Thursday, November 12, 2009

pear-a-licious

i don't know where you are on the comfortability with repurposing continuum, but a year ago i was on the very uncomfortable side. i am moving more and more to the comfort zone and man, is it fun! it is also frugal (saving money is good these days) and oh-so-green which is in vogue these days. i don't care so much about being in fashion but i do like the idea of making something beautiful and useful that would otherwise be sitting in a dump being not so beautiful or useful. i think the best way to move yourself toward the comfort area is to see other people do it and say to yourself: "self, i could do something like that." it doesn't have to be the same, as a matter of fact, it WON'T be the same. it will be your own personal creation. can i tell you i get so much more satisfaction walking past something i re-purposed in my home as opposed to the thing everyone picked up at target and has on their shelf?
enough chatting already. here we go....
i saw this at my local goodwill. now, you need to look at the shape and lines of something...NOT the color. gold. ewww. but i liked the chunkiness and curves of this piece. a dollar later she was mine.

then i saw this little lady. kinda lonely and a lot dusty, but you cannot pass up glass cloches or apothecary jars. total faux pas in the repurposing world. another dollar later she came home.
this is what now sits on a ledge in my home. i lOVE it! and it was so very easy. i just dusted off the glass, spray painted the base and threw some pears i already had in there. spraypainting may seem overwhelming, but you can't really mess it up. that's why i love it. i didn't sand, or prime or anything. i just shook the can, sprayed and the gold was gone. now see? YOU CAN do this! if you need me to come hold your hand and take you to goodwill or a yard sale, i will! i betcha we could start in your garage and find great stuff. go ahead...try somethin new today!

7 comments:

Bonnie Lock said...

Love it! Very neat! Next time I go to the good will, I'm going to drag you with me. :)

Jeannette said...

yes, please come help me!!!! you are welcome any time! i love it kris. beautiful!

Jeana said...

It looks fabulous! What great finds!

Micah and Christa Forsythe said...

So cute! I love it! I love how you can transform things that look "interesting" and make them beautiful!

darbishar said...

Nice!

Tonya said...

Awesome! You are so crafty!! I love the apothocary jar look!!

Liz said...

You are the repurposing queen! Looks great!