Monday, April 18, 2011

Jenga Anyone?

Hello everyone how was your weekend? Mine was gorgeous weather so we played outside and that didn't leave much time for crafting! But I have a my Jenga game turned Mirror that I wanted to share with you! This was my first entry in the ONE MONTH TO WIN IT competition. . The first week theme was Wall Art. and  I wanted to stand out yet stay true to my cheap thrifty way of crafting. I decided I would search the Internet for inspiration.
I came across a one of a kind mirror that was made with wood planks and for a reasonable $120.00 it could be all mine!!! Well being a SAHM just doesn't pay what it should in the cash form! But I noticed the wooden planks looked a lot like Jenga pieces and I knew I had an old Jenga game.
I searched my house and came up with a mirror with a broken frame (perfect) an old cork board (for the back) and a Jenga game (woohoo!)

I picked my colors and went to painting. Next up I cut about 1/3 of all the pieces to make it so it would stagger the pieces. then glued them to my cork board. I decided it was a little to bright and new for my taste so I simple sanded and distressed with some glaze. I could not be happier with the results!
What do you think? Are you going to try it? If so we would love to see any of your projects you make from our tutorials. Email us at momsofalltrades@yahoo.com we would love to show them off here on the blog!

Week #3 with the theme of Outdoors has started today can you guess which project is mine? Well you better go vote for your favorite and I will keep biting my nails hoping you all vote on mine!  ONE MONTH TO WIN IT


28 comments:

  1. I just loved this!! (I voted for you!!) I would love for you to link up at my new linky!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/04/craft-and-tell-tuesdays-1.html

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  2. That is AWESOME! I have an old Jenga game I *need* to do *something with! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Not gonna try it! But, it turned out soooo cute! Following you guys now from Tuesday Train hop! Have a great Tuesday!
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  4. I so voted for this mirror on OMTWI! I think it was such a great idea and so cute! Good luck this week!

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  5. That's amazing!!! What a great idea! I'm off to Goodwill to look for a Jenga game :-D

    Thanks for participating in the Tuesday Train ~ hope to see you back again soon!

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  6. I am totally pinning this one. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Great mirror! I'm not going to try it but I Stumbled it for you.

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  8. WOWSAS! Whodathunk?!? I'm going to feature this in my next Sunday Stalker edition (4/24/11)...I hope you stop by, check it out, and grab a featured button.

    Jessica (your newest follower)
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  9. This is way cool! I'm a new follower, I came over from Wandering Wednesday at Paisley Passions. onehotcrafty-mama.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this, it's awesome :) Love the creativity that went into this. I'll be featuring this Friday afternoon on Craft Gossip.

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  11. Kori, this looks stunning, I've stopped by from A Little Birdie Told Me!!!

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  12. This looks great, and would be an awesome project for Thrift store Jenga games with missing pieces. :)
    I'd love for you to link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  13. Awesome idea!!! It looks great!

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  14. What an awesome idea! I love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  15. That's fabulous! I love that idea! I don't have a Jenga game but will be keeping my eyes peeled for one at any garage sales! :0)
    Great idea and thanks for the inspiration of something new to try!
    ~robin

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  16. that is an awesome idea. thanks for partying at type A!

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  17. How fun! This is such a unique idea! It looks great : )

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  18. This is fabulous! I'm dying to try this...just have to think of where to put it. Can't wait!

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  19. This was genius! What a good idea with a great looking result!

    http://gardenberger.blogspot.com/

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  20. That's a great idea for those games that you've lost some of the pieces but don't want to get rid of... Love it! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Good luck in the OMTWI!!

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  21. So original, so cool, and so creative! It has a great modern look, and I love the way you recycled those old materials. Awesome!


    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Jenn

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  22. WOW. what a great jenga transformation!! it looks so good!!! Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!! Hope to see ya again this week :)

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  23. This is my first time on your blog and am so enjoying it....This mirror is truly genius..I love it..I also was thinking about going to thrift stores, etc. looking for old Jenga games. thank you for sharing your great ideas..I was wondering if fitting in some old Scrabble tiles in with it and refinish it the same...

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  24. I featured this project on my blog today!! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

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  25. You have been featured at House of Hepworths' Weekly Link Party because you are awesome!

    Stop on by, grab a button, and shout how awesome you are from the rooftops!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  26. This is really a fab project and will be featuring it today. grab a featured button if you like ^^)

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