Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monkey See Monkey Do

Funky Junkupdated repost...Joining Way too late for the Copy Me Challenge
but I still wanted to show off my knock~off idea from 
Donna...at Funky Junk...
remember where she used a vintage hanger to hang a curtain?...well here is my version...
and I am linking it to a fun party featuring Donna's style.






a spice jar, turned candle holder...added a little Epsom Salt...
sometimes I use rock salt, but the Epsom has a finer glimmer to it...
the two salts work well mixed together with a little glitter, too.

and of course a touch of bling~never hurts!

I used a plant hanger to hang my hanger...

since I don't have molding, plus it needed to be very secure.



    I really didn't want a curtain up on this window.
    The player piano roll fit the skinny entry window perfectly,
with the tiny note holes allowing a pretty pattern of light.
    The song is "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" 
    and I think it made a sweetheart of a pull shade.


The openness of an old canning jar basket resting on a rusty aquarium base
 keeps the small area from appearing crowded.

Parts of the roll were very brittle,
decoupaging some dress patterns around reinforced those spots without altering the look much.

 ignore me, in the mirror, and I am still am in the tweaking stage of my entry
(one reason I didn't post it during the challenge, but decided to show it now and add more pics as it evolves)

Blogging is a great place for inspiration and encouragement...
When I see an idea, my imagination just shoots off to new ideas and  ways I can incorporate it for my home.
That creative process is fun, isn't it?
Have you taken an idea lately and changed it up a bit to fit you?

Adding one more picture...when I found my crystal bling, I dangled some...it helped to weight it, too.











pulling down the shades and going to bed..


Night
Lezlee

More Parties... 
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/09/sns-101-non-traditional-window.html

The Shabby Nest
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21 comments:

angiecheek said...

You are so talented aunt Lezlee.....you have made grandmas home very beautiful.....love you...cant wait to see it all together

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well, what an adorable idea! Very junkified too! :) The candles in that wire thing down below are pretty sweet as well.

Thanks for the mention! Truly honored. :)

Donna

Coleen's Corner said...

Very nice! Love the idea and it fits so well! The candle lantern is a special nice touch there with the rest of your candle display. A+++!

Granny said...

That is a great use of the old piano roll. I really love the old canner rack holding the candles. You never cease to amaze me with your new ideas.

rustandruffles said...

What a great idea Lezlee....it looks wonderful. Darn!!!...I had two piano rolls and I threw them out!!!!????
Happy day!
xojanis

Linda said...

Well, that's sure a fun idea, Lezlee! I really love using vintage hangers, too!

artteachergirl said...

Such a sweet idea!! I love that you reused an aquarium stand...I use one for a table base on my porch, big piece of tile is the top. Yours looks great with the candles!! Hope y'all got a breeze going, it is soooo hot here! Later Tater, Vicki

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How cool is that? You come up with such great ideas. Really original. You are officially a crafty clever clogs!!

Sarahx

Jill said...

This is an awesome idea for a narrow window! Beautiful repurposing of lots of old 'junk'.

Jill @ JunkyVagabond

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

How clever of you! I agree that the creative process is fun, and love that blogging allows us to share ideas and encouragement too! Oh and yes....I did make the polymer clay flower I used on my latest post. I wish you were going to paper cowgirl, or at least for the vendor night. It's in Waxahachie...so it's not toooo far!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love it, Lezlee! Very neat idea. Love all the components, and the glowy glitter just tops it off!! Thanks for linking up to VIF!
xoxo Debra

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG what a great idea to you the player piano roll!! it fits perfectly. Lovin' your entry!
*hugs*deb

red.neck chic said...

Okay - I have some windows for you to dress.

LOVE this!!!

;-D robelyn

Laurel said...

Lezlee, I LOVE this!!! So very clever and fun :) Such a fun little corner you've created! Laurel

Jenn Erickson said...

Stunning! Such a beautiful and creative way to repurpose an old player piano roll. I'm going to have to be on the lookout for one of those!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hey there Lezlee-
I love this window treatment. I especially love that you used stuff you already had...the entry looks great. The aquarium stand with candles... so neat. Looks inviting.

Hope your having a great summer!
talk to you later, Pat

Kathy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ...
Your rendition is awsome!
The piano roll makes it..
Yes my mind is already spinning...
sooo cute!
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Amy Kinser said...

How clever and neat looking. I love it up there!!! I love unique and that's unique.

Susanne said...

The crystal was an excellent final touch! You are so clever to 'patch' the brittle paper with the pattern tissue!

Of course I don't think I've seen one single piano roll since I've seen this roller shade idea! Go figure.
Susanne.

Barbara Jean said...

totally cool shade!!

blessings
barbara jean

Katie said...

Are those all secondhand? Hmmm, I wanna try something similar. We have an attic chock-full of things I can prolly turn into something new. A friend of mine loves recycling old window frames... with a few touches, he manages to turn them into picture frames!

- Katie Nicoll