Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One Man's Junk

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, so here goes. I have a problem. I am a Pinterest addict. One look down that rabbit hole and I was done for. So many ideas! So many possibilities!

The first project I decided to start after spending some time on Pinterest was a crocheted rag rug. No pics of that today, but I will be blogging about it when I finish (hopefully in the next day or two). Of course I have been busy pinning countless other project ideas, too, so when I had to go to Goodwill yesterday to look for sheets to use to complete the rag rug, I couldn't help but look around to see if there was anything there that I could use for other projects.

I knew I needed books for one project, so I bought 4 of the thickest books they had. It made no difference what the books were; I just need books. You'll see why once I tackle that project. I did find a few other bargains, though, and thought I would share "before" pictures of them since I plan to change them up a little!

I got this lamp (minus the light bulb) and plan to get it a shade and a whole new color.
 
I also found this adorable wooden owl napkin holder, which will also get a new color.
My last find is actually just fine as-is. It's a wooden storage basket with a chalkboard side! It's a little worn around the edges and needs a good cleaning, but it will be perfect for the play room.
Stay tuned for future projects!

2 comments:

Mandi said...

I, too, love Pinterest, though I seem to go through fits-and-spurts of using it.

I really love your owl napkin holder. I'm a fan of all things owls! I can't wait to see your crochet rug too. I've always wanted to try that but never knew how!! How big are you making yours?

Beverly said...

The napkin holder! What a find!!