June 22, 2012

Vacation Day = Craft Day

I took the day off work yesterday and boy, did I have fun! I made it a Craft Day and had some fun with spray paint. So today, I thought I'd share what I did.

First, I saw the cutest thing on Pinterest. (click on the Pinterest link for a tutorial...you will need to click again on the picture in pinterest to take you to the tutorial) You save up jars, like pasta sauce jars, pickle jars, etc., clean then up, then spray paint the lids. You get cute knobs from Hobby Lobby, then attach them to your lid. Fill the jar up with something fun, and you have an inexpensive gift! Here is what I made:

And look at all the cute knobs I got at Hobby Lobby! They were having a 50% off sale, so I stocked up. They were only about $2 a knob. This is what I am doing for Christmas gifts this year!

Next, I had a mirror that was just kinda blah. It was a grey stone looking mirror that I really didn't like anymore. So, I decided to paint it.
I think it turned out fabulous!!!!! Then I put it in the living room and rearranged a bit.
 Then I didn't like the look and decided to spray paint the little table black. How do you like my little Titus, sitting so nicely for his picture? Here it is again with the table black. (with Titus not sitting still this time)

I like it better. It pops now.

My daughter is moving into an apartment in August and some friends gave us an old end table. So I pulled out another paint can and spayed away. It looks cute, doesn't it?
How's that for a before and after? I'm pleased, and I hope my daughter will be too!

So that was my day of crafting. I had to take some aspirin last night because my hand was aching so bad from all that spraying! lol...the joys of aging are increasing.

Happy Friday! Do you have big plans for the weekend?

16 comments:

  1. Cute craft idea. Your mirror and the table turned out faboo!

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    1. Thanks, CJ! I had soooo much fun! I keep looking around for other stuff to paint and spruce up!

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  2. Awesome! I love stuff like this. You did a fabulous job! :) Tonight it's just me and my son so we're ordering pizza and watching a movie. I have no idea which one yet.

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    1. I love movie nights....and PIZZA!!!! Mmmm, sounds like a great evening planned.

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  3. Sherrinda! Can I come to your house for craft day next time? I love the first idea. I used to always save those jars, thinking I could use them for something, but then I never found that something. I am DEFINITELY trying that idea. Spray paint is genius, right?

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    1. Cindy, come on over! I would love to craft with someone! It is soooo much fun! And the jar thing is one of the easiest and cutest things I have done in a long time.

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  4. I love it! Especially the jar idea. I'm always looking for great Christmas gift ideas. Good job. :)

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    1. Thanks, Gabrielle! The jar is going to be such an inexpensive gift for friends. I'm saving all my jars and I have my paint ready!

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  5. So clever, Sherrinda! I didn't know there were such cute knobs out there. I love the black furniture and Elyssa will too. Mom and I are heading for the River house for the weekend. Will miss having you there.

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    1. Ooooo, Ava! I hope you have a fabulous time with your Mom! Have fun with your story!

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  6. Oh cool! I wish I was more crafty. Sometimes I try, but I always end up with glue sticking my fingers together or paint in my hair...:)

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    1. LOL...Melissa, you are funny! Spray paint is such an easy tool and can make such a huge difference! :)

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  7. Beautiful! I love the mirror. I could curl up in that corner with my Kindle and read for hours!

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    1. MMMM, Erica, you read my mind! I was thinking the very same thing! :)

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  8. Wow, you were busy! Everything looks great!

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  9. Wow, you were busy! Everything looks great!

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