Gray and White Desk

Faye from MacGIRLver got this desk several years ago from her husband’s cousin. It had been acting as a TV stand in her rec room until Faye decided it couldn’t hide from her paint brush any longer and pulled the desk out for a makeover.

youth sized desk before

She was inspired to give the desk a “tuxedo” look with a contrast of dark gray and white paint. I love how she even blinged out the knobs a little by embellishing them with jewelry pieces. What a fabulous upcycle!

grey and white painted desk

See more of Faye’s desk at MacGIRLver.

Jeweled Letter

Don’t know what to do with all your old and broken jewelry? Turn it into a decorative letter that’s full of glitz and glam!


Kate of Mr. Kate created a fabric covered letter from foam core and then blinged it out with old baubles. You don’t even have to limit yourself to old jewelry alone – buttons, beads, sequins, pins… As Kate says, “the more the merrier!”


Check it out at Mr. Kate.

Embellished Can and Bottle

Isn’t it cool to think that a tin can from last night’s green beans can become a beautiful piece of décor for your home? Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage shows just how easy it is, especially if you’ve got some bling in your jewelry box that rarely sees the light of day.

ponytail holder to decor

Shannon painted one of her many saved tin cans and an old bottle and then distressed them with steel wool to allow the metal and glass to peek through. She jazzed up the bottle with a sparkly doodad from an unused ponytail holder and the tin can with a ribbon scrap twisted into a rose. Shannon points out that these pretty containers would be great for holding flowers, craft supplies, make up brushes… you name it!

shabby painted home decor can and bottle

Find the how-to at Fox Hollow Cottage.