We had a little ice storm around here last night which resulted in my having a much more open day today than previously planned.
So I finished up a few little projects that really needed finishing.
In January I told you about my mini-makeover plans for our master bedroom, which included the dresser top:
I started the whole thing in January, but for some reason, this one small spot was giving me fits. Nothing I tried really looked good, and I was short on inspiration.
But after digging around in my existing stash of stuff, and finishing a couple of old DIY projects, I’ve got something I can live with.
DIY Finish #1: Topiary
Once upon a time in Kansas City I started this project. And never finished it. Then when I was looking around for something tall for my dresser top, I found it and decided it might just work.
The topiary itself was already made — from a topiary form, hot glue gun and some dried florals things. To finish it, I spray painted an old container I had with glossy, ivory paint (I really wish I had taken a picture of it before — it looks so much better now!). Then I wrapped some pieces of grapevine around the topiary stem and stuck them into the foam base and ball. Last was gluing a bit of moss around the base of the topiary.
DIY Finish #2: Tray
While I was digging around, I also came across this half-finished project. It started with a basic wooden tray (I think it was from Michael’s). I had painted it at some point, but nothing more. It seemed like a good fit for the dresser, so I finished it with some scrapbook paper I had, a piece of glass cut to fit inside, and the faux brass hinges ($2 at the hardware store where I got the glass cut, with a quick coat of aged brass spray paint).
The lamp came from our downstairs office; the little plant from a hallway table; the bird and the box are new. One final addition will be a beautiful little piece from an art fair I’m having framed. I can’t wait to see it propped up against the mirror.
Lots of little projects getting done around here and it’s not even the weekend yet! What are your plans?