Thursday, June 28, 2012

Resourceful Repurposing and a Little More DIY

I do not consider myself a "crafty" person, but if I see an idea and get inspiration,
I can usually tweek it to fit my needs.

So here are a few projects I have been working on.
First, I finished round 3 of my teacher toolbox.  I just wasn't completely happy with my latest version

You can get the black and green template here if it suits your needs.

It was OK, but it just wasn't me, sooo

My son painted the toolboxes for me and I love the new look!
If you would like the template I made you can get it here.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought,
"Hey, I can do that."

Here is my version (with a little help from my daughter via the polka dots.)

I think it came out pretty darn cute!

While I was at Home Depot getting the pots for this and another project,
I stumbled upon these and knew just what I wanted them for.
I replaced all my mismatched containers and jars in my bathroom,
and voila!

Looks much more pulled together now.

While I was at it, I repurposed a frame that I got at the Goodwill
store to make a hanging jewelry holder.

The old one was functional, but not pretty.

So I took out the UGLY picture that was in the frame,
removed the glass, and touched up the frame with
 some gold paint to antique it a bit. 
Then I stapled some window screen to the back of the frame
and added some decoration.

And here's how it looks hanging in my bathroom.

Off to work on my next project...

What are you up to today?


  1. You are so crafty!! I love how the red toolbox came out!! The dish with the polka dots is so cute too!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Hi~ I just found your blog from pinterest! I am your newest follower!
    Jen's Kinder Kids

  3. These are such great crafts! The gum holders will look adorable!

  4. You are really creative and crafty! I love your stuff!!

    If you get a chance head over to my blog and join the Pinterest inspired linky party!!

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  6. Wow! You are really crafty! Your stuff looks great. I've been wanting to make that earring display for awhile - maybe before summer ends I'll get to it!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. Love the big change by just painting the toolboxes. What kind of paint did your son use?

  8. Debbie,
    He used red spray paint for plastic and had to rough up the surface of the toolbox with sandpaper a bit.

  9. Thanks for paint info. I've got a 15 year who doesn't know it yet but is just itching to paint some plastic drawer frames!

  10. What did you use to attach the paper to the drawers??

  11. I used clear glue dots (from my scrapping stuff.)

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