Monday, June 29, 2009

More from the carport...

Back when we first started blogging we did a post about picking up some furniture off the side of the road and out of a dumpster. :) Here is one of the pieces I got off the side of the road for free. It has been sitting on my carport looking like this for over a year!

I had this bird house that has seen better days but I loved the shape so the party motivated me to paint it and get my husband to stick the roof back on!
I had a can that looked like this.... So after practically everything got a coat of spray paint, it turned out like this....
For now I am storing kitty food in the white can and want to get some letters to put on it.

Speaking of kitty food, my Sweet Girl and I were at a yard sale and she heard the people talking about how they were giving away kittens. She made a beeline over to the people and announed loudly that she wanted a kitten too. After a cell phone conversation with Daddy and his "okay" we brought a gray kitty home from the yard sale. :)
Sweet Girl named him "Bil". Why one "l" you ask? Because when she sounded Bill out to spell it, she spelled it "BIL".

To see more of my carport makeover go here.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

~Victoria~

18 comments:

Gwen said...

Looking good! Aren't kittens cute?

Amelia said...

The old finds turned out fantastic looking.

So Sweet girl has a new buddy - "Bil" - what a wonderful new experience for her. Must say she is such a cutie!

C Maisy said...

wow girl! that looks great.
that kitten is soooo cute!!!

Charlene said...

I love that rack, and the birdhouse, too. I have a lot of birdhouses at home that I want to re-do, I've been thinking of doing most of them in all white paint with different colors on the roofs and "trim"--good ideas!

Dawn said...

Great trash to treasure project! I have one of those white beat up baker's racks too, waiting for a makeover!

That kitten is adorable!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Would you believe that I have the exact same baker's rack, and yes from the side of the road, in my neighbor's big trash heap, and you guessed it -- I painted mine black, too!! It was ivory-colored and all chippy-peely for years, until I went on a black painting binge. It's nice to have a narrow little piece like that in our tiny houses that we have here.
Great minds really do think alike!
Happy Fourth of July!
Cheers, Andrea

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great bakers rack looks very heavy duty and sturdy. Looks great under your carport. Have a great 4th! Jackie

Sandy and Joe said...

Wow -- everything looks great -- completely new. Love the kitten, too. What a nice Daddy to say yes. (: xo -- Sandy/rhubarb reign

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Just like that..and It all comes together and looks great! Thanks for sharing your beside the road finds.

Cindy said...

That looks great! Everything on it too! Love kitties.

Meg said...

This is the first time I've seen Bil and he is cute! I'm impressed that you spelled beeline correctly because I just recently found out the origins of that word and I don't know that many people that know about it. What are you going to make the can say?? I like that you painted that shelf black I think it looks great. That whole arrangement looks great esp. with the birdhouse.

Darlene said...

Everything looks GREAT and awwwwww look at that adorable kitten.

Mrs. Petrie said...

We'd die for a kitten here at Casa Petrie, but unfortunately we're all allergic! Bil is adorable. Your road find stuff looks great. The birdhouse is so awesome.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I love coming over here to see what you clever girls are up to. It's always a treat!
LOVED Sweet Girl's tutu photo...SO precious!!! : )

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Awww "Bil" is cute! Love the bakers rack makeover. It looks great the way you've accessorized it!

Manuela

jen said...

That is a great birdhouse!! It all looks so nice together on your rack!!

Looks like your having a great summer!!

Jen

Rhonda said...

Thanks for coming to see me!
I love baker's rack. I have 3 wrought iron ones that I've had for 30 years!!
Little Bil is cute.
Rhonda

Tara said...

oh I love the baker's rack...great job! And Bil...now that is one cute kitty and one happy little girl!