projects for your viewing pleasure.


phew. today was a busy one, as wednesdays go. i headed over to the gastroenterologist, only to be told (ugh) that i'll be getting an endoscopy & biopsies on my tummy to make sure everything's ok in there. so that wasn't so fun. but then afterward, i headed home to work on some fun projects. which were fun.

also, i'm linking up with:
A Soft Place to Land for DIY Thursday, AND Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday, so please check back at Kimba's and at Shabby Chic to see everyone else's amazing projects!

good times. here we go.

OK, i am trying to get better at remembering to take "before" pictures, because it makes it way more fun to show the transformation, but i forgot this time. sue me. =) before, this little tidbit was just a little wooden piece that had 2 little wooden pegs attached to it. no idea what it was used for, but i decided i wanted it for $1.99 at Goodwill. a can of heirloom white spray paint, and 4 new drawer pulls from hobby lobby at 50% off (works out to $2.00 each--way more than the wood piece, yes) later, voila! i now have a nifty blinged out display for my necklaces above my big jewelry cabinet. check it out, yo:

me likey!!! i was proud that i already got it hung and everything; yay me!

on to the next! a few weeks ago at one of my trips to Joann's (for the fabric i used for the piano bench makeover), i came across a decorative wooden oar that had already been lovingly sanded to distressed perfection. did i mention this little gem was on sale for 70% off? score. so i bought it, planning to embellish it for our outdoor space. here's what i ended up with:

the heart is a little hokey, i've decided, but oh well. i do heart my hubby.

if you've made it this far, god bless.

now--on a completely unrelated note, does anyone have any ideas on what to do with this piece i use as my nightstand? i have been contemplating trying to either restain or paint our bedroom hand-me-down furniture, but it is going to be a huge undertaking, obviously. this nightstand doesn't match the furniture; i bought it at hobby lobby a while back just to have something by my side of the bed. the new lamp (more on that later) and candlesticks (which probably won't stay there) are painted in an heirloom white color, so what are your thoughts on only painting the reddish drawers of the nightstand to match?

and no, my bed is not made.

thanks! peace out!

xo, Gayla


Sara said...

Love that jewelry hanger. I'm a sucker for clear drawer pulls...Your sign turned out very cute as well. Nice job!

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

Love the paddle! NEED the JEWELRY HANGER! thanks for sharing! Love DIY DAY!

Susan said...

be absolutely SURE you tell this gastro dude AND the person who performs your scope and/or anesthesia that you're a singer so they protect the cords. i've heard horror stories about vocal cord damage after one of these. and from personal experience, i can tell you that it makes a difference when they know!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Love your projects! Thanks for playing along with me today!

Delightful Dwelling said...

That is so neat. I have to hide my jewelry or my cats play with it and drag it around. Love that oar too. Have you thought about painting the drawer fronts white of your nightstand and then distressing them?

Michele said...

Love love that jewelry hanger...I make necklaces and bracelets, so that would be really cool to display them!

Love the oar too...too cute!


Sandy said...

I love that jewelry hanger. How is attached to the wall? I may have to make these for Christmas presents.

The Cockrells said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

also, thanks for the ideas on painting the nightstand! i think it would be way easier and attractive to just paint the drawer fronts!

Sandy, there were already 2 of those little jagged edge picture hanger thingees on the back of the wood piece when i bought it at goodwill, so i just nailed in some small nails, hung, and voila!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

I often forget to take the before photos, too! Dang. But your project turned out well. And painting just the drawers of your nightstand would be a good quick fix. xo

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