But I still like to make a few things for my house now. I mean I do have 130 days left until I graduate college. Not that I'm counting, but it's coming up. December 15th. It's a Saturday. Just so everyone is aware. :)
Sadly the problem is that I'm a little on the poor-er end because I'm having to budget a lot tighter for student teaching. Unpaid internship, yay! Anyways after spending 30 minutes on Pinterest I decided I needed to do something! So I scaveged my house for
I came up with:
- corks from wine bottles
- 2x4 wood thing
- construction adhesive
- silver or brown spray paint
I then took it outside and used the leather brown Rustoleum spray paint that I had left over from painting my deck furniture a couple months ago, I did a light coat so that it would give the wood a layer of protection but still appear rustic. .
Next step... construction adhesive! I don't recommend getting this on any of your body parts or surfaces aside from where it was assigned. We used this for the toe kicks in my kitchen. Strong stuff. One at a time I lined up my corks...
Looks so pretty! And easy! I let it dry for a couple of hours so that the adhesive had a chance to set without the corks sliding around, I stacked some books on it for good measure also.
I took my drill and put one of the bigger bits that I had in it and put two holes for nails to hook on, that way it would lay really flush against the wall. As though they were one!
And voila! For zero dollars I've got a personalized, vintagized, awesome-ized, corkitized place for memories. It also just so happens to look fabulous.
Have you made any awesome projects out of random items around your house?
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