Monday, June 14, 2010

Before and After

I'm so excited to show off my thrifty find makeovers! I do not have a knack for decorating, in fact I'm down-right jealous of some of your beautiful homes that just "flow". I'm too cheap to shop at Pier 1 and Pottery Barn, so here are my beginner attempts at making my home look better.

I found this awesome key at the junk store for $1. Add some glossy black spray paint and some a board with little hooks, TA DA!

Looks so sharp against our white walls.

The perfect spot to hang our keys, plus I just love how classy the key looks. There were 2 at the store, I only bought one, so some other lucky person can snatch it up, lol.

Remember this disaster of a board? I needed a menu board, and the decorative edge on this just screamed "give me a makeover!" So I did.

I covered the nasty cork board with cute fabric and added a few ribbons. I used chalkboard paint to touch up the other side. Simple spray paint (color pistachio at Lowes) took care of the frame.
And I cut off that nasty blue yarn they were using to hang it, and had Hubby screw it into the wall.

I just plain adore it. It is exactly what my kitchen needed:)

Keeping It Simple


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Deanna said...

Wow!!! Look at you go!!! I'll be honest...I was worried about the huge key, but i absolutely LOVE it with the hooks under it!!! Seriously...I want that second one. :)

And the board looks fab, too! Love the pistachio paint color...the fabric, it's AWESOME!

The Swain's said...

Love, love the big key! I love the Menu board too the color is so pretty! Great job!

MarySue said...

Miss Crafty!!! I love your ideas.

Laura said...

What a pretty menu board. We need one of those at our house.

I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

Laura @ along for the ride

Kari said...

WOW it turned out great.

Sarah said...

Way cute ideas! I am always too lazy to try anything- way to go! You get an A+ in my book!!

Cheryl said...

Both are great, but that memo board is gorgeous (love the fabric on there!!) Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Looks great. Simple key project, but a new color gives it a much better look and that menu board is awesome!!! What a great makeover.

Tammy said...

Super cute! I better go get me some pistachio paint because that color is perfect for my house! You did a great job, I totally want the second key!


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