May 04, 2010

D.I. Finds and Transformations

Today's tutorial is as follows:

1) Go to D.I.  (Good Will if you live anywhere other than Utah.)

2) Buy some crazy stuff that your husband will roll his eyes at.

3) Make that crazy stuff crazy cool.

Really.  I want to show you a couple of things I found at D.I. the other day.  First of all, look at this chair!  It was only $2 and it rocks my little crafty world.  I think my great grandmother had these - no joke.  They had two left and I scooped them up quickly.  They will go in my craft room, which I will be working on as soon as the playroom is totally done.


Next up are these little jars.  They were also $2. 


I painted the edges of the cap black.  Then I printed some words to serve as labels on scrapbook paper and cut them to fit the cap.  I modge-podged them on and antiqued the edges with a stamp pad.....


...and now I have two really cute jars to hold some supplies.  (Plus I didn't spend the money on the cool thread holder I wanted.)


The craft room will be based around this cute Liberty of London basket from Target.  Yes.  The whole room designed from one little item I'm obsessed with.  I'm also trying to repurpose all sorts of containers from random products I've purchased.


The craft room will probably get a few posts of its own in the next month or so as I slowly turn it into a place where I can brainstorm, create, and secretly eat chocolate.

Anyhow, so head to the thrift store and find something great.  Just use hand sanitizer after you leave the joint :)  Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. That chair is too cool! I think my friend's family had them in orange.

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  2. That chair is so groovy. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your room design!

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  3. Workin on a craft room over here, too! Great minds think alike. Can't wait to see what you do with the chair. :)

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  4. Oh the possibilities! I can't wait to see it transformed!

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  5. I have to admit that chair is cool!
    Hahah :D
    Lovely jars too!

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  6. is EVERYone redoing a craft room?? I also am in the works...
    thanks for linking up at SugarBee Take-A-Look Tuesday! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the jars - super cute! I'm re-doing my craft room right now. It's so nice to have the space all organized - it's almost finished. I should be doing some posts on it soon. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

    Lindsay

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  8. OMGOSH, I know those chairs!! eeeeek, showing my age here! I wish we had a DI because our GW are not that great. Still, we can find some good buys at our local thrift shops. I love the fact that you're anticipating "secretly eating chocolate" in your craft room, LOL!!!!

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  9. Goodwill is my second home! I love to do projects like these! Thanks for sharing and keep the ideas coming! P.S love the part about buy something your husband will roll his eyes at... I have one of those too LOL I have also decided I need to school him in yard selling... Yard Selling 101 LOL Men don't see what women see! LOL

    http://jeansandatshirtmom.blogspot.com/

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  10. I L.O.V.E. The chairs!!!!

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  11. Ahh fantastic. I've been trying to think of a way to get words on the top of some laundry soak containers that I want to repurpose for my craft supplies. I was going to use gel medium to do it, but this seems a much better way. Thanks!

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  12. I cannot wait to see what you do with those chairs. I have that same Libery of London basket from Target! Brilliant.

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  13. I love that chair! But I have a chair fetish :)

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  14. love love love love love the chair!!! Now I'll go back and read the rest, because I couldn't focus on anything until I declared my love for that chair.

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  15. Ohhhh I love it all! Can't wait to see the craft room...thanks for linking up!!!

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  16. I literally LOL'd at "secretly eat chocolate!" I had some leftover chocolate from assembling Mother's Day gifts and it is stashed in my craft room! Haha!

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  17. Oh I just loved this!!

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