Monday, February 21, 2011

Belted Inspiration

I like leather belts--they inspire me for some reason.  Perhaps, living in Montana, I am a rodeo queen wanna be, dreaming of wearing a prized belt with a flashy buckle (nah, I don't think that is it).  They are inexpensive at thrift stores, especially on half price days and come in a variety of colors and styles.  Whatever it is, I have made a few things with them:
A belted basket,
repurposed leather belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html
A seat/side table,
repurposed leather belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html
And a star.
repurposed leather belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html
My latest idea started with a pile of belts and an old framed picture.
repurposed leather belt http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html
A little black paint on the frame, a little weaving and staple gunning, and I got this:
repurposed leather belt message board http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html

repurposed leather belt message board http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html

repurposed leather belt message board http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html

repurposed leather belt message board http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/02/belted-inspiration.html
The hamster wheel is still turning with more belt ideas so stay tuned!  Find more ideas at Today's Creative Blog and Coastal Charm and The Shabby Nest!
PS--The peace loving girl in the upper left corner of the photo is me, circa 1972.

10 comments:

  1. I have to say, that is so cool. I would never have come up with that. Now I'm going to be looking at belts in a whole new way.

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  2. That belted bulletin board is wonderful.

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  3. Love the star and basket and, well, all of your ideas!

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  4. Oh the belted basket is my FAVORITE. What a neat idea :0)

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  5. What an incredibly cool idea! LOVE the basket, especially!!!

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  6. Wow, these are great ideas! I have a second hand store in my town, and I'm going to pick up some belts the next time I'm there.

    Thanks,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. Love, love, love these!! :) the star, the tray, the basket....

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