Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Better Late Than Never!

Once again my slacker-ness shines through. Here it is almost the end of the day, and I'm barely linking up to Kimm at Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday. But hey, there's still 4 hours left in Tuesday where I live!



This week mine is really, really simple, but I've been wanting to do it for a while, so I'm glad Kimm gave me some motivation! I started out with some empty Jones soda bottles. My mom likes to keep this stuff on hand for when the grandkids come over. I have a collection of odds and ends bottles and jars in my kitchen window sill, and have wanted to add a splash of color.


As you can see by the picture (girl in a bikini), this bottle definitely needed a scrapbook paper facelift! I picked some papers that I thought brought out the colors of the fabric I'm going to use to re-cover our bar stools. I removed the labels from the bottles and used one for a template to cut the scrapbook paper down to size. I kept it really simple without any embellishments or trim. I think I like it. I've photographed the finished bottles in front of the fabric...I think they go nicely!
Now head on over to Kimm's to get some more great Trash to Treasure inspiration!





On another note...what a difference a day makes!



Remember these gorgeous snow-capped mountain views from our day at the park only yesterday?


Well here was the view today of the exact same mountain! What, you can't see it? It's right there, just above the tree line. Still no? Yeah I'm bummed too.


Here's the view of my street.


Oh well, I know the moisture will be great for my lawn!

18 comments:

Anissa said...

Love the idea! Hate the weather. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Great idea your street looks like my street.

jenjen said...

I know, what a gloomy day! Yesterday I got so much done in my yard. Today I just wanted to stay in bed!

Cue bottles. I love them!

XOXO
Jen

shortmama said...

No rain in AZ today, but lots of wind! I would much rather have rain. Wind, wind go away come again...no wait dont come back!

Amber said...

It was sunny here today but WINDY!!!! I mean, really really windy. It blew our brand new kitties off the front porch in their box!!

Stesha said...

I would have never thought of that. Maybe I could do one for each my children and let them fill them with their favorite items:)

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Jenny said...

That's a cute idea! Your mountains seriously disappeared! LOL!

Mother Hood said...

Great view when you can see those mountains! I like the bottle idea too. You could make your own version of the Jones lable. Use your last name and black & white photos of kids!

That Girl said...

We have the rain here too. blah!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the bottle makeover! Can't believe that's the same view of the mountain. Are you sure this isn't a late April Fool's? ;)

Songbirdtiff said...

Your bottles look great!

Amy said...

The grass is so green. I love the bottles.

Sturgmom said...

Those bottles coordinate wonderfully with your fabric! Great job!

And remember what I said... no complaining... ;)

Sare said...

Oh how I will miss my Arizona sunshine!!!!! ICK!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great idea for the bottles, now that's upcycling! Thanks for linking to the party.
Sorry about your dreary weather, we're having that too. Just be thankful you have that gorgeous mountain to look at when the cloud clear! :)

Matt Kennedy said...

What a great idea for bottles. Thanks for the post.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Fun bottles with a splash of color! Do you put anything in them or just have a variety of sizes/shapes on the windowsill?

Gotta love that rain! (I live in Oregon...we're so used to it!) Love the view that you get from the park on a sunny day...it's beautiful!

honeysuckle said...

I like the bottle idea. Keep thinking Spring, it will come soon!