I cannot believe it is already Monday!! Where did the weekend go?? And why does the work week seem to take forever to end? At least it seems that way to me!
For today's makeover, I saw a very cute idea a while back on Char's blog, The Pickled Pepper Patch, where she took an empty tin can and "dressed" it up by making it grungy and adding a cute label to it. I believe she used it as a holder for a nice flower arrangement she made. This got me inspired because I love stuff that doesn't cost a lot of money and uses items I already have here at home. So I decided to give this a try. I used an empty Manwich can since we had that for dinner one night last week and it had a pull top lid which meant no sharp edges for me to have to worry about! I used cinnamon, nutmeg, and some ground ginger mixed with Mod Podge to grungy up my can. I decided to use some wall paper border cutouts instead of labels to dress my can up.
Here's the images I cut out from my wall paper border:
This was so simple and quick to do. I just painted on my Mod Podge mixture, applied my cutouts to the can while it was still wet and let it dry for a couple of hours. Then I put more Mod Podge over the can just to seal everything. I also coffee stained some cheesecloth and tied a piece of it around the upper part of my can but I didn't like the way it looked, so I took that back off! I may play with it some more cause I really like the cheesecloth but for now, this is what I ended up with:
I put a sheep on one side and a star on the other so that way I sorta have a two in one and can display whichever side I want to. Pretty clever, huh? Sometimes I amaze myself! LOL! I decided to put a flickering tea light in mine for now but will probably eventually do some sort of floral arrangement in it and sit it in my kitchen windowsill.
I have also changed out my window frame decor that hubby built for me that I showed y'all last week. This is what I did have on it and I liked it o.k. but really wanted a star so. . .
. . .I took the wreath off and hung a simple barn star in it's place. I like this much better now:
I'd love to know what you think ~ which do you like better?
We are still working on the bathroom. I was hoping to have it finished this weekend, but as I said before, time just flew by for us and there aren't enough hours in the day!! Hopefully, I will be able to get it finished up in the next day or two and you know I will post pics when I do!
School is on a two hour delay today as is the clinic where I work, so the kid and I have a little bit of leisure time this morning. He's still sleeping but of course, Miss Sophie was up and raring to go at 6 a.m. so guess who didn't get to sleep in this morning??!! Oh well, I love the peace and quiet of being the only one stirring in the morning. I've enjoyed my first cup of coffee while catching up on my blog reading so it's all good! But I do need to run. Time to get the rest of the household up and going on this Monday morning! Hope everyone has a great one!
Until next time. . .