Showing posts with label 10 Minute Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10 Minute Update. Show all posts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brooch Display and Organizer

I saw this genius idea on a recent trip to a flea market...

(and more about that later... wink, wink)


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ladder Shelving

An old ladder found on the side of the road gets an easy and functional makeover using a few pieces of wood
and white paint...

ladder shelving just add steps
puppy bomber

Monday, September 2, 2013

Creating a Grain Sack Pillow

This post is for everyone that emailed me asking about
the red striped pillow shown in my header...

This beautiful super-sized pillow was 
too good to pass up on clearance even though 
I didn't own a pillow large enough to fit inside....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Joyful Basket

A simple and inexpensive way to add a little
Holiday bling to a basket...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pitcher Re-Do

In just a few minutes you can take an old metal
thrift store find from this....

a little white Krylon spray paint and some 
distressing along the rims...

Stamp on a number
(using Stayzon ink...)

and you get a beautiful quick-fix!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weighty Book Ends

"Ten Minute Update" 
Got a pair of boring bookends?

 Turn them into a junker's dream...

I had to give mine a spritz of metallic spray paint because they were a little too yucky even for me...

All I needed to junk them up (in a good way this time)  
was 2 old rusty 3 lb. barbells and some twine...

I just tied the barbells on to the book ends...

And I've got myself some first class 
junky book ends!

Strong enough to hold up even your heaviest reading!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ten Minute Chair Re-do

"Ten Minute Update"
Here is a quick way to update an old chair...

This little chair needs a face lift....

I took off the seat and popped on a new cover...

Got the image from the Graphics Fairy...
(ok, more than 10 minutes if I didn't already have the transferred fabric)

 Then I added a little gray wool trim to finish it off...

 Much better! Don't ya think?
Now it holds my alarm clock next to my bed!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pewter Tray Update

As long as I have chalk board paint, 
I will find something to paint....

How about a 10 minute update on an old pewter tray?

 Just a few coats of chalk board paint in the 
center of this tray...

A couple of screws to hold it to the wall...
(they had to be long screws to allow for the depth of the tray 
and you might want to paint them to match the handle ) 

A basket to hold the chalk and eraser...

 And in just a few minutes you have a message center.

I hang this one on the wall next to my daughter's room.
It holds all her mail and is great for leaving a note.

Have a great day!


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ten Minute Lantern Update

"Ten Minute Update"
This old lantern needs an update!

 I love rust as much as ok, more than the
next guy but this was a mess!

A little of my new favorite outdoor galvanized paint...

And my lantern looks great!

 This birdie is singing a happy tune!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Dish With a Hole

Would you buy a dish with a hole in it?

This I found at Home Goods 

Loved it! But what good is a plate with 
a hole in it?

I added a knob and
I had a great little jewelry dish!

 Great on a desk for clips too!
Simple but adorable!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ten Minute Rooster Update

"Ten Minute Update"
A quick, easy knock-off...
Their white rooster... 
(and you know who they are)

A quick dose of white paint and my
thrifted, rusty, junky, white rooster is
ready for his big reveal!

Actually, I like mine better!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ten Minute Notepad Update

"Ten Minute Update"

Sometimes all you need is a few
minutes to turn something from 
frumpy to fabulous!

Take those old notepads we all
have laying around... Dollar store bargains....

I think I have about 6 left over from Christmas this year. 

The one I used for this project had a snowman at the
top and the rest of the page was white...

I cut off the top 2" of every page, 
leaving me with a stack of white lined paper.
(a craft knife will go through many pages at one time)

 I then removed the cardboard backing and the magnet.

I used decorative scissors to cut one edge of the cardboard
and wrapped it around the top of the pad of paper. 

I punched holes through the stack of pages 
and the cardboard...
then tied it with twine.

I put the magnet back on the other side...

And now 10 minutes later, my 
snowman notepad is on the refrigerator 
and ready for a new season.

Quick and easy!
Add whatever embellishment, numbers or words
that strike your fancy!


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