Thursday, June 28, 2012

Before & After

           Voila!                                                      Gag

 My Cath Kidston address book, Farm Chicks tape measure, and array of happy pens found a sweet nesting spot for sure.

 This one begged for my seed packets.
(maybe now I will remember to seed them in the right and proper time)
Hidden away behind the pretty packages are individually wrapped moist towelettes. They come in incredibly handy at many odd times, but I didn't want their sterile wrappings peeping out of the pretty basket. Now they will be quick to grab on our way out the door to roast s'mores over the fire pit, yet blissfully invisible at all other times. 

 I happened to be cleaning out the dining room linen cupboard the same day I hung this organizer on the wall. The red be-sequenced napkin rings were too sparkly to be stuffed in a dark cabinet all the time. 

 Peeling off the dollar price sticker, a good scrubbing, and a dousing of pink spray paint certainly did the trick for this hanging organizer. I had originally bought it for the craft room, but realized it made more sense down here on the office side of my kitchen. I still may line the baskets with fabric in the future, but for now, it is finito. 

Happy day to you, dear friends!

P.S. Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my dear Daddy-O. I love you!


  1. Don't ya just love pink spray paint! :) Great job, it turned out lovely!

  2. That turned out great! Now I'll have to keep my eye out for ugly wicker baskets I can make pretty. Thank you for sharing. Love the red sequined napkin rings!

  3. I love it!!! It is amazing what a little paint will do.
    Just want to let you know my book will be out March 1 2013....I have been waiting for a date! Your sweet little apron will be in it. xoxoxo Hugs

  4. What a pretty transforamtion.... :)

  5. Voilà....Gag. Too funny. That looks great. So smart. I would have passed that up! Now I might go look for one. I have never spray painted on wicker...looks great. Love all the goodies you added and the seed cover-up was so smart!

  6. What a looks so much nicer with the coat of pink paint (very pretty!).
    Magie x

  7. So much better.....and filled with so much delightful stuff!

  8. What a lovely project! A little color can make true wonders!!

  9. Wait, how did you know that I love before and after DIY projects?? This project is great, I also think that you used it to hold some great stuff too! Congrats on the wonderful find!

  10. A fabulous make-over the way you filled it too!!

  11. Love this! The color transformation make them wonderful and coordinates well with what you're putting inside - well done! I am your newest follower,

  12. You did a great job. Pink is so much better.

  13. What a beautiful makeover! Thank you for stopping by my little blog because now I've found your lovely blog!
    Victoria xx

  14. Your kind comment on my blog led me to your lovely blog, Aurora.
    Actually I put both your blogs on my blog roll so that I can have the pleasure of getting to know you. Thanks!
    Gracie <3

  15. Thank you SO much for your sweet comment. So pleased you came over because, as others have said, I get to 'meet' you too. Wow to your make-over, what a difference .. you have done a brilliant job!
    kate x


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