Hey ladies! Â I hope you all had a good weekend. Â I spent mine in NYC with my sister and 5,000 other bloggers atÂ theÂ BlogHer conference. Â It was such a great experience. Â I love to be an environment with so many people that have the same passions and hobbies that I do. Â And the shopping wasn’t too bad either :). Â We even got to hear from President Obabma through a live video address to kickÂ theÂ conference off. Â It was pretty cool.
This weekâ€™s theme is another fan favoriteâ€¦Thrift Store. Iâ€™m pretty excited about it. Â I love to see what things people can make out of “junk” they find.
Remember that voting closes a day early this season, so make sure you have your vote in by Thursday night.
And if you want to craft along, remember thereâ€™s the Iâ€™m Crafty! Linky Party every Thursday as well.
Craft #1 – Crocheted T-Shirt RugÂ -Â ChiWeiÂ @Â One Dog Woof
Craft #2 – Test Tube VaseÂ -Â ErinÂ @Â Erinâ€™s Creative Energy
just to get the creative juices flowing, but once I found this thrift store,
inspiration took over.
amongst the treasures, and fell in love. I needed to put my spin on the Test
Tube Vase, and wanted it to be different from all that Iâ€™ve seen before. It
needed to be a statement piece.
it with a thin piece of bass wood from Hobby Lobby, which came in under $3, and
the test tubes which were .75 cents apiece. The bass wood was stained a dark
walnut, with holes drilled for the tubes. My husband once showed me a guitar
made of curly maple, which the craftsman dyed an electric blue. It looked
amazing. Upon his suggestion, I knew I needed to do the same, however I opted
to use turquoise because the figure in the wood reminded me of rippling water.
I tried and tried again, until I got it just right.Â
sanded, buffed, and waxed. The color is incredibly vibrant, and my version of
the Test Tube Vase looks showroom worthy! I honestly feel I created a
masterpiece, and I couldnâ€™t be happier with the end result. Â Â
Craft #3 -Â Old Decoration to New Sewing BoxÂ -Â ChrissyÂ @Â Â There are UFOâ€™s under my stairs
Craft #4 – Princess-y Room DecorÂ -Â MeganÂ @Â The Crafty Conundrum
I had lots of fun with this week’s challenge… Only problem was I found LOTS of fun things at the thrift store and garage sales.Â My husband will probably not let me out of the house again -at least not with money in my pockets. hehe.
I went to a garage sale and found this mirror for $2 that looked kind of princess-y (is that even a word?), so I bought that and spray painted it pink.Â And then at the thrift store IÂ found a cheap, boring lamp shade.Â They wanted $1.50 for it, but when I said a lamp was kind of dumb without a lamp shade, they gave it to me for free!Â Woohoo!Â So I got the lamp (ugly, pink floral thing) for $3.00.Â Got two scarves (pink and gold) for $0.50 and a pretty white satin dress for $5.00.
I spray painted the lamp white and used the pink scarf and cut up the dress to cover the lamp shade so it is reminiscent of a princess gown.Â Then I embellished the top with some white lace ribbon I had.Â My girl is pretty thrilled with it… her brother (who she shares a room with her) was not so thrilled… but hopefully he will have his own room soon anyway.Â Haha.
So in total, only spent $8.50 (plus spray paint and ribbon I had) and I have quite a bit of fabric left over from the dress. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.