So lately I just haven't felt like tackling any of the bigger projects around the house that need to get done. Could be because it's cold, or the kids and I have been sick, or I'm just feeling a little lazy. Instead I've just been working on little quick and easy projects that I thought I'd share. For me, little projects like this are fun and have instant gratification, which is even better!
I got this old basket from the DI for a buck. For the longest time it just sat looking blah, blah, blah and brown, brown, brown. YUCK! Looking at this picture, I can't believe I left this sitting on my kitchen table as the CENTERPIECE. (Crazy, I know!) To give myself some credit, I had just finished with my kitchen makeover that you can read about here.
Soooo, I broke out my can of white spray paint! I think this looks a lot better, and lets face it, not quite so ugly! Plus, it worked perfectly for a fun little winter/Valentine's Day basket.
The next thing I decided to redo was this breakfast tray I have had since I got married 8 yrs. ago. It has been sadly neglected and folded up in a corner. It used to sit on an ottoman that I no longer have and was a bit dinged and scratched. I was going to remove the legs and just have a tray, but after looking closer, I decided I would ruin the tray portion trying to get the stupid legs off!
I sanded things down a bit with some 150 grit sand paper, and then pulled out my handy dandy white spray paint. (I just can't get enough of spray paint.) I love how versatile trays are for displaying vignettes:
Or for an actual breakfast or tea tray. By the way, this is obviously staged, as I don't ever have time to sit with a hot beverage and read...at least I don't remember the last time I did this!
I think eventually I want to stencil the bottom of this tray to add a little bit more pattern and color. It all depends. Gotta roll with it.
Finally, I have been drooling all over these crepe paper balls that I saw on the House of Smith's site (www.houseofsmiths.blogspot.com) first and am now seeing e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.! I had to try my hand at one. This has taken me FOREVER. This one little ball. I found the little pedestal it is sitting on at the DI again for a dollar. It's really a candlestick, but I thought I could use it in several different ways. Here's my fun little ball paired up with a bunch of candy for V-Day.
Ok. That's pretty much it. That's all I've gotten accomplished but I swear I'm gonna get off my butt at some point and tackle those big things looming over me! Maybe when the weather warms up?
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