Tuesday, March 24, 2009

making it a treasure

A little over a month ago, I took a trip to Goodwill to scope out and see if there was anything I could find to create a fun transformation...just because. I have seen some amazing projects floating around blogland where people have taken what seems like trash and turned it into a treasure, so I was a little motivated to try and do the same.

Well, needless to say I'm not sure I have "the eye" for these sort of things, but I did come away with two little goodies that I thought might have potential...and it only cost me $2.00!

It was finally time to tackle this project!!

This is a wooden box marked at $.99. I decided to use it to hold Mikayla's hair accessories, but not looking like this!

I was using the container below from the "first round" of organizing her hair accessories, but every time I wanted to get into it, I had to unscrew the lid. Lazy, I know!

Here's the wooden box transformation...
I (my husband) spray painted the box white, and then I used Modge Podge to cover it in some decorative paper. I then wrapped a grosgrain ribbon around it and added some fun embellishments to finish it off!

Now, onto my second transformation...this was another goodie I found at $.99! It's one of those cubes that holds various photos. I didn't quite like the "good times" on it, so...

I covered it in the same decorative paper as the box above and added some clear bubble stickers for a little extra embellishment.
I'm slowly trying to redo Mikayla's room into more a "big girl" room little by little, so this was a fun little project I could do quickly, but still make somewhat of a change.
Maybe next time I'll have to challenge myself with something a bit larger.

For more "trash to treasure" projects, head on over to Kimm's at Reinvented. She has an amazing one to share (how does she do it?!), and there are other projects to check out as well.

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I've also done a little tackling of my craft cupboard. It really needed it!

BEFORE

AFTER

Obviously I've made a little extra room in the cupboard because guess what?? I'm doing it! I'm signing up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I'm super excited! Anyone need to buy some crafting supplies...specifically stamps?

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And, lastly...the biggest tackle of all! Getting my son's haircut! I haven't quite been up for the challenge in cutting it myself, so we take him to Little Clippers (and pay entirely too much, by the way!). This last cut was such a nightmare! He cried and fussed the whole time. The gal did the best she could, but I just couldn't wait to get out of there! Maybe this is why we wait so long in between haircuts. But he does look darn cute...

BEFORE

27 comments:

Amber said...

Cute! Love the hair stuff box. And love his little hair cut!!

The Katies said...

Wow your crafty changes look so nice! I love the hair clippie holder and you'd never have known in a million years how it started out! You should consider entering it into that Spring Mod Podge Contest I posted about.

The hair cut came out really cute. I am afraid to take my kiddo for a hair cut myself! Too chicken to do it yet.

The Katies said...

Whoops, the above comment is by Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot. Signed in as The Katies from ABC & 123 right now!

Kim said...

Cute changes to Mikaylas room. I love the little bit of color. How do you keep her from helping to rearrange once you hav eit complete?

I love the hair. It was worth the struggle!

Kelli said...

I love the hairstuff box!! It is SUPER cute especially for only $.99!!

Tammy Williams said...

Hey, if you are up for a challenge, I have a pretty large doll house that you can have. I painted it a bit and added some "carpet" but you could redo all of it if you want for Mikayla's room. I was thinking of sending it to Good Will anyway because I just don't really want to put the work into it - and it's pretty big. Let me know.

PS. Jeremy's mom does our kids' hair and we always have to give them a lollipop so that they will stay still.

Kelli said...

I'm behind on my craftiness because I don't get what Modge Podge is. Is it a better kind of glue?

Sally said...

Yay! Great job on both projects. Super adorable... I'm going to go and e-mail you. :)

Sarah said...

Cute projects. I am glad you are doing Stampin' Up I love their stuff. Sally and I can co-host a party for you.

Sally you want to host a party with me?

Jennifer said...

Great projects! They turned out very cute. Your cabinet looks great and your little boy is adorable! (Before and after the cut!) I would love to find a local Stampin Up demo. Bet there's not a chance you live in my area! Congrats!

Sarah said...

Wow, love the hair box!! You are going to be GREAT with Stampin Up! Let's get together soon a discuss the "event" in May, I believe the 2nd would work best. :-)

vicki said...

Love the tackles! Austin hair looks great. I think he might look older. Miss you!
Love,
Mom

Dawn said...

I love both projects-way cuter the way you finished them up! Great job on the craft cabinet-looks great! Good Luck with stamping up-I love rubber stamps!!

Cute haircut. I'm not looking forward to my son's first haircut. I've always cut the girls hair but I don't think I'd try his.

Smith Family said...

Great work Heidi! I'm not very good at being a "green/environmental" person, but I love the idea of repurposing things. Great haircut too.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, awesome trash to treasures!! I LOVE the hairbow box, that is so cute. If only my girls still wore hairbows...
great job, thanks for linking to my little get together!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

I love the transformation on the bow box for M! So cute! I was just crusin' our mission store yesterday in search of a little project too:)

Hillary said...

He has the prettiest blue eyes!!

What a neat idea for her hair accessories-I have been trying to think of how to store Ruby's..may have to steal that one! ;)

Shawn said...

Love everything!

Lee said...

I love that craft cupboard. Where do I get me one of those?

AmyK said...

Great work... on all of it! Now I want to take a trip to the Goodwill myself!

Lynz said...

Ok, your craft closet looked really good before! You did a ton!
Good luck on the Stampin' Up demonstator! Enjoy!

Amanda said...

Cute haircut...he's a doll!
The craft closet looks super tidy...what a fabulous storage area. Adorable Goodwill makeovers! I know you have it in you to do something bigger...your too creative!!! :-)

Always a Southern Girl said...

I love going to the Goodwill. I always find something that I can recycle. What a cute bow box!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Both your projects turned out so cute! I have Modge Podge on my list for when I get around to an errand to Michaels. It seems like you can do so much with that stuff! As you can see I am quite lacking in my craft knowledge! Modge Podge is probably covered in like Crafting 101!

jenjen said...

You did great! Those are some good finds. I love what you did to that box. So cute!

And of course, your little guy is a adorable!

XOXO
jen

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

I love your Goodwill tackles - I have never used Modge Podge but would love to try it, especially seeing how great it looks on your treasures. Thanks for the great ideas!

Sally said...

To answer Sarah's post waaaaaaaaaaay up there... YES, of course!

 
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