Monday, March 7, 2011

spring morn



It's no wonder that the things I tinker blend so well with my home decor: I use leftover interior paint as the base for most projects.



Recently while trolling through the basement, I discovered a bit of Spring Morn that was used to paint the dining room/kitchen.



I gathered some random items just ready to be painted, including this small $1. birdhouse, and gave each treasure-to-be a quick coat or two.



Snipped at some paper while supervising homework . . .



did a little decoupage . . .



even sprinkled some glitter.

The moral of this tale: A little leftover paint can go a long way!

xo
elyse

ps
Tinkered Treasures now has a Facebook page where I share peeks at projects, pretty images and other things you might Like!

42 comments:

Alba Linea said...

hi elyse! i love everything you created! looks soo lovely with all that roses and glitter. best wishes and a creative week! di
;0)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

it sure can! it's all so cute :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love them all Elyse!! So happy and springy, it makes me smile!!
Hugs,
Amy

Scrap for Joy said...

I love the soft colors of your home and your tinkering. I'm so lucky to have your art in my home...Spring every day!
Have a gentle week Elyse~
xoxo
Joyce

NanaDiana said...

I have to tell you- I start smiling to myself the moment I see another post from you...because I know that something here will tickle my fancy. I still LOVE my little clothespins you sent me. They are in the room the little girls use when they visit. I think I will use them in the playhosue to hold notes come Spring. Love all that you do~ xxoo Diana

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, Elyse! What a magical color--top it off with cabbage roses--perfection!

Have so much fun tinkering, my friend!

Julie

Lisa said...

Cool! You are always making the cutest things!
Hugs, Lisa

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Totally cute!

She'sSewPretty said...

cute!! I just saw your facebook page and your pic of that TJMaxx bag. I can't wait to see what you do with it!!

koralee said...

Perfect my friend...I too run to my house paint stash when I need to do a little project. Your creations are so lovely.

Hope your week is going well. Hugs xoxoxo

Mary Ellen said...

Love the look of the sun streaming through your room Elyse!! Have you gotten rid of your snow yet? It is snowing here as we speak and I think our Chat and Coffee ministry time may have to be canceled in the morning as we are really supposed to get dumped on!

Oh I do love looking at your pretties and the picture of you cutting out the decal- gosh what precision cutting!

bee blessed
mary

Suz said...

That's a great idea, Elyse. It all looks so pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

So pretty and perfectly spring!
Hugs,
Penny

debi said...

Sweet projects! I love your green! So very cottage pretty!

Beach Vintage.com said...

...and never through away any scraps of paper....no matter how small!

Tina - www.Vintage-Blog.dk said...

Hi Elyse - so nice your creative projects - and yes agree with a little paint - you can make many nice things ;o)
Have a really nice day - Greetings Tina

It's me said...

So cute !! you make wonderful things darling !!!...love it all....happy day ...love ....xxx...

LatteLisa said...

I love everything about this post! ;-)

Theresa said...

You inspire me to crack open a can of paint and get busy:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Sandi said...

Love your peek at Spring Elyse! I have leftover paint from a lot of projects that I need to use up. :)Thanks for sharing.

Lorrie said...

This post is so full of spring freshness - ahhh, it's on its way. I use leftover interior paint for projects, too.

stefanie said...

love the Spring colors!!!

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Ver pretty!
Susan x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Simple little projects are the best when you don't have the time to get more involved. You always make everything sound so easy and look so pretty! Best wishes, Tammy

Passionate for White said...

So very Spring-like....thanks for the smile.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,

Perfect place for Tinkered Treasures to be. I am so loving the shade of green. I love all of your creations. Several are adorning my art room.

Karen

Jane H. said...

I love all of your craft ideas! You should have a book that collected them all. I'd buy it!

Stevie said...

Beautiful crafts! Your dining room is gorgeous and I love that you use your leftover paint! xo

Jill said...

Your tinkered treasures are so wonderful!! I especially love that adorable birdhouse. So sweet!

Hugs,
Jill

Linda said...

Very cute ideas!

tinajo said...

That birdhouse is very cute! :-)

~Lovely Vintage Country Life~ said...

Very nice. Elyse, I just had to tell you that I was in Barnes & Noble the other day with my youngest girlie girl. We were getting a hot cocoa, and as they were making it I turned around and....gasp! They were selling Cath Kidston coffee mugs! My sweet little 5 year old happily said to me. "Mamma you should get one their lovely." Spoken like a true lil' girlie girl. So yes I got one (and not at a bad price of $7.99). I am also waiting for wallpaper samples from Cath Kidston to do over my youngests room. Just wanted to share. Have a wonderful day! :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Elyse,
What a fun project and thrifty too, I like that.
I think these kind of projects are always the best and most fun!
I love it!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

permanent magenta said...

Lovely and encouraging Elyse!

Terri said...

I love how crafty you are. The little birdhouse is too cute! Terri

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute!

Melinda

tales from an oc cottage said...

New and glorious morn! ;}

m ^..^

Kellie Collis said...

I agree! It came out lovely. Very well done. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Lilybets said...

...your roses are beautiful,they are chic and romantic,I have painted roses many days ago in a frame...but they are so and so !.Bye Elyse.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love these colors! I am so blessed to have many tinkered treasures. I love my popsickle box...so charming!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

LOVE YOUR DINING ROOM!

Terra said...

These dainty rose projects turned out very prettily.