Long time, no post.
Life is a MAJOR struggle right now on all fronts for me.
I won't bore you with the details.
Suffice it to say
I cleaned a little in the magic kingdom
and then played a bit.
I fell HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with WASHI TAPE!
I had some...and I want a ton more
(all those cute vintagy florals....and so many more...polka dots
and I needed a way to store what I had.
So I started surfing
and ended up on Etsy
and saw some cute wooden boxes.
They were more than I wanted to spend
so I looked real close...a number of times....
and decided to go for it.
What was shown...and what arrived
were two very different products!
This is what I got:
First its much darker than the ones shown...
The rolls do not fit nice and snug (not even my big ones)
so the roll all over and fall out if you don't pick it up just so...
The wood is cheap cheap cheap ----think wood aisle buy the pieces
and glue them together yourself at AC Moore or Michaels...
and then, what really frosted me...
is this VERY VISIBLE spot that didn't take the stain...
and the shop owner shipped it out anyway...
This isn't even covered when the tape is in there...?!
And I PAID for this----????
Look close before you purchase this product from an Etsy seller...
Today I decided was the day
to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear as my grandmother would say.
I got my
and my bottle of Valspar paint
and started by giving them several coats.
I wasn't too worried about brush marks-
I have a distressed semi-vintage feel going on in my room anyway...
So then they were a nice seagreen blue-y color.
Nice but needed something.
I spied my doilies.
Modgepodged a doily on the back of each one.
Still needed something...
Hmmm....how about a washi tape banner?!
A little twine, tape banner pieces, a little ribbon,
So now to fill in the label spot.
Old fashioned label maker.
One says "wishin"
and the other...
can you guess...?
Here's the finished product...
Now granted, you are not going to see much of those banners
once the tape is in there...
but it is a cute little surprise once you pull the tape out....
I still need to find a way to fill in the huge gap---
as I can see me pulling this off a shelf and all of it go rolling
like the meatball off the top of Old Smokey...
Perfect? No. Better than what it was? OH YEAH!
And, not all Etsy sellers are bad.
I will post the MOST AWESOME GLUE GUN AND GLUE STICK HOLDER
that was hand-decorated and matches my room PERFECTLY
I absolutely adore it and the seller even switched the side the
gluestick storage was on per my request!
Now that was $$$ well spent!
I need to get motivated and do Valentine treats for 25+ preschoolers
Until next time
happy stamping and scrapping.