Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bedroom make-over...part 2

If you have read my blog for any length of time then you know I LOVE me some apothecary type jars. I have several sets and just can't get enough of them!

I owe it all to the ladies at Shanty 2 Chic! When I saw their DIY apothecary jar tutorial a few months ago, I was in heaven! Who would have thought a candle stick and a jar would make for such an awesome piece of home decor!!!

My 2nd project for Annah Brooke's bedroom make-over was????? You got it! Apothecary jars!

A month or so ago, I was about to throw out a pickle jar when the idea hit me! Save the jars for more apothecary jars! So now my family knows that any type and any size jar is to be saved in this house!!! ha! You never know what momma has up her sleeve!
We finally finished off another jar of pickles last week so I had my two jars to work with. I cleaned the jars well to get the pickle smell out, peeled off the label, and we were ready to go.

I'm sure you all do not need a full blown tutorial so I will just make this quick! :o) I did spray paint the candlesticks and toppers with the aqua paint I used for her lamp. I took the same fabric we are using and ripped out 2 squares to fit the tops. I hot glued the fabric down to the lid and then took the pom pom trim and hot glued it in sections to the fabric.
Right now we are using them for her ribbons and pony tail holders. She loves it and I am hoping this will give her more of an incentive to keep up with her pony tails....okay, probably not. Wishful thinking on my part!
Yay!!! 2 projects completed this weekend! Well, really 3. I just haven't shared the 3rd one yet! :o) I will get to it soon though!

The Girl CreativeUndertheTableandDreaming DIY Day @ ASPTL

9 comments:

J.J. said...

oooh! how cute are those!!!!

Patricia said...

could that be any cuter!!!
love it!

Tammy@My Party File said...

They are mega special ribbon holders! What a lovely job!

Mom2fur said...

That is just about the cutest and original idea I've everseen! I finally learned how to get that pickle smell out of jars. Now I have a new project to try. I don't have a little girl (my 'little' girl is 25) but I'm sure I could find other ways to use this neat project.
BTW...my secret is this: put some water and a drop of dish liquid in the jar. Add some baking soda--I don't measure but I'd say at least 1/4 cup. Put on the lid and turn the jar upside down. Let it sit for a day or so, then rinse it out. You might have to do it again if the smell is still there. But I've found most of it lingers inside the lid, so that's why I turn it upside down.

Stephanie Lynn said...

These are so creative! I love the repurposed jars - genius! Great colors - this is going to be a fabulous bedroom! Thanks again for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jill said...

Great idea. Love the fabric too. You are just too creative!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What an awesome idea and such pretty storage too!
Thanks for sharing!
Dena
Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

Jenni R. said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

too Blessed to Stress said...

awesome idea with the pickle jar! I'm making some with baby food jars at the moment... hope they look cute like yours :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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