Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Quick Before & After Project

I bought this at Hobby Lobby a while back. It was 1.99 (90% off). I'm not really sure what it's intended purpose was, but I knew I could do something with it. I bought an unfinished wood letter for 1.99, painted it black, sanded the edges, then used wood glue to adhere it. I don't have any wood clamps, so I used a big stack of books to weigh it down while it dried overnight. Yeah, I'm classy like that. Btw, I told my husband that I want some pink tools for my birthday next month. He laughed. Apparently, he thought I was kidding. Nope...totally serious! I must be getting old and boring because I'm also wishing for a Shark steam mop. I know...sad.



So, what do ya'll think? I love how it turned out. Now all I need to do is get some more white plates to surround it and the wall will be complete. For a grand total of $3.98, I think it's fabulous...cheap, yet chic!

34 comments:

AndreaLeigh said...

I like it... so simple, but what a huge impact!

Bella Casa said...

I love that, I wish I had a HL close by! If you get tired with the black, you could paint the "S" red or apple green or sage green...really anything, everything goes with black and white!

I need more plates in my life, too, they're so versatile!

Looks great!

Bella

Mandi said...

BEEYEWTEEFULL!! Don't you just love Hobby Lobby clearance? I cleaned them out when I was in TN.
About the Shark steam mop, my girlfriend has one and it is to.die.for. It was on my Christmas list but my hubby said that was not a very fun gift so I got a dayspa certificate instead. I would have loved it though!

Jen said...

Very pretty! Love it!! We don't have a HL nearby us either but I really wish we did. I agree w/ Bella Casa too about painting the letter a different color if you get bored with the black. I was thinking pink would be pretty too!!

VintageChicChick said...

Totally love it! And what a quick and easy project!

Moi said...

completely adorable. I love the white plate thing..I really need to get on the ball with that!
And I would LUV pink tools! hope you get some!

The Phillips Place said...

love it! i just found your blog last week-- you have great ideas!

pink tools rock-- my husband bought me a cute kit last summer. i didn't specifically request it, but apparently he was tired of hunting for his tools after i used them. :).

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

PERFECT!! I love it!!

Valarie Lea said...

Absolutely love it!!

I asked for a sander for christmas, and I got it. Unfortunately they did not have a hot pink sander, cause thats really what I asked for. :)

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Love it! I'm already trying to figure out how to copy it! :-)

~ Jamie ~ said...

That turned out so cute! Love it!

bec4 said...

Super cute! I so want a Hobby lobby here. There is one a couple hours away where my mom and sis live so I do get to visit one, but not often enough!

Shannon said...

Very cute!!

Chris said...

It IS fabulous, cheap, and chic!! I LOVE it, and I want to go to Hobby Lobby to find one of those! Well done!

Kim said...

I love it!!!!

Stesha said...

Welcome to SITS! Isn't roll call fun?

AmberP said...

I just saw that you took part in your very first SITS blog roll :) Wooohoooooo!!!!!
You have a wonderful blog btw :) I will definitely be stopping in frequently!

Sig said...

I need you at my house.
Found you at SITS :)

klynch said...

looks great!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Amanda, that is adorable! That was a good eye to come up with that on the spot. I love this one! I thought for sure you'd come by & join the Before & After party. I know you had some projects.

Lorie said...

It looks great!! Good job!

Small House said...

Very cute, and I saw that they had pink tools on clearance at Hobby Lobby tuesday night. I think they were $7. Can't remember. They even came in their own plastic case. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

The Blonde Duck said...

Saw you on SITS and wanted to say hello!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I just love it! Too cute!
-Cheers, Amy

Wendy said...

I do love a monogram, yes I do!

Erin said...

So cute, Amanda! I LOVE anything argylish and black and white - my new blog background is exactly that. And having the background behind the S is so much more exciting than a plain old letter on your wall!

Erin said...

This is great! I love the diamond pattern. The black and white is my favorite! How creative to put the letter in front of it!

Michelle said...

Love it! And for $3.98!? Fabulous!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

love it!!! So cute. My mom said I should gussy up some tools with jewls and fabric and such and sell them on etsy. I think pink tools would be great! Hehe. My husband now fully understands my desire to have all things embellished. I will show my glitter flowers soon. =)
Blessings,
Megan

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

love it!!! So cute. My mom said I should gussy up some tools with jewls and fabric and such and sell them on etsy. I think pink tools would be great! Hehe. My husband now fully understands my desire to have all things embellished. I will show my glitter flowers soon. =)
Blessings,
Megan

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I thought you were going to say you painted it..glad you didn't. It's adorable, and I really just wanted a new oven...yep - old. :)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :)

jennifer said...

cute idea!

Mommynightowl said...

I think it turned out great. And I must be getting old too. My husband laughed at me and teased me when I told him all I wanted for christmas from him was a sewing machine and a nice dyson vaccuum. husbands

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