Confession time: Though I’m a dyed-in-the-wool yard sale shopper, repurposer and upcycler, I’m always a little bit afraid to alter something that’s brand new. Maybe I’m afraid of ruining something for which I paid full price, or maybe I just think if it’s brand new, I ought to be able to use it as is.
Good thing I fought through my phobia; otherwise, I wouldn’t have this bright and beautiful ribbon organizer for my recently redecorated craft room and home office.
When I found this wrought iron shelf birdcage at World Market, I thought it would be just the thing to store my ribbon above my crafting table. But I wasn’t so jazzed about the wrought iron finish for my pink and turquoise room.
Enter my handy paint sprayer, plus some Sherwin-Williams Larchmere paint leftover from the office armoire makeover.
A couple of coats and the shelf transformed from this…
Do you love it as much as I do?
Now, I couldn’t leave the shelf hanging there all alone.
So I gave these two consignment store wall plaques a makeover, too. My husband’s reaction when he saw the “before”: HIDEOUS.
But not anymore, thanks to a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and the addition of some fun turquoise print fabric.
I like these panels as they are, but I think it would be fun to embellish them somehow, maybe with some cool gold scissors or something else crafty. What do you think?
Compared to some crafters’ stashes, I know my little ribbon organizer looks downright empty.
48 rolls of ribbon, stacked one on top of the other. You call that a ribbon collection?
Well, yes I do. I was pretty surprised when I just counted to realize that this ribbon organizer holds that much — with room for more.
And don’t y’all be fooled. This isn’t all the ribbon I own.
See that basket on the bottom shelf? It’s filled with rolls of home decor ribbon.
And see that bookcase? There’s a whole jar of ribbon scraps, plus another wire basket filled with cards of scrapbooking ribbon. We want even talk about the baker’s twine. Or the ribbon I have on my giftwrap station in the attic.
My name is Amy, and I have a ribbon fetish. But I’m OK with that.
If you haven’t taken the tour of my craft room and home office makeover, what are you waiting for?
Bring a glue gun, some scrapbook paper and some ribbon and we’ll make something fabulous!