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Finished. 5/31/17

Homework: a creative blog: Show and Tell: a giveaway & craft room snippets. More information about D.

homework: a creative blog: Show and Tell: a giveaway & craft room snippets

Lawless Hardware's fantastic selection of clear glass and milk glass knobs and pulls at the end of this post. PLUS, a giveaway you will love! I wish I had one of those craft room decor posts to show you. Homework: a creative blog: ETCETERAS: A Round Up of Amazing Knock Off Projects. I love a good knock off project.

homework: a creative blog: ETCETERAS: A Round Up of Amazing Knock Off Projects

There’s nothing as satisfying as creating something for a fraction of the price and often times creating it better than the original. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite and some of the best knock offs out there. Homework: a creative blog: Etceteras: 30 Easy DIY Projects to Keep You Organized. Homework: a creative blog: Upcycling: tray makeover - faux tile. I gave another item from my kitchen a makeover.

homework: a creative blog: Upcycling: tray makeover - faux tile

This old tray had seen better days. My original plan was to spray paint the handles and frame black and the inside tray white. I was then going to paint a simple black design on the white tray. Well, the black paint seeped onto the white, then the white onto the black. I ditched the idea and went to Plan B. Homework: a creative blog: UPCYCLING: Faux Galvanized Metal Box. Here is Southern California, or at least in my city, there’s a plastic bag ban.

homework: a creative blog: UPCYCLING: Faux Galvanized Metal Box

That’s fine. I’m all for eliminating those plastic bags. But if I want a paper bag when I go to the grocery store, I have to pay for it. In other words, it’s BYOB or Bring Your Own Bag. Homework: a creative blog: ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish with Heart Footsteps. I jumped on the gold leaf trinket dish train and also borrowed some inspiration from the painted animal trend.

homework: a creative blog: ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish with Heart Footsteps

Combine the two and you you get a Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish complete with little heart footsteps for Valentine’s Day. Let me tell you, I think it would have been easier to paint this little guy. Gold leaf is tricky to use on a flat surface let alone a 3D surface like this little plastic elephant. Homework: a creative blog: HOMEROOM: Minted Wall Gallery {the blues} Hello, hello friends.

homework: a creative blog: HOMEROOM: Minted Wall Gallery {the blues}

I’ve been on a little break but I’m so excited my first fresh post of the year is all about a room refresh. While I was taking a little blog break, the good folks over at MINTED invited me to pick out a few pieces of artwork from their amazing selection. I think I could have scrolled through the prints for days. Good thing you can sort by theme and color. Carolyns Home Work.