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!
This was one of my favorite projects from your reveal! Totally clever and the color just jumps off the wall! You and I need to go yardsaling soon or you might just need to stop by the house because Tim’s cleaning out his trailer and getting rid of a bunch of “stuff!”
Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods
I agree with Kirby! Your space is so “fresh”, light, and airy. Makes me want to grab my paint brush and start changing up my craft room aka Disaster Area!
Oooo… I love the window treatments too!
I have a ribbon fetish too. I go to downtown Los Angeles to the garment district where I buy spools of 50 yards of satin ribbon for $5. Heaven. Have mine on a curtain rod so I can see them. Love it. Karen
I just love the way all this turned out, Amy! It’s so FRESH (Like that Prince from Bel-Air.)
Atta Girl Amy
West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin; out, maxin’ relaxin’ all cool and all. Shootin some b-ball outside of the school when a couple of guys who were up to no good started making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my moms got scared
and said ‘You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air’