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Saturday, March 23, 2013

sweet little carrier

I found this sweet little carrier at a recent auction and for $1.00 it was mine.


Someone had lovingly stained it and hand painted roses on it, but it just wasn't my style.

So after a quick apology to the unknown artist, I painted it white and did a little distressing.


But, I wanted more, so I added some burlap and a vintage button.


When the weather warms up, I may use it to hold some flowers on the porch, but for now I think I will fill it with my Nancy Drew books and put it on the table by my bed.  I'll be sure and share that with you later.



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23 comments:

  1. What a lovely transformation! Much, much prettier now, Laura. And filling it with Nancy Drew books is the icing on the cake.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  2. I love this and thought it would be perfect for bunnies! Your books are even better! Sweet hugs!

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  3. A really nice shape to the piece and a great bargain.

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  4. Too cute! Love the Nancy Drews too.

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  5. Great redo! I should reread Nancy Drew. Loved those books in my youth.

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  6. I like what you did with that little caddy. Using it to hold books is a great idea. My mom used to read Nancy Drew books when she was a teenager. Yours look like the old ones too!

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  7. Very cute little caddy. It is hard to paint over someone's loving hand work sometimes, isn't it? xo Diana

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  8. Great makeover, and I love your NDs in it!

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  9. Much prefer the new version!
    Is the handle wonky? I hope so, I love the way it seems to slant up on one side.
    Good call to fill it with Nancy.
    xo, Tina

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  10. I love it's makeover! I have a cute little 'carrier' that I need to paint!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. That's so cute! Love your makeover of it, charming with your vintage books too.

    Happy weekend!

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  12. That's a cute re-do, Laura! And of course I love the old books. Can't get enough of 'em.

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  13. That's a great find and a cute transformation.

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  14. So cute and love those Nancy Drews tucked inside!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  15. That's too funny, as soon as I saw it, I was thinking paint it white...lol.

    It looks great.

    Jen

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  16. What a find! And love your redo!

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  17. Great find and so cute.

    Cynthia

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  18. Hi Laura! Thanks for coming to visit me from Cozy Little House. : ) I love this tote and funnily enough I had found one similar at Goodwill several months ago. It was also painted with a floral design and I felt a little bad painting over it. I was happy with the outcome and it wound up going to my daugher's house to hold extra toilet paper rolls in her powder room.

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  19. It's the perfect size to hold some books! And I was a huge Nancy Drew fan when I was a girl! :-)

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  20. What a find, Laura! And I love the way you changed it to suit your taste. The distressing on the white paint looks as if it's been that way for years! I'm sure you'll get so much use from it.

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