Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, April 26, 2010

Creative Juices...

and accomplishments! Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because your mind is reeling with all of these GREAT ideas?!? If so, ya know where I'm coming from! We'll start with this canvas....

not my decor style BUT a canvas is a canvas! I was going to paint it and stencil words on there BUT needed a visual art piece. I remembered I had this vintage fabric from the first house I bought (it was the valance)....I LOVE the tropical hawaiian theme...reminds of something Pottery Barn might have in their bedding line!
BUT when I went to cover the canvas, it picture showed thru SO I had a novel idea....why NOT paint the canvas?! Pretty original, right?
Finished product.....
I was so giddy at tackling all these fun ideas running thru my mind, I forgot how to spell! (not really, I was just showing ya how I spray painted some chipboard letters to coordinate color. Picture stripes and polk dots in purples, oranges and greens).
Because this 'ol girl needed some jazzin up....
So I glued a golden frame to her, added the GLAM letters....
and VIOLA! A small vignette!
This is my FAVORITE project by far! While cleaning out the basement preparing for the big move come June, I came across this....
The bottom shelf to a microwave cart. Hmmm, put this in the toss pile...as I picked up up, I saw this.......


So not only did I keep some wood out of the landfill, I have created a FUN patriotic decor item! Perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and any day we're proud to be an American! I've linked up here...

DIY Day @ ASPTL

5 comments:

Denise said...

great ideas! I love coming up with something that I love from something I might have thrown away! Just makes you feel like you saved a fortune!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Cute flag!! Love that idea!!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

cute as can be! I love the covered canvas... such vintage charm! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Love the canvas! My daughter's room is hawaiian and I have copied the pottery barn surfer girl style in there (copied because I cant afford it!) I also love the flag! What a great idea!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

Thanx girls!