Saturday, August 23, 2008
Repurposed and PINK!
You know that GREEN Recycle phrase.....Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? Well I have one more word for the phrase: Repurpose!
With FALL in the air it is the perfect time to whip up your own Vanilla Latte and go Garage Saling! The money you save by making you own latte will buy your bread box!
Enjoying the cool breeze, clear blue skies, beautiful turning leaves, make it worth the gas.
Look for a roll top bread box. Take it home, wipe it down, lightly sand it, wipe it down again, then prime with spray primer, inside and out.
Pick a color and paint! I distressed mine, lightly sanded so some of the pink would be lighter in areas.
There are SO MANY ways to paint and pretty up a bread box!
I can paint, so Roses went on mine.
Yoou can use Decals, Stencils, make a Plaid or Polk Dot design, Stripes, sponge on Checks...OR...add those fabulous appliqués. You can leave it white and Antique It, paint it Black and Reverse Antique with a Copper or Gold antique wash. Make it Masculine or Feminine. The options are endless and you'll want to decorate a thousand of them as GIFTS for the Holidays!
Here's mine, I use it different places around the house. I particularly like it with an vignette inside like this.
It makes a nice display for this table but I also like placing it on a library or sofa table and using it as a roll top desk. I keep old letters from special people in it with a demitasse cup for coffee as you can see. Use it in the bathroom for your bath beads and finer soaps. Put it in a guest room over the Holidays and put a tea pot and a basket of teas and snacks inside.
I hope you liked my idea for making your own Pink Saturday Lovely!
Posted by CottageBliss at 12:01 AM