Thursday, May 19, 2011

Transformations and Tabletops

I've been quite busy cleaning, laundry, meetings, volunteering and not to forget my etsy business, creating. These are some of my latest transformations. Above, is one of my many cigar boxes turned keepsake boxes. I was in a pale pink mood so that's what went on the box...surprisingly, it took one coat of primer and about three of pale pink (no more pale pink for me!)


Sorry, no before pics, but for this next one, imagine a dark wood vintage souvenir box that said "Greetings from Texas" (well worn), and now it's a lovely sea green.


Last, is my all button up box that I showed you in an earlier post...I decided that it needed something else and promptly went to Joann Fabrics (with coupon in hand) to find a fun trim...and this is what I came up with.



Last, but certainly not least, I want to extend a big THANKS to Beverly of GreenGracieHome for sending me this pretty little burlap table runner! I won it via the DIY Club's month of giveaways. It really adds a little something extra to my table top.














Linking to:





Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
A Little Knick Knack

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16 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

If it's any consolation, the pink box turned out real pretty. Speaking of pretty, your table is adorable! Congrats on the win.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I love them all Renee!! And the table runner looks beautiful! Are you going to Lucketts this weekend? I'm going Sunday with Lily if you want to ride along. I promise I won't get us lost!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I hate that it took so much time, but the pink box is really pretty; of course, so is the sea green one!Love the feet on the last one!!!

Sandra said...

Lucky you...I love the tablerunner and your boxes are adorable.

Jane said...

Hi Renee,
I've spend the past 10 minutes catching up on your posts. First...love the boxes, the pom-pom trim on the button box is perfect!
Second....can totally relate to your son coming home and the mess it created. We pulled into our driveway around 9:00 p.m. last Saturday with all of his stuff (took his car and ours) and at 9:02 we had his friends at the house. They were good for helping to clear the cars but the mess just stayed where it landed for the next couple of days!
And last, and definitely my favorite, were the quotes from your sons. They were so cute and funny and it's wonderful that you have them written down to remember.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Elaine said...

oh, that parade of daisies down the center of your table is just delightful! and how NEAT that you wont the runner!!

Miss Merry said...

I love the pink - I think it was worth ALLL the coats of paint! Your table runner is just adorable. I cannot believe that burlap can be that amazing! So cute.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love everything but especially your table runner and the bottles lined up- so charming! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

You are so creative! I too love the pink box and everything else as well. Love the runner and your cute little bottle centerpiece.

I am so pleased you stopped by my blog and left a message! :)
Donna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your table runner Renee. I also love your pink box and the center piece with all the bottles! I love designers, writers that tend to decorating homes, so that's why I'm your newest follower! I'm glad I ran into you at TT, BNOTP.
Have a wonderful weekend.
fabby

Holly said...

the boxes are great!! What fun to be so creative. enjoyed visiting your place.
Happy Pink Saturday!

lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
Those boxes are fabulous. I like to alter boxes and have one up for grabs in a Giveaway at my Blog.
Lovely post.
Wishes
Lynne

LV said...

Enjoyed all your creations, but the black and white is my favorite.

Lorraine said...

Love it all, the boxes and table runner! I just became a follower! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your runner!

Happy Pink Saturday!
hugs

Charo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there - just stopping back to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope you will come share again soon! :)