Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lesson 69-A Cool Glue Gun Project

This cute little basket was purchased to hold Montana's toys.

However, as Montana grew so did the size of her toys. When I first began the process of re-doing the Bachelor Pad I decided that Montana deserved a toy basket that could actually hold her toys. And so this little basket was relegated to the top of the toilet to hold some glamorous bathroom necessities. When we started updating our bathroom, I decided to update the basket as well. I wasn't sure how I was going to do it and just made it up as I went along. I first used an exacto-knife to remove the trim and handles.

And then I covered the outside guessed it! BURLAP! I know, big shocker, considering this post and this post.

Once it was covered in burlap it needed just a little something else. With a little Google image search, I found a starfish and seahorse that I printed out on cardstock, then cute the images out, creating a stencil. Using acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush, I stenciled the starfish in the center and the seahorses in two of the corners.

Ahhh, perfection. Well on the outside at least. And don't we always say that it's what's on the inside that matters the most. Well, the inside was slightly less than perfection. So, off the Hobby Lobby we ventured. After touring the fabric section, we decided on this fabric.

(The color came out a little funky in this shot)

I love it and would cover the whole house in it...if that was practical, and not crazy. Using my trusty glue gun, I made a liner to go inside the basket. Now I had perfection on both the inside and outside! Husband even commented he preferred the inside to the outside.

Here's the final product

And here it is with all those glamorous bathroom accessories it now holds

And here's a breakdown on the price:
* basket- already owned
* burlap- left over from other projects
* sea creature stencils- free thanks to Google and my printer
* paint- left over from other projects
* paisley fabric- about $1.75 for a quarter of a yard at Hobby Lobby (I think it was
on sale that weekend)
* glamorous bathroom necessities- already owned

Grand total:
$1.75ish. Yup, that's right. Less than two-hundred pennies! How awesome is that?!

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  1. I need to do something like this for my glamorous bathroom accessories. Plus, it would be perfect for my already beach-themed bathroom! Good job! :o)

  2. oh so cute!!! I wish I had seen this before I made my boring one a few months ago lol
    Great job!

  3. I love the liner fabric you used - looks great!

  4. That is super cute!!! I love the burlap and the inside fabric, so fun!

  5. Great redo! I love the fabric you used.

    Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!


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