So I find myself more and more reevaluating what I already own and making more frequent trips to the Goodwill and local thrift stores. Sometimes I strike out..but sometimes I find the neatest things and finding those little treasures gets my creative juices flowing…like this little beauty for instance:
It was only $3.00 and I saw so many different uses for it! But it just didn’t quite inspire me in it’s current state. It whispered to me as I carried it up to the register, “Paint me white!” So I did.
Then it said to me…”Remember that adorable idea that Kristin had for making knock-off antique crates?” “You know the one where she stenciled on her wedding year?” “Yep..” it said, “I think I would look lovely with one of those painted on me.” And, since it asked so sweetly I had to comply.
First I measured for the middle and then lightly traced the letters and numbers onto the caddy. Then, I filled in the letters with brown acrylic paint I had on hand. I wasn’t worried about it being neat and precise, because once it dried I did this:
Then, my little caddy did a most amazing thing. It finally told me what it needed to be.
It wanted to make my life easier and hold all of our outdoor dining supplies.
Wasn’t that so kind of it? 🙂
Total Cost for outdoor caddy and accessories: $14.00
Caddy: Goodwill: $3.00
Napkins: Jo-Ann’s: $1.50
Cups: Dollar General: $3.00
4 Cloth placemats: The Dollar Tree: $4.00
Mini Salt and Pepper Mill: HomeGoods: $2.50 on clearance
Silverware: Already had
Thanks for meeting me at the fence!