Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spooling Around

I recently posted my Make-over of Kids/Guest bathroom. This room was so much fun to put together. Some of the pieces I was able to reuse stuff from around my home (I love thinking I got off cheaply.) For example, my dog decided it would be fun to lounge around in our guest bed one day, therefore, ripping my bottom sheet to pretty much shreds. That left me with only a top sheet. Rather then throwing the whole set away I kept the top sheet and used it for lining my shower curtain and valance!! Recycle, Reuse!!

The other Reinvented item in the bathroom is the curtain pull. I found in one of my many craft drawers wooden spools of thread from my husband's paternal grandmother back in 1998!! I have been hanging on to these bad boys for a long time. **His grandmother was an awesome seamstress and I loved to sew with her. His family told me to take any of her sewing stuff that I would like after she passed...this is all I grabbed.**


After taking all the thread off...painting them either green and brown and then stringing up with some beads, from a bracelet that broke when my daughter was an infant (yes, I am a pack rat). I used floral wire put all the pieces together. I have this...
Cost: $0

Well, worth the storage if you ask me!!! Now there is a little bit of whimsy in my bathroom and every time I look at this pull I will think of my hubby's grandma. (Don't look at the soap scum on my shower stall it is 20+ years old, that junk isn't coming off....)
Today I am participating in Kimm's Reinvented Party. Go check out some other great reinvented projects!!


12 comments:

Steph said...

I am a pack rat too! I bet that tie back makes you smile everytime you look at it.

Jill said...

That is a totally cool idea!

Jane said...

Love it! I have a bunch of old spools from my grandma and I just got a bunch more at a garage sale. This is a fantastic idea. (Oh, and I think the "reinvented" term for your shower doors is "frosted glass".) Have a great day!

Michelle said...

I love the spools! What a great idea! I love the fun, chunky look!

CHER said...

SOOOOOOOOO cute!!! Great idea, thanks for sharing!! Have a blessed day, cher

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Soooo awesome! I love what you did for the curtain tiebacks! What an awesome idea! Love your shower curtain and the colors!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, what a great idea! Jane emailed me about this project and I'm so glad she did! I would love to link to this if you don't mind!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow. I'm impressed, you made something beautiful, practical and meaningful for FREE! Now's THAT's an impressive decorating reinvention. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Nancy said...

OH my goodness! that is the coolest idea!!! love the colors too! nancy

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That looks so cute! I love to reuse items too. Your bathroom came out so pretty! I love the yellow you used on the walls!

Manuela

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a cute project! Love the fun retro color combination! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

:) Amy

Vivienne said...

Fantastic! You have just helped to defend packrats everywhere!