Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ole Tac Box looks like a Circus Tent

Isn't it great turning an old vintage "whatever" into something pretty and functional? I guess this was an old tack box, serving the equestrian well. Now, we all know the thrill in junkin' is stimulating to the creative side of the brain. I was not so stimulated when I found this box. I thought about what it really could become all sparkling, pretty and new again. No luck but, I got it any way thinking something would inspire me. A few months went by before I got "it". Paint it with a hint of whimsy and use it as a planter, or a caddy for all the extras needed for bb-q'in. It reminds me of an ice cream parlor or a circus tent. The colors aren't that crisp in the pictures. The inside is a bright yellow, the stripes are a pale green and pink, with blue accents. Enjoy!! have a blessed day. Please visit Diane @ A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Words there is a lot to see on her lovely blog.




12 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

That is sure beautiful - you got talent, girl!

bj said...

Oh, my...I love this pretty caddy..thanks for sharing..

Smilingsal said...

Good thinking! Happy 2 x Tuesday.

ellen b said...

Very pretty! I'm sure you'll enjoy using it...

Chari said...

Hello Marie...

Ohhh my...what a beautiful piece!!! It's hard to imagine the "before"...being just an old wood caddy...hehe!!!

I just love the colors you chose...and all of the pretty painting...gorgeous!!! You are a very talented artist, my friend!!! Of course, I just had to enlarge your photos...wanted to see up-close...the pretties that you painted on this caddy! Love the pretty violets...it's all just soooo beautiful!!! Okay my friend, this pretty little caddy is just way to beautiful to put barbeque stuff in! Seriously!!! Hehe!!! I think it would be so pretty to put plants in this!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your caddy with us...so inspirational!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

ann said...

this is darling.you could use it for crafts.almost anything.your personal tools,dh isn't allowed to touch.
i don't know about you.but i have my own stuff.if my hubby gets the duck tape,or the stappler,my sand paper and nails.i NEVER see them again.that would be glorious to put my stuff in....ann

kimmcl said...

Hey! You're a fellow Jersey Girl!! I haven't found many of us here in blogland. Glad to meet you. I heart your blog!!!

jeanne said...

Hi Marie, this box is so sweet. A perfect idea for the shape of the box.
I just love the way you created the new look.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mary said...

Marie, I love this idea so much I'm going to try my own version on a planter I found!! This is what I love about blogland, the sharing and generosity of fellow bloggers.
Your painting is just beautiful, did you do it all freehand? You are so talented..Mary

kymber said...

What a beautiful job you did!
I am sure that you are happy that you got it even though you didn't immediately know how you would use it. There have been so many times that I have picked something up at the thrift store thinking "how can I use this?" and ended up putting it down because inspiration hadn't hit yet. I then go home and think about it - and realise what I COULD have done with that piece - only to go back for it and have it gone! So frustrating! Now if I remotely like something - it is coming home with me where I can stew about it until inspiration hits.

Great job - you definitely have an eye for things!
Blessings,
Kymber

Marie Reed said...

Happy Pink Saturday from another Marie! I love how striped and fun this caddy is:)

Betzie said...

Beatiful caddy!!!! Love it...