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Purse and Scarf Hanger

Do you hang your purse from one of those coat hooks? I do and I can’t even count how many purse handles I have damaged by doing that and I didn’t even realize that the hooks were causing the damage. For my last birthday my in-laws spoiled me with a gift certificate that I used to get a very nice purse. I started to hang this purse on the door knob in the laundry room and after a few months I realized that the purse handles still looked like new and that’s when the light bulb went off. Using the door handle as a purse hanger wasn’t very practical, so I decided to make a new purse holder with the same shape of the door knob.

Purse and Scarf Holder

What you need:

  • A thick piece of wood
  • A fence post cap
  • Paint
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Sand Paper
  • Curtains rings
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Color String
  • Metal Hooks

I wanted a fun bright and girly design.

Purse and Scarf Holder

I used my Cricut to create a Choose Joy Stencil.

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I added a cute little button to the flower and traced the words with a black marker to make the words pop a bit more.
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I put the fence post cap through the bottom of a plastic cup for an easier painting and drying process.

Purse and Scarf Holder

Pre-drill a hole to screw the post cap right in.

Purse and Scarf Holder

Purse and Scarf Holder

Originally this was only going to be a purse hanger, but I had to find a new solution to my Pinterest fail scarf project. You know, the one where you use curtain rings on a hanger to hang all your scarfs. Great idea, but mine ended up hanging all to one side which drove me crazy.
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Stephanie from Simply Dream & Create did an awesome guest post of a Creative Scarf Hanger over on Titi Crafty and I thought that was the perfect solution to my scarf problem. So I implemented that I idea to my purse holder.

I played with the positioning on of the rings till I found a layout I liked. I a hot glue gun to set the rings in place.

Purse and Scarf Holder

Purse and Scarf Holder

I added some pink string.

Purse and Scarf Holder

I drilled some holes to the bottom and added 3 hooks to attach the rings.

Purse and Scarf Holder

Purse and Scarf Holder

Purse and Scarf Holder

Do you like it? Could you use one of these? I love how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Beca

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DIY Farmhouse Bed

OK I can’t take much credit for this one because it was built by Mr. Creative Dominican with a little help from our oldest, but I did all the begging and the painting to get this done and that counts right? I was shocked that the hubs agreed to do this project when I approached him with Ana-White’s Farmhouse plans. It was a bigger shock when we went to the store to get the wood and he wanted to get the higher quality and more expensive one (he is totally getting the DIY bug LOL) I really wanted the cheaper cracked and imperfect wood for a really country farmhouse feel. I originally planned to distressed the heck out of it, but I loved it so much in plain white that I decided to skip the distressing.

At the time I wasn’t blogging much so we didn’t take lots of pictures of the process but I love how it turned out so I wanted to share.

DIY Farmhouse Bed

DIY Farmhouse Bed

DIY Farmhouse Bed

The first coat of paint was brushed on and that was a big yuck! I gave it a second coat using a foam roller and that made it soooooo much better. No brush strokes at all! I love it. Please ignore the ugly lamps and tables they will be gone soon (another project 🙂 ).

DIY Farmhouse Bed

DIY Farmhouse Bed

DIY Farmhouse Bed
I want to give a special thanks to my mother-in-law for the beautiful hand made quilt. I love it!.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Beca

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Brass Lamp Makeover with Mercury Effect and Burlap Shades

We are in the process of finally decorating our bedroom and I wanted some really large lamps with burlap shades, but they are really expensive (insert sad face here). On one of my trips to Goodwill I found these ugly brass lamps that were just the right size and at $5 each I had to have them.
Good will lamps

I wanted a mercury effect and I found several online tutorials on it and I decided that was the way to go. All you need is a spray bottle filled with water and a can of Krylon Glass. The Krylon Glass runs about $11 at Hobby Lobby so make sure to use one of their awesome coupons.

DIY Mercury Lamp and materials

I sprayed the lamp with water (make sure to not over due it), then sprayed it with the Krylon Glass, waited for it to dry a bit and dabbed it with a paper towel.

First coat

It’s hard to tell in the picture above, but you could still see too much brass and I HATE brass so, I decided to dab the lamps with black craft paint using a paper towel and then repeated the first step again. I liked these results much better.

DIY Mercury Lamp

I knew I wanted burlap covered shades, but I wanted something different. Last year I made a burlap wreath to hang from a frame I picked up at Goodwill. I distressed the frame and added a sticker from the $1 Store that says “With God all things are possible”. The inspiration for that project was the Burlap ‘Bubble’ Wreath Tutorial by Today’s Fabulous Find’s which can be found here. Below is a picture of how mine turned out.

Burlap Wreath and Frame

That burlap wreath is one of my favorite DIY projects, so I decided to cover the shades using the same burlap bubble, expect I used hot glue to join the corners and to attach the bubbles to the shade.

Burlap Lamp in Process

And here is how it all looks together!
DIY Mercury Lamp With Burlap Shade

I hope you liked it! Thanks for stopping by.

Beca

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