(My challenge, you just get the satisfaction of a job well done. Now tell me, don't you like my challenge better? ;-)
Last weekend I put together my first Pinterest project. Surprise, surprise, I actually LIKE doing crafts! ;-) Now, I'm excited to do something crafty next month, but before I get too far ahead of myself, I need to share what I DID this month!
|Link to original pin...so you can try it too!|
I wanted to do something that wouldn't break my bank.
I found these knobs at Home Depot for less than $3 a piece.
And purchased this Behr paint sample from Home Depot for about $2.97. (Though I about had a heart attack, when the checker rang my total up and it came to just under $30. Thank goodness, that wasn't correct! ;-)
The wood? Just a piece of scrap (most likely pallet wood) that I found in our salvage pile. I cut it down to the correct dimensions and my dad helped me with the beveling and stressing. I wanted it to have the antique, "chic" look and I think I got it pretty close!
The big different thing I did with this project, was instead of a paintbrush, I used a bit of old towel to apply the paint. It gave it a completely different texture and not quite such a "finished" look when I was done. Neat idea! (again all my Dad. ;-)
Next day I stressed the project with a sander and let it sit in front of our wood stove to cure and seal the paint in place.
While that cured, we put together the glass jars I was going to hang from the knobs. (sorry the pictures are so crummy, I'm really not a DIY photographer. ;-)
We're almost done!! And I'm loving how it's all coming together. Final step? Install it in my bunkhouse.
And that's that! Loving this first attempt, not too shabby and I might as well tack on the "chic" while I'm at it. :-)
No excuses! What did you create this month? (and btw, the family has totally become addicted to this pinterest snickerdoodle muffin recipe. Yummy!)