Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY: Makeup Brush Holder!!!

Hey everyone! I would just like to first thank my mother-in-law for being my very first official "follower"! I got super excited when I saw it! It means a lot to me!

Anywho, the reason I am posting today! I only use makeup brushes. I don't use sponges or any of the applicators that come with makeup! They just don't really put makeup on like a brush can. I have all different brands of brushes, so they are all different heights. This makes it difficult to keep them all in the same jar or cup. 

I have seen the technique on many makeup blogs and finally did it for myself. It is so inexpensive and easy to do! Like really easy! Probably the easiest thing I have I my blog so far! 

First you want to find a jar you like. I just had this glass one that I was already using for my brushes and cleaned it out. 

 Super simple but still pretty! Next you go to Michael's and get this plant filler. It is for fake flowers! They are with all of those other pebbles and stuff for plant jars. Hobby lobby might have this stuff but I'm not sure. I know Wal-mart doesn't carry it and I don't think Target does either. You will have to go to a craft store or buy it online. 

 One bag should be plenty! Next you pour the bag of beady things in to your jar. I ended up putting some of it in a smaller jar for my eye brushes. It really only needs to be at least half full.

Next, you can put in your brushes! Did I mention how easy this project was? lol!
 They all stand up straight! You can easily add a ribbon or something but I like it simple like this! 

Hope you enjoyed this little project and maybe it will help you get your brushes in order! 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goodwill projects!

Hello all! Hope you had a good weekend and made it through Monday alright! 

These are the final weeks of the semester so my projects have slowed down for the moment. I did start repainting my bedroom furniture but am looking for hardware so I will have that post up soon. 

Anywho, I have two projects to show you today! The first one I finished right after I finished the headboard but I have just been too lazy to post it until now. 

I think you might remember the chair I bought a while back from a thrift store for a couple bucks! 

 It is quite dated and ugly! It smelled funny too. So I painted it white after we moved but had been trying to decide what color fabric I wanted to use for the cushion. I could not figure it out. Well, after I made my headboard I had just enough fabric to double cover the new and thicker cushion.

So I stapled it on real quick and ended up with this!

 I slapped a button on there that I already had and there you have it! My new chair that cost maybe $20 to make! I love it! What do you think?

The next little project I have I also put together real quick. I pinned a monogram project that had a white frame, white letter, and burlap background. I did something similar.

I started with a cheap frame from goodwill. It took a while to find one that was just the frame and big enough. They always charge so much for a frame when it has a picture in it even if its of some ugly ducks or something. 

I found this one. 

 Luckily since it was a poster picture and didn't have glass it was only $2.

I then turned the picture over and hot glued the burlap to the cardboard. I painted the frame first and the "C".

I thought the whole thing was too plain so I decided to draw some stuff on the "C". 

 Here is the final result plus a little frame I did all the same stuff to except made a paper flower for it. 

 This wall is huge and empty! I plan to make a couple more frames with little things like this to fill it. I use pictures on all the other wall we have and keep this one different! 

Have a great day!