Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sprucing It Up


Hello and welcome!  I'm back today to share my project for this week's new Frilly and Funkie challenge. Our host this fortnight is Rebecca and she is challenging us to Spruce it Up!  In Rebecca's words "take a look around your desk or workspace and the things on it that you use to organize, communicate and run your life. It's amazing how we stop really seeing those everyday items! Think of calendars, birthday/anniversary planners, writing implements, checkbooks, iPads, index card files, cell phones, file folders, etc.. Then, set yourself the challenge of making one of those 'plain jane' items into something that makes you smile, every time you use it!" 


I have a few empty Starbucks bottles that I have saved and decided to spruce one up to use it to store my vintage buttons.  I added some small doilies, burlap, a couple of hearts cut from vintage book pages, Venise lace appliques that I hand painted.  I also made a shabby flower with some net type fabric, burlap and canvas.
This looks terrific sitting on the shelf of my newly organized craft room.  I have several more empty Starbucks bottles that I will also alter to make a set.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!   Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what spruced up goodies the Frilly team has to share.

And I couldn't resist adding this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show What are You Known For? challenge this week.  I think I am somewhat known for my shabby chic style.








These products used on this project can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

15 comments:

Terry said...

Linda, this is really the way to "Spruce Up" a bottle! What a great and most beautiful way to house those vintage buttons! Love the softly painted Venise lace and that flower is to die for! Yes, I would certainly say you are known for "Awesome" shabby chic style! Hugs!

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous altered bottle - something that really will inspire you every time you look at it... and I so love the idea of a whole set of them! As you know, I've been creating altered crafty storage items recently, and this has triggered a whole new set of ideas - so thank you for that!! Beautiful laces...
Alison xx

Candy C said...

Linda...I love your altered and "spruced up" button jar! It's a little piece of vintage heaven! I always love your romantic style...so feminine and vintage! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Brooke Kroeger said...


Oh how pretty is that. I love all the laces. Your making my wheels spin with ideas!

Thanks for sharing!
God bless....Brooke

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Grethe said...

Really gorgeous!! Great idea!

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisnis absolutely beautiful, love the lace and the gorgeous and delicate vintage feel! A beautiful make ! Hugs trace x

Unknown said...

Linda, Your spruced up bottle is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

That is so gorgeous Linda and will be a real pleasure to use too! Love all the gorgeous lace and your beautiful vintage style. Hugs, Chris

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous way to spruce your bottle up - it would certainly make me smile if I saw this on my desk! Fabulous and love the laces.
Hugs
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fab, fab bottle, absolutely love it and I bet it looks fantastic in your new craft space. Every element just spells shabby chic yummyness, - great piece!!

Terry said...

Hey there Linda, what a clever idea to spruce up your Starbucks bottle, lovely idea to store your buttons in it. Wow....I love all the different layers you have used they are fabulous Hugs Terry xxxx

lilscrappers said...

I had to click your picture to figure out what that started out as. It's beautiful and clever :).

craftytrog said...

So lovely Linda! An amazing transformation! x

Sue C said...

Beautiful bottle Linda, I'm sure this will make you smile every time you see it on your work desk ! Good news from Ranger too ! Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

A definite spruce up...frilly to the max...so elegant and so feminine!

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