Saturday, August 27, 2011

Citrus Coasters

I am running behind posting summertime things I have made! Better late than never to post these cute little citrus coasters though! These are so easy to make and the colors are a lot of fun. You can find the pattern for these cute little guys here. If you are anything like me..once you visit the Purl will get lost in all the cute ideas found there :)

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They are so adorable sitting on outside tables!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cute Summertime Vases

I love the idea of taking something I have sitting around the house and turning it into something new to me! I made these cute summertime vases after seeing them somewhere in blogland. I can't take the credit for the idea but wanted to share the idea with you..I appologize for not remembering where I saw these :(

These could be used for candles as well. I made the blue one for my daughter who is doing a bathroom in the "beachy" theme. I am thinking some of these in red at Christmastime would be wonderful center's on my to-do list anyway :)

This is the paint I covered really well. I have a lot of paint left over!

I want to leave you with a couple of other paint projects I have recently done with things sitting around the house...ohhhhh the power of paint!

This coal bucket was ugly! It was rusty and about to be tossed into the trash! It's been sitting in the garage or basement for years..getting moved from one place to the next. I'm so happy it stuck around..I love it sitting next to the fireplace with my favorite catalogs!

These candlesticks just needed a facelift. They went from a brownish/red color to this. I'm enjoying the new look for now. So before you toss something out because it's "out of style" or you are just plain tired of it..try a can of spray paint. You will be surprised how something drab can be tranformed into something fresh and new.

 Happy Painting!!
Beth :)

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