Friday, March 27, 2015

Making things Spring-y!

Sometimes, you just never find what you are looking for so you have to just make it yourself.  That's what I did today and I am loving all of it!
I have a plant that needs a new pot and I would like to take it to work.  No matter how hard I looked, I just couldn't find a planter that I liked.  So I decided to make my own.  I got this planter at the Dollar Tree, not because of how it looked but because I knew I could make it look how I wanted it to.
I painted it with 4 coats of a light pink acrylic paint called "Peony".  Love the color and the name! 
I wanted to put sweet little flowers on it and thought of several different ways.  I ultimately decided to print the flowers on clear labels and then cut them out and stick them on the planter.
Look how cute my little planter turned out!  It is exactly how I wanted it to look and it was so easy as well.   
 I painted another one in my other favorite color "Cloudless" and added a French graphic to it.  This one still needs something more, but I am sure I will think of something soon. 
And while I had the pink paint out, I decided to make myself a new pen holder for my desk.  This jar is also from the Dollar Tree and is smooth all the way around.  I painted it, added some shabby white flowers around the mouth and tied a bow using vintage seam binding.  It looks so pretty on my desk.
While I was printing things, I decided to make some cute little stickers to put on my new KitchenAid mixer.  I don't know if this kind of design could be done on vinyl, but it would probably last longer than this method.  I printed them and cut them out. 
When I got home, I cleaned and dried my mixer and stuck the stickers on.   
 I love the way it makes my mixer look.  These won't last long but while they do, my mixer will look adorable!
I wanted an aqua mixer but wasn't about to spend $100+ extra just for a color.  The white one works just fine and now I can change up the decorations whenever I want to.  That sounds like a good deal to me! 
Now that my mixer is looking so cute, I better get in the kitchen and get another batch of creme brulee going.  Since I made it on Valentine's Day, Cody has requested on a very regular basis.  He even went and bought me a butane torch.  I have to say, caramelizing the sugar that way makes it taste even better.  And I think making it in my newly decorated mixer will make it even better still!

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Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Aren't you glad you couldn't find what you were looking for? Your creations are adorable and I love the stickers.

Donna said...

What adorable pots, Trisha! I love the pretty floral design you added, and how fun to use them on your mixer! I didn't know they charged more for the colored ones, that's crazy! I have a cobalt blue one that my mom bought me years ago and I just love it. They last forever!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I LOVE your mixer, how adorable!
Welcome spring!

Elaine said...

I really love what you did with the flower pots.....especially the french inspired one. I have the perfect place for a couple of those. Thanx!

Laurie said...

Lovely ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them on Brag About It! Hope we see you again next week!

Unknown said...

These are so pretty. I think my favorite is the jar.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your pots are simply adorable! Love the colors and the stickers!Pretty pen holder. So creative! I have seen mixers decorated before and I just love the look.

Kim said...

The pot is dreamy...fabulous job! I love the floral background on your blog! How fun!

Donna Wilkes said...

The sticker idea is so clever and creative. Especially on the mixer.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

The mixer looks soo cute! Love the sweet mason jar, too. Visiting you via Ivy and Elephants.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha I love your pot and your mixer is absolutely darling! I have a red one and told hubby the other day that when it wore out I wanted an aqua one. Hadn't priced them in years. YUM! I love crème brulee! Have never tried making it. Happy Easter and thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jenny's Heart said...

Cute and lovely!
Happy Easter!

June said...

LOVE the post Trisha and now you make me want to fix my mixer up too!!!!!!
Have a wonderful week!
hugs from here....

The Charm of Home said...

How cute those are on the mixer and planter!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

JP said...

I look at everything wherever I go and picture things with a new paint job, hence my "white chocolate rabbit" :) I am in the midst of re-painting our old iron bed, a vintage trunk in our bedroom. It's addicting! Your storage tin looks real cute with it's new re-do...keep having fun and sharing what you do!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Trisha, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.


I WANT TO DRESS UP MY KITCHEN AID TOO!!! I love it, beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Well, isn't this simply the sweetest! I think my Kitchen Aid needs a facelift and you have inspired me to "pretty" her up :)

I found your delightful blog via Jann and her wonderful party. I am a happy new follower of yours - it will be a joy to visit again.

Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose