online, I created a copy-cat version from a $4.00 picnic basket from Goodwill! And after a little fresh paint, it will soon be heading out to my patio for its fourth summer, filled with pink begonias....the best $4.00 I ever spent! Complete tutorial on my blog!
We're huge smoothie fans in this house and needed a way to keep our ingredients at hand without cluttering the countertops. Now our smoothie station keeps everything in one place, neatly.
So now when the kids beg for smoothies or I want to whip up one for breakfast everything's ready to go and I can see when we're running low on the essentials. And it's beautiful, too-- until my son half-eats a banana and leaves it on the tray. ;-) Follow the link for more details and a few of our favorite top-secret smoothie hints.
#SummerStyle It's time to add a little inexpensive summer fun to your porch or patio! All you need is Mason jars (free with some
spaghetti sauces), a dollar store votive holder, a candle and some shells! Cluster several of them on a wicker tray and add sand and sea shells for an instant summery centerpiece! Get the details and a link for creating the Pottery Barn copy cat wire hangers on my blog.
A friend of mine was giving this away, and when I came to pick it up I could see why. The table was scratched, absolutely filthy (which took forever to clean because of the carving) and
it weighed a thousand pounds. It took three people just to get it in the car! Once it was cleaned up I painted it with aqua DIY chalkpaint, glazed it with a brown paint mixture, shined up the hardware, and coated it in clear wax. I might be keeping this bad boy simply for the fact that no one will be able to lift it out of here! I think this aqua table looks pretty good right where it is!
Commented on May 03, 2013
What an amazing makeover! Now the piece is up-to-date and the hardware shines!