Did you see my Instagram post with the olive bucket I found at Wal-Mart for $12.44? I fully admit that I’m a total snob and hate shopping at Wal-Mart. I avoid that place with all my power. But sometimes you just need to buy 18 cent spiral notebooks and have no choice. And sometimes I actually find something cool in that place. Like this olive bucket.
Since our actual dinning room is our playroom / my craft space, the eat-in kitchen space is our only dinning area. I’m not a fan of formal dinning rooms anyways so this space is all our family needs.
I painted my kitchen three years ago. Why haven’t I blogged about it? Because I’ve been waiting to finish it. Well that’s obviously not going to happen. I figured I would just share what I’ve been able to finish so far.
The challenge was to spend about $10 at a thrift store and mail your finds to the next blogger on the list. I was in charge of sending Charlotte from Ciburbanity my thrift store finds. And I can’t wait to see what she came up with.
Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. sent me items. And I’ll tell you, that was some major pressure. Lindsay is so beyond creative that I just hope my little makeover lives up to her expectations.
It was so much fun opening up the box and seeing what Lindsay had picked out for me. Love the little petal bowl and wicker duck.
And things I never would have picked out myself.
Sometimes those are the best kind of makeovers.
This summer has been my summer for focussing on my garden. I’ve been dying to get some cool garden art out there, but just haven’t wanted to spend the money on anything. So this was a good opportunity to make something for free.
I already had the old spindle (check out your local ReStore they will have loads of them). I simply glued the metal petal bowl on top of the spindle. Just be sure to use outdoor glue.I planted a tiny little creeping jenny plant about three years ago and it’s spread everywhere in my garden. I love the fresh pop of green. I filled my old bird bath with creeping jenny and it’s starting to cascade down the side. I planted a bit in the bowl and I’m hoping it will continue to creep down the side of the bowl and spindle.
I didn’t get around to giving the duck a makeover, but I plan on planting a little succulent in him.
Thanks for the great finds Lindsay!