Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A few things to love right now!

Do you know what I am loving right now?  Well, there are a few things!  First up is acrylic paint.  I have always loved it but recently I have been using it to paint everything.  First the jar and flower pots and now a cute little tin and a clock.
This tin has been in the break room since I started here and I never really noticed it until now.  It is so adorable with its cute swirly lines.  I knew I had to paint it and make it even cuter. 
It started out looking like this.  Not bad but I knew it could be better! 
Even the lid has a sweet scroll on it.  Some paint in my favorite new pink color Peony and a little distressing gave a whole new look to it. 
But of course I had to add some extra pretty things to it.  A snippet of seam binding and a simple little shabby rose and I think this is the cutest tin! It matches my pen jar perfectly and I think I might use it to hold business cards or some other fun little things.  
I needed a clock for my office and found one at Family Dollar that had a great look, just not a great color.  Acrylic paint to the rescue!  This is my other favorite color, Cloudless.  A  quick and imperfect couple coats of paint was all it took to turn this clock into something fun.  I love the way acrylic paint allows you to add some character to your pieces.  Now what else can I find around here to paint!?! 
Speaking of things I love, I love shopping for linens when I am thrifting or yard saling.  I recently found some darling sheets that I have used to dress up my day bed and bench out on the patio. 
I love mixing the patterns up for that extra shabby look.  Once the nice weather gets here, these will get lots of use on the weekends! 
I also love to use sheets as tablecloths.  This peachy rose sheet was perfect for our Easter brunch table.  It is still on the table and makes the dining room look extra pretty.  Sheets are so versatile and can be used for so many different things.  And I am always on the look out for more! 
Have a wonderful week and go paint something or put a sheet on it!

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10 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I use sheets all the time for things besides bedding. I love using them for window coverings, too.

I used acrylics for years...love working with it- it is such an easy paint to use. xo Diana

Laurie said...

Great job on the tin! Love the clock too!
So happy you shared with us on Brag About It!
~Laurie
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Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your box is so sweet! I love the idea of using vintage sheets in home decor. Thanks for the great ideas and for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Donna said...

I don't think I've ever seen your day bed or bench before, Trisha. I love them! Did you and hubby build them? What a great idea to use the sheets. And your painted projects turned out great. What a difference paint makes:)

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love old linens and sheets too :) There is so much sweet potential in the older things.

Your painted container turned out beautiful! I simply love the transformation. Thank you for joining Roses of Inspiration - it's a joy to have you link up. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs

Scrappy quilter said...

I love old linens too. Lovely post.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love, love that kind of tin my friend and you did a great job painting it!
Love old linens, something about them, along with sheets, doilies, place mats, they are so old world.
Hugs,
FABBY

Kelly-Anne said...

You decorated that little tin so very beautifully...it is so my style with the touch of paint and shabby rose!
And your clock it definitely shabby and gorgeous - I love it! You did an amazing job with the pant and chose the perfect colour too!
And I love how you collect sheets...you must have a lovely home with all the pretty things you've found along the way!
Thank you for sharing - I had such a wonderful visit!
Hugs to you!
Kelly-Anne

Kelly-Anne said...

You decorated that little tin so very beautifully...it is so my style with the touch of paint and shabby rose!
And your clock it definitely shabby and gorgeous - I love it! You did an amazing job with the pant and chose the perfect colour too!
And I love how you collect sheets...you must have a lovely home with all the pretty things you've found along the way!
Thank you for sharing - I had such a wonderful visit!
Hugs to you!
Kelly-Anne