Monday, March 9, 2015
...Project Half Done that is. I love zipper bags. My zipper bags have zipper bags. I use them for everything. I have my make-up in 3 or 4 zipper bags, (yes organized, eyes, lips, etc ...) however, most of that I don't use everyday but I pull out my make-up bags & they sometimes end up on my counter for a day even though it takes 2 seconds to put them back in the cabinet. I don't like that. If you are a Follower of my blog you might already know about my "Hidey Holes", they are places I put things in so things are out of sight, just one tiny example is a antique large green bell pepper cookie jar filled with vitamins, aspirin, cough syrup, etc... in my kitchen, that jar would be classified as a "Hidey Hole", a medicinal hidey hole. hahaha Basically they save me, I can have lots of crap but not look like it. haha True story. When I was a kid my Mom had us shove clutter from the coffee table under a couch cushion when company came calling. hahaha In her defense, she was married to Dad who doesn't like his clutter touched & had 4 kids, personally I thought it was brilliant at the time.
3 years ago (I know, craft hoarder) I saw this ugly worn jewelry box at the thrift store for $5. (The picture doesn't do it's homeliness justice, I thought $5 was a lot for it.) I also thought it might be perfect to put my everyday make-up/facial things in and a few pieces of costume jewelry or what nots - basically a new Hidey Hole for my dressing area.
When I got it home & started painting. First primed it with white.
I drew out flowers, and painted it black.I didn't like the flowers.
So I changed the flowers to Hydrangeas, which I love.
Then I decided I didn't want that for make-up. I like my zipper bags, they take up less space and swore off leaving them on the counter. So I just put it in it's own hidey hole and left it. Well I pulled it back out a few weeks ago and decided I finish it and if I didn't want it I would just re-donate it or give it away. But as I was finishing it I thought I would use it to house lots of sewing notions that I grab often, bobbins, rippers, stuff that .
I liked it black and may turn it back to black...
...but for now I am leaving the pop of red color on it.
I still have to varnish it or wax it...one day...
I hope this inspires you to make something new again!