I had this idea a couple of weeks ago to make a cute kite to decorate our living room with. I originally was going to just go to the store and buy whichever fabric I fancied. After I thought about it for a bit I decided to go through my own closet and pick out some shirts I was planning on getting rid of and use the fabric from those to make my kites. Perfect for project restyle right? So this weekend I worked on these little kites made from an old dress that was stained and a shirt that I'd worn so much it had holes in it.
I found this really lovely desk organizer at a thrift store a couple years ago. I planned on doing something with it for a long time but never really got around to finishing that project. So this last weekend I finally pulled it out of it's corner, gave it a fresh coat of paint. Raspberry. Used some cute floral print fabric, I had about 1/4 a yard, probably grabbed it from the remnant pile at a local fabric store. Sewed up a quick mini-cafe style curtain with my new mini-sewing machine. Attached the curtain using ribbon looped through the wicker. Done. I only spent 5 dollars on the entire project, it helped that the organizer was only 50 cents to begin with.
I will now be using this on my desk as a mailing center for orders. It perfectly fit my bubble wrap mailers and boxes. I love that the little curtain hides my not so cute things like tape, pens and business cards. It was easy and it's cute. It just adds the perfect little pop of color and fun to my office now. Yay for Project Restyle because this gem would have sat in the closet for another couple of years. :)
Something I'm a little excited about is participating in Project Restyle. I saw this post introduced and I knew I had to participate. I love projects, as you should know if you've been reading for awhile. This is my first project this year. Some chalkboards for our dining room.
I've had these frames for 2-3 years now and they have been white and blue but always empty. I get teased a little by friends and family for having empty frames hanging around. I have always loved them. I usually decorate them with pretty garland, banners and paper projects but I felt like it was time for a change. I love to make things multi-functional, so these are now chalkboards and they have cute little hang lines with mini-clothespins to hang cute photos (taken with my new fuji instax mini) and little paper cut outs.
I can't wait to see more projects from Project Restyle.