Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Latest op-shop buy:

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daggy cane magazine rack.

Quick DIY:

-spray paint

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+ colourful ribbon

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= “Rainbow Book Holder” for Miss Chooken.

She requested rainbow paint for her bedroom, but I was not feeling that, so a rainbow book holder it is!

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To prep it, I just gave it a quick clean to get rid of dust build-up. The spray paint adhered very well even over the roughed-up bits of worn cane. This project cost around $10 in total (magazine rack+paint+ribbon) and could be much cheaper if you already had spray paint and ribbon in your stash. Another idea is to weave through skinny strips of material left over from quilt or other craft projects.

Lots of fun, Miss Chooken loved helping make her own book holder, so definitely a project you can do with a pre-schooler.

Have fun!

xx Romana

4 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

What a great result. I did a similar thing in the white but never thought of the ribbon idea. Great job!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a great job, and a lucky little girl!! Julie

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea and i think one could adopt the idea to any age or gender.Also what a unique gift it would be to someone at a great price.Regards Mama

Kath Lockett said...

That is gorgeous - what a clever and cute way to rejuvenate something that I'd just walk past!