Here are my latest creations:
We have been just using the plain clear-ish liner for the past month, because my old curtain totally clashed with the paint in this bathroom. So I took the clashy curtain down and we lived with the ugly old liner instead. Much better, right? (not really) I had pinned some cute ruffly curtains, and finally just broke down and made what I wanted. I bought two white twin flat sheets at IKEA, and then realized I needed a third one. So I got one from Walmart, but it was totally different that the IKEA ones. So I decided to use the Wally one for the actual curtain and the IKEA ones for the ruffles.
It came out exactly as I had hoped! I haven't trimmed most of the threads yet, but it is up anyway and they probably will never get trimmed. But it's so lovely! Ruffly loveliness.
It inspired some new towels and a rug (since we didn't have one). I tried gray, but to my surprise and dismay it did not work in there. So I went for the yellow, and like it! Cute and happy.
The rod was also nasty, so it got a spray job. It was brushed nickel and all rusty. It has a great shape, but needed a new finish. I just installed the oil rubbed bronze towel rods a couple weeks ago, so went with an bronze spray paint to match. I LOVE it! (and spray painting is just so FUN!) Looks great now!
Here is my other latest project. I have had one shelf that I made a couple years ago, and was inspired by The House Of Smiths blog to make another shelf so I could make an arrangement like this:
I had the perfect spot for them in my kitchen. Well, just so happens I found some corbels at Goodwill a month or so ago, so I got them to use with a board I had lying around. Put them together and made a shelf. There were a couple little hitches, like the corbels didn't have any hangers on them. I searched my tool box and found a couple hangers and made them work. Then I decided to put some trim on the shelf to match the first one I made, and then painted them both Rustoleum's white gloss. LOVE that Rustoleum 2X spray paint.
Here they are, hanging in my kitchen, just like I wanted them to!
I will post more pics of the kitchen soon.
All decked out for Valentine's Day! This is going to be my holiday decor area, I have decided. For these "little" holidays where I don't need to deck out the whole house, this is just enough decor to make me and the family happy. We all love it.
I have to be honest and say that hanging that bottom shelf (the newest one) was a comedy of errors that was NOT funny. I have never screwed up a project like that before. And it didn't end up perfectly lined up under the first shelf like I planned, either. Oh well. Suffice it to say, I am happy that all the holes in the wall are hidden by the shelf now. :) I am hoping it doesn't come crashing down--time will tell. (I don't think it will, but with the grief this thing gave me I wouldn't be totally shocked if it did)
Anyhoo, I am going to call the shelves a big winner, because they look great and I like them.
I think my crafty bug is satisfied for the moment. We (Sweet G and I) also arranged her room and gave several mirrors and picture frames a makeover for a sweet wall display. It is coming out AWESOME! Her room Teeny Bopper's room are coming along nicely. Pics to come soon...