Good morning everyone. I was at the Dollar Tree the other day when I happened on these little tins. They were cute but the colors were all wrong and they were pretty plain - I almost passed them by. Then an idea struck and I knew I could alter them to make them really trendy and fit into our present decor.
So I bought these plain little tins to work a little magic on.
Now you all know me by now - I love to put paint on most everything. Nothing is sacred - if I like it and can change it to look more like what I want - I go for it. These little tins needed a makeover for sure. You can't tell much but the dark ones are actually a deep purple.
The first one I did was the the little purple bucket on the left.
What do you think? A little paint, some twine and wallah - you have a trendy little bucket that sells for way more than $1 in a home decor store. I used black chalkboard paint and applied it inside and out, then added a bit of twine. I filled it with some moss and "faux" spring flowers. Placing it on a stack of books gives it some height to set it off from the wire basket that is filled with peat pots (some of which I painted white) and some flower seed packets tied with bits of raffia. A little blue bird finishes out this vignette nicely.
Next is the short little round bucket. I did the same thing to it - a little black chalkboard paint, some twine and wallah you have a trendy little bucket. I filled it with moss and some painted wooden eggs. Then set it on a stack of old books sans covers. A rusty old lantern with a blue candle and another little bird finish out this cute little vignette.
Now the hot pink one got a big transformation. A few coats of black chalkboard paint, a band of drop cloth fabric with a black check ribbon and a DIY drop cloth fabric flower. I added some wrapped Easter eggs I will be doing a tutorial on later. A chippy white wood bunny and a vintage milk bottle tied with twine, holding some "faux" spring flowers and you have another cute little Spring vignette.
And we can't forget these little buckets I shared with you in the Spring Entry I did last week. They were already black I just added a little white stenciled number to each one to give them a little pizazz.
So for about $6 and a little bit of paint and twine I had on hand I got 6 really cute and trendy little additions to our Spring decor. Such a simple project.
What have you altered to fit your decor lately? Would love to hear about it in the comments below.
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