i don't consider myself particularly crafty, but i SO enjoy pulling off a simple, easy DIY project...especially when it yields funky, unique results that save me some serious money.
first up, this super easy crystal topped lacquered box.
if your idea of a DIY project includes more clicking than gluing, this is the project for you!
the box is from the container store, and cost $20.
the $4 epoxy can be purchased at just about any store that has a hardware section.
the crystal cluster is the only item that took a little hunting. it is from ebay, and i purchased it (including shipping) for $14.
it was simply as easy as gluing the crystal onto the box!
two thrift store finds that i bought because i loved how quirky and unique they were.
the winged pig was pretty adorable, but the pink color and the large advertisement on the side had to go. i wanted to keep the gold parts, so i taped the wings, feet and ears to mask them, and then gave the whole thing a few coats of glossy black spray paint.
and, here she is, standing guard over some storage boxes in my office!
for the lion, i really liked the crown on his head, but wanted the rest of him to feel more simple.
i taped off his crown, gave him a coat of gold spray paint, and then i gold leafed him.
look how regal and shiny her looks now!