Monday, April 18, 2011

10 Projects in 10 Days

Yeah right!  Sounds good but no way is it going to happen.  
You know it.  I know it.  The paint on the wall knows it...


But how about 10 projects in 21 days?  That sounds doable.  And just look at these great finds!  After an awesome bargain hunting Saturday I paid less than $20 for all of them! 

I'm giving myself just 3 weeks to finish all of these projects and post about them.  
Some are simple.  Others?  Not so much.

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So who's going first?  The cute little McCoy planter raises its hand...





I love the shape of this planter with its curvy little handle.  The color is perfect, too.  I was over that chip on the front edge as 
soon as I saw the price --50 cents!

This was one of the easiest of the projects.  
All it needed was a plant and a photo op. 





I lined the inside of the planter with a heavy duty zip lock bag cut to fit, filled it with potting soil and tucked in some ivy I rooted in my kitchen window.



One down -- nine to go!









I AM INSPIRED.



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68 comments:

  1. If anyone can do it you can! Love the first one, looking forward to the others!

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  2. Good Luck!! My great grandmother had that exact owl picture. She collected owls and I always thought it was such a weird obsession. They just weren't as cute in the 70's and 80's as they are now;o) Can't wait to see what you come up with:o)

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  3. Lindy, you will have all kinds of fun working on all your projects!! I love the Mccoy planter!

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  4. You can do it Lindy! Love that little white McCoy, what a steal. Even with the little chip. Looks very cute with the ivy.

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  5. What a great price for that McCoy planter...chip or not. I am very interested in no. 7. What are those?

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  6. Very Pretty Lindy!! Can't wait to see the next project! Martina

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  7. Hi Lindy! Oh, this looks so sweet! Love it and your snap looks wonderful. Good luck on your other projects! I'll just sit here and watch, if you don't mind! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shela ;)

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  8. What a pretty piece, Lindy! I think the ivy was a great idea for it. Very nice, simple and you could use that anywhere in your house. Looking forward to seeing the others!

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  9. Very pretty!! I like that. My daughter is so into planting right now. I'm going to have to show her this post! And I didn't even notice the chip on it until you pointed it out! Lol... I can't wait to see what else you have planned!!
    -April

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  10. Good luck with your list! Thanks for visiting my blog...I really appreciate it. Have a great week...~Ann

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  11. What great finds you got. And I love the pretty planter with the ivy in it. Can't wait to see what you do with your other treasures.
    Marianne :)

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  12. thats gorgeous. Such a great idea for an unusual peice :-)

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  13. Lindy- Very, very cute! I can't wait to see what you do with all your other finds! xxoo Diana

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  14. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with all of your items, you always have really cool ideas! I'm almost finished with my fake mora clock that you inspired me to do! :0)

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  15. Lindy, It's a good start...I'm excited about this and see your transformations. I am doing the same thing in a way...I call it my Diamonds in the Rough! I find these treasures and transform them then blog about them...however I am not giving myself a deadline, but instead will be doing it all summer during garage sale season. Fun for both of us.

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  16. I love that little planter... I have a little pitcher that the handle broke off of...well, see there was this snake in my kitchen... and the little begger crawled up on a shelf and knocked this little pitcher off a shelf and the handle broke. I hated to throw it out... cause, it was an
    "arnel's" pitcher...
    So I glued it back together and as you say...got over it.
    Now I know what to do with it... Thanks!

    Can't wait to see the other projects.
    This one was easy-peasy... I know you're gonna WOW! US... Pat

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  17. Great McCoy piece! Can't wait to see your other projects.

    I am trying to graduate my first senior (homeschool) so my projects are few and far between right now. I can't wait for summer.

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  18. I really like the idea of setting a time frame for specific projects. I laughed when I saw the owl plaque. My mother had that same owl print.
    Traci

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  19. Nice piece and a fabulous price. Placing your ivy in this little gem looks perfect for spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Maybe I need to follow in your foot steps because if I did, my garage won't look like it does....a mess! Love what you did with the McCoy piece. Can't wait to see what you do next.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  21. Love the MCcoy a real bargain. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest!
    hugs, Amy

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  22. Great price on the McCoy and it looks great with the greenery. #1 was pretty easy and I'll now be looking out for project #2. You ARE ambitious!

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  23. Great buy...chip or no chip. I makes a darling planter. (-:

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  24. Ambitious lady you are, promising us 10 projects at once.
    The shape of that little planter is so cute! Big succes, so that means: one down, 9 to go.

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  25. Love this Lindy and I have no doubt you will finish all of these and they will every one be FABULOUS!!

    Can't wait to see!

    Lou Cinda

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  26. Where did you get your glass lamp in the final few pictures... I love it!

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  27. LOVE that McCoy vase!! And, I am most interested to see what you are going to do with the owls! (one of my friends WAY back in the day had one just like that! LOL!) blessings ~ tanna

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  28. LOVE this pot/vase! So glad you didn't paint it -- I was scared there for a minute! Can't wait to see what you do with all the other great finds!

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  29. I love it! Just perfect to use for a planter! ♥

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  30. Nice easy one to start with....I bet you'll beat your goal of 21 days. Can't wait to see what you do with everything...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  31. I did enjoy,and I'm looking forward to seeing the other projects.Ziplock,who knew!Love this idea.
    I'm new follower.Hope you'll visit Lazy on Loblolly and follow back.
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

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  32. 50 cents!!!! I love a good McCoy planter and for 50 cents you had to buy it! I like your vignette on the table!

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  33. @danielle
    Danielle -- I found that lamp at a local antique store. It was one of a pair and only cost me $10 each. The metal was sort of shabby so I took them apart and gave them a light coat of spray paint. I'm glad you like them, too -- they are my favorite lamps ever!

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  34. I laughed also when i seen the owl picture. My Grandmother had that and she got it at a Home Interiors party I think.

    She loved McCoy flower pots and I do also

    You found some fun projects

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  35. re-cycle love!! never thought of the zip-loc liner idea, tfs.

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  36. You did find some great stuff! I love what you have done with the McCoy planter. Can't wait to what you do with the other nine things, so I'll be back!
    Tammy

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  37. You can do it Lindy! I cannot wait to see what you do with the rest of your treasures. First one turned out pretty good.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  38. Good luck! I'm excited to see your "afters" of all the great stuff.

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  39. It just amazes me how, with the right inspiration, a little cast away object can look so fresh and chic! I love this little simple project! So pretty. A little bit of living green makes anything look fresher!
    Yvonne

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  40. Great idea. Nothing has more charm than a McCoy pot. Well-done.

    Diane

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  41. Lindy, what a great buy on that piece and can't wait to see your other projects. Thanks for linking up this week.

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  42. Love the McCoy piece and can't wait to see your other 9 projects!

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  43. I love this idea! It came out so cute.

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  44. I love the McCoy planter! Finding exciting deals like you found is so much fun.

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  45. Lindy, that looks so lovely. I can't believe you got that for $.50. Looking forward to seeing your other projects. Have a Happy Easter!
    CAS

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  46. Nice find for McCoy! And neat idea to line it with a zip-lock baggie. I may try that in a McCoy I have. Nothing seems to grow in it. Some nice finds. (Coming from Brambleberry Linky Party) Enjoyed your post, thanks, Jenn

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  47. Hi Lindy, I'm stopping by via French Country Cottage link party to say wow, love your little vignette!
    50cents for Mccoy pottery? amazing, and with the ivy it looks gorgeous. I always love your projects. Fun post, xxx tami

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  48. Hello from Malaysia. Definitely be your follower cause can't wait to see your magic on the 9 left!

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  49. I LOVE all of your goodies and can't wait to see what you do with them. I particularly like this planter.

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  50. I love the mcCoy planter! What a darling treasure. Now , get busy, I can't wait to see what you do with the rest!;)

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  51. Love it Lindy~ It is darling!! Can't wait to see more~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  52. Wait for # 5 Lindy ... This project looks beautiful ... very appealing...
    Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  53. Hi Lindy, Thank you so much for joining my party. Looks like you have some great projects ahead of you. The McCoy planter was a steal!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  54. Hi Lindy,
    I adore your blog and added it to my blogroll. I haven't been able to figure out trackbacks, so I'm not sure if you saw that yet. Anyway, I hope you'll visit and even follow if you like it! Thanks you!
    Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

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  55. Looks great! A plant can hide a multitude of sins, huh? Gotta love that handle. Can't wait for 2-10 to come around!

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  56. Hi Lindy,
    OMG...a white McCoy planter for 50 cents...what an incredible bargain. And it looks so pretty with the moss and plant in it. Nice job.Can't wait to see the rest of your projects. 21 days, huh? You go, Girl!
    Cheryl

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  57. I have officially found my new FAVORITE BLOG.. Oh my gosh how exciting, I could sit up all night and look threw your blog, I LOVE IT... You are such a crafty and talented lady, I would just love to come stay with you for a while and hope that some how you could just rub off on me somehow.. We have to get together and go thrift shopping in Brewton.. They have some really cute vintage type stores and the prices are unreal..Seriously I went last Friday and visited 3 of the shops and you would never beleive the deals you get. You are awsome and I can't wait for my husband to go to work so I can dig some more into the blog...I'm telling ya you are the most TALENTED WOMAN I KNOW... God gave you such a wonderful gift....

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  58. Lindy, can't wait to see the rest!

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  59. Lindy, I LOVE the McCoy & how you have used it ... the vintage photo is beautiful next to it. You bedroom photos are fabulous, so warm & inviting.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  61. Lindy, I love your little planter! I would have grabbed it too.

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  62. I can not believe you got a McCoy pottery piece for 50 CENTS!!!! They obviously did not know what it was! You are lucky!

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  63. Now, that's my kind of project! Easy and beautiful and with a plant.
    Can't wait to see your other projects.
    Babs

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  64. Lovely!! Nice tip with lining it with a plastic bag!!

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  65. Great finds! I'm now excited to see how you will transform them like what you did with your previous projects :) I guess I will be checking your blog more often ;)

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