Monday, January 26, 2009

projects

I've been busy working on a couple projects.


First is a bow holder for all the bows we have. We love bows. And since I've had all of Grace's bows just hanging on some ribbon for a year I decided to make a little bow holder. I didn't want one of the ones with their initials since I have 2 girls and I keep their bows in a bathroom that they both share. I got the little plaque at the dollar store and then used ribbon I already had... cheap project!!
Up close

Look it matches the polka dots in the shower curtain!


I also decide that our kitchen table needed a face lift. This is a table that my aunt and uncle gave to me when I was a sophomore in college. They had it for about 20 years and I have used it for about 10. And I just really don't want to spend our extra money on a new kitchen table so I decided to paint it black. Totally different, but I really like it.


Before (I had started to sand it when I remembered I needed to take a before pic)
After (well sort of... still in my garage waiting for me to Polyurethane it and push it back together)
I actually think the after picture doesn't give it justice b/c it really is pretty... so I'll post another picture once its back in my kitchen nook.

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

They look good! I want to see them in person.

P.S. - Seth just walked past as I was reading this & said, "Aw, I miss them. We need to hang out."

Erin said...

These look great! :) You are talented!

hyperactive lu said...

Great job girl! You are so crafty!!!

The Lada Family said...

Very nice work!

Bill, Teri and Rachel said...

Wow...I'm so impressed! Both projects look great!!

missy said...

Well looky looky, Miss Crafty! What a cute idea for the girl's bows and the table looks AMAZING!!!

Tasha said...

1st, the bow holder is super adorable. 2nd, I have been wanting to paint my kitchen table black for months, but have been afraid...Now I am so going to this spring. Thanks

Melissa said...

Cute bow holder!! We have outgrown our little one I made and need a bigger one - may be trying that soon!! table looks good too!! Crafty , crafty!!

Lindsay said...

Table looks nice.
Miss Averee has one with her name on it, too. I sold a ton of these over the Christmas holidays!
Glad to know that after we have baby # 2, I'll still be able to be crafty, since you have time for it.

Jen said...

Hey girl --- did you sand down that table? or just paint over the top?? I'm in the mood to paint our kitchen cabinets - but should probably start with something smaller - like a coffee table or something...looks great!

Jen said...

Cute cute cute! I love the bow holder, you are so creative! The table looks awesome! Are you going to paint the chairs too? I can't wait to see the finished project in the kitchen nook:) Great job!

Whitney said...

I LOVE the bow holder! I definitely need one of those :) I love the table black, too!

Rich Family said...

I love them both. I need to be as creative as you...I need to make a bow holder. Both girls have one in their rooms and its a mess!!! GREAT JOB!!!

Megan said...

wow! i don't know which project impresses me more! great job!!

The Arrington Family said...

Look at you, Miss Creative! I'm impressed :) I LOVE the bow holder & I'm in desperate need of one with two girls as well. What dollar store did you get it at? Did you cut holes in in for the ribbon yourself? love it!