Bundt Pan Window Box

I dragged a coat rack home from a neighbour's curb on the walk home from work one evening. Shortly thereafter I realized why it had been put by the curb. It tilted in the middle and the screw was stripped

I dragged a coat rack home from a neighbour’s curb on the walk home from work one evening. Shortly thereafter I realized why it had been put by the curb. It tilted in the middle and the screw was stripped

So I left it in the covered courtyard holding sunhats.

So I left it in the covered courtyard holding sunhats.

a few weeks later I found this bright blue and white bundt pan at a thrift store ...

a few weeks later I found this bright blue and white bundt pan at a thrift store …

I took the coat rack apart and gave the bottom a distressed white paint job. I get a lot of paint from the city's recycling program. People can drop off paint leftover from a project (instead of putting in a landfill) and residents can drop by during certain days and help themselves to whatever paint is then available. Fortunately for me there is a lot of white latex. Last summer I got 5 boxes of plaster of paris for $1 each at a thrift store, and quickly learned how to make my own chalk paint.

I took the coat rack apart and gave the bottom a distressed white paint job. I get a lot of paint from the city’s recycling program. People can drop off paint leftover from a project (instead of putting in a landfill) and residents can drop by during certain days and help themselves to whatever paint is then available. Fortunately for me there is a lot of white latex. Last summer I got 5 boxes of plaster of paris for $1 each at a thrift store, and quickly learned how to make my own chalk paint.

I had drainage holes drilled into the bottom of the bundt pan

I had drainage holes drilled into the bottom of the bundt pan

I live a half mile from the Pacific Ocean so nautical colours are always a hit.

I live a half mile from the Pacific Ocean so nautical colours are always a hit.

blue and white pansies and ivy are a great combination and will be bright and cheerful outside my bedroom window.

blue and white pansies and ivy are a great combination and will be bright and cheerful outside my bedroom window.

bright and cheerful

Sitting inside on my bed watching me take photos and wishing I was filling the bundt pan with birdseed instead of pansies.

Sitting inside on my bed watching me take photos and wishing I was filling the bundt pan with birdseed instead of pansies.

$3 windowbox

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China Cup & Saucer Stand from banana hanger

I have to admit, I've been inspired by the exercise in adorable that Carlene has posted over at OrganizedClutter.net to put into action some of my own plans for my thrift shop banana stand

I have to admit, I’ve been inspired by the exercise in adorable that Carlene has posted over at OrganizedClutter.net to put into action some of my own plans for my thrift shop banana stand

Simple, pretty gift

I applied 2 layers of homemade chalk paint (using plaster of paris mixed by hand with latex paint). Then distressed and waxed with clear beeswax.

I needed a retirement gift for a former work colleague who I know is a fellow tea (and hence, teacup & saucer) lover.  I had seen teacup and saucer stands on various web sites but nothing really struck a chord.  But when I started rooting around my fun drawer (relax - my fun drawer contains rusty screws and hinges, stray pearls and leftover hardware from various projects - like this sweet little drawer knob). Perfect for holding a teacup.

I needed a retirement gift for a former work colleague who I know is a fellow tea (and hence, teacup & saucer) lover. I had seen teacup and saucer stands on various web sites but nothing really struck a chord. But when I started rooting around my fun drawer (relax – my fun drawer contains rusty screws and hinges, stray pearls and leftover hardware from various projects – like this sweet little drawer knob). Perfect for holding a teacup.

I try very hard to observe the principles of the 100 Mile Diet - and bananas don't grow within 1,000 miles of the West Coast of Canada, so I think I need to make one of these for myself.

I try very hard to observe the principles of the 100 Mile Diet – and bananas don’t grow within 1,000 miles of the West Coast of Canada, so I think I need to make one of these for myself.

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tuesday cuppa tea button