Helloooo Ladies! :)
I am SO sorry I've been somewhat MIA the last week or so. Losing my job, as strange as this sounds, was exhausting!!
I've had no gumption what-so-ever to edit pictures, type up posts or even be on the computer.
But thank goodness I have been working on some projects.
And I did complete a project last week that I was so excited to blog about that it sparked my mojo into gear!
Here is the project that has me all giddy!! :)
I bought this little lovely months ago at one of my favorite thrift stores for $0.95.
I'm on a kick right now trying to get through projects I've had just sitting around and using what I have on hand.
I'm planning a garage overhaul as soon as spring hits, so I figured I'd make it easier by actually finishing some projects that are just sitting and taking up space. :)
So, with that in mind, I took my lovely circa 1988 tissue holder and spray painted it brown.
I planned to cover it in burlap, but you can somewhat see through burlap, so the paint just made for a neutral backdrop for the burlap.
Next I Modge Podged my burlap around the tissue holder, and a separate piece for the top.
I'm usually pretty impatient, but this time I actually had to wait for it to dry completely in order to clean up the edges with scissors.
Next, I hot glued a ruffled edge I purchased at JoAnn's Fabric (since I don't sew...I am SO thankful things like this can be bought pre-made!).
Too unfinished...so I also hot glued on some AWESOME trim I bought at JoAnn's awhile back. This was around $2 a yard, but you can usually find it on sale or they run coupons weekly in the newspaper...which is the only time I buy this kind of stuff.
I had rough, unfinished edges from where I cut the top separate from the sides. So, I also used the trim around the upper edge.
I just used a pair of small scissors and cut around the edge of the opening to create a clean look. Since the Modge Podge makes the burlap super stiff, this was easy.
And here you have my finished...very cottage looking...tissue box cover!!!
And since I have a bit more time on my hands, I'm playing with my photography! So, here's a few more fun shots.
And here is where my new tissue holder sits...
Isn't it adorable?!?!? I'm totally in love!!
And just because...here's one more looksy! :)
Since I did not use anywhere near a yard of the trim pieces, and I had the burlap on hand, I estimated this whole thing cost me around $3.
Update: This project was featured at House of Grace