Thursday, April 16, 2009

Look What I Did! And Did I Show You This?

Taking a page out of My Military Mansion, I made a super cute and useful project today out of all things I already had on hand!

My 16 year-old daughter got a Christmas gift of a tray loaded with wonderful bath items. She used the bath items but had no use for the tray. Tried it in the guest bathroom. No go. Tried it in the new master bedroom. No go. Then today it hit me, "It matches my craft corner!! HOW oh how can I incorporate it??"

So here's what I did:

Cleaned the tray, glued some cork to it...

and VOILA! A very chic cork board!

to replace this less than chic option:

Way cuter right?

And speaking of the craft corner; I can't remember if I ever showed you the finished product. Although it's not COMPLETELY finished, the stuff that is left, like possibly painting the desk and the chair, you'll mostly never notice.
But first, some before shots:

This is what the area looked like when we bought the house. I believe it was intended to be the dining area.

Then there was the intermediate craft/music/exercise area

And now the final draft:



Vindiciti said...

The tray cork board is too cool! I've already told you how awesome I think your little corner is, so I won't be elaborating here.

Word verification: gaseless

Gretchen said...

Fabu! I'm always on the end of someone who just threw out that amazing item which could be reused in a most fantastic way. Though...before I finally throw it out, I've had it for at least 3 years. ;)

Great music/craft room. I likey.

His Girl said...

that looks beyond amazing. really, really cool, chica!

mel said...

Lovin' it all! And hey, does this comment look cooler than others? I mean, after all, it is the first combox I've written in with the Mac!

IdahoAngie said...

so when you coming to help me finish decorating my bedroom?


Brandy said...

Wow! Nice job! I like the cork board - it is way cuter!

Becky said...

Non, non, non! Zees...zees should be called a studio!

abnsigoslady said...

Trash to Treasure...LOVE it. The entire "corner" is great. Where do you live down there? :)

Alana said...

Love the cork board idea, I'm so uncrafty. Never would have thought of that!