Sunday, August 5, 2012

Projects reveal

I finally finished my two projects - the napkin holder and wreath holder. If you remember, I started off with a plain white napkin holder I found at Good Will. It was cheap!
Good Will find
I cut out new sides from 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood, drew my design on, and painted it. Next, I painted the inside and edges of the holder with red spray paint. Then I used a strong glue to glue the new sides onto the napkin holder. Ta da! A new, cute napkin holder for the farmhouse! It has the same design on both sides:

I think it is just what we need!
Then there was the wreath holder from an old wooden spindle. Here it is with a wreath hanging on it. Notice how the notch holds the wreath perfectly:

Sitting on the side table
I am happy with the results. I have two unique pieces and I was able to upcycle some items and make them brand-new again. Doesn't get much better than that! Hope to see you again at The B Farm.

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  1. What a neat idea! I never would have thought to use a spindle to hold a wreath. Thanks for the idea!

    1. haha, you can't imagine how long I've had that spindle! Years...sitting in the garage while I pondered the whole ?what do I do with this?" I think this was the perfect solution. Thanks!

  2. Hi Cecilia, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your name!It is my middle name, but Oh, how I wish is was my first name!
    What creative projects! Your chicken gals are a hoot!
    Your projects would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!
    I am a new follower!

    1. Thanks Yvonne! That's cool about your middle name. I like Yvonne too! I'm sorry I wasn't able to join your party yesterday - moving the girl child into her new apartment. I will try next week! Thanks for the invite and for following and your sweet comments! Love your blog!

  3. I need to make me one of these! Great idea!

  4. Now I just need to learn how to make some wreaths to place on the spindle, which is such a great idea. It's such a neat way to showcase wreaths, instead of just hanging them on the wall. : ).. And I love the Chicken art as well.


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