Tin Tweakin’!

Sometimes I find it so horribly hard to title these things.  Whatever.  The more I work on them, the more contrived and silly-sounding they become, so often the best plan is just to stop where I am and keep whatever’s up there– as it ain’t likely gettin’ any better….

My New Tin, Before

My New Tin, Before

If you read my last post ( www.lovenestdesign.com/score-of-the-week-21/ ), I mentioned for a nanosecond that I’d bought this little tin at the thrift shop last week.  Its condition is great, the lid fits well, but isn’t hard to get off or put back on, and the graphic print of repeating fuschia and tangerine squares reeeeally appeals to me.  At half price, it came to a grand total of fifty-four cents, so– SOLD!

There is really only one room in the house I had this little canister in mind for– the master bedroom– where I’m using lots of orange, aqua, purple, and teensy bits of hot pink and red.  I need attractive makeup storage and the like, and while this is *mostly* fabulous, I’m pretty much alllwaaaays trying to minimize the pinkness of things like this.  After all, it is my husband’s space also, and I see him roll his eyes when our friends mention how “colorful” our house is.  I cannot (or will not) change how colorful I like my life to be, but I can make the colors surrounding us the ones he’s more likely to choose.  (In the case of our room– orange, purple, aqua.  You thought that was all me, didn’t you?!  Nooope.  But he doesn’t really like pink.  That is me.)

So, did you happen to notice how brand-y it is?  Sorry to be so shallow, but Byrd’s– I’m sure your lemon tart cookies are all sweet and kind to their core, but I only love you for your looks.  I’m trying to avoid sugar.  Now, gimme that tin!

Soooo, in the grand spirit of messin’ with junk– as that is one of my *things,*– I popped that lid off and took it out back, and spray painted it plum.  And that worked excellently, but I cannot leave well enough alone, so I also added a band of narrow hot purpley-pinkey washi tape around the edge.  It’s so custom and swank now!  I’m loving how much it visually cleans up the look of the messy tweezers and nail clippers and junk like it that we happen to need around, and it has propelled me to work on the entire surrounding area a little bit more.  This whole zone got prettified as a result!

Fixed Up A Little

Fixed Up A Little

I know that this post is really nothing– I bought something cheap and insignificant item from a thrift shop and painted a very small part of it– but this sort of change is such a teensy-money, little ol’ thing that adds up to the area looking soooo good.  It didn’t require much time, or effort, and I used things I already had in my crafty stash.  It’s not maybe this little project *itself,* but the idea that one little cheapo item can sometimes inspire you to beautify it all, and at little to no extra cost.  I just hope to inspire some fun changes in your world, that’s all….


 


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