Thursday, April 1, 2010

For My Next Project...

The "gray bins" at Michael's were calling my name so I ran by the other day to see what I could find. That is where I stumbled across this guy in the $1 up bins. I know it may not look like much for now (especially considering the model is broken), but I thought the wood model was pretty cool and had great potential. I see a bunch of these suspended from a ceiling on wire, possibly painted in a little ones room...I loved the ship but they have other options....
All of these were different shapes...
Just a thought, I will let you know when I use them down the road. BTW- along with great pencils, I was loving these knobs. I was tempted to buy some but I didn't. I wonder if I will regret that.....

18 comments:

Hamptontoes said...

The models would look great hanging from a little one's ceiling, especially if all painted the same color. The knobs look like they might be worth grabbing a handful...you or me? I'd use them as hooks put into the wall.

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love the idea of suspending the models! How clever!!!

paula said...

love that idea! would look smashing on kj's book shelf. Am I allowed to steal the idea? I will probably spray paint it. And yes you will regret the knobs when I go by them all ha!

lizziefitz said...

Go back and get the knobs.

The Zhush said...

I love your idea for the models! How fun!

bluehydrangea said...

What a deal!! spray painted they would be fabulous!!

Dreams of Perfection said...

I actually like the ship unfinished. I think it would look great on a bookshelf. I hate that where I live there are no Michaels :o(

Denise said...

Found you through Isabella & Max blog. Wow! You have exquisite taste. I love these ideas! Glad I found you! I am now an avid follower!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I am one that is addicted too...and you need to buy those handles, think of how fun they would be in a laundry room!! Happy Thursday :)

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Oh my gosh that would be so magical (the painted ships), I dont know why but that just reminded me of The Owl and the Pussycat...

Stephanie Sabbe said...

oooh, good ideas. you've got my wheels turning:)

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

do it! would love to see...I saw some french parachute models once {striped & colorful} & wanted to get them & suspend them, but oh well, they were too pricey...but the knobs...you must get them! :)

Averill said...

The ship would be super cute painted and used as a mobile in a kid's room -- can't wait to see what you do with it.

featherbed said...

Such great finds - can't go wrong with just a buck :)

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i saw the knobs a few weeks ago and have been debating about them, too. i keep feeling like if i don't get them now the perfect project will come up and i'll wish i would've.

Cristin said...

Watch out, the seahorse is almost impossible to assemble! Took us hours. Ha!

xo,
cristin

Nishant said...

I love the idea of suspending the models! How clever!!!
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Paper Lanterns said...

I've made a few of these models. They can be a lot of work but it's fun and there is a sense of accomplishment when finished. I think more people should spend leisure time doing crafts rather than watching TV.