Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bathroom Counter

I have seen the cute Decorative balls on several blogs lately & always thought they looked like they would take a lot of time & I just never had the stuff laying around to make them.

Well this morning, I decided to take a stab at it, using RICE, SPLIT PEAS & PINTO BEANS(stuff I had on hand)

I would still like to make a twine one or a ribbon one, like I have seen around blogland.

This red Candle Holder below,was actually my inspiration. I got this from my mother-in-law for my Birthday a few years back & LOVE it! BUT I have been looking for something similar to go in my bathroom & have yet to find one{in my budget}
The bathroom is not red.
SO...this morning, I decided to USE WHAT I HAD & I took out the candle & placed it on a black candlestick in my living room where RED IS FOUND & spray painted the base of this one, WHITE.

Are you allowed to paint something if it was given to you as a gift? I hope my mother-in-law doesn't mind!?!

Then I grabbed 3 small foam balls & poured Elmer's Glue all over them and rolled them in some food...
This worked pretty good, except for the Pinto Beans.
They did not want to stick.
I had to resort to using my Hot Glue gun for that one...which I was trying to steer clear from, so I wouldn't burn my fingers!
BUT...I finished it, with NO BURNS!

This empty counter in our bathroom needed a little sprucing up & remember, I'm working on a "Beach inspired" bathroom...

I wasn't too picky about these balls being perfect, I just wanted each of them to have their own texture...

I planned to spray them all white...then I decided to spray a couple blue. Then I decided I liked them all blue...

This candle stick is so cute, but it wasn't displayed anywhere in my home, so I took a can of brown-ish spray paint to it...

I grabbed some clear marbles I had for a preschool projects & stuck them in a little jar & stuck it on the candlestick & grabbed this little lantern I picked up at Goodwill once for 99Cents
& filled up my empty counterspace...
all before the kids woke up!

And I didn't spend a dime!

I re-used what I had & found things around the house!

This was also my 1st attempt at Spray Painting Glass & now I'm looking all over to see what I can find that needs a coat of paint;)



the thrifty ba said...

it feels good to be crafty. it feels even better to do it for FREE! looks great!

CourtneyKeb said...

So innovative and fresh and cute and AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute Staci! Way to be crafty!!!!!

Lynette said...

I love how you used food! Sweet idea!

Green Eyed Girl said...

What a great idea! It's amazing what a can of spray paint can do to "change things up a bit"! Vicki

Kerri said...

thats amazing! it looks really good! i like it!

thanks for the follow!
i am now following ur blog
(ur almost to 100!)

happy sunday!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love those balls! The spray paint is gorgeous!