchworkAndPaperPiecing said...

What great redo's! I just "discovered" a wooden tray that I've had for years and your beautiful tray has inpired me to redo it!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Love your updates! The tiered basket looks great white and that tray is fabulous! I love the paper you used on that. I am really impressed with the oblong basket with the K, now that is inspirational! I am going to have to keep my eyes open for some of these now! I have some neat paper I've been wondering what to do with. I'm getting ideas! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Kathy: That tray transformation is great! One question: what kind of glue
did you use? Is it waterproof? Would love to know.... Thanks, Libby

Phyllis @Around the House said...

love all the wonderful creative pieces, you have really been workin hard, love them all, it looks like so much fun...

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Don't you just love it when "quick" projects yeild BIG results?!! Great job!

DesignTies said...

Your use of paper in your projects is always so clever Kathy!
Hope you're well...
Victoria @ DesignTies

Rosemary said...

Very cute and creative!!!
I love them both!!
Have a great week,
Rosemary said...

This is cute...thanks for stopping by my blog. I had an interior decorating business for years when my children were younger...I specialized in curtains, which I designed and made myself. So I am excited about looking around your blog and gleaning some ideas,

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

L O V E that little white tray with the scrapbook paper in it. Did you add some sealant on the top? Very attractive in deed!

Donna said...

Hi Kathy,
Your tray is awesome! I love decoupaging, too. I think I am addicted to Mod Podge :) I really love your tiered wire stand. The Heirloom white really makes it pop! I seem to use H.W. on just about everything, too! Love your tin makeovers as well. Great redos!

Unknown said...

The tray turned out great and I also loved the wire basket painted white. Thanks for sharing.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great makeovers!!
Thanks so much for sharing

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very creative! love those makeover! I enjoy those birdcage pictures too, thinking to get one for my craft room, but need to find the right fit! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I just love all your Makeovers! It gives me some great Ideas.... I just bought that same wire tiered basket at Home Goods..

I enjoyed my little visit here, I will be back!

Melissa Miller said...

Everything is very pretty Kathy. I love the pattern on the tray. Beautiful! :)

Diane@InOwnMyStyle said...

Hi Kathy-

All the delicious colors you used (Is this your desk?) are so inspiring to me. I bet with all the paint and paper tweaks you are now freshly inspired when working there as well. The tray make-over just shows what a liitle vison, work, and color can do.
My best - Diane

Angie said...

You do some great transformations!!!

Heathahlee said...

Kathy, you are so creative! I LOVE that wooden tray! I need to practice with some pieces I have lying around.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those tins look so darn cute! That red and white sea creature paper is fabulous!!


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