Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Makeover Madness

     I am running late on this post because I didn’t think that I had done much this week. Then I sat down, started looking at all of the other posts and realized something. Duh Gwen, look at the wall right across from your laptop!

     This week was a week of finishing, not really shopping. I need one of those once in a while to keep everyone happy in this house.

     I turned table sides that Art brought home from the grocery store into wall art. So what was this…..

     turned into this….

     I sanded off the Kashi labels, stained them, then added a bit of modern flair that matches my living room. I mounted the pieces with large brackets and wire in order to have them stand out a bit from the wall. (Sorry about the photo, I tried this about 50 different ways, with different light sources and this was the best that I got.) The mirror in the middle is the ceiling medallion that I painted last month.  Total cost of this wall art? $2.50 and it packs a huge unique punch!

     I had my first Freecycle experience this week. I picked up this TV stand, which I don’t need. What I do need is extra seating in my living room and this is going to become a storage ottoman. I can see it, can’t you?

     I also finally got the fabric to reupholster my other freebie ottoman. The Waverly fabric was a great Ebay find at $5.99 for 5 1/2 yards!

     Now if I can just figure out how to do the upholstery, I will be good to go.









Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Gwen, very clever idea! It turned out great!

Have a wonderful week!


Kammy said...

You are so crafty, Gwen ! I can't believe your wall art....WOW !
Goggle or go to youtube for covering your ottoman - lots of great tutorials out there !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Neat way to repurpose! That fabric looks great-good luck with the ottoman.

Rhonda in OK said...

hmm, are those Kashi tea boxes? I've never seen them but your re-do looks great.
And I can sure see the cabinet at a ottoman - have fun working on it.

claudie said...

I love Kashi cereal, but never thought of turning it into
Happy MM
Love Claudie

Cheri Peoples said...

Wow-amazing art-you should post it on my KNOCK OFF PARTY
Come for a visit.
Its So Very Cheri

susan said...

Amazing! I can't wait to see the tv stand once you finish!

Wendy said...

The art is great and I bet the ottoman will look fabulous!

Struggler said...

Incredibly original art, I love how the pair frame the mirror, too.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love those shelves...great shape! Can't wait to see the storage ottoman!


Embellished Bayou said...

Great job on that wall art, the best part is you have a one of a kind piece that no one else will have! Good luck with the TV stand/ottoman!

Sue said...

Hi Gwen, I am so late reading and commenting- How in the world did you come up with this idea? It is so great! I'd love to see how they actually tie in to your room. hint hint...
You are certainly the ambitious one to start all of these projects.*grin*
:-) Sue

Tina said...

Hey Gwen! I just wanted to thank you for following my blog and let you know that I have posted an award for you on my blog. You may or may not have time to pass the award on, but you deserve it!!


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