Makeover - My Creative Space


Have I really not posted since Saturday?
My Lil Girl started Kindergarten this week which means establishing a whole new household routine.  It will ultimately be good for us all as my mornings are super productive, I'm getting more exercise, spending more time with Lil Boy. Dave is back to early rising and gym visits. After school time I am trying to keep free, well aside from dinner preparation etc.

So while ultimately it will be better, good and healthy, it is also going to take a bit of settling in and getting used to. This week I have had a mild flu too so with a sore throat and runny nose adding in the school walks has me feeling a bit flat and lethargic now.

I think I have settled on paint colours but will more than likely wait until we have some market value assessments done before I start anything. Just need a better idea of what we are going to do and where to focus.  I'm still slowly working on my 365 de clutter with a late start and that's what brings today's creative space. I have had three coloured glass bottles sitting around in various locations since the early 90's. The two larger ones are starting to get tatty and flake paint over what ever surface they rest on, they serve no real purpose and I wasn't loving them so they were on my give away list but then I had an idea, as I had broken my favourite bud vase a few weeks ago. Bud vases are essential for mums to pop all those Dandelions we are lovingly given in!


So I got to work in some warm water and with more than a little elbow grease. It was a bit like getting a tough label off a bottle I had to leave them soaking a few times. I was surprised to find a candle melted into the bottom and dripping down the insides of the curved bottle. I managed to get most of the wax out by filling it with water and giving it 10 sec blasts in the microwave, as the bubble and and warmth in the glass melted the wax it would float up and I could scoop it out. So now I have two sweet mess free bud vases.


The Yellow bottle is the third of the trio and is actually coloured glass from Spain there is something about it that holds strong appeal to me so I was planning to keep it for a bit longer ; )
Maybe I'll get some sewing in today who knows? I'm enjoying a few quiet child free hours.
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20 comments:

  1. They look great. I never would have thought that would be a fairly fuss free process.

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  2. all that elbow grease was worth it, they make lovely bud vases :)

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  3. Gosh that looks like hard work, but they look stunning! Enjoy all the flowers you receive to put them in. : ).

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  4. you are such an inspiration when it comes to recycling, they looks gorgeous

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  5. The bottles cleaned up really well. I hope you are making good use of your childfree morning.

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  6. Yes our first week into the routine is taking a bit of getting used to too. I love the idea that you have special vases for all those little gifted posies. They look great now.

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  7. Once the colour's off they're really lovely bottles! I'm glad you had the patience to clean them up :-)

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  8. Routine is always a hard one to get used to after the holidays. My girls are going pretty well but my routine is a bit of a shambles. I hope your routine gets up and going so the creating can start again. Get better soon.:)

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  9. The vases look really beautiful, I'm so glad you never through them away.

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  10. They came up so well with a bit of elbow grease - I would never have thought of doing that. They're lovely bud vases. xx

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  11. Those bottles look so good now that you cleaned them up. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I've been going through the same thing. Wow, your little girl started kindergarten ... was it hard to watch her go?

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  12. They look wonderful and that colour! The yellow is amazing. I hope all goes smoothly with kindy. K

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  13. Those bottles came up really well - nice to reuse something in a different way too. Yay for kid free time sometimes!

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  14. When we were first married i had bottles exactly like that, lined up in different colours on our window sills with random flowers in them. My husband hated them & they didn't move to the next house. Bummer, they were cute, but that was so 1997. Now they look fabulous again. Oh well, live & learn, love Posie

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  15. Oh & school routine, yep, it's great, my whole work day revolves around it & my 'breaks' are chatting to the mums at school. Love school, it's awesome. Love Posie

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  16. Wow what a difference in those bottles they are lovely. Hope your daughter is enjoying her first week of Kindy and that you are feeling beter.
    Linda

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  17. The bottles look amazing, what a great idea!! My youngest started preschool this year so we are trying our hardest to get back into a routine. Hope you are feeling better now xoxo

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  18. the bottles look amazing, i bet you are glad that you decided to give them a second chance.
    establishing a new routine is such a challenge but with a busy household it is the only way

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  19. Wow...what a great tip on how to get wax off - I'm gonna have to use that one.. I never really thought of using a bottle as a vase - gotta tell ya - I love it, looks fantastic !!

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  20. I love these bottles!! Bit of a job for you but well worth it :) I have been hunting for a cute bottle to use as a bud vase but no luck yet... x

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