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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Happy Little Project

I wanted something cheerful
to set on my kitchen window sill . . .

Remember this . . .
well, this time I painted little jars.



 You can see here that they take more 
than one coat of paint.


 Three to be exact :)

These are all small
and set nicely in my kitchen window.



This is my view when I'm washing dishes . . .
too bad they are all done.

Oh well, after dinner all that will change, LOL. 

I'm  sharing this post with
Share-Your-Cup
and lovely party put on by 
three sweet blogging sisters
Jann, Carol & Jo
visit the party here: 
 
http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2016/08/share-your-cup-211.html

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie 





51 comments:

  1. Your sweet little jars made me smile! :-). The polka dots are such happy things aren't they? I love the view from your window. My sweet Hubby would also like to get some land in the country up here in the Pacific NW. We shall see.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, thank you . . . polka dots do made a cheerful statement, don't they :)
      We only have one acre, but until buying this home two years ago last spring, we lived thirty-three years in a very tight neighborhood. Our backyard was tiny and shady and no place for a garden. We love it here and my kitchen window looks out onto an alfalfa field. This morning I saw a coyote.

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  2. Oh WOW, Connie. These are amazing! I love them. xx

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  3. These are a great idea Connie, I love the colours ...

    If they were in front of me I would be smiling too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I love standing at the sink, looking out the window, but these make it even more fun :)

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  4. That is so cute. They do add a lot of cheer to your window.
    xx Beca

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  5. What a fun and pretty way to make some flower pots or vases! They make you smile on seeing them!

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    1. I like small one or two flowers each size vases . . . they work so well in a window :)

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  6. Those are really cute. A nice cheery site while doing the dishes.

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    1. I have so many zinnia growing in the garden . . . these give a nice way to bring some inside :)

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  7. These are SO cheerful! I have a friend who made a window treatment similar to yours. She would love the bottles too. I wish she lived closer so I could make some with her.

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    1. This would even be a fun project to do with children . . . maybe as a Mother's Day or a teacher's gift.

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  8. These are SO cheerful! I have a friend who made a window treatment similar to yours. I wish she lived closer so I could make some with her. It looks like you used acrylics. Did you use any kind of sealer?

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    1. I didn't use a sealer, but I think that I will do that . . . I have some spray clear acrylic.

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  9. They have us all smiling! And it's a fun use for all those jars we keep! We ALL love polka dots! Hugs!

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  10. So bright and cheery looking.
    I'm sure you love washing dishes now. : )

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    1. I'm one of those crazy ladies that enjoy doing dishes. It's probably my favorite household chore . . . these just add a little more "happy" to the work :)

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    2. I like washing dishes too. : )

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  11. Very pretty! THose should make dish washing much more pleasurable.

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    1. How can you stand at that sink and not be smiling :)

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  12. It's important to have something pretty to look at while washing dishes, isn't it! Love the jars also the cute banner.

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    1. Thank you . . . if there is a space that can use a little prettying up, why not do it, right :)

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  13. The whole area is beautiful, the jars compliment the curtains and bunting. Simple but effective, a true inspiration.

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    1. I am so happy that you like my window . . . it is a cheerful spot to do the dishes. I have a great view, too, last week they were raking and bailing hay and Monday morning I saw a coyote.

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  14. How cute those bottles are! They go with your kitchen decor perfectly. What a beautiful, cheery view you have as you're doing dishes. At least it makes the chore more pleasant!

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    1. Hi Melanie, I'm one of those silly women that enjoy doing dishes, so decorating my window sill just makes it even sweeter . . . that and the great view. Monday I saw a coyote :)

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  15. That makes the kitchen window so cute. I could use some of your patience. I throw away bottles and jars everyday and never see anything that I could use them for. I need to remember some of your ideas. Thank you Connie.

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    1. I have a hard time throwing away any small glass bottles. It won't be long before they are all plastic. I enjoy small bottles that will hold only one or two flowers. They make it easy to find a place to set them and they can add a little cheer to any room. Especially when covered in polka dots, LOL.

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  16. Oh...So cute!! Love the bottles.
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, it was such a simple project, but added a punch of color to my kitchen window. I have zinnias growing around my garden beds, so it's fun to bring them inside . . . such fun and happy flowers. Thanks for stopping by to visit and for being such a sweet blogging sister :)

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  17. such a cheerful little window! I have a box of bottles on the front porch my daughter left here. Some are old and have interesting shapes. This idea has been bumped up the list and I'll ear mark some of these bottles for cute little bud vases!
    Also... I only had one wish when we moved to the country for my house, that was a window over the sink! Love it...and that adorable banner too!

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    1. I can't not imagine not having a window over the kitchen sink . . . it's a must for me, too :) I spend so much time there and I don't want to be staring at a wall. I guess open concept would be the next best thing because you could look into the house, but I like my rooms separated. I'm not into open concept.

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  18. Connie, Love the little jars. Great paint job. How did you make perfect dots? thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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    1. Hi Sylvia, making perfect dots is a simple little trick. Put a little paint on a flat surface like a folded paper towel or a plastic lid from a yogurt cup or something like that and then use the eraser end of a pencil like a rubber stamp. Try it on a piece of paper and get the hang of it . . . so easy :) Have fun . . . and thank you so much for stopping in to visit. I love company and my welcome-mat is always out :)

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  19. Okay - I'm in love!!!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    1. Good Morning Carol, thank you, you are so sweet . . . sometimes the simplest of crafts can pack a mighty punch. I love the color and fun it added to my kitchen window :)

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  20. Such a pretty collection of vases and I love how they match your banner and curtains!

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    1. Thank you . . . that's the best part about making things yourself, you can make them match, if you want to :)

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  21. You are full of cheerfulness! What a wonderful trait to have! Nancy

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    1. Nancy you are such a sweetheart :)

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  22. I forgot what you said you used to make your dots? They look perfect in your washing dishes window

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    1. Hello there . . . thanks for visiting and thanks for asking. I used the eraser end of a pencil like I would use a rubber stamp. It works great! Are you going to try it?

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  23. So cute! I just found some old jars today while in the back room searching for canning jars. I might have to give this project a try! Thank you!

    Cindy Bee

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