Monday, June 28, 2010

All things Spicey

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a productive weekend and managed to get a few of my smaller projects finished so that I can share them with you all over the next few posts. I found these cute spice jars at the local thrift store and they were $4 for the set of four. Not a great bargain but as soon as I spotted them I remembered Maria's Anthropologie Set of Spice Jars that she featured here.
What do you think?
I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.
I spent some time yesterday rearranging in order to fit in my new copy cat spice jars.
My Nicholas is on holidays this week, he is lucky at this time of the year to get an extra week off school but unfortunately I don't have any time off these holidays and given that the public schools are not on holidays yet there isn't any holiday care programs running this week. He has a slack mum who isn't organised and that means that Nicholas gets to come to mum's work for the week and hang out there! It isn't all bad we have a great tea room with a TV and DVD player and he can lay on the lounge and read or watch a movie or play the PSP or he can embrace the opportunity to learn all about the joys of banking ; )
Just a reminder if you haven't already entered Laura's first giveaway you should go and have a look at her gorgeous cushions.
Laura is giving one away in order to celebrate the opening of her etsy shop.
Laura has a lovely blog called My Summerhouse,
you only have a few days left to enter her giveaway here.
Hope you all have a lovely week.
xx

30 comments:

  1. I've got exactly th same spice jars!! Thanks for the good idea.xx

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  2. I love what you've done with those spice jars Nellie. They look really fabulous, making me wish I hadn't thrown out some just like it a gazillion years ago!!

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  3. Your spice jars look FABULOUS Nellie, I love them!! You clever lady. Hope you have a great week. ~ Tina xx

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  4. I LOVE those jars Nellie - you've done a wonderful job transforming them. Hope Nicholas enjoys his holidays and that you have a great week x

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  5. Wow, they look sooooooo gorgeous painted white, you're so clever! I think I probaby would have just over looked them due to the colour but you're so clever Nellie! I hope Nicholas has a good week at work with you. I'm sure he'll enjoy the chill out time as I know my niece and nephew are a bit over it and tired now and would be wishing they were on holidays this week already. Enjoy your day,
    Jxx

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  6. Great idea, I know I would have looked over them, but you have made them look fantastic! Well done.

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  7. The jars are great Nellie! I'm impressed that you remembered where you saw the inspiration for them. I always see ideas I love and promptly forget where to find them again.
    Angex

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  8. You did a great job with the spice jars, what a great makeover! Have a lovely week Nellie!

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  9. Great make over Nellie, I never think of things like that, very clever!!!

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  10. Nellie those jars are adorable! They look nearly identical to the Anthropologie ones! Yay for your great find!

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  11. I would never have thought they could look that good. They really look beautiful, well done Nellie..Rachaelxx

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  12. The jars are awesome Nellie.
    My wife is going to love what she saw here..

    Jay Chua
    Publisher, PorchSwingSets.com

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  13. Oh my, you're so clever what a great idea. I always think you can't go wrong with white paint, it makes everything look so fresh and pretty and it goes with everything!

    Hope you had a great weekend Nellie!
    xx

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  14. A perfect makeover for the little jars, I love them!! So happy to find you!

    I hope you will join my designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  15. The spice jars are adorable! I love them!!

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  16. Such cute jars!! I probably wouldn't of had the imagination to do that lol. Very inspirational : )

    Gemma X

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  17. Those spice jars easily rival Anthropologies! How clever you are to spot such a hidden gem.

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  18. What an improvement on those jars. Great idea to paint them.

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  19. Wow Nessie they look sensational...you find inspiration in the most amazing things...what type of paint did you use? i must admit I'm like Ange...see a good idea and then forget where it came from:(...Enjoy your week Kym x

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  20. Hi Nellie!
    Wow those jar look completely different painted in white!! and they are gorgeous!!!

    Have a nice week!!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  21. Very clever Nellie. The spice jars are great. Well spotted and well remembered. I will have to keep my eye out for some.

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  22. Truly fantastic transformation, Nellie! The jars look amazing, I would never have thought to paint them, great job! I hope your last week goes well, and fast!
    :) Flick

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  23. Wow!!! Those jars are amazing - I wish I had the thrifty-renovational genes!!!

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  24. WOW! you did a great job on your makeover...it looks just like anthropologie's!

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  25. Hi lovely Nellie,
    thankyou so much for that mention again; you are so very sweet! Your jars look amazing! I love how the detail really stands out when it is painted white, but you could hardly see it before. You are so lucky that your work allows you to bring your son with you. Its a pity that more workplaces werent like that too.. I have been painting my mums place over the past week, but I have started on your cushion, I didnt want it to take so long at all.
    Hugs to you nellie, have a great tuesday!
    Lauraxxx

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  26. I really do love what you did with your spice jars! Clever chicken.

    I have read sooo much about the Orange Food Festival - do you truddle along each year? Is is great? Is it for a week?

    Next year I am going to get myself along!

    Happy Tuesday x o
    Tracey at Velvetine Lily

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  27. That is such a cute idea! I am loving numbered things lately, so chic! XO!

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  28. Nellie those spice jars have gone from bland to glam! I love them!! Thanks for visiting my blog recently, I've got a little award over there for you to collect! Cheers, Christine x

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  29. Nellie, I ADORE those spice jars...what a bargain. YOu definitely saw the diamond in the rough...and for $4.00!!!

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  30. Wow! Your spice jars look wonderful! Great job!

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