Sometimes Trash Should Stay Trash

Okay. So the PVC pipe “feet” aren’t working out so well. I’ve been working on accessorizing the shelves all/part of the weekend, and I can’t get past the feet. They look PLASTIC.

‘Cuz they are.

See? (Why is this picture upside down?)

At the risk of y’all doubting my BRILLIANTNESS, I’ve decided to scrap the plastic feet. I’m not throwing them away yet, though. You never know when a girl might NEED the cheap plastic look. If leg warmers can come back in style, ANYTHING can happen.

Now I have these:

These blocks of wood are made from scraps from this project:

(I take no credit for this one. My hubby and FIL built it a couple of years ago. I just took 35 coats off to take the picture.)

I guess the new legs would be a TRASH TO TREASURE project, but I haven’t “treasured” them yet. Use your imagination, they’ll be BLACK soon. And not PLASTIC.

Since y’all came to see an actual TREASURE, I’ve stolen one for you. From Dawn at Eventually Cottage. Dawn delivered the sheer genius that I haven’t been able to muster up today. She made this out of a COOKIE SHEET, people. Isn’t that just the coolest thing? You must check out her fabulous blog. She has this really cool button on display that says REINVENTED on it. But that’s not why I LOVE her. Just sayin’.

If you’ve got a project to share, link up! Please be sure to link back to REINVENTED so that everyone can envy your talents!

Powder Room Makeover With Cutting Edge Stencils

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share this powder room makeover with you today.  And get this…

it’s not my powder room.  I am helping my bestie makeover her space.

The engineer is so happy even his pocket protector is smiling.

Anywhoo,  here’s a before shot of the wall in question.

It’s REALLY hard to photograph a room this small, but I did my best with my phone camera.  I couldn’t get my DSLR to focus right, not sure what was going on there, but I’m sure it had to do with lighting and focal length.

My friend had already primed and painted the dark maroon walls with Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl in Eggshell finish and mixed in Behr’s paint and primer in one.

If you are looking for a beautiful and light pure gray, Gray Owl is a great choice.

My friend is going for a feminine and glamorous look so we chose to add some pattern to the largest wall with the Venetian Scroll stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.

We had the Gray Owl mixed at 50% for the stencil for a more subtle look.

My peeps, Cutting Edge Stencils are SO easy to use, even a anti-measure/instant gratification/just slap the paint on the wall girl like me can do it.

The kit comes with a large stencil, and a smaller edge stencil to use at the ceiling.  There’s a level that attaches to the stencil to keep things straight.  It’s a godsend.

You just position the stencil, level it, secure it to the wall with a few small pieces of painters tape, and roll on the paint.  Then reposition the stencil and repeat.  There are “registration marks” in the pattern to help you line up the stencil to continue the pattern.

It was seriously easy.  This was my first time stenciling a wall and we are both thrilled with the outcome.  This powder room makeover will also include a new vanity, mirror, light fixture, and accessories,  so stay tuned!

How would you like to WIN A CUTTING EDGE STENCIL to try out for yourself?

Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away a $50 credit to one lucky winner!

Just leave a comment on this post to enter.  The winner will be drawn on June 19.  Good Luck!

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