Apr 12, 2010

A Silhouette Project and Some Fun Storage Ideas

I swoon bird silhouettes and wanted to do a project with one for some time. I needed to fill in a small space in a collage on my family room wall and this frame was the perfect size. When I got started, I ripped a page out of the dictionary to create the birds feathers and low and behold that the random piece that I cut out had the definition of embellish on it. IS THAT SERENDIPITY OR WHAT? I am in the process of painting the family room and the walls are covered with spackle but, once I get it painted I will post the collage. (It is above my desk and I loooooove it.)

I went garage selling this weekend and picked up 6 old milk bottles and some more game pieces and this is what I did with them.

Finally, I went to Michael's this weekend and found these little jars for $1.00. I got this idea from my talented friend Stephanie over at The Vintage Glitter House and I thought it was so stinking clever. It is not only extremely functional but, it looks adorable in my craft area.

So this is what I did with my weekend along with kids activities, laundry, cleaning(which included my disastrous garage), painted a few pieces, and worked on some more Jonque bracelets (which has become my new obsession.)


  1. Oooh I love it! I think it would be perfect for Halloween, especially with the bird cage you have!

  2. beautiful bird, a beauty, I love your projects, Chany

  3. The bird silhouette project looks great. I love the feathers from the book pages.
    I love old game pieces and have a collection too. I like the uniformity of having the pieces in the same style bottle (and the bottles look great on the silver tray).

  4. Such cute items- love the "embellish" wing! I want to put my glitters in jars like that, too- would look so pretty displayed and very useful, too!

  5. Great ideas, especially the milk bottles with the games pieces. I've been on the lookout
    for misc. game pieces but haven't found any yet.

    Happy Tuesday....


  6. I LOVE it.. I want one of those bird things.. I LOVE birds.. and the storage idea is super clever you are right..Thanks for sharing.. Can't wait to see your family room, I know it will be beautiful!

  7. Now that is serendipity! Love your organizational ideas, and anything with birds is really good with me!

  8. I am diggin' the projects, BUT Love the glass jars filled with goodies!