Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

Don't you just hate it when your creativeness is flowing, but your body isn't??  I was looking forward to today, my day off, to tackle some unfinished projects.  I woke up this morning with an upset stomach and a bad headache.  My stomach is feeling somewhat better, but the headache is still there.  So today's post will be short and sweet.

I am a huge fan of Leslie's Whatcha Working on Wednesday.  Because of her encouraging posts, I have been cleaning out my craft cabinet where I store oh, so many unfinished projects!  Today's finished project is this utensil holder:

My supplies:  a roll of clearance wallpaper border that I bought at Lowe's for under 5 bucks, a wine cooler crock that I bought for 60 cents.  We used these crocks at Hobby Lobby in the floral dept. to store floral stems.  They were unsightly, so the company finally made new floral counters with matching containers.  When they did, they clearanced out all the crocks.  I bought 5 of them and finally finished one.

I made a circle of masking tape inside the crock about an inch down and then painted around the top and bottom of the crock with Barn Red.  I cut the images I wanted to use from the wallpaper border.  Gotta love Mod Podge, right?  I put some of it on the back of the image to use it as a glue.  Once I glued them all in place, I went over the whole thing with Mod Podge again to seal it.  It was really rough and I being the perfectionist I am was getting frustrated with the tapering of the crock.  I finally decided it was o-k-a-y if it wasn't perfect!  Lol!  So towards the bottom of the crock, the border is overlapping.  When it is displayed on my kitchen counter, you can't even tell.

So there you have it.  My Wednesday project.  Hopefully next Wednesday I'll be feeling better and will be able to pull more unfinished projects out of my craft closet.

Thanks for visiting me and have a delightful day~


Brenda said...

Hey Angie! Hope your feeling better real soon!! I love your utensil holder...very nice!! I went to Gordman's yesterday, didn't find nearly all the good stuff that you did though. I should have pictures on my blog soon. I'm being lazy again...ha!! Wouldn't it be something if we were both working on the same huge cross stitch project?? LOL! Mine has to do with Abe Lincoln. But now I just see that he is on your list of small pleasures...oh my...ha!!
HUGS to you and get well wishes girl!!

Willow said...

Angie that is an awesome idea !!! Love it. I'm keeping my eyes open for some wall border now lol. Thanks ;0)Hope ya' get ta' feeling better soon. I hate having all these plans for days off and then things don't quiet go the way you thought they would. Happens to me ALOT lol.
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

OMG ~ I love this!! What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing that with us. I hope you are feeling better real soon!

The Old Cupboard Door said...

The yucky stomach is going around our house too. I hope you are feeling better soon. Love the utensil holder. That turned out fabulous!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

What a great idea! I have some border to
put up and I am sure I will have some
left over. Thanks for sharing :)

Bear Hugs~Karen

Janene said...

That is a wonderful project! Your posts are so fun to read...the ideas are so inspiring!
I hope you are feeling better soon.

Leslie said...

I hope you are feeling better!

Your utensil holder turned out great and what a cheap makeover, huh?

And yes, I do hate it when my mind is flowing with ideas but my body just isn't up to the task. I sit here with the ideas flowing, nothing gets created and I end up annoyed with myself! lol

Have a great day :)


Sherrie said...

I love this!! It's really beautiful! You did a great job! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

A View of My Life

Pam said...

I know that feeling all to well! It seems I wake up every Saturday with a whole list of things to do from houswork to crafting but it never fails...I always wake up with a headache...grrrrr!
I love your utensil holder! That's a great idea for the wallpaper. I have some border from my last home & now I'm wondering how I can use it...hmmmmmm! Oh great now I'm gonna have another project on my to do!
Well I've gotta get off here...hope you have a great day!

Leann said...

Hi Leslie

Yep, I'm right there with you. Can't wait for the weekend to get here and do some major crafting.

Love the holder!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a great idea! VERY cute. I have been enjoying your re-dos!!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hi Angie, I am in South East OK, a long way
from Tulsa :(...But we can get to know each
other and maybe meet sometime! Thanks
for coming by and signing on....I have a
bunch of Boyd's, you can find them in my
older posts....They are all over the house!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

What a sweet little project! I hope you're feeling lots better...

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great idea on the wallpaper border idea.

You know what I forgot about factory direct. Thanks for the reminder.


Cora said...

You are so like me...a perfectionist!! :)
But this really looks can't tell it. A great idea for the crock.
I am so behind on blog reading since I got home, plus I am hand making some valentines..I'll share later.
Keep crafting!

DarKilp said...

I am soo lovin' your wallpaper crock!!! How unique!!
Thanks so much for the tut with it too....gonna have to go through my stuff and see what I can come up with.
Also, Thanks so much for stoppin' by my blog and posting so many wonderful comments to me. I sure do appreciate it!!!
I too am a follower!!
The Prim Patch

Angela said...

My goodness, I just love this! Well you have inspired me and gave me some ideas with what I can do now...beautiful blog.