Thursday, April 21, 2011

RECYCLE







In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, I thought I'd come up with a few before and after projects with items totally from the thrift store. Who says you need to pay big money for something cute. Spend less and feel good about buying something someone else no longer needs!







RECYCLE...







My first recycling project is this cute little owl from the Goodwill... $1.80













Plus a little green spray paint!

My second project is this cutting board turned into a chalk board for inspirational messages...
$2.80

All you need is some Chalk Board spray paint...so simple!

Now I have this completely recycled{and cute} vignette for Earth Day!

Stay tuned for one more Before and After project for Earth Day tomorrow.


A Little Knick Knack















Fancy This





























Designer Garden



UndertheTableandDreaming
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34 comments:

  1. I'm so loving owls and this color of green! Great job!!!

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  2. Love that little owl! Very cute stuff...as usual =)

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  3. LOVE IT!! That is a great green.

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  4. Now that is fun... so fun! Absolutely love it!

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  5. It's amazing...two simple things look so fabulous after a little spray. Now that the kind of smart decor idea for busy mom I like!

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  6. Love it!! The owl is so cute and I love the color!! Happy Earth Day to you!
    XO

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  7. I'm loving owls right now, so this totally caught my eye. Such a lovely green!

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  8. Very cute! It caught my eye (via tatertots&jello) because I just "made-over" a similar little owl. :)

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  9. Oh I love him! I have owls too, I'm having a love affair with them right now. I wont be painting mine green but I yours is too cute! I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

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  10. LOVE your owl!~he is SO MUCH cuter GREEN. good choice! xoxo

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  11. Oooh I love the owl, it looks like a totally different piece! Great color choice!

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  12. I love that little owl! Soo cute!!

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  13. I am a Krylon addict. You can see that on my blog. I love love love that stuff! and it looks so cute on your project here! i love the owl! and their chalkboard paint is fantastic!

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  14. Those are great ideas! Especially the chalkboard! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  15. adorable... I love anything "owl"!

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  16. That owl....SOOOOO cute! I love the bright color! Happy late Earth Day to you, too!

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  17. Turn a cutting board into a chalkboard? Love that idea! And I love the color you chose for your little owl. What a great way to give these items a new life!

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  18. I love your owl! Funny, because I have a big one on my t.v unit, and it's concrete, thought, geez I should paint that!!!And then I see yours....I'm going to for sure now!

    Visiting from the linky party. (Greens)

    Cindy

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  19. I love the owl!

    Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the link party at Under The Table and Dreaming.

    Hope you can stop by sometime.

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    Cindy

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  20. We passed up that green yesterday in favor of white for a snail statue but now I think we might have made a mistake. :) Love it!

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  21. Great recycling ideas Tanya!! That little grown owl is WAY fun! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Happy belated Earth Day! :)

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  22. Your Earth Day Owl is super duper fab!!! Love it ~ that color green is scrumptious!

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  23. Awesome!!! I’m your newest follower from Sunday Showcase Party. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

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  24. You did an awesome job with your first project...I love green and owls! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the owl and the color! Great thrifty idea :)

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  26. I love paint - and the color you picked is darling!

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  27. OH wow!! I love what you've done.. And the colour .. rather shade of green.. so so gorgeous.. I'm your newest follower... hope you'll pop in to coloursdekor.blogspot.com

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  28. featured this today, come grab a button if that's your thing! (:
    xoxo-kelli & kristi

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  29. These turned out so cute! I love the color!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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