Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kitchen topiary makeover

The other day I was in Goodwill and saw these containers.  I thought that they would look good in my kitchen.  I have two topiaries by my kitchen window but have never  really liked the color of the containers that they came in.  I don't care for the stark white.  So I thought these would be a good replacement.  All  I have to do is remove these and put them in the new containers.  Easy right.  Wrong.  Little did I know that these are cemented in and the styrofoam was only at the top. So much for those plans. Where is that easy button when you need it?  So what  do I do now?

Well, I had to take out my trusty hammer and destroy them.  I would have never been able to get these out as they had cement all the way down.  I was wanting to keep these and use somewhere else, but no such luck.  I would have to say that 99.9% percent of the time my ideas don't go as planned.  Something always seems to go wrong but nothing major.  Here is the before picture.

Now for the after.

I love the way these turned out.  They look so much better. My counter tops are a little messy right now so I didn't show the full view.

I got this cute container at Hobby Lobby that was on clearance.  I was thinking about putting it on top of the island to hold a flower arrangement but I decided to put it on the shelf instead.  I will probably move it onto the island when I decorate for Fall.

I am still working on decorating the kitchen table so I will have to post that later.  I have so many things I want to do this weekend.  My weekend begins at 2:00 pm today  when we close the shop until Monday morning so I might not get everything done.  In between all my projects I am also doing demo on the master bathroom floor.  Wishing everyone a happy weekend.

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  1. I love it! Your topiaries are lovely flanking the dish sink. You have a pretty kitchen too.
    Happy Father's Day.

  2. Good for you persevering and busting up that cement in the pots! The new ones look great and make the topiaries look even better! That is a very cute little "potato bag" pot! I can see it being perfect for so many things but like how you've displayed it on your shelf for now. Your weekend is short! Hope you get some time to relax in amongst your projects!


  3. Those great GW pots were a great find. Thanks for saying that most of your projects don't go as planned. I thought it was just me!


  4. I love how nice the new containers look! ~Heather