April 2, 2009

a cover-up

I have this eye-sore outside my front door. Isn't it lovely? It's old, ugly, and doesn't even work, so I wanted to cover it up.I fell in love with the arrangement on Susan's door from Between Naps on the Porch and thought, hey! I may just have the right stuff to do something similar. Here is what I'm going to work with: some pretty daisies from a yard sale this fall and a little tin holder that has been on top of my girls' bookcase for a long time. I got it forever ago at a yard sale and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, so it's just been sitting there collecting dust. It is a weird, grayish, creamish color. I gave the tin a new coat of white spray paint, stuck the daisies in, added a ribbon, and here we go:

You can see the speaker behind the flowers if you look really closely, but I think it does the trick. So, a little touch of spring for the front~I'm thinking I could change it up for the seasons as well. For right now, I'm hooked on the daisies.
I'm participating in Julia's "hooked on party" today. Go see what everyone else is hooked on~
Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh, and P.S.~ Wendy, I used your idea with the food coloring at the bottom of the cereal on April Fools. When we added the milk, the kids thought I was magic making the color suddenly appear like that. Loved it~thanks!!


35 comments:

  1. What a charming display beside your front door. Great solution.

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  2. What a great solution! I'm even more impressed since you just had a baby. I seemed to have lost my brain cells since I had mine. :)

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  3. What a great remedy! It really does look very much like Spring :)

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  4. Seriously I L.O.V.E. it!! You did such a great job and for a bargain as well. I love crafts that are low budget but look completely fabulous!!

    Did I mention that I totally love it? :)

    Rachel

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  5. That was a great idea and it looks great.

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  6. Cute! Now I going to have to scout out some daisies. You get the best rummage sale items. We are having a give away, please stop by to enter. Thanks

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  7. This is such a cute idea. You did so good covering up the speaker.

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  8. I love the daisies! What a great way to make your entry welcoming and spring-y!

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  9. Hi Melissa!
    I just wanted to let you know that I loved your front door so much that I used it in my own "hooked on" post (with credit, of course). :) Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jenelle

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  10. looks awesome, great job!

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  11. beautiful...I even love the little ribbon you hung it with!

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  12. Leave to you and you can figure out what to do...love the idea you came up with Melissa!

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  13. What a great idea! I would never guess that eyesore is lurking behind those daisies. It looks so happy!

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  14. That is a great cover up! I love the daises.

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  15. That looks great there! Big improvement :)

    I'm glad it worked out well for you. YOu should have seen my daughter's face! She was NOT impressed, lol. I put a picture of her reaction on my blog.

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  16. WHat a great, pretty and creative solution! Those daisies are so pretty!

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  17. LOVE it! Great cover up- such a fun springy addition~

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  18. I love it!!!! Looks sooo much better than the hideous speaker box. Susan would be proud. I want to make me one now!

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  19. This looks absolutely fantastic! Great job! Kelly

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  20. What an awesome idea! Looks absolutely perfect! = )

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  21. I luv your creativity!!! You can't see the speakers!! Good for you, no eye sore, and it is so pretty!

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  22. The perfect solution, and I love the daisies. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The look is so you!! I love it...I need something springy by my front door! Susan

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  24. Your arrangement worked out so well. Very nice.

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  25. Big improvement! I think that's the perfect use for the tin holder.

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  26. Looks AWESOME!! You are so crafty girl-would love for you to work your magic at my house:)

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  27. This is so clever! I love how it turned out--you'd never know what was lurking behind that pretty flower arrangement! :-)

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  28. What a great way to cover that up!

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  29. Fantastic idea! Your blog is beautiful and I love the ideas you share. I also love making a home more "cozy".

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  30. Pure brilliance!
    ♥Jen

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  31. It is so pretty! As my daughter would say it's "fantabulous"!

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  32. Creative AND lovely, as usual. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is so fabulous! We have a doorbell that hasn't worked for like 10 years. I am totally using this idea!!

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