Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Preventing boredom

 I was bored the other day... not really bored, just not wanting to do all that I should be doing. Sometimes all of the "have to's " are things that just get "undone". Like making the bed for example. You do it up pretty with pillows, etc and just a few hours later off they all come and it starts all over again. I wanted to do something that wouldn't just be undone. So, out came the craft stuff
I started with a piece of scrap wood that was out by the fire pit. gave it a light sanding, painted it everyone's favorite, Heirloom white. Found a vinyl word that was a freebie from a presentation I went to a while back. Rubbed it on the block
Decided it was too white for my taste, so I got out my favorite universal umber paint, thinned it with a bit of water, painted it all over the block and then wiped it off leaving only a small amount of color. You can see in this picture below

Still looking a little too plain to me so I  kept digging in the scrapbook boxes until I found some fabric that I tore to make a "ribbon"
Added some flowers, a button and a Key. 


Voila !!A little shelf sitter that cost me virtually nothing
This cute little gem is making it's way across the country soon by way of a blog swap. Hope it likes it new home!!
I will be linking this to a few parties and fabric fun thursday is probably a bit of a stretch but aI just hate to miss a good party and there is fabric on this thing : )
 





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Linking up to frugal friday over at the shabby nest

36 comments:

  1. Love it, Debbie!!! It would make a great gift! I cannot find Rustoleum's Heirloom white anywhere around here. Where did you buy yours?

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  2. What a fabulous little crafty creation.

    I have a few biscotti recipes I've been wanting to try but just haven't done so yet. I think I may have to add your's to the list and give it a try very soon. Best wishes, Tammy

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  3. Beautiful and so creative! I love it! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

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  4. That's really cute, Debbie! I have a Dream vinyl that I did last year on a bigger wood plaque for our guest room. This is a great little piece for a shelf.

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  5. That came out SO cute! What a great little decor piece!

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  6. That is darling. Isn't is amazing what you can come up with by just going through our craft crap. Love it.
    Brooke

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  7. That's precious! I looove it! Love that flower and the key addition. Sooo cute!

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  8. That turned out so cute from just things you had laying around. The key and fabric flowers were such smart additions, someone will be happy with the swap. Thanks for sharing (well, I got my sheets washed, does that count for anything?)

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  9. I love what you did with that. It looks so good!

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  10. This is great and I had to laugh over the "bored" comment, I just recently blogged on that same word "what was I thinking"...you did what I am doing, got busy...and look at your fruit
    Enjoyed

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  11. That turned out really cute! :)

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  12. Debbie,
    "dream" my favorite word and way to spend quiet time! Your shelf sitter is adorable!
    Wendy

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  13. Deb, this is adorable! You are so creative.

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  14. Very cute. I love when you can use up "stash" stuff and come up with something wonderful!

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  15. Great idea! Looks simple enough that anyone could do it successfully. You have a great blog!

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  16. Love your dream sign! It is always comforting to read that other people have tons of things we should be doing and just get the urge to do something that we shouldn't be doing. Makes me feel so much better that I am not alone. Love it!

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  17. Debbie-
    You have inspired me.
    There are times when I need to just do it- whatever it is-even if I don't feel like it.

    I love what you did!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  18. It's lovely, your partner will love it.

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  19. Cute creation...love how you added the key!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. How clever and crafty you are! I was born without the craft gene! Just stopped by from SITS and hope you'll find time to do the same.

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  21. I am so glad you were featured! I think I have a pretty good eye for decorating, but for some reason . . .I struggle with our bedroom when it comes to decorating. The size an shape make it a bit of a challenge for me. Congrats on your special day - enjoy every minute of it!

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  22. Wow. When I'm bored I park myself in front of the computer...I like your idea better! Stopping by from SITS...have a great SITS day!!

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  23. Found you from SITS. Your site is super cute! Love your ideas!

    Nicole @
    http://blessingsandbling.blogspot.com/

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  24. Stopping by from SITS, congrats on your big day!! What a great little project, simple to do and the end result is adorable. I love this idea. I definitely see something similar to this in my future!! Have a great week!

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  25. Congratulations on your big SITS day! I love your blog and ideas so much that I've grabbed your button and added it to the "recommended reading" section of my own blog. Your work is beautiful and inspirational. After seeing some of your projects I'm anxious to get to work on some projects of my own.

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  26. I absolutely love projects that are inexpensive & fun. I love this idea...and I love that you used "dream" as the visual reminder! Congrats on your SITS day!!

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  27. I'm new to the arts and crafts world, but I needed a different "creative" avenue to express myself other than writing, so I have been researching DIY projects and such. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  28. That came out so cute! What a quick and easy projects that looks great!

    Manuela

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  29. Ummm WOW! I love it! I love your creative spirit! Thanks for sharing.
    Your website is beautiful, too!

    -Sitstah, CK

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