Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hold the Phone!

I'm so pleased with this project because I made it quickly AND it only cost me 80 cents to make (not counting the tiny amount of paint and mod podge I used). 

I went to GW yesterday to donate some clothes (7 bags, people!!) and as usual, I drove around front and went in to give them some more of my $$$.  I found this charging station for 50 cents.

I was planning to leave it as is, but after I got home and started looking at it, I thought, "Why not dress it up a little?"  I planned to make things easy and just color the edges black with a Sharpie before putting the paper on, but that didn't work out so well.  I ended up just going around the edges a few times with a small brush and some black paint.  I'll have you know that I just recently realized that I don't have to paint the whole object if I'm just gonna cover most of it in paper... can you believe that???

Anywho, it took me forever to decide what paper to use and I finally ended up choosing a sheet that I'd picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby for 30 cents.

This is the end result, which I love, love love!

Linking to:
We Did It Weds @ Sew Much Ado
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design 
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts 
Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden 
Show us What You're Workin' With @ Me and My Bucket 
Creative Therapy @ Life in the Pitts 
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara 
Get Your Craft On @ Life As Lori 
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Creative Share @ Trendy Treehouse 
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Fab Friday Finds @ The Simpler Life 
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
MMM @ C.R.A.F.T. 
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff 
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative 
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace 
Make it 4 Monday @ Cottage Instincts 
Check ME Out Sat @ A Vision to Remember 
Creative Chick Parade - Day One 

20 crafty peeps said:

  1. I love love love it too! Another great project and a lovely new look to your blog!

  2. Great job! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie :)

  3. it looks super! You know, I've often wondered why the gw doesn't give you a discount when you drop of 7 bags of clothes! something wrong there, don't ya think?
    I've been wanting to do one of these, but just haven't found one yet.

  4. Awesome transformation! I love using scrapbook paper to decorate!
    I found you at Backyard Eden.
    have a wonderful rest of the week!

  5. Love it! I got something similiar at my GW ~ a Target charging station, but it looks a little different than yours. Did you use Mod Podge and did it seem to adhere well? I'm holding onto mine for a client project in the near future, but it would be nice to know that we could change up the look if we wanted to.

  6. Okay, how cute is that!?! Great job, Kristi! It looks amazing!

  7. Hey there! I am your newest follower! Thanks for all your sweet comments over on my blog! I will come back to visit often.

  8. very cute charging station makeover! i love it when these things work out so well, don't you?

  9. Wow awesome I love Mod Podge and Hobby LObby
    you did a great job! Stopping by from Beyond the
    Picket Fence hop

  10. Love it, it turned out so cute!! Mod Podge is so fun isn't it?!

  11. That is super cute and colorful! Way to dress it up!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com
    Come by and check out my fun giveaway going on right now:)

  12. What a fun craft idea! Great job!

  13. Absolutely adorable!!!

    And I'm impressed you got something at Goodwill for .50! My Goodwill is so expensive (well, for a Goodwill I think anyway, LOL.) That caddy would have been at least $4 at mine!

  14. Hi... I'm your newest follower.

  15. How fun! Love the makeover!

  16. So cute! I love how it looks now. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. Hope to see you there.

  17. Mod Podge is so awesome. This looks great and I am so proud of your huge GW donation. Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

  18. I miss my GW...time to go shopping. This is a great idea cause I can never find my phone!

  19. Absolutely Fabulous!
    I invite you to come this this up at my Making It Linky Party!