I’m not gonna lie, this month’s DIY Challenge snuck up on me. I was so focused on working on my Mint Buffet that I didn’t even have time to think about what I was going to make! And the theme this month is Trash to Treasure which is basically everything I’ve ever done. I really wanted to do a piece of furniture, but I just didn’t have the time.
So last Friday, I had to take the hubs to work because our other car was in the shop. After I dropped him off, I headed on my way (going a different route I usually do). Well the skies parted and God was looking out for me because IT WAS TRASH DAY! I did the creepy slow drive by trying to scope out the curbside goods and low and behold, I spotted this amazing lattice.
I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but even though people put this stuff out to throw it away, I still feel like I’m doing something wrong by taking it. I looked around to see if anyone was watching and quickly loaded it in. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I had a legit trash item that I was determined to turn into a treasure 🙂
It’s plastic, which was fine by me and I was seriously having such a hard time trying to figure out what to do with it. Before I even had a plan, I saw this spray paint I picked up a little while ago and just went for it. (Yes I know I have a mint problem :-p)
Once I got to this point, I was still stumped. I reached out to my bloggy buds and they gave me some great ideas. Of course my first thought was turning it into some sort of hanging planter thingy, but we just don’t really have anywhere to put it and I know I wouldn’t keep up with it. My next thought was to turn it into a display for my gift tags. I’m taking part in a Craft Show this summer and it would be a great way for people to peruse them. That lead to my final idea of making a Craft Supply Organizer/Inspiration Board.
I already had pretty much everything I needed, but I couldn’t resist going to pick up a few more cute supplies from Michaels. I really wanted to throw some air plants on it but I couldn’t find any! Where the heck do you buy those suckers? I checked Home Depot and Lowes and both were a no go.
And I made an inspirational print to go front and center. I don’t know how I’ve never seen this before, but it’s definitely my mantra.
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
Then I just spray painted some clipboard clips I had and started attaching a bunch of goodies! I also had these arrow pulls I got a while ago but they just looked funny on furniture. But they were perfect for my lattice!
Now I just need a craft room to hang this baby in 😉 I guess our spare room will do for now.
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous Trash to Treasure items below!