I was feeling pretty crafty last week, but I was also pretty broke. So my craftiness had to be CHEAP. Of course I knew Father’s Day was coming and we had already bought and given hubby his big gift. (The Green Egg) But I had to have something for him to open on Sunday. Luckily I had gotten some great pictures of WeeMan and him catching lightning bugs. So I did some playing around on photobucket and got a shot I fell in love with. Then it was on to wordle for some easy subway art. I picked up a nice but inexpensive frame at Walmart – put them all together and wound up with a gift that brought tears to hubby’s eyes. Not bad work if I do say so myself.
My other project this week has been a CHEAP kitchen redo. As usual I have no before pictures. I never think of that when I’m starting. Sigh. I’ve been jonesing lately to have open kitchen cabinets. I really like my dishes and like the look of displaying them. I’m always dragging home some sort of pieces from GW. Right now I’m sticking with my Fiestaware from our wedding registry and some jadite I got a deal on. I’ve been crushing on pics of transferware lately though so we’ll see how long this lasts. Anyways – Tuesday morning after hubby left for work I stealthily removed two of the upper cabinet doors. Then I tried to prepare him when I talked to him at lunch time. (I’ve learned with hubby it’s better to do it first and try to prepare him b/c he just doesn’t have the visualization powers of the female mind.) Surprisingly when he arrived home and assessed the situation he didn’t demand that the cabinet doors be returned. In fact he asked when I was removing the rest. Sadly I admitted that I couldn’t remove them all b/c then I wouldn’t have anywhere to hide my messy stacks of pyrex and mixing bowls. (Hmmm need to do some decluttering and maybe)
Anways on Thursday I took off two more cabinet doors – I’m not loving the end cabinet yet though. Also am realizing from the pictures how cluttered my counters look and maybe I should have cleaned them before taking said pics. Then I backed the cabinets with some cute scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and added some clearance baskets to the cabinet by the stove for seasoning storage.
I wrapped up my kitchen project by making a bulletin board with some chicken wire, a garage sale frame, and some free yellow paint from glidden. (I made a super cute one for my sister too – but that’s another post.)
Voila!! Cheap and crafty. Now I need to go clean up my messy cluttered counters. Yuck!
I’m linking up toDebbie Do’s Summer Block Party