Friday, June 18, 2010

Shower Curtain Hooks

I found these shower curtain hooks at Ross a few months ago for $4.99. Liked the shape, but not the color.


I first sanded them with sandpaper for metal, then I primed them.


Like my setup? I knew those random pieces of floral foam would come in handy someday =)

I actually did this project a month or so ago and it took several days to finish because it rained on and off for about a week.

Here comes the rain clouds!


Ok, so maybe that picture doesn't look so bad, but to the left were some dark, grey clouds about ready to unleash some fury.

I don't know if it was the weather that caused this or what, but the primer ended up cracking.

Do you like my lame attempt to scratch the primer off my finger nails?

I decided to to just leave it as-is and I painted over them with espresso spray paint. I figure nobody will notice unless the shower curtain hook police decide to stop by for an unannounced visit. I'm not too worried about that happening though.

I forgot to take a picture after I painted them brown, but they were really plain, so I went to Michael's and picked up a package of little mirrors (with a coupon, of course!). I used E6000 to glue them on and they fit perfectly on the front.


I might eventually put some kind of trim around the mirrors to give it more of a finished look...or I might just leave them.





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14 comments:

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

What a smart idea and added a little bling to another otherwise unnoticed item. Very clever! Thanks for sharing that.

Jill said...

Yay, I'm your newest follower! I'm loving all the projects, I can't wait to look around some more! :)
-Jill

~ Regan said...

New to your site! I love it here! ;) You have so many cute ideas, (kudos on the basket light!)

I think I'll have to come back for more~ *folowed*!! :D

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a sweet idea! I can see the mirror adding some fun unexpected sparkle. Love your creations. :)

Donna

Deb said...

So cute Ali...you are one creative girl!

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

it is cute detail, full of sparkles
it is nice to see that I am not the only one with painted fingers!
Your dad's work is also excellent, really cool TV stand.
thanks for visiting!

Kim said...

What a cute project, you must get some nice spots of light bouncing around the bathroom.

Richard said...

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Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute project, easy and cheap, er, inexpensive. Just the right amount of bling for your bathroom. What will you put around the mirrors if you decide to? Maybe twine?

shelly @ the familyblt said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love how you put the little mirrors on the hooks!

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

These look great! I hate when a project goes crackely like that, but love it when the solution is something better in the end!
Also, good for you for putting a sheet down to spray paint on... we have little "outlines" of everything I do in our garage and driveway... you'd think I'd learn ;)

Anonymous said...

Love the shower hooks, I also love the t.v. stand. I am going for the same color on my newly build table. What kind and color of stain did you use?

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Thanks for all the nice comments!
Ann - I was thinking of twine, but my bathroom has kind of a french feel and I'm not sure twine would be the best choice. I'll have to wait until inspiration strikes before making up my mind =)

Vintage Remixed said...

Great job Ali. That's thinking outside the box for sure. I love it.

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