Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Remember this rack I picked up last month? (If not, you can read about it here.)

I’ve managed to do one thing with it so far.


This was so simple:  I just took the rack apart, cut the side panel (the HONEST) just above the N, and added a scrap piece of wood for the base.

(Yep, I still have the HO set aside.)


After spraying the entire piece black, I decided I wanted some color..

So I went back and taped the side bars and sprayed the rest of it with a light blue color I had on hand.

It’s called Tidepool by Krylon.  The only problem I had with it was the gloss finish.  Too shiny for my taste.


Sanding the letters down took care of that little issue and brought out some of the black base coat too.


After that I added a little bit of rust glaze wiped on and off with a damp paper towel.


Did you see that big paint drip on the T from the spray paint?

All the sanding in the world wouldn’t make that go away.

Oh well….


As you can see, I tried my hand at rearranging the mantel for spring.


Not great, but it works ok for now.

I’ve been on a bit of a mission these days to lighten up my very dark living room for spring.

Especially since I introduced the new coffee table in all it’s dark wood glory!

Today I’m going to meet up with Kolein to deliver her prize package

I’m so excited to get to meet her in person!

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I’m linking this thrifty Nest sign to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

Can’t forget Catch as Catch Can over at My Repurposed Life…I just love that party!



I’m also linking to Everything but the Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack

A Little Knick Knack


  1. It's so fantastic that I'm actually turning green with jealousy. My mantle this spring is a "Blessed Nest" theme and my husband and I decided to continue that theme for the entire family room reno this summer. I LOVE this project. Well done!!!

  2. That looks so great, Rose!
    I love your new spring mantle... AND! oh my goodness... I can't believe you're getting to meet Kolein?!!!!
    How incredible. I know both of you will have such a time and hit it off great.

  3. Cute! If you cut the other side to get another "nest", you could use the leftover for a Christmas decoration "Ho! Ho!" ;-)

  4. That is so cool! It looks great on your mantle, and I never would have noticed the drip on the "T".

    I really want to know what you're going to do with the "ho" part! :0D

  5. A perfect example of trash to treasure! You're a lucky, crafty, creative woman! Love it!

  6. I love it. It turned out absolutely perfect.

  7. Leave it you to be stuck with a ho! HA! I love the nest and it looks great on the mantel. That is a pretty color. I never can seem to find all of the shade of Krylon that I see online. HD doesn't carry them. Does Lowes? Have fun with Kolein. Tell her HI!

  8. Very nice1 I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it.

  9. Oh you lucky girl... I love the nest sign... would have never thought to do that. It looks awesome on the mantel. Great thinking there girl... so what ya doing with the HO?...hahaha... you could turn it backwards and then you would have OH...???

    Hope you have fun with Kolein, she is a hoot... love that girl.

    Hugs, Deb

  10. I am sooo in love with this!!!! I love your whole mantel, actually. The blue is perfect. :)


  11. Looks great! No worries about the're the only one who will notice :) Chat soon, Laurel

  12. Rose!!!! You still have the HO!!! Cracked me up!!!!! I absolutely adore your 'nest' and your mantle!!! It's beautiful!!! was so wonderful spending part of the afternoon with you!!!!!! I LOVE my box of goods!!! But especially LOVED meeting you in person!!!!


  13. Your NEST is the best! It turned out beautifully.

  14. That is really neat. I love the way it turned out.

  15. Rose that looks great! I love the 'nest' and the colors you used.

  16. better late than never. I am just not tackling my reader for today. working again tomorrow, so I gotta get it cleared,
    I love how this turned out. I really LOVE the color! it's awesome. Your mantel looks super!

  17. I love the NEST! Great job and idea. I have to read your post on where you found it. I love your arrangement on the mantle also.

  18. That is so cool! Good job!


  19. Nice! You really did a great job - it's awesome! Love the color. You got to meet Kolien in person?! Wow! I am so far in the middle of nowhere I don't think I'll ever get to meet anybody in person :( I'll bet you had tons of fun!

  20. Love how that turned out. Love the color too.

  21. SUCH a great idea! I want to copy it!!!

  22. Don't know which I like best...the NEST sign or the coffee table! Both pieces are awesome. I am trying to lighten up my living room too...not much luck, but I am going to paint my fireplace white this summer and that should help! Best, Vicki

  23. Awesome repurpose! I love the blue on the letters. Great job! (And I wouldn't have noticed the drip if you hadn't pointed it out - lol.)


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