Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hooks and such

One thing I like to do is find things at thrift stores and I like to reuse things. My key rack was just that. I bought that wood for less than a buck, the scrabble tiles I already had, the hooks came in a bag from the thrift store. It was super easy to make.
I painted the wood the color I wanted and when it was dry I added some brown and wiped it off. I used my glue gun for the letters and my dremel started the holes for the hooks.
If I was to do it again, and I have for gifts, I would use either a spray sealer or Mod Podge to seal it. You can se already where it has been scratched.
My other project was a place to hold the dog's leash. It has been hanging on the curtain rod forever. I originally saw this idea on a blog last week but I could not find the post again. The idea is not new. I bought a letter at Jo-Anns and modpodged some dog type paper to it. I did seal this one, three coats. Than I put a hook in the bottom. I did get a little to heavy with sanding the edges but overall I like it. My dog is named Ginger, by the way.
I love how it turned out.
And here is the two together by the front door.
Both were super easy to make and I will probably make some more for gifts.

By the way, I am linked up Tatertots and Jello


Mara said...

Hi Tanya! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi from the linky party! The dog leash holder is great - if we had a pup, I'd love to make that!

Mara @ Super Savings

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