Friday, January 29, 2010

What to do....

I had a problem.... this basket next to our back door. It holds some extra keys, and for the most part... junk that we throw in it. It is ugly, BIG, and broken. So, I did what I always do on a {limited crafting budget} and looked around our home.

That is when I spotted this beauty...
OK, not so great looking right??
So, with a coat of paint, some fabric, "vintage looking"
lace, ric rac, a couple hooks, a flower and walla....

I made this fun little thing. First I painted over the words. Second I covered it in fabric...{a shirt that I washed once and shrunk!!}. Third attach some fun ric rac. Fourth attach the lace for a pocket {this was from something else that was washed wrong.} NOTE TO SELF: Don't ever by anything again that says "hand wash only" .... it is just a recipe for disaster. Fifth attach two hooks to the bottom to hold keys. Lastly make a flower out of some linen I had laying around.

Total cost for this project...... 0$$$... I KNOW!!!! I love my little key holder... board thing. wink! It looks so much better in person.....my cheap little camera just doesn't do it justice. :)

4 comments:

Zurmely family said...

That, my friend, is my most favorite thing you have EVER made. you know me - i love organization! it's so cute and functional. good job!

Brian and Kara said...

Only you could turn all of that stuff into something cool. I would have thrown the shrunken clothing away and donated the sign to D.I. Nice job!!!

Michelle said...

What I love most about it is that it is the home of pictures of your family who loves and misses you very much! :) What a cute craft!

Poppie said...

Very cute and I love the pictures you chose to put on it!