Thank you all, so much, for your votes to help me decide which plate arrangement I should hang above my sofa! I honestly had no clue which one to choose, and it was nice to have your input. I also appreciated the feedback, tips, and ideas in your comments. Y’all are awesome!!
I hung it up on my wall today, and I have to say – I really love it! And, to be honest, I’m a bit surprised because it wasn’t my first choice. But now that it’s up, the arrangement looks really really cute. See how great y’all are?!
If you look closely, you’ll notice it’s not exactly the way it was pictured before. My cute friend Mommy A suggested I turn the blue scrolly to have the “S” facing north, south, east, and west. Doing this also turned the large plates to the north, south, east, and west, too. Great idea!! Thanks!
The plates are hung with hot glue and paper clips, and I’m thrilled to say they are still hanging on! (I did go a bit overboard on the hot glue just in case.)
K, now for my confession…
So, you know how I’m redoing my living room on a $30 budget? And my Ikea Ektorp sofa was red, and the coordinating chair was green and red striped? I said I wanted new slip covers, but they were like $250 just for the sofa alone. So, I thought I’d wait until I could save up my $$, and maybe the covers would go on sale. Remember that?…..
So I have this big blank wall space above my sofa, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. For free. My options are art work, a large mirror, or a wall arrangement. Unfortunately, I don’t have any art work that goes with the space. And a large mirror would be nice, but I can’t find one for free. (Believe me, I’ve tried.) So it looks like a wall arrangement wins.
(P.S. The carpet isn’t nearly as dirty as it looks! Those really are shadows! I promise! Also, the color of the circle scrolly doesn’t want to photograph well…hmm.)
Will you please please pretty please vote for your fave? You could also leave a comment and tell me they are all total crap and to scrap the whole thing. It will only hurt my feelings a little, but I won’t lie…a few times I’ve felt like they really are crap!
So thank you, in advance, for your help. I have literally stared at this wall too long – to the point where I can’t see it anymore!
(THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED.)
I promised I’d show you how to make a beautiful and FREE tray using items you most likely already have in your home. Let’s get to gettin’!
a cookie sheet
spray adhesive or glue
What I love about this tray is that it is so versatile. You can use it in any room – and on any flat surface - in your house: coffee table, sofa table, end table, entry way for mail and keys, bathroom counter, night stand, top of a dresser, top of a desk, the shelf in your laundry room….
Mix that with the crazy cool amounts of fabric options from your cast-off pile, combined with the size of tray you rediscover under your sink or in the cabinet, and seriously – the possibilities are endless.
If you’d like a little more instruction, check out Ms. Martha’s video tutorial here.
Thanks for stopping by!
First of all, I hope you’ve all had a good week! Ours has been really fun. I turned another year older, and with Valentine’s just moments away, I have totally fallen off the wagon with all the yummy treats around here. To wrap up the festivities, we’re off to the big DW today: Disney World!! So I better type fast!
The living room is coming through the home stretch – just a couple of small projects, and we’ll be set! I’m excited to say we now have a sofa table! And, it was fast, easy, and….FREE! Awesome!
The only thing that was a little…time consuming maybe? came from waiting for the supplies to appear out of nowhere. Literally.
I began with the “legs” of the table. I measured my sofa to get the height and length. After measuring the two sawhorses (can we call them sawhorses? Yes? K.), I realized they were a few inches too tall. No problem - I schlepped them over to Home Depot for a little trim. (HD does that for free…nice!)
Since I’m not that great at hammering and using large screws, and Bob Villa isn’t stopping by anytime soon, I decided to make things easy on myself: Liquid Nails to the rescue!
The sawhorses were stacked together, and with a little Liquid Nails in between, I made a sofa table sandwich. Large, heavy paint buckets were placed on top until the glue completely dried.
Next came the top of the table. The wood flooring planks have grooves on the sides and are made to be slid together and into place.
Once the wood glue was on the planks, I smoothed it out to insure complete coverage. After the glue dried, a wet rag cleaned up any leftover glue.
Liquid nails adheres the top of the table to the bottom. After letting it dry with more large paint cans, I brought it inside and set my new lamps on top. I love lamp. (Name that movie!)
The table isn’t the sturdiest thing on the planet, but, because the sofa will be pushed up against it, it’ll be fine. Also, we can now hide the eleventy billion Internet cable and TV cords under the sofa table.
I’ve also considered painting the table or covering the legs with fabric. That may still happen in time. Right now it’s not necessary, so I’ll save it for a rainy day.
And easy, and fast, and inexpensive. I mean, you can’t beat FREE. Or maybe like $3 if you don’t own Liquid Nails.
Also, the tray on the table was another free project I’ll show you soon. 10 bucks says you have the supplies in your house right now!