Projects Off My Checklist

I finally got around to finishing several of the half-finished projects sitting around my house (with Pat's help of course).

I got the picture he gave me for our anniversary put in its frame.  I haven't decided where to hang it yet.  I have one more reading themed print to get in a frame, and I even have the frame already, but it is an odd size and I haven't gotten around to getting a custom mat made for it.

We also finally got an enlargement made of our sunset silhouette photo, framed it and hung it on the wall.  The goldeny-yellow matches my living room perfectly!

A while ago my grandma gave my my grandpa's old sombrero to hang in my Mexican themed kitchen.  We finally got that hung up as well.

I decided to show you this photo to hopefully get some input.  I have a lot of really cute glass vases that are all different shapes left over from my sister's baby shower.  I put them on the shelf you see as you are going down my stairs.  I can't decide if I like them or not - they kinda just blend into the background and you can't see their detail.  They are also pretty short looking on that VERY tall wall. (There is a missing vase in this photo - it is currently performing it's primary duty of holding flowers on my kitchen table.)

Last, but not least, is my jewelry board.  I started the project a while ago and just got it finished up.  I took an old bulletin board that had been gathering dust and spray painted it black.  Then I cut my fabric to size and used spray adhesive to stick it on.  We cut some chain to drape across the board to hang earrings on, and just used push pins for everything else.  I was hoping to have some room to expand, but I filled up the whole thing!

I found these pretty push pins from Vividhome on Etsy that I would have rather used, but they were a bit out of my price range for the amount I would have needed to buy.  I thought about trying to make my own, but I have zero experience and the startup supplies would have been too cost prohibitive anyway.

I have a few bracelets that are too big to attach to my board.  I am trying to decide what to do with them.  Maybe I will put some larger hooks to the sides of the board.  Thoughts?

While I was taking pictures in my bathroom I decided to show you the way I organize all my hair tools.  I wanted a wall mounted holder of some sort to keep them off the counter and out of the way, but the professional hairdresser ones were all quite pricey, and the only other ones I could find were cheap plastic.  Then, I found this magazine rack for cheap on Amazon, and voila!

One last thing to share in the bathroom.  After I bought the fabric for my jewelry board, I found this hex sign on Etsy and had to get it.  (Thanks for the intro to hex signs Mom!)  The yellow is a bit brighter, but it's close enough to work for me.  It is pretty small - about eight inches in diameter - so I need to find a few things to go around it to fill up my wall.

Whew!  I'm exhausted all over again.  There are still plenty of projects waiting for me at my house, but at least I got a few out of the way.


Stacey said...

Idea for your vases. Put in a silk gerbera daisy they stand up straight and come in many colors. you could make them all the same or multiple colors. cut them all the same length or leave some of them taller. I think they can be pricey though. But it is the end of summer and fall florals are in. I love ALL of your projects!!! I have decorative hooks on my bedroom wall that I use for my jewelry. Hobby Lobby has some amazing decorative hooks you should check them out. there is one in SL.

EmmaP said...

use the wide-mouth vase for your large bracelets?

regarding the vases... have you heard of "rope vases"? My friend used this concept except, instead of twine she hotglued strands of color-complimentary beads to various shaped vases. It gave them a uniformity and made them "pop" a little too. She said she wanted to hotglue them, so that she could pull the beads off years down the road when she'd grow bored of them and want to change them out. hahaha! If the beads are too expensive, you could do various colors of twine. Just an idea...