Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Talking trash

First, I have an announcement. After reading a comment from a male blogger on another blog, I have decided to host Man Craft Monday! Here on every second Monday of the month. So during the next couple of weeks have the men you know take pictures of what they have been making regardless if it is cooking, wood working, jewelery, paper craft or anything else. Post it on their blog or your blog. Just remember to come back here and link up for all to see. Now, I just have to figure out Mr. Linky. I hope is not a complicated fellow.
Man Craft Monday May 11!
That leaves me with my entry for Kimm at Reinvented Tuesday's Trash to Treasure. I was given these little plastic gold frames that were destined for the thrift store. I have had them for quite some time. I painted them white, bought white mattes and used them to frame left over birthday invitations that I had bought 8 for a dollar at Michaels.
I may paint them pink so that the white mattes will stand out. Then again, I just might leave them and move on.

This next project I could just kick myself for not taking a before picture. It was an ugly wood bench. I walked by it several times. It wasn't until I got a block away from the thrift store that I had an idea of what I could do with it. By the time I got back to the store I was so excited I could have popped(so funny I had just typed two 0's and one p). It was $5.

I painted it white and added the tulle on the ends. There where two holes that just looked plain awkward on each end. I think it will be perfect in my daughter's room with the little pictures.


Beverly Jones said...

Seriously cute. No girls here so I am always jealous of cute girly things on blogs. Keep on crafyin'.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Absolutely adorable instant artwork! I love the bench, the tulle bows are the perfect touch. Thanks for linking up!

janet said...

oh the frames are just too cute, and love the bench, the touch of pink just adds to it.

Jana said...

Look at you go, hopefully you will still be my friend after all this cool stuff you are doing and I continue to be .............just lil ole me!! LOL Way cute, both of those things way to go!! :)

Stefanie said...

LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!!! At least you didn't make it further than a block away from the thrift store before you thought of what to do! The worst is when you think of it a day later and go back and it's gone.

Andrea said...

I need to go shopping with you. Seriously. Love the bench, and Man Craft Monday. I'll see what macho crafts my man comes up with and send them on over.

The Griffin Crew said...

WOW those look great way to go!!

Xazmin said...

Love your projects! They're adorable!

Tanielle said...

Oh my heck!!! So stinkin' cute!!! Love the frames and the bench! I need to go thrift store shopping again for sure!!!