Thursday, 4 April 2013

Guest Post -Danni from Silo Hill Farm

Morning All,

Today I have Danni from Silo Hill Farm sharing an awesome "Trash Chic" project, a big warm welcome Danni!

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Hello fans and followers of Mellywood's Mansion!  Danni here from Silo Hill Farm.  It's been awhile since I've had the pleasure of guest posting here and I'm so glad to be back!  
If you're familiar with my blog, you know I like to make some inexpensive decor.  Sometimes, I even make something out of trash.  This, my friends, is one of those times.  
 I was about to throw out a plastic juice bottle, and it struck me that it kind of looked like a vase.
 It had one of those plastic labels that you could just peel right off, so basically, it was clear.  I had a can of Krylon spray paint in a beautiful Pistachio color, so I gave it a quick shot on the first beautiful wind-free day we had here at the farm.
Then I took an exacto knife and cut the top off so it would have a wider opening.  Slow process, but doable.  In retrospect, I'd do that before I painted it next time.
Because I can't leave anything alone, I decided it needed some cutin' up.  I had some really pretty ribbon and I used some double stick tape to adhere it to the bottle.  Our post office is closer than the craft store and they have some powerful double stick tape.
Still a little too plain for my taste, so I added a couple of buttons to the center ribbon.  I like to stack my buttons and I've found that if I use glue dots, I can peel it right off if I want to reuse the buttons for something else later.  Again, if you're not familiar with my blog, I get bored with my decor rather easily and tend to take stuff apart when I'm through with it.  Besides being bored easily, I'm also extremely frugal, but I'm guessing you've figured that out since I'm making a vase out of trash.
I really wanted to go out and pick some pretty flowers to put in this vase, but it's not quite spring yet here and nothing is in bloom quite yet, so you'll have to settle for some paper flowers that I made from a kit several years ago.
I know that Mel would ask, "Delight or Disaster"?  I'm not going to ask you that.....I don't handle rejection well.  I'm just going to call it done!
Thanks for letting me guest post here today, Mel.  I'd give about anything to be in your beautiful Land Down-Under, and even more to sit in the kitchen of Mellywood's Mansion and have a glass of wine....and a lamington.     
 


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Danni would have to be the most inventive upcycler or as I say, trash chicer, out there. Who would guess that vase started as a juice bottle?

I'm not sure wine & lamingtons are going to be on any wine/food matching chart, but I'd love to enjoy both with all of you.

Thanks for visiting the mansion Danni,

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

16 comments:

  1. Delight! I think that this is an amazing upcycle! What's even better is that it's plastic. When you have crazy kiddos crashing through the house, it's nice to know that the vase won't break if a rogue foot or bouncing body jumps into it!

    Love it!

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  2. I love seeing bloggers I adore in the same place. Although, I kind of feel like I missed out on a fabulous party here, you and Danni hanging out (in cyberspace) without me :). Another great repurpose by Danni, I wonder how many times she has made it over since this post, though :)

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  3. Girl .. YOUR too awesome. I love this idea and hey one less thing in the old landfill. I love a good upcycle ..

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  4. Oh wow Danni - seriously hun - you are so talented!!! And what a great shaped juice bottle!!! Love you girls xx

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  5. Paper flowers? I looked twice and still thought they are real! Love the little details you add into all your projects - another winner, Danni :-)

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  6. Very cute, Danni. I love cheap, er, inexpensive projects that I don't mind redoing when I get tired of them. Who would ever guess that it's plastic. :)

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  7. Wow Danni! If I wouldn't have seen the before juice bottle, I would have thought it was a glass vase! I am always amazed at your ability to see treasures in trash!

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  8. I'm coming too for wine and lamingtons!!! As long as we can have a lamington cook-athon. I want to eat them BUT make them first. Danni kills me every time, I am seriously going to start sending her my trash and see what she can come up with. Too clever!

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  9. Very pretty Danni! When I first saw the pic I thought it was green frosted glass. Because we have cats I rarely have glass vases out. This is a great solution to that problem. Awesome!!

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  10. Danni, I LOVE this vase! The ribbon and the green "glass" are gorgeous together!

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  11. Definitely a Delight! I would have never guessed that it was a plastic bottle, I thought it was frosted glass, pistachio colored frosted glass, no less, which makes it stand out even more as unique...and I'm being serious, but I just got such a giggle from you clarifying the name of the paint color:) So cute and thrifty, Danni, luv it!!

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  12. Definite delight! I never have the right side vase, but I always have too many plastics in the recycling bin. Last year I had a glass vase outside that kept getting blown over. This year I shall not need to worry because it will be plastic! Thank you!

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  13. No way!! Okay, I never would have thought of that. I definitely need to work on my recycling skills!!

    -andi

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  14. I sure didn't guess a juice container! It really turned out wonderful!
    Debbie :)

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  15. I missed this (vacation) but I found it now, woot! I love it, and Danni and her blog too! Great guest poster, Mel...and I know the question wasn't asked, but I say delight. :)

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  16. Great guest post! You have some skills, Danni! Done & a DELIGHT!!! I need to start looking at things I am about to toss in a new light!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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