Thursday, August 20, 2009

Everyday Objects- Everything Old Is New Again

Today's real post will actually come on Monday, and trust me it will good! However, in the meantime I will have to do a short post today. Between my plans for today's post being postponed and a wonderful visit from my Mother-In-Law (yes, I really do love my in-laws), things have been busy! This article from Country Living has me looking around for other ways to use "used" objects....
Whether it is glass vinegar bottles dressed up with home printed labels or everyday maps, postcards, wrapping paper, etc. made into works of art, there are so many everyday items that can give a home instant updates.
Color candle covers- this is something I had never thought about doing, but I will be incorporating this in future projects....
Not a new idea but cute nonetheless!
Another title for today's post could be " It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". Hello, my name is Marianne and I am addicted to TV. I know, it is shameful and I should be using my brain cells for things better than TV but I LOVE, LOVE a good show. Tonight is the beginning of some great shows about to air....So are you in or you out?If you don't know what I am talking about click HERE. Can't wait to see the new batch of designers!!!!! Hopefully tomorrow will bring a recap!

17 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

That light switch cover is clever.

I am so, so excited about Project Runway tonight. One of my best friend's from growing up- his sister is one of the producers this go round. So exciting!

short southern momma said...

oh wow!! those are some great ideas!! Thanks for sharing, I will for sure trying some of those out! Hope you have a great day! = )

paula said...

I did my version of the light cover on a lamp. I love it. Oh, and that is one of the shows I miss...

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I am into framed maps right now.

Dallas Shaw said...

love love these ideas.

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Jeannine said...

I blogged about making my own candle covers a few months ago after seeing them for sale for over $20 per pair. It was super easy! Go for it!

Deliciously Organized said...

I love the bottle idea in the first photo!

Design Esquire said...

I am so excited about Project Runway tonight too. I can't wait! And don't forget, there's a two hour all star special before the premiere tonight.

nestegg said...

Great ideas! I love the bottles. And I also get WAY too excited about TV shows... Go figure, another twinkie thing.*

urbansardines said...

Love the vinegar bottles, they are waaay cute! And can I tell you, my boyfriend thinks I am slightly insane because I've been talking about P.R. all week! I miss Tim Gunn and Heidi, and I can't wait to see the new projects!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I loved this month's issue of Country Living. It had so many things that I wanted to try out myself.

Also totally excited about tonight as well. I've missed Tim Gunn so I can't wait!

botanical brouhaha said...

I love the labels on those bottles...and the pink orchids just make the pic that much better!

Yansy said...

I can't wait for Project Runway! I'm so excited about all of these ideas, the candle cover is by far my favorite one.

Lily G. said...

How lovely!! I can't wait for PR either! I did a shoutout on my blog to it too, hehe.

LindsB said...

I love reusing things...in my post yesterday I reused glass jars. Free DIY projects are the best :)

Down Pillow said...

Woohoo! I'm watching Project Runway right now - so happy it's back :)

Lauren said...

oh i'm away and haven't read my copy yet!!!! i LOVE the lotion bottles!!! just so pretty!! how do you make those labels???