Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Burlap Finally::Hair Bow Holder

Yes, I know EVERYONE and their mother is doing the "burlap" thing. I have wanted too very badly for quite some time but haven't had the inspiration, or the burlap. Not having burlap makes it rather difficult to make a burlap craft.

I was at Wally World the other day and saw that they had a bolt of the ever popular stuff and thought, ok, I will get a little bit and try something with it. {I had no project in mind at the time of purchase}. About a week later I was at thrift store looking for a piece of furniture when when my super thrifty eagle eye spotted this frame!

{Just look at that detail! I have been hunting for a frame like this for about a year now. My thrift stores never seem to have any. While other lucky ladies have these overflowing out of their ears!}


So I brought this lovely lady home and boy did she need to be cleaned! I'm talking YEARS of grime and filth. She was a little more than I would have liked to pay for her, but since finding her made me see stars, I probably would have paid three times the original amount!

So once she was all cleaned and shined and ready for her make over, I had to go to the store and get paint. Because is still in a box somewhere and I am too impatient to try to dig it out. And, I knew I would use the color over and over again, because it's my favorite.

First I painted her Heirloom White and while she was still tacky (haha) I painted over it with the Robin's Egg Blue. I LOVE the effect!
{The above photo was not edited, it just looks weird all on it's own}

Originally I thought I would just distress it but this turned better than I had planned. So it stayed like this. While painting I was still trying to figure out what I was going to do with it. Then I thought how cute burlap would look in place of the glass. Then, I thought how cute it would look with ribbon and hair bows! So I made a Burlap Ornate Framed Hair Bow Holder. Try saying that 5x fast.

Now, prepare for a lot of photos. A lot.


FYI, burlap is messy. But it makes a great coating to prevent burning your fingerprints off with hot glue.


So that is my first burlap project. Can I just tell you, I wish I had purchased about 10 yards of this stuff. I am in lurve!

Can't wait to do another project with it.

{Posting this on ASPTL and Reinvented}

13 comments:

Carmen said...

This is SO cute! I love how the paint on the frame turned out.

Deliciously Organized said...

Looks beautiful! Nice score! Love what you did with it!

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that comes away with sticky burlappy fingers after a burlap project :) This turned out great...love it!

Catherine Anne said...

I love this

Queen Los said...

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope you will check out the rest of the series! And ilove all the great stuff you have on your site!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

Very cute!!! Love it :)

Vanessa said...

Very cute! I still haven't played with burlap either, I should just go for it!

alanna rose said...

Stopping by from the Thrifty Treasures party... what a cute idea! And what good luck you had - I never find interesting frames at my thrift stores.

Marla said...

this is so flipping cute! Wish I had a little girl that I could make it for. Smiles, Marla

Linda said...

What a cutie patootie...your BURLAP looks awesome! Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

Debbie said...

Adorable and I love the frame painted.

Lanie Ree said...

That is beautiful. I absolutely LOVE the blue over the white.

And yes, burlap is addicting.

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

{All Thingz Related} said...

THIS IS CUTE! Great way to store hair bows...and boy do I know all about that...I have FOUR! haha
~Bridgette