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Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Crafty Stuff

I thought I'd take a break from family and friend stuff for awhile, to show you some crafty stuff I have done this summer.  I am still crocheting when I don't fall asleep in the chair at night!
But this is something I was trying to do on my way home from Florida over spring break.  My crochet group was making baskets.  The only yarn I had with me was from my blanket I was making, so I tried to make a basket, but it wasn't working out with this type of yarn.  It was too flimsy.

I was at a rummage sale this summer, and I saw this basket.

My idea worked perfectly.  I haven't put anything in it yet though.  Trying to decide between stuff such as pens and pencils, or a plant.  I'm thinking a plant.

I bought several of these baskets at a sale this summer too. 
I painted them white.

And I did put plants in them.  They are outside on the patio and won't hold up forever,
but they were cheap enough and I like them outside.  They add some brightness to the patio.
I paid $5.00 for this toy box at a sale this summer.


I spray painted the box creamy white.
My Shug sanded the top down.  I tried painting it without sanding it and it didn't work out so well.
I put some chalkboard paint on top and voila'.....a Crafty Stuff box instead of a toy box!

Cindy Bee

9 comments:

  1. Wow you are very crafty love the chalkboard box great idea....you know your baskets wraps look a lot like my hats:):) Now I make basket hats I guess, but I did win a red ribbon that is a first here in Canada so I guess that is alright:):) Hug B

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  2. Two lovely transformations! Don't know where you find the time!

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  3. Wow Cindy you are super duper creative :)

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  4. Cindy, Great job on the planter baskets. I love the craft chest too. Hope you are at least enjoying your summer. I have loved the cooler days. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  5. Love your projects! Really love how the toy box change looks. I have been going to try crocheting some jar covers but I have been very busy it the two afghans that I am making for Christmas at least 4 - 6 large blocks a month. Sure hope I can get them all put together on time after the CAL ends sometime in November I think. I am only one block behind but that is because it was a hard block and I have my daughter here with her boys again and I need to find a couple of evenings without interruption. Took it on vacation with me but decided to read most of the time instead. HOpe your summer it blessed.

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  6. What a brilliant idea to paint the chest top with blackboard paint. I think the original manufacturers missed an opportunity there. Philippa xx

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  7. Great ideas, Cindy! You did well finding the baskets, and the makeover of the toy box is brilliant!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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Cindy Bee