CD Curtain

A CD curtain was a must have for my daughter’s music themed room from the moment she seen it. I knew I had approximately 40 Cd’s that would no longer play, but I also knew that was no where close to what we needed. So I did what any smart minded person would… I posted a request on Facebook. The following day my Grandpa dropped off a ton of Cd’s for us. It still wasn’t enough, but it was enough to start.

However, I already had many projects already going for her room, and I honestly I wasn’t really sure how to go about it. So the Cd’s sat on top of my pile of ‘ Get To’ projects for a couple of weeks, until I decided to conquer it.

I knew I had to put holes in the Cd’s. So first I tried a hole puncher… yeah right… of course that didn’t work. Next I tried a small torch which just melted part of Cd. However, third time was the charm. I used a wood burning tool which went through the Cd like butter. So after several different learning experiences, this is how it worked for me.

1. Burn two holes parallel from each other in each Cd. Make sure they are close enough for the key rings to fit, but not too close otherwise it will go through the edge. You can burn holes in multiply Cd’s at once using the wood burning tool.

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2. If you burned multiply Cd’s at once they will be stuck together. Use a flat screw driver and insert next to hole to pop them apart.0410150345

3. Nail clippers work great to pick the burnt ring that will develop around the hole.0410150346

4. Face two Cd’s were the shiny sides are together on the inside.0410150453

5. Place a key ring through both Cd’s at one time, but only in one side.0410150455

6. Open Cd’s and you have your first piece done.0410150456

7. Repeat steps 4-6, using one attached Cd and one new Cd, until you have your desired length

8. Repeat steps 4-7 until you have enough chains to fill your desired area.

9. Hang your chains. I used a piece of wood and stapled cloth around it. Then I added eye hooks to hang the chains from.0410150123a

10. Enjoy your new Cd curtain

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Make Your Own Decorative Bottle Light Display

This bottle display is pretty during the day, but it is beautiful in the dark. Not only does the light make the rocks glow, but it also makes a beautiful design on your table and wall. It will look great in any room, from a teenagers bedroom to the living room.

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               You will need permanent markers, fish tank rocks, a glass bottle, and a light to go underneath. Here is the battery operated led light I used.

1. Color the rocks with permanent markers.

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2. Fill you bottle with the desired amount.

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3. Turn on light and place underneath

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Enjoy you beautiful light display:)

Repurposed Challenge #2 ( Dresser – 25 )

I was challenged by Michelle to find 25 ways to repurpose a dresser. This one was a little hard because most repurposed dressers I found were actually upcycled dressers. In another words, most dressers were still used as dressers they were just upcycled to look nicer. However, after several days of searching, I think I found a good list. Some are used as storage but not for clothes…..

25 Ideas to Repurpose a Dresser

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 21. (left) Kitchen Island

Here they used a long dresser to make a unique
kitchen island with plenty of storage

2. ( right) Bathroom Vanity
A long dresser turned bathroom vanity.
I love this idea so you may see it this
summer when we redo our bathroom 🙂

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