I know it looks like Art By Faith has not posted any new creations of late, but I have been preoccupied with other things. I did make a scarf hanger out of shower curtain rings as a gift to a relative who has many scarves and no way to hang them. Check it out. I used hot glue, some pipe cleaners, and finished the inset of the hanger with some tiny flowers and resin. I haven’t heard anything more from her, but I hope she is using it. I think this type of hanger works best as it curves at the shoulder and the hanger part is metal, the rest is heavy plastic. Shower rings me $1.00!
My kitchen has very, very limited space and spices are taking over my cabinet, falling out everytime I open the door to reach for one. I’ve been looking for a “cheap” solution and I found it. At the dollar store, I came across a set of 3 mini-baskets for $1.00. I found a piece of acrylic I had at home, gorilla glued the baskets to it, and voila, a spice rack for all those small spice containers and seasoning packets. LOVE IT!
I finally found a spot in the house for this tall display/storage center. I put it in my living room in place of a large end table, holding a bunch of plants, that didn’t look so hot. This looks better.
Whew! I am singing praises, thank you Jesus, this morning. I have finally finished construction on this unique, what I am calling a, “display/message center.” The next step is to paint it. I am divided between wanting to do a chalkboard paint application, but as I’ve read other posts, I am wary of having to do any waxing. The other option is to just paint it with some latex paint and seal it. I already have a gloss latex paint in a color that I like. Decisions, decisions.
I started out with a footstool that someone sat on and broke. Then I thought this wood is too good to throw out, so I deconstructed it and added two old wood displays I had in the basement… I could do something with these. So I got out my tools: a jigsaw, a small drill for holes, and a big drill for cutting big wood pieces, a sander, hammer and misc screws and glues and got to work. I had to add other wood for stability. I also had to add a fourth piece, another old footstool, to get the unit up off the floor. It is now about 6 feet high. You might think I got carried away, and you’d be right!
Unfortunately, the very top and bottom of the picture above was cut off during import. I hope I can get the whole thing in when you see the finished product in my next post, I need to move on from this project as I have more ideas swirling around in my head.
Finally I can get back to my storage/display/wall dividre/woodworking project. I was hoping to be further along; instead I entertained family members over the weekend. We had a great time. We talked about everything under the sun. We had a movie marathan, I baked four (4) zucchini breads (the zucchini was donated and I had to do something with all that zucchini), and cleaned the house. Lastly, when everyone was gone, I took one day off and did absolutely nothing.
One family member had mistakenly pulled down my makeshift ceiling light and today I updated it and put it back up. With whatever items I had around the house, I made the light using a light kit, a plastic clothes hanger, and an acrylic tube covered with a piece of window privacy covering.
If nothing else happens I will work on my project today!