Frugal Friday – Black and White..
I am kind of fickle – guess that is something you should know about me. I mean,
I can be all snuggled up and warm fuzzies with some area of decor in my house,
and a few months later be bored with it and ready to end our relationship….
Take, for instance, my entry way console table that I got all decked out for
spring a month or so ago.
Cause I was all caught up in a blue and green frenzy.. At least the makeover
was only around $15 – you can see how I did it HERE.
And actually – since the console started out as an ugly bed frame, there was no
where to go but up! You can go see how I redid this HERE. But come right back!
Anyway – I have been dreaming of black and white and numbers lately – craving
them actually. Anyone else get this way? It’s ok – please admit it and make
me feel better!! I decided I wanted to redo the entry in black and white -
crisp and cool and classic – like me. (or would that be- wrinkly, hot flashes, and old.?)
I found at glass canister jar at Walmart for $7.00, and that was where I started.
It was also the most expensive item involved! I bought some black and white toile
wrapping paper and got to work.
I laid the jar out on the paper to get a measurement of how much I needed.
Then I cut it out and placed it inside the jar – using double sided tape on to hold it down at the seam.
I found some ribbon I wanted to put around the top. I used the double sided tape again on it.
I put it down the length of the back of the ribbon, and then used a piece to close the end.
I wanted to put a number on it – just because.. I love numbers and letters, and pretty much
words in general.. My favorite number is twelve. And no, it has nothing to do with the
quarterback’s number when I was a high school cheerleader and I can’t believe you
would even think that… anyway…
It isn’t that easy to just go out and found a number sticker around town. Who knew?
I looked all through Michaels and found a few mixed in with alphabet stickers, but they
were few and all really small. It finally dawned on me to go somewhere that sold
mailbox’s. Aha!! Numbers! Of course these had white squares around them so I
had to cut them out – but hey, it worked!
Too adorable!! Be still my heart!!
My ultimate plan for this piece is in my master bathroom redo, and I plan on using it for
hair accessories.. which I seem to have oodles of.
So now I begin to redo the console – using a couple of interesting items.
I wanted to put some molding on the front of it – but I have never used a saw. And I so didn’t want
to ask my husband to do it. At some point I plan on buying a handsaw and miter box. But as usual I
was in a hurry and not wanting to spend much! I decided I would try a frame! After all, it’s just a square of
molding right! (I was super proud of myself!) I found the perfect one in the as-is bin at Michaels.
I laid out the wrapping paper again ( I am telling you – paper is such a great resource! )
And drew a line around the inside area of the frame.
Then I cut it out a little larger than the lines.
The frame was metal and super lightweight – so I decided to put it up
with the double stick foam that you can use to put plates on the wall.
(seriously girls – with double sided tape and safety pins – we could build a house, or take over the world…)
I taped it up and then I popped that thing on the front of my console!
So cool! And nary a power tool in sight. The white foam peeped through in a
couple of places, I just touched them up with black paint.
Then I placed the piece of wrapping paper into the frame.
Have I ever told you how much I hate electrical cords? Well I do.
Now I get to “shop my house” and put together some black and white magic!!
(once again, I crack myself up..)
I added the paper to two of the shelves too.
Uh oh – maybe I need to replace the clock on the wall with a black one…
So there you have it - my black and white makeover!
Super frugal and easy to put together – I will tell how I made a
couple of the other items displayed on Wednesday – so come on back!
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