Friday, November 18, 2011

I Needed Something To Put Here & No, I Refuse To Be A Hoarder!

I was walking around my house a while ago re-arranging things (which I do very often) and I couldn't find the right stuff to put on my little brown wood cabinet that I have in the family room. So I decided that I will just make something. I actually was going to sell these letters that I made in my Etsy store but now I think I want to keep them......Is it just me or does anyone else sometimes find it hard to part with things? I need to sell stuff because I'm running out of space to put things! I keep making stuff so I'm thinking you guys understand my problem, right? I've got to watch it or I'll end up on that Hoarders show as one of those crazy people trying to explain why they desperately need their stash of empty bags or huge piles of old magazines! I scare myself when I think how easy I could be this...(yikes...must purge tonight)! Ok, back to the original topic.....
So here are the letters that I painted to look like they are made out of metal. First I spray painted them silver then I wiped off the black paint, using a paper towel to wipe the black partially off while it was wet to get the desired look. It was a messy job, but not hard to do. The book birdhouse was another "quickie" I did while watching television. Come to think of it, I think I was watching Hoarders......

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. First of all I love the show's fascinating! But I think we can describe ourselves as collectors...with a purpose! It is hard to part with your things when they look so great!

  2. Katie, This turned out so GREAT!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet note about my soap tutorial! I'm your newest follower!!!

    Aimee @

  3. Hi!
    I just wanted to come over and visit your blog, I appreciate your visit and sweet comments you left for me.

    I had a laugh at your HOARDERS comments (this post) ...I've never watched it,my daughter has told me about it, a bunch! I wonder if she is trying to tell me something, NAH!

    Cute book birdhouse, and love the metal look on those letters. I'm about to try painting wallpaper to look metalic-- it already has that faux tin look to it and it's paintable...
    wish me luck!


  4. Hi Katie,
    I am betting you have come to the right place... just caling it collectors makes it soooo much easier ;-)
    Your footstool below is amazing, just gorgeous!!
    and congrats on your first hundred followers, I have joined in:-)

  5. We're in the same boat with the 'stuff' we make, that's for sure :) Can't stop making stuff, can't keep it all! Did I miss the post on how you made the letters? Those and the birdhouse are super cute!


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