Sunday, January 22, 2012

Before/After Shabby Chic Hardware/Button Organizer

     Several months ago, my husband and I went to visit his friend, Tom, who often goes junkin'.  Together the three of us explored out in his barn where he keeps his "finds". Tom says if we see anything we want we can have it. I found this old blue rusty hardware organizer and immediately I think a shabby chic "button organizer"! So I take it home and wash it, sand it, wash each individual drawer several times in order to get the labels off (quite the feat), and paint it white. Finally today was the day I finished the project. After I was done, I asked my husband if I should have put all the embellishments on the top of it. He said,"Of course, they're just going to end up there anyway because when you craft there isn't an empty  flat surface to be found; this way they're glued down so you won't lose them." Always the wise guy...even if he was speaking the truth.  ;-)

A Valentine's Day Receipt Holder Display

     Last year I found an authentic receipt holder at a flea market and decided to create holiday wall decor for each of the panels. Below is the one I created this morning for Valentine's Day. I also included photos of what the original receipt holder looked like as well as the Halloween one I made this past fall.  Now I'm off to make one for Easter.
Update: some of you have asked if I am able to switch out the holders and add new papers etc...yes I can...I attached everything by simply slipping the papers and embellishments behind the clips and if I used any adhesive I used removable. Thanks for asking!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Secret Keeper Journal

     I love the Graphic 45 Gypsy Market collection and used it to create a little secret keeper journal containing flip pages, pockets, tags, and coin envelopes. This is a perfect place for little inspirational quotes, messages, secrets, dreams, and thoughts. The journal opens using a red glass doorknob from 7 Gypsies.  

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Card Organizer

I wish I would never forget a loved one's birthday or anniversary...I wish I'd remember I made my loved one a special card way before their special day...I wish I'd remember where I put their special card...I wish my cards were organized...Wish granted...   :-)