Mar 10, 2014

DIY: a vase, a lamp, a bottle

Our house is pretty much "done" in terms of decorating. As it should be; we've lived here for three years now. But of course, there are always little things I want to do, like re-painting, rearranging shelves, stuff like that. It may or may not drive my husband crazy :) Anyway, this past week I was able to complete three little projects with things I had lying around the house. I thought I'd share them with you today. You know, because it's my blog and I do what I want. Alright, without further ado:


lamp-makeover My MIL gave me this little lamp a few months ago and I don't love it, but who says no to a free lamp? I thought it might work in our bedroom with a quick updated. I spray painted the base gold and recovered the shade with some leftover fabric from our dining room chair makeover. Now I think it's pretty wonderful!



flower-pot-makeover
I picked up this planter at IKEA a few years ago and I really like the rustic look, but one day I went crazy and started painting everything. The teal paint is actually leftover from my favorite DIY necklace (apparently I love leftover DIY supplies?!). I just taped off the pot, and painted it with a disposable sponge brush. I am loving the pop of color!



upcycled-whisky-jar
Ah, and this makeover. The silliest of them all. My husband brought home this bottle of whiskey and said, "I knew you'd love the the bottle." He knows me so well. I thought it would make a great jar for the bubble bath that I keep on hand for, you know, taking a bath. So. I used goo gone to remove the paper and created a little label using chalkboard contact paper leftover from my pantry jars.


So there you have it. Three little projects that were cheap and easy, which is the way I like everything. Well, not everything :) Anyway, what little projects are you working on? Anyone ever used an old whiskey jar in a project before?

21 comments:

  1. These are so simple, yet genius! I love how you reused the whiskey bottle for something fun. I have a cute tequila bottle I've been trying to figure out what to do with. I love your idea!

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  2. Those look awesome, great DIY work.

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  3. Chalkboard contact paper?! Whaaaaa? I need that. I have the paint, which is perfect for irregular projects, but I think the contact paper would save tons of time.

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  4. I love these projects! I have a lamp in our living room I want to spray paint and find a new shade for too. I'm waiting for the weather to get better to do a few painting/staining projects! I think this Spring/Summer will be busy!

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  5. These are all so cute! And they seem pretty simple if you have the materials on hand.

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  6. They all look great and the whiskey jar is definitely my fav. :-)

    Mo

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  7. The lamp looks so cute! I can't believe that is a Whiskey bottle!! Love how you re-purposed it.

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  8. I love the lamp! Fun and simple updates! I have so many to do on my list. And my husband would have totally done that same thing with the bottle. I'm actually surprised we don't have it in our bar downstairs because of all the whiskey he collects!

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  9. that lamp & vase are GREAT!! :)

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  10. Ca-ute! Um, I love them all, but my favorite I think is the whiskey jar--genius!

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  11. look at you - you clever thing! I feel like one can never stop decorating their home so keep up with the DIY's - especially since you are really good at them.
    xo

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  12. These are all so fun! I am so impressed that you can think of these quick little updates to make old items look amazing!!

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  13. I love all three projects! I have so many things I would like to do around my house, but there is never enough time. I feel like I can barely get the minimum done! Also, I love that whiskey bottle too! I have a thing for bottles as well.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  14. You are adorable and so smart!! Will you come decorate my house?
    oXo
    Jenn

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  15. The planter and the lamp are my favourites. Literally everything can be made to look expensive with gold spray paint!

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  16. Super cute! The lamp is darling and I am going to have to paint one of my planters now :)

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  17. LOVE the spray painted lamp! There's actually a lamp in our "garage sale pile" that isn't too cute ... however, spray painting it gold would totally make it work. I just may be digging it back out. :)

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  18. What fun projects! I love doing little overhauls like that...makes a big difference! I want to make a DIY headboard and upholster it and revamp our master bedroom...I think we need some new bedding after 5 years too! I think a trip to Marshalls or TJ Maxx is in my future...
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

    PS- I have a giveaway going live tonight on my blog for a PetBox...I think your pup would LOVE it! :-)

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  19. These DIY projects all look so cool!! I especially love the look of the lamp :).

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  20. whaaaat- these are all awesome, and seem like DIY's I could actually do! good save on that bottle, and I love that you painted the lamp stand, that made a huge difference!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

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  21. Not only are you a great DIYer but a Clever little writer too. Loved that last paragraph and that last DIY is by far the most creative you have done. I super love the new look of your lamp. Looks like something you can find at Anthropologie. =)

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