I should be decorating for the upcoming parties – there is still so much to do before the weekend – but I got a little sidetracked, as this,
was sitting on my counter, where it has been for at least a week. Oh, it gets moved around, and shuffled from place to place, but it hasn’t left the counter. It hasn’t left for the simple reason that if I put it away, I’ll forget that the reason I bought said pitcher was to give it a little makeover. Out of sight means I won’t constantly hear it screaming “make me pretty!”. It does not matter that I don’t really have time to give it a makeover because of all the party craziness going on, along with all of the regular life craziness – the later of which we seem to have more than our fair share of these days.. It also doesn’t matter that it doesn’t really scream.. just making sure you know that I know this.
After I’d shuffled it for the tenth time today, I finally came to the conclusion that it’s on the counter, it’s in my way, and it has to go somewhere before the weekend – Something must be done with it right now – mid party decorating or not. What the hey (which is not the word I’d probably use if I were talking to you directly), I’ll look at it that I’m giving it a makeover to free up the counter for the party. Justification.. done!
I found this fugly lovely pitcher at Goodwill. It was a bit beat up on the inside, but the outside was clean and had almost no marks.. on top of that, it was $3.50. It wasn’t exactly a “wow” find, but it did have a bit of remarkable-ness about it. What I found remarkable was not it’s stripey good looks, or even that it was tall and a bit slender – it was that the inside core was removable, making it easy for me to customize and change at will.
Out came the burlap – I pulled the core out, used the stripey inner core as a template to cut out my burlap, glued it on to the inner core, added the flowers, put the core back in and the make-over was done. I should note the additional hour where the core got stuck inside, because the flowers I’d originally chosen were too large, and I had forcefully remove it with a pair of pliers.. There always has to be a warning involved in my posts, a “do as I say, not as I do”, and there you have it. Test your flowers first.
Something so simple, so quick – minus the hour – and so “wow”. Gotta love it!
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