9.08.2011

I've been crafty...

I love DIY especially anything for my living room right now because I have been changing the overall look and I have seen some of the sweetest DIY projects when browsing through blogs so I give these projects the credit that they are someone's creativity, I just thought they were adorable and I had to recreate them.

My first project is making milk bottles out of glass soda bottles.



I spray painted them a cream color




And I painted the carton a baby blue color




The finished milk bottle project!



Then I stuck some dried yellow flowers to add some beauty to this fun and easy project



Here it is in my living room!

The next fun project I saw was over at the blog, Hello Chelsea, I thought it was adorable! And I dumpster dove for the wood, honestly this project was on my mind, I came home one day and our neighbor across the street was getting rid of this chair. I parked, quickly go out, dashed across to his trash and hightailed myself and the chair back to my front porch as fast as my legs could carry me. It was mine folks, for this project! I would be turning this chair


into this.
http://hellomisschelsea.blogspot.com/2011/08/life-is-beauty-full.html
To start, my Sean took apart the chair, piece by piece because I needed them for the project.



Poor chair, taken apart piece by piece.
I bought stencils from Lowes and a cream colored paint from Michaels, hello only 59 cents a bottle!
I started the stenciling, first spray painting and then I just outlined the letter, then used the acrylic paints, worked so much better!


Here you can see the finished project up close and personal!

And then hanging on the wall in my living room


Lastly, I didn't make it myself but bought it during an international street faire last weekend, 
I had the sign custom made for only $10.


What do you think? It reads more creative when it is written like chick and hen-nings, but isnt it cute?

46 comments:

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

These are such cute projects! I love them! I might have to dumpster dive for some wood too :)

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

yay!! What a grat post.... I am soooo not crafty! I do however have a ton of glass Izze bottles that I have been saving to try and create something cute... I think I will be a total copycat and paint them!!
xo my beauty full girl!!!
Lacy

Stephanie said...

Great projects! You have been busy!!! Will you have a Thankful Thursday link up today? If so, I'll be linking my blog post for today! :)

My Life as A Plate said...

I LOVE LOVE DIY projects too! I seriously want to try both of these!! The milk carton is such a neat idea and looks fabulous as a vase. I just blogged about a DIY ribbon wreath I just made you be interested in!!

ashley said...

I LOVE these projects, Meg! They look so lovely in your home. This was an awesome post. I am so inspired to get a little craftier :)Thanks for sharing!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

You have been busy! But love the outcomes of all your projects! They look great!!

Karen said...

I absolutely love those!! Very cute :)

Samantha said...

These are fabulous!!! I love DIY projects! I need to stop slacking and start my next one! I haven't done one in months - so sad!

Samantha
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

Jenny in Ohio said...

dang girl, you've been busy!

Christina said...

Cute! It looks like your living room is going to have a real homey feel!

birdie to be said...

So cute! Great job!!

Brandi said...

Very Crafty! I love all of these ideas!

Kathleen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of those! Especially the Life if Beauty Full sign! That is ADORABLE! I wish I was more crafty, I think I could be with more practice but sheesh DIYing is TOUGH! :) Great job though Meg!

Simply LKJ said...

Such great projects! I can so picture you making a mad dash across the street for that chair! LOL And, the "chick & hennings" is hilarious. Love it!!

Sarah said...

I love those crafts. I wish I could do those!

Ruthie Hart said...

so cute! you have such a creative thumb!! I actually made some colored bottles this week for a shower I am planning but I poured acrylic paint inside the bottle and shook it up!!

sherri lynn said...

Your milk bottles look so cute! I love the blue of the container!

Life With Lauren said...

Wow you have been busy. Everything looks great!

Lauren said...

Love all the repurposing!! Makes me want to do some crafting of my own :)

Kitty Cat said...

<3 <3 <3 your DIY Projects! :) I need to post some of my home projects... BUT after the wedding. :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Cute project! I definitely have been wanting some milk bottles and cannot find any. Maybe I will have to do this. Thanks for sharing.

xo

Miss Chelsea said...

Looks good girl!! I was cracking up picturing you scurrying across the street with your wood chair! =) Thanks for the shoutout

Aimee said...

The yellow flowers make the milk bottles pop-nice touch. AND i love the life is beauty full! i might need to "pin" that (:

Michelle said...

AHHH!!! I LOVE THE MILK BOTTLES!!! Such a great idea!

Sarah said...

Love the white bottles. I've seen the DIY pics floating around online, but this is the first time I've seen it put to practice and you did such an amazing job!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Rebekah said...

I love that you made that sign! I've been wanting to make something similar but I need the wood. The milk bottles are super cute!

whitney tomlin said...

you are a girl after my own heart! I have been on the lookout to also do the flower/milk carton project. we have some amazing antique stores here!

www.xothelandofsunshine.blogspot.com

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

All of these projects are super cute! Way to go, girl!

Laura said...

I love these...such darling ideas and projects!!! Thanks for posting!

Marian said...

Oh, I love your version of the "Life is beauty full"!!

Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

What cute DIY projects! I love those milk bottles - they are adorable!!

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Jenna said...

Awww so cute Meg!!! You always do such a great job whenever you craft. I especially love the flowers in the milk bottles!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

You are so crafty Meg!! Love all your projects. The spray painted bottles are so bright and cheery!

Amanda C. said...

Way to go. Those turned out great. I don't even know which is my favorite.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great job on those projects - super cute! It makes me want to be creative!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love your diy projects! The milk bottles are so cute. And I love how you reused that chair in a different way! Very creative.

Coco Draws said...

love what you did with the bottles! so pretty! :)

Susan said...

Whoa Meg! Good for you, I love love love all of it! You should be so proud, that's a lot of stuff. It's totally worth it though, it's all gorgeous!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Go Meg!!! Crafty is right! They look great! :)

Meghan [My kind of crazy] said...

i really love the milk-bottle idea. you are so crafty! how do you have time to do all of these cool projects? thanks so much for the inspiration.. keep it coming!

Tereza said...

good work on the milk bottles, and I love the little quote

Jenna Lee said...

I love it! So talented! The last pic is adorable! So cute!

Happy Friday!

BeckyJo606 said...

You are SO crafty!! I can't believe all of your projects! I love the "life is beauty full" sign!!! So awesome!!

Nikki said...

Busy busy! They turned out great!

Danielle said...

You are just one crafty mama! I love all your ideas, and hopefully I'll be able to try one of them out soon. Thanks for sharing. You are such an inspiration Meg!

Emily said...

way to go!! you've inspired me to do a glass bottle project...i'm thinking i might paint them with chalkboard paint, and do fun little designs on them w/ chalk! ;)