Wednesday, November 23, 2011

multiple projects

Here is a tray I made from a plaque that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I added some handles and some candle holders to the bottom to make into a tray. I added some lanterns I bought on sale at Lowes. this is a centerpiece on my dining room table

 I saw this done on multiple sites. It was so easy to do. I just inserted the balls into the lights and voila! See next picture for the lights on.


I saw this featured on pintrest. Here is the inspiration I received it from http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/diy-home-decor-crafts#fbIndex1
My neighbor has a ton of these cable spools and I grabbed one to try it out. I bought some long dowls and cut them down. I did not have to glue any of them down because they fit so snug. I spaced them apart accordingly to how I wanted it spaced out. I am more of an "eye it"  type of person than measuring. I had spray painted this Rustoleum Heirloom White and gave it a shabby look by sanding the sides. I wanted the added height for the shelf for my little boy. I had a hard time finding something besides (expensive) casters. I finally found a wooden step stool at Goodwill. I took the top off of it. I placed a lazy susan piece(found at lowes/menards) on top of the stool and then placed the cable spool on top to make it turn. I could not get the paint to turn out great on the top of the spool so I covered it with some filler and material.
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