Wednesday, April 10, 2013

thievery and mischief

I'm not vain enough (or ridiculous enough) to pretend ALL my ideas are actually my ideas...they have to spark from something else I've seen.

But this one is a no-brainer.  I TOTALLY stole this idea from Danni at Silo Hill FarmClearly I need a little work on my recycling skills.  Thank you, Danni, for schooling me.

Danni made this totally adorable vase out of a plastic juice bottle.  And guess what?  For 2 whole weeks I've had an empty maple syrup bottle sitting on my kitchen counter since Philly has refused to throw it away.

Perhaps he thought it might self-refill.


Well, he thought it might be useful for...something.

I'm pretty sure he did not have "paint" or "home decor" in mind.

So, I hacked off the top with an exacto, and by some miracle, I still have all my digits.  Actually, I believe have an extra one now.

I primed and spray-painted with my Caramel Latte left over from my kitchen reno.  My outlet faceplates got this color, now my Little Miss Maple Surple wears it with pride.

But that's not all.  I couldn't have her sitting there in all her naked glory, so I made her a little dress out of fabric from my Heaping Pile Of Fabric My Mom Gave Me Years Ago.

And yes, I also stole the button idea.  Because I'm original like that.

And I'm not D'awesome (Danni+awesome) enough to make my own paper flowers.  So, I bought a little bunch at Gordmans while I was shopping for jeans since my rear-end has gotten away from me over the winter.  Yikes.

I'm wondering if I made my jug a little too country.  Now, don't get me wrong...I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool.  And yes, I was DYING DYING DYING for this hairdo when I was 18.  And no, I could never find a hairdresser who could make it happen.

Oh, the two-stepping and line dancing...and big hair...

I still want that hair.  Definitely not for public consumption, but in the privacy of my own powder room....

I'm sharing this with the Inspiration Cafe and The Style Sisters
Also sharing with:
Confessions of a Serial DIYer 
The Happy Housie 
The Hankful House 
Just a Girl and her Blog 
House by Hoff


  1. Your flower vase is lovely! I'm thrilled that I could inspire you! I'm warning you though, once you go down this road, it's hard to throw stuff away without thinking whether or not you can make something out of it. I'll also warn you that the end of that road may be the TV show "Hoarders"!!! Thanks for the shout-out!

  2. The Billy Ray instead of his annoying daughter...anyways I think you did an Dawesome job! :)

  3. haha, so funny about the big hair! Love the little jug. It turned out great! Now following you!

  4. Oh, Goodness! How fantastic! Now I'm trying to think if I have any jugs laying around. Thanks for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. I love this! you did such a great knock off!

  6. D'awesome hahaha - you know I'm totally gonna be calling Danni this dont you?
    Thanks for linking up to the "Its a Steal" Party Andi - your project is great!

  7. Fabulous Idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.

  8. Turned out beautiful !! Great idea !!

  9. What a gorgeous little addition - I LOVE that fabric!! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Challenge: Blue Projects. We were so thrilled to have you and hope you will be back tomorrow to share you fall wreath with us!! It goes live at 4pm PST.

  10. An architect might be very lucky if he can design a home of himself. I am also an architect and i like if i can design a home of mine.


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