Monday, July 4, 2011

shopping our stash #6

Okay, this is a total recycle and I think it definitely meets the criteria for SOS for this weeks challenge.
When I retired (5 years ago) my daughter decorated this paint can and filled it with retirement survival gear. I loved the way she did it and hung onto it for 5 years. well my sister turned 65 this year and our tradition is that all the siblings contribute $65 to the pot of gold ( I have 6 siblings). We were all getting together to celebrate and my other sister was bringing the pot of gold for us to fill. Well with the Air Canada strike and the mail strike, she was limited in what she could bring and the pot of gold got left behind. Well my sister is a big fan of Farrow and Ball Paint, so I thought I would recycle the paint can and we would use that, so I went online and checked what their paint cans looked like. I used the original paper that my daughter used, but some pieces were worn and had to be replaced, so I was quite surprised that I could dig into my stash and come up with some things that were very similar. all the flowers are original as are the ribbons on the handles. the rest I copied from the Farrow and Ball site, and I made up the name (they have odd names for their paint colours)This was good because it incorporated the gold and appropriate cause my sister had just been on Citi Line and her question was about painting the front door. anyway to make a very long story almost short, this tin has been completely recycled and the recipient (my sister) just loved it.

1 comment:

  1. hehe what a cute story! And the postal strike has certainly caused me some problems too! Uggh. I am still waiting on a ton of mail! Too cute and a great story too! Thanks again for playing along with us at SOS!