Saturday, October 31, 2009

Photo Album turned coupon book

If you know me you know I have gotten sucked into couponing!
It is so hard to keep all of those pesky coupons organized, until now!
I bought this old photo album from DI (our local thrift store).
I bought a cute fat quarter from Porters, our local craft and fabric store, and used mod podge to cover it down.

Now all my coupons are neatly organized!

Cereal Box Magazine Holder

I don't know about you, but I HATE throwing away magazines! They always end up in a pile on my coffee table collecting dust! Here is a cute solution:
I made this handy little magazine holder from a cereal box I was ready to throw out! It only took me 15 minutes to cut the top, glue some cute paper down, and make a label for the spine!
It feels so good to be organized and hey, I even recycled something!

Dresser Makeover

I was given this old dresser by a friend who was moving out of state. As you can see it was in pretty bad shape!
After sanding it down (which made it soft like butter!!) priming, painting, and adding new hardware it is a beauty!Don't you just love drastic before and after picture??

Fun with tiles

One one of my DI trips I notices all of these ceramic tiles, they were in all sorts of sizes and ranged from $0.25 to $1.00

I had seen this post about turning tiles in coasters and tried my hand at it using scrapbook paper instead on tissue paper Here is another tile, but much larger! I just used mod podged a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper down for the background and traced and cut out the "A"!

You can see how we have it displayed in our room here.

Frame Makeover

I found this lovely clown painting at DI (a local thrift store) for $10.
In my opinion I paid WAY too much! But I really liked the details on the frame!
I sanded off the gold paint and gave it a nice coat of dark brown paint...I then wrapped the clown in this fabric I found to match our living room curtains...
and don't mind the fact that the frame was coming apart at the corner there! I fixed it!
Originally I finished it off by hanging a metal star wreath in the middle by a ribbon, but it wasn't sitting well with me, so I opted for this instead...
After garnishing it with a few fun Hobby Lobby accessories, I think it turned out pretty cute!