We're pack-rats. Project pack-rats to be more precise. It's not that we want to stuff our home to the gills, but we have this browsing-thrift-store-junk-shelves-issue that clutters up that little space in our mind that says, "Oooohhh! Project!" (remember Alicia Silverstone in Clueless...clapping her hands and jumping up and down?). All great fun if you actually follow through on the revival ideas, but ours tend to sit in a pile until we're ordered to donate them to another thrift store. Browsing through the February issue of Elle Decoration we came upon another great idea...and so goes the vicious cycle.
Up until now, we've only stared wistfully at the motley collection of old liquor bottles and delivery-flower vases on the thrift-store shelf. We've picked up a bottle or two, stared at them and quickly put them back, scared off by the icky factor. We now have a game-paln. And even better, those little test pints of paint we've had sitting in our basement (of course we saved them!) have a mission...a reason for being, if you will.
We think they'd make great little hostess gifts as well...any other bottle/glass vase revamps we should know about?
top image from Elle Decoration, February 2008