April Craft Challenge – make something that includes a kitchen utensil.
Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.
This month was a bit of a challenge for me as I wanted to try to do something really different and unique but in the end I made something using an item that was destined for Goodwill (an old box cheese grater). This item also turned out to be something I actually needed and use daily.
I had left over spray paint from another project and on the warmest day we had thus far – (it was +5), I took my grater and spray paint and went to the great outdoors (ok my patio and only a few steps from the door, but it was still outside lol).
Once it was dry I only spent about 15 minutes hanging some of my favorite pieces of jewelry(the jewelry I wear most often) on my repurposed box cheese grater.
February and March are the months I spend planning my projects for the rest of the year. After the climax of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, I tend to slow down and hibernate for a few weeks and do a lot of searching on the internet and going through my favorite magazine collections searching for inspiration for my next round of projects and of course to checkout the latest & greatest trends in DIY, making, baking and decorating.
I am sharing some of my discoveries today. I’d love to put them all on my project list!
I’ve been trying to collect some old rulers in my travels because I saw quite a number of fabulous ideas for re-purposing them over at Lush Home – I’ve only pictured one so go check the rest out.
The little flower vases shown below are made from Dollar Store S&P shakers but I have lots of vintage S&P shakers and I might just have to give this idea a whirl. Idea found on frumpybumpkin.com
Homeroad was a homerun with this vintage cheese grater organizer that is useful and playful for any kitchen.
I have a love of mirrors and there are tons of great DIY decorating with mirror ideas over at Pretty Handy Girl. I liked this one because it re-purposed a vintage angel food cake pan.
I like this re-purposed washboard from Vintage with laces. I wonder how long it will take me to find a metal washboard.
With Easter just around the corner Amber at Crazy Little Projects definitely peeped my interest with her latest round-up post on 25 Fun Peeps Ideas for Easter. I mean check out how adorable this is…
For the most part I really like the floors in my house, I have hardwood and vinyl plank that looks like barn board throughout my little house but one room that needs updating has laminate and that laminate is not in the best condition. Since there is no budget for new flooring, I have been wondering if it is possible to paint my laminate. I found some instructions on LifeHacker. I might have to try this (maybe under the fridge to start haha).
This Spring table runner made from vintage doilies is from Sadie Seasongoods. I think my fellow blogger Amelia (You Can Always Start Now) should try this as she has a collection of her late mother’s doilies and I know she wants to display them, I hope to see her version.
So many re-purposed things and ideas…..It’s A Wandaful Thing!