Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paint Can Do Wonders

I am back at school after a fun and productive break.

And, I am still on a roll with my projects.

Yesterday I gathered up these caddies that have seen better days and took them to the garage.

While I was at it I grabbed this pitcher I found on the discount Easter rack at Tuesday Morning- marked down 70% to $2.10.

My one lonely scale also made it to the garage.

I soaked the paper off the pitcher

 and gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Old White to take off the shine.

The pitcher ended up in the living room on my Tuesday Morning green chair.

The new colors for the caddies are a vast improvement.

The white caddy, a cheap TJ Maxx find, stayed in its usual place on the front porch bench.

The red caddy KC made for me in middle school is now on the dining room table.

The green caddy is still looking for a permanent home so it is being moved around the house.

I embellished the indoor caddies to give them a little something extra.

I have wanted to paint my scale since the day I bought it - almost a year ago- and just never got around to it.

The red makes a better statement on the green and yellow table.

I even painted my scrabble tile holder.

I have a bench in the guest room waiting for a makeover, the dresser is still waiting for its coat of Greek Blue and I am sure I will find some other things that could do with the wonders of paint.

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You can find me partying at

Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party

Cedar Hill Ranch - Tuesdays the Scoop

The Rustic Pig

Elizabeth & Co.

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Creative Cain Cabin

Lavender Garden Cottage

Fluster Buster

Cozy Little House

Savvy Southern Style

Coastal Charm


  1. WOW! Yep! The paint changes everything!!! I can not say which is my favorite because they all rock! The pitcher is really stunning!!! Great work friend!!!

  2. You weren't kidding!
    I love the little pops of color on all your little accent pieces.
    So neat.
    Hmmm...June Six? Retirement for you, I'm guessing.

    Not too far off now.

  3. Very cute!

    Julie @ http://www.thevintagebarnhome.com

  4. A fresh coat of paint really does make all the difference. I love the updated looks, especially the red scale.

  5. Wow isn't it amazing what a little paint can do!!!! These are all amazing and look great. Love them all.

  6. I am with you--love the wonder of paint--what would we do with out it?! Especially love the white pitcher. :)

  7. ich liebe ihre dekoration, die schönen alten kannen, besonders die kanne mit den hübschen blumen!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

  8. Oh, the projects that I intend to do that never get done!! Eventually, you get yours done. Love the changes - the red one look so "you"!!

  9. I love how you turned worn objects into new treasures and the bright colors cheered me up on this gray morning. You are motivating me to paint the rusty shelves in our medicine cabinet. It's so nice to connect with you!

  10. Love all those caddies and new treasures!!

  11. You have got your painting on and there's no stopping you now! Doesn't paint just work wonders, love each item, the white pitcher is amazing, love the flowers in the caddies - great work!

  12. Wow, I adore your collection of wonderfulness -- tool caddies and old scales -- oh my! Everything painted up so beautifully! I especially like the red one!

  13. I never would have thought of painting the pitcher. It looks great! I love all the wood boxes too. What fun!

  14. Everything looks wonderful! C'mon June 6th!

  15. AMAZING POST:) and your blog Is so inspiring. Do you have twitter or fb??

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  16. All so darn cute. I agree paint can make something look so different. Love everything you do:)

  17. I love everything you re-purpose and paint -and feel so at home with your colors as they are also my favorite colors. Thank you for the great tip about soaking off paper and painting with Annie Sloan paint - who knew? Next time I will not pass up bargains just because they have paper that does not work for me.
    Have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Erin

  18. looks like you have been very busy. love the scale

  19. i love the pitcher transformation, the caddies and the scales!

  20. Paint is the perfect way to give something a new life, I use paint a lot to transform ugly things. While I love all your projects, that scale is gorgeous, I have to say my favorite and the biggest transformation is the pitcher. I'm not sure I would have brought it home in it's original condition.

  21. Thanks for the visit to my place today, I had to come and visit you in return. I wish I had your energy in looking at some of your older posts you are a real spit fire and I don't think I could keep up! You guys remind me a lot of me and my hubby, we are getting ready to celebrate year 37 this summer, what an adventure! Love all your projects and look forward to seeing more!

  22. You did a wonderful job! I like everything you showed us,it's simply beautiful!
    You have to continue with this great mood! Love...

  23. Oh, the scale is so pretty in red! The caddies are all lovely, the red one is my favourite with its white flowers.

  24. Wow, you really accomplished a lot that day. Great make overs, love the white container with flowers and the caddies are fabulous! Great before and after post........

    The French Hutch

  25. Isn't paint awesome? I love how it transforms practically anything. Love your caddies and how you embellished them.

  26. I love everything. I can't decide which is my favorite. I can just like all of them.
    I've been crocheting granny squares.

    (We have a new grand picture on my blog :) )

  27. You have been a busy lady. Love all your totes and the great colors you painted them. Happy Weekend. :)

  28. I am crazy for red, yellow, and green together and your embellishments are stunning. The little boxes and the colors you painted them is perfect.

  29. I love the colors you chose for your caddies.

  30. Your wooden totes are adorable with their new paint. And I love how your old scale turned out.
    Mary Alice

  31. I was just thinking about painting my scale red the other day!!!! Now I can be a double copy cat!

  32. I'm really enjoying your blog this morning! The paint made a world of difference here...and Holtz accents always help too. That green & yellow table makes me drool.