Saturday, February 13, 2010

lacy vase

lacy pink nightie.....check.
5 gorgeous full roses.....check.
a sweet Valentine's Day card.....check.
2 cans of spray paint, a leftover can and some tape.....check.

(insert sound of screeching brakes here)

what?

throw it all together and here's what you get:

okay, so here's something i found at a thrift store with no intentions, again i repeat, no intentions of ever wearing.  there are many things i can find second use for from thrift stores and whatnot, but lingerie and underwear just isn't one of them.  
i bought it for $1 with this project in mind.

after washing it (twice), i started cutting the lace off the bottom (wearing rubber gloves just in case, mind you.)

then i took this leftover can from some wonderful pirouettes that i did NOT eat with ice cream and coffee...  :-)
i first spray painted the can turquoise and let that dry.  then i wrapped it with the lace, taping the lace at the seam on the can.
then i spray painted on top of that white and let it dry. 
i removed the lace and voila!  a shabby little vase just perfect for some flowers!



this sweet little gift is going with me tomorrow to my MeMa who is in the nursing home. roses are her favorite flower and when they're dried up, she can use the little vase to put other things in next to her bed.


oh, and here's what the nightie looks like now.  

oh, my poor hubby.  his wife buys sexy lingerie and cuts it up for DIY projects.  and she does those projects in the most unsexy flannel jammy pants and old sweatshirts she owns. 

{sigh.}

thankfully, he loves me just the same. 

so that you can all see just how cute he is....here's me and my valentine.

happy V day!


3 comments:

every day is a gift... said...

what a crafty idea!

Debbie said...

What an cute couple you are!!~ Happy Valentines day!!~

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Just found your blog and it is awesome! Can't wait to read more.