Wednesday, June 10, 2009

~a quick project & peonies~

here's a quick project for lazy afternoon when you have nothing else to do! Ha-ha right?
I started out with ugly metal buckets from the home improvement store, around $3.00 a piece I think. I sprayed them with heirloom white spray paint, and yes, I left all the runs. When it was dry, I taped off a portion and painted that with chalkboard paint.
Voila, a custom table "runner" I wrote the words, life is beautiful, but you could do
eat your dinner
you'll like it
eat it anyway
don't feed the dog
I saw that
have a happy day
OK, you get the picture.
I popped these geraniums in, but I really want to get topiaries for them.

On another note. I went to my folks house this afternoon to raid their peonies. I tend to visit them a lot more when their peonies are in bloom! :)
Aren't they pretty? They have a ton, so I am sure they don't mind when I steal a few............

Brought them home and put them in this chippy white vintage carrier.
The fan you see is a Farm Chicks find.
Love it!
When kid #2 gets home from school we are off to the farmers market.
I am thoroughly enjoying this beautiful weather we are so lucky to have!


Funky Junk Sisters said...

Love what you did with the buckets, I just did the same thing with old terracotta pots for our show this weekend! Hope to see you there, many of the vendors at farm chicks will be there with all new goods!!!

Funky Junk Sister #2

Barb said...

I think my favorite saying was "I saw that". Though "Eat it anyway" is running a close second.

My peonies are gorgeous right now and I'd love to cut some and bring them inside to enjoy, but I have a cat who can't keep his lips off any kind of living plant or flower, so I must enjoy them from afar. Poor, poor me. :-)

Viviane said...

Lovin' this idea. Definitely adding this to my project list :)

Julie said...

I love those buckets. I think I may have to try that. Thanks for the idea!

Lisa said...

I love the bucket idea. I'm going to give it a go!

[email protected] Stroll Thru Life said...

What great ideas, that is so clever. I just may have to go hunt for some buckets. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Very cute! jen

lisa golightly said...

LOVE this idea ...You are sucha a clever girl ! How cute to do this on small craft store buckets and write your guest's names on them at ea place setting ? What great favors they'd make !

Angie said...

VERY cool idea!!! I really do appreciate your blog and look forward to checking in often (ok who am I kidding-several times a day) ;) to see what you've posted!! Thank you for all the creative ideas you share!!

Unknown said...

hmmmm, I wonder where you got the idea with the buckets?? I took pictures of the BH booth and plan to do the same with a bunch of galvanized buckets I bought just a couple weeks ago - it was one of my many "ah ha" moments at the Farm Chicks!

elmaelsiena said...

Love the buckets and the fan:)

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I just love your bucket project! Those are perfect!

Robin Johnson said...

Lovely! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing

Nicole A. said...

I love this idea! I am definately adding it to my list! I just found your blog today and am scrolling through all of your old posts, your amazing! I love your blog so much and am definately a follower now!

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