Almost threw It Away...

I am going through a MAJOR Spring Cleaning CRAZ...you know the kind where you feel like you must get rid of everything. Well, I came across an old watering can in my basement and almost put it in the "Goodbye" pile.

That same day I purchased another can of "chalkboard" paint...love that stuff. I was thinking back to a blog I saw that took an "old" drawer...chalk painted it and used it as a planter. I looked back at that watering can and had an idea!

Before:


After:

Can you tell I am "gearing"up for Spring???

p.s. This is my "200th" post today...can't believe it! ...you may want to stop by tomorrow!

56 comments:

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Time flies when you are having fun...
Love the watering can-I am also doing a bunch of spring cleaning! I can't wait to have a garage sale!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love your watering can! It looks so wonderful with the ivy in it, too! Also, congratulations on your 200th post~ that is amazing! :) I am so thankful for your blog~ it is such a blessing and so fun to visit, too! :) I hope you had a great weekend. :)

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

Happy 200th and yes it is feeling like a preSpring gala in here Sandy. Love it.

Liz said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

I love the watering can. What a great idea!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is just darling!

M ^..^

AndreaLeigh said...

very cute! don't you love the things you can find when you shop your own house?

Becky said...

200! Congrats to you my friend. I think I could get carried away with that chalk board paint. I'm in clean out mode too, if I could find a moment.

Tanielle said...

Awesome idea, and congrats!!!! Love visiting your blog!

April said...

Happy 200th post...can you believe it???

I love to spring clean...makes me feel like a new woman...well, ALMOST! I really love your watering can and the facelift you've given it. Aren't you glad you didn't give it a toss?

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That's such a cute idea!!!

Darlene said...

Great watering can and I LOVE that you painted it with chalkboard paint....CUTE! Congrats on your 200th post!

Mrs. S. said...

Very cute idea!

Lisa & Gerald said...

congrates girl on your 200th post!
I love the new look of your watering can!

Chris said...

Great job with the watering can, I love to recycle things too.

Hugs,
Chris

Pam D said...

Cute! What a fun idea.. I would never have thought of it!
And congratulations on the big 200... wow! I love your blog, and I'm wishing you 2000 more great posts!

At Home In Georgia said...

200 post! Great job on the fixer up watering can.

I have the spring cleaning bug too...it's good!

duchess said...

So glad you saved that one - it turned out cute.
Congrats on 200.

Christy said...

Happy 200th post !

Your watering can is too cute! I am with you on the whole Spring cleaning thing and hopefully those warm Spring days are just around the corner.

Have a great day!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I have a can of chalkboard paint in my garage, just waiting for me to be inspired - thanks. Looks great!

Busy Bee Suz said...

SO CUTE!!!!

Jboo said...

I'm trying to declutter too! What a great idea for the watering can -- turned out adorable!

Happy 200th post!!

Janet

Lani said...

stopping by from sits.. Love the chalkboard idea!

Kelli said...

LOVE the watering can. I can tell you're gearing up for Spring...me too!

LuLu & Co. said...

I am crazy for watering cans! totally love what you did! great idea!!! Look how fun Spring Cleaning is!!! 200 Post keep going I love your BLOG so so glad I found it!!!!
happy Monday,
LuLu

heather said...

me too. i am so ready for spring!

Katie said...

So cute, I love chalk board paint, but it does smell really bad IMO. I love your blog happy 200 more...

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

What the heck is chalkboard paint? I've never heard of it ~ but I have an adorable metal plant container I bought from an artist and It doesn't fit my color scheme anymore - was about to toss it out, but maybe??? I could revive it??

Amber M. said...

What a darling idea! You've inspired me to buy some chalkboard paint.

I'll be stopping back by tomorrow...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, Sandy! And congratulations on the big 200!

Sending you much blog love today...

XO,

Sheila... who enjoys your post ever so much! :-)

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a little of that spring craz sunriseside

Lindsey said...

Wow love the watering can!! And congrats on 200!!

Joanna said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Love what you did with the watering can...Chalk board paint is so versatile! Don't you just love it?!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That can is perfect....what a great idea...so glad it did not go in the toss pile:)

Happy 200th post.....I am right behind you at 196:) Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!!

Lisa

Carrie said...

The water can looks great! congrats on your 200th post!

Stacey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comment- Your blog is so beautiful and I love the ocean sound when visiting.

D. Marie said...

200 posts wow...congrats! I love all the creative ideas you post about and wish I had some in my head when it comes to items like this watering can. How unique and useful you made it!

Valarie Lea said...

Cute!!!! I just love my Chalkboard paint! :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!! I love what you did to the watering can! Glad you salvaged that!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Girl you are an impressive blogger! Congrats on your 200th and I love what black can do to just about anything!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love making stuff new again! What a thrill not to spend money on it! :-)
~Kim

Angie said...

So cute! I am in the same mood as you - getting rid of a lot of stuff! I am in the process of cleaning out my attic. It's wonderful to have room up there now to walk and actually see what I have!

Erin said...

What a great transformation. Good thing you didn't throw it away!

Stacey said...

Happy 200th post! I'm so glad you didn't throw your watering can away. That was a brilliant idea!

Katrina the Medical Student's better Half! said...

That is such a great idea about the watering can.

Joy said...

Don't you just love taking what could have been your trash and turning it into a real treasure?
I love the chalkboard water can. It would look so cute nestled in some plants with a message that said. "grow."
Or how about on your kitchen counter with a note that says, "Wat-er you have?" (BAD pun)

Always a Southern Girl said...

That's just a cute idea!! I love chalk board paint too. Thanks for sharing that. I can't wait for spring to arrive. I'll definitely have to stop by tomorrow!--take care, Renee

Quiche Me, I'm Yours! said...

Oh my goodness. I was just over visiting Ruby Red and was telling her what all I miss when I don't get on for a few days. And then I visit your blog and I just can't read enough of it. It's 9:30 at night, my 8 year old is still waiting for me to tuck her in and I can't break away from looking at your beautiful laundry room. What's wrong with me!!!!!! I am a red and black and toile kind of girl. I'll have to show you pics of my bathroom. Love the night light. I need one for my room. Where did you find that one? Take care!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations on you 100 posts!

I really enjoy checking your blog out.

The watering can is awesome!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE it, great idea! HAPPY 200 :)


Jen

kari and kijsa said...

That is so cute!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

So cute and clever! Congrats on 200 posts!

Smelling Coffee said...

Love the watering can redo! And, Happy 200th post! Your blog is always a blessing and an inspiration. Bless you...

Monogramchick said...

congrats on 200, ST!!
what a cute way to re-purpose a watering can...i think i'm going to have to try the chalkboard paint...i might go crazy chalboarding everything in site :)

Our Complete Family said...

Adorable! You know I love chalkboard paint...after all I painted both of Bryce's closet doors with that fun and nifty stuff!
I'm in the spring binge mood, too. I've accumulated so much 'stuff' since we moved back stateside that I need to purge before moving again. Oh brother!!!
Thanks for sharing something so fun. I might have to bust out my leftover paint to get busy!!! ;)
Hugs, Les

Paula said...

So cute! What a clever idea :)

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

The Glenn Beck show this Friday is going to be so great Sandy. I live in WA state and it will come on at 2 pm. 5 eastern. There is parties all over the country gearing up for it.