Flowered Pants

Posted on October 1, 2010. Filed under: Pants, Refurbished Goods, Shirts | Tags: , , , , , |

Floral Fun

The little one is getting taller and taller everyday. Some of her pants have become “high-waters,” yet they still fit otherwise. It’s still hot out, so I decided to sass them into a pair of faux Culottes.

I’m not going to write out a long tut, however, this is what I did in a nutshell.

  • evenly snipped off  hems
  • folded them upwards/secured with hem tape/iron
  • hot glued flowers around hem
  • lightly pressed with iron

Her refurb’d duds matched perfectly with an old sun dress that has gotten too short. She now wears it as a shirt (ha ha ha). Cuteness.

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Sassy Floor Vase – Camouflaging Cracks & Chips

Posted on November 30, 2009. Filed under: Decorating with Beads, DIY, Home Decor, Refurbished Goods, Vases | Tags: , , , , , |

 

Crack-ups

Crack-ups

 

My floor vase has been knocked over twice, hence the terrible-looking glue job in the photo. It’s brim and “neck” look ragged and tattered – what an eyesore. I can’t paint over it. And I can’t find the missing pieces to somehow glue them back into the open crevices. I would probably end up gluing my fingers together anyway :)

 

Now, I openly deny being a “rat pack.” I just think that it is better to sass a functional item than to trash it. Refurbishing goods allows one’s creativity to flow and sets the mind at ease. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment and joy.

 

A Bunch O' Beads

A Bunch O' Beads

 

With tons of leftover beads and swirly straw, I settled on making a necklace for the vase’s “forelock” and using the straw to slightly draw attention away from the chipped brim.

 

It’s not perfect, but it’ll do for now.

Sassy Floor Vase

Sassy Floor Vase

 

 

 

 

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Candle Bowl turned Paperweight

Posted on November 21, 2009. Filed under: Candles, DIY, Home Decor, Paperweights, Refurbished Goods, Sticks and Stones | Tags: , , , , , |

Simple Paperweight

 

Now that's what I call getting one's money worth!

 

After burning this sweet-smelling candle down to the very end, I couldn’t bring myself to discard the bowl.

 

I scooped out the remaining wax, gave it a good scrubbing then, transformed it into a rock-filled paperweight.

 

 

Sassy Paperweight

The tray that it’s nestled upon was once a candle holder itself. I purchased it from the “2 – 200 Store.” Because it was so cheap (2 SAR) it began to rust and one edge started to buck (you get what you pay for).

I took the drawstring out of an old khaki skirt, snipped it down to size then, hot-glued it around the brim of the candle tray. That took care of the bucking and topping it off with my paperweight camouflaged the minor rusting.

I won’t keep it this way. I have a second tray that I plan to trim with the drawstring as well. They will become coasters  in the near future.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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A Candle in a Cup

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Candles, DIY, Refurbished Goods, Tea Time | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"Candle in a Cup"

"Candle in a Cup"

While tidying up my kitchen, I discovered quite a few tea light candles stashed away in a drawer. Hmmmm? What shall I do with these? As my eyes wandered around looking for something – anything– to refurbish, an old tea cup demanded my attention. Perfect. A candle in a cup coming right up!

I filled the bottom of the cup with over-priced pebbles from IKEA.

*Isn’t it funny how clever people can persuade others to purchase things like sticks and rocks? I think so… lol.*

Anyway, after tying a wired bow – that I made myself – around the cup, I placed my candle on top and voila, a candle in a cup.

Enjoy!

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