Thursday, October 13, 2011

From a picture to a reality

If any of you are like me, once in awhile you see a picture of something somewhere that just resonates with you at a precise moment in time.
I have to admit.  I subscribe to Pottery Barn magazine, not because I can afford the things in it, but because it gives me a vast supply of IDEAS.
I can usually see something in a magazine, or on, and make my own version of it, tweaking it just a little.
So, the other day, I did just that.
I saw these pics on Pinterest....

First THIS:
(source:  sewmanyways)
and then THIS:
(source Pottery Barn)

It hit me, that I had some baskets similar to these, and I had these great metal tags that I got at FlowerPatchFarmgirl's garage sale.
I used my croc-a-dile to punch holes on each end of the tin tag,
until they resembled this:
I had chipboard and felt numbers to add,
along with some red ticking material to attach them to the baskets.
They ended up looking like this:

Some are used here for Nintendo DS's and winter gear.

Another is on the landing to gather things that need to go upstairs.
Then, while I was all up in the crafty mode, I saw this on Pinterest too.
(source:  lehiwrights)

I had all the supplies for that too, so I got to work.
I had gotten this pie plate at Goodwill ages ago, and loved the saying in it.
I had some more candlesticks, which I spray painted Pistachio green,
and then added a kid-sized vintage apron I've had since the kids used to use it for dress up.

All in all, it was a very productive night.  I crossed two things off my craft to-do list.
What do you think?

Tonight I'm takin' a break, and I'm cozying up with my newest magazine that arrived today...
I can't wait!
Till later!


  1. Awesome projects! Everything turned out so cute!

  2. Great ideas! Both project are simple but really pack a punch! Luv

  3. How cute! I love both of the projects.... and your copy of Holiday came today! Lucky you, mine is still in the mail... oh, how I love it when the Christmas magazines/books start to arrive!


  4. I love those simple! I'm a gonna have to take me a trip to Goodwill! :)

  5. I LOVE both of those!!! In my opinion the last one in particular turned out better than the inspiration piece from Pinterest!!!
    Way to go Girl!

  6. Sooo funny - I was thinking of you when I saw that soap stand on somebody's Pinterest! Shoulda known you'd actually make one even cuter! Love those baskets and think now I'll cutesy up our stair basket, even if the dirty socks n assorted toys aren't that worthy! ;-)


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