*If you missed the Scraps result post you can find it here*
How many of you have a pile of stuff with grand plans to overhaul it all and dazzle everyoneÂ withÂ your ingenuity? Â I have a pile like that. Â Only my pile fills our storage unit. Much like this…
I’ve moved that stuff from the west coast to the east coast (literally), but never gotten around to it. Â I do have big plans for it all though (I’ve even been working on some of them!) and those plans have a bigÂ announcementÂ that I’ll share with you all in the next little bit. Â I’m super excited about it!
These ladies have gone a long way to giving me the motivation to Upcycle some of my stuff into great things. Â The poll, just like last time and the time before that, will be inÂ theÂ sidebar and open until Friday night.
Craft #1 – Tea Table and Stools -Â Kimberly @Â Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. & Me
… the empty kitty litter boxes in our basement! Â That combined with the theme this week was enough to kick me into gear. Â When I was finished, I had Tea for Two: Tea Table and Stools.
Everything on the table (and decorating the stools) was thrifted/recycled/upcycled for a chic little tea party. Â The “stools” were spray painted and upholstered with pieces from a Â vintage sheet, which was pleated on all sides and trimmed with vintage lace. Â The attached cushions are comfy AND cute, and fortunately don’t affect the overall functionality of the stools – storage! Â They flip up from the side and snap down tight. Â The old end table got a facelift and a LITERAL lift – a stabilizing new base – and the top was hand-painted in a soft gold. Â (An added touch for the party – all of the china, trays, vases, etc. were thrifted, cleaned and some were sprayed with paint to match. Â The dessert tray was created with two saucers, some large wood beads and E6000. Â Even the little hostess is dressed in vintage attire!)
The stools came together well, so I couldn’t help but make a third, just in case another guest dropped in unexpectedly. Â When you’re all finished with the party, cleanup is easy – just whisk all of the fixings into a stool! Â Another stool can hold a few beloved tea party goers (don’t know about you, but stuffed animal storage is sorely needed around here…) Â All in all, our hostess thinks this upcycle is a huge hit!
Craft #2 – iPad Case -Â Angela @Â The Wray Sisters
Craft #3 – Skirt to Purse -Â Brittany @Â BKâ€™s Craft Blog
I’ve had this skirt for a year now; donated by a friend who thought I’d be able to do something with it. I have been looking for a new sack purse to carry all my summer goodies and just couldn’t find anything that was quite right. Plus I’ve been looking to down size all my craft stock for a move so this theme came at just the right time. I made this fun summer sack purse out of a skirt with three patterns on it.
Craft #4 – Patio Umbrella -Â Wendy @Â Craft Goodies
Craft #5 – Fresh New Wallet -Â Amanda @Â Simply Homemade
I have to tell you, this theme for some reason, had me running around in circles all week. I seriously started and abandoned 2 different projects and thought of a handful more. By Wednesday I was in a panic, so I meandered around my craft room hoping for some inspiration. I dug around my “to re-purpose” Â box and found an old houndstooth skirt that was dying to become a pretty hand bag…..but I made wallets instead.
I’ve been meaning to draft a wallet pattern for a long time. It turns out this was just the push I needed. Each wallet has card pockets, a spot for cash, and a handy dandy zippered pouch! I sort of love them, and may turn some of the Husband’s jeans into wallets as well….shhh! Don’t tell.