Hello, sweet Friends! Today is my kiddos’ first day back at school. My youngest is starting first grade, and my oldest is starting high school! Where on earth did the time go?
I have a very quick and simple makeover for y’all today!
I have been very good on my thrift store/yard sale diet this Summer, except for this book case I bought but that trip was not for me. (Still sticking by that.) BUT…can I help it if I spy a cute little caddy at the antique mall where my booth is? No. The answer is no, I cannot.
A little caddy is perfect for so many uses and the old weathered finish on this one looked like it could use a little freshening up…
I know many like this weathered look but…it didn’t look cool in person, just old and dirty.
SO much more fresh and pretty!
Actually I had already painted it white, but loved this color so much, I wanted to use it on something else. You can see the white peeking through a bit…
I love the nail heads showing. Those are details that got missed in it’s natural state…
This old stool it’s sitting on was a chair that was missing its back and left on the curb, one of the very few items I’ve picked off the curb while my hubby was with me.
I use it to sit on to paint furniture. In the pic below you can see it’s missing a spindle on the side as well, but it worked out as a prop today. 😀
To make this caddy easier to carry, I added this old drawer pull that I spray painted white:
I filled it with Russian sage from my garden, mostly because it’s one of the few flowering things that have survived this hot Summer.
But this would be great for collecting fresh cut flowers, or garden veggies. Or how about using it to hold magazines, or to hold TP on the back of the toilet? So many ideas!
Told y’all it was a simple update.
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Decor Enthusiast crew. We are sharing ways to use faux pumpkins and I am going to do something with this one:
Yep haven’t started yet…spent the weekend goofing around with the kids since it was their last weekend before school.
Hoping to get a lot accomplished today! 😀
UPDATE: I got it done in time, and you can see it HERE.
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