I have a problem while I clean/organize; I get caught up in the things I am organizing and so tend to move slowly. Does anyone else share this dreadful downfall?
I’ve tried to work on it over the years, but I am coming to accept the fact that I will more likely take longer to get an organizing task done because I tinker, putter, reminisce, or just plain dawdle. Hi. I’m Heather and I get side-tracked while organizing.
Well, while my mom was here helping us get the house in order, it happened again. I was working on my disaster of a office/craft/writing area and I got an idea for a project to help beautify the space. It was simple (in my head), and would only take a little detour from the organizing. It was all in an effort to make the organization more appealing.
Here is what I started with:
It had been functioning as a pen/pencil holder for quite some time. I had a similar thought for its use as I was organizing the craft supplies. Here is its rehab journey:
I applied the flocked scrapbook paper to the inside of the planter before I painted, using hot glue. It’s not perfect as the planter wasn’t perfectly round, but it looks so much nicer. I went with two patterns in the same color scheme to keep it playful. After the paint dried I used a fine grit sand block and gently sanded along the vine patterns and the edges. I wanted some of the original color to come through for the aged effect. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, for a free project as I had all the supplies on hand.
So my planter has had a pretty rehab stint. Now if I can move a little quicker through the rest of my clutter I’ll be one happy girl. I just have to pause and catch my breath, rest, and get my feet up every 30 minutes or so thanks to this growing little baby boy who is bouncing around inside.
Oh well, one thing at a time!
Have you rehabbed any everyday item lately?