Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Can YOU do the CAN CAN?

























































































Hunter here is offering you up some hot cocoa...while you try to figure out what the heck anyone in their right mind would take this awful can for? Maybe I really have lost my mind. Awhile back I asked how much this can was at a garage sale. The old man just shook his head (thinkin I was loco..I know he was) and said.."Well...ohhh..Just take it". I am sure he was glad to get rid of it. I liked the handle on it...so sue me. It sat there and sat there....until I decided to sand it and spray paint it. Now I know this isn't Einstein here or the answer to world peace...but I kinda think it turned out cute. I decoupaged the can and antiqued it. Made some embellishments for it..added one of those adorable sparkly birds Michaels had for 29 cents! I crushed the can it a bit and added some berries. C'mon it is recycled art! Did I convince you to try the can can? Yeah I know corny. But you know you have one of those cans just lying around..begging for a new purpose. Enuff already....you say?



SO I took your word for it and added the beadboard to the bottom part of the shelves. I should say husband did...you were all right...it makes it look more finished. Someday maybe the cabinets will get a makeover. SOMEDAY. Till than this will have to do. I shared some more pics of the kitchen in its bright cheery Christmas self. The snowflake I hung in each kitchen window...they are of course from the Dollar Tree. I found the old chalkware Santa in a second hand store for .25....I love his old worn appearance. I also found that tiny little paper mache house. NOW For those that have not discovered them....those trees...the sparkly ones at the top....TARGET had them for 2.50 in front. Some of you may already know that discovery but for those that don't ....RUN to TARGET. I got like 6 of them. VeRY vintage looking. Well I leave you with the discarded count down tags........they days are flying by. Hunter has gotten a kick out of taking them down. My tree branches are looking empty. Well goodnight...I have enjoyed seeing everyone's beautiful decor and so many of you have written such lovely things about the season and the reason for it. I will be back tomorrow. NIght, night.










































61 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh, I love the can! I think it looks fabulous! Well done!

Carrie said...

I think everything looks so good! Now I want hot chocolate.

Picket said...

I love what you did with that can! Loved all the eyecandy too! Hope you are having a great week!

Leigh said...

I lurve it!


I saw those trees and thought of you!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I CAN, I CAN..and obviously, you can too. :)

Laura said...

Uncanny job with the can - love it, and love those vintagey trees. I've got some of those small green ones too. I'll have to check out Target for the red ones - so cute!

squawmama said...

Cherry your shelves are looking marvelous... And all your Christmas decor is beautiful... That can idea is great... I will pass this one along to sa few friends who like to do crafts.... Have a great night

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

LOVE the dollar bins at Target!! I love the beadboard behind the plate rack too!

Marci said...

WOW! The can is beautiful. Great work!

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

You're right...the handle is adorable on the can. But only Cherry could have turned the rest of the can into a masterpiece. Out of control cute! : )

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Cherry, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comment and your prayers for baby Ella. The power of prayer is an amazing gift. We truly have felt each and every prayer that has been offered in our behalf. Thanks a million times over!

xoxoxoxoxox ~ Amanda

Dido said...

Cherry hot coco all round. Every thing looks great have a wonderful Christmas
Dido

tam said...

I love the can! Really cute idea! Everything is so cute-your home is so ready for Santa to visit!
~Smile~Tam!

Royaltouch said...

Ok, you have some wonderfully creative ideas and I love them all!
Thanks for sharing the great photos, they inspire me.
Linda

Kat said...

Cherry I wanna see a picture of the whole kitchen!! You have been busy in there. It looks like a happy place. You can definitely can can GF! You took that trashy can and made it beautiful. May I just say Hunter is getting huge!
My gosh where does the time go?

Len is still looking for work. It is an adjustment having him home all the time. lol! I know you know what Im talking about. He is very into together time and Im missing my alone time a bit. He has never been off work this long and is handling it pretty well. I hope after the new year he has better luck finding a new job. My best wishes to Jeff in his job hunt.
My job is very physical...tonight was like house clean on an industrial scale. ROFL! My feet are killin me but I lost 23 pounds in November. Im thinking by the New year I could be a lot thinner. Woo~hoo!

Susie Homemaker said...

Wow, your can is awesome! (hey, that sounds bad) You have vision my girl...love all your decro...thanks for the hot cocoa too!

Blessings,
Susie

Darlene said...

Everything is perfect as always!! The can is just FABULOUS! Man, I want a Target that is closer!!!!!! I want some of those trees!! Love those sparkly houses and the beautiful Santas....well just all of IT!

Astrid said...

I *heart* your Christmas decorations! Love how that can turned out!

LindaSonia said...

I loved that can in its original form!!! LOL Your altered art piece is gorgeous. Well Done. Love all your decorations!!! LindaSonia

Leigh Ann said...

WOW!!! I missed those trees at Target!! I love your Christmas decor, if we went shopping together
I'm sure we would have a tug of war over the stuff we found, lol!
I love the whimsy of your holiday decor!
Christmas blessings~
Leigh Ann

Lady of the Mote said...

It looks great!what a wonderful idea!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Everything is perfect Cherry! ~ Lynn

Simply This and That said...

the can is awesome!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Could you get a little more creative? I think you're lacking! ;o) Totally kidding here...can you come decorate for me?! My Christmas boxes have been in the middle of the living room floor for 5 days now and they are just patiently waiting...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your can turned out great! I have those holly dishes too....they're so cute & festive! Love your home & love your blog!

Shannon said...

It looks so cute!! As always! :)

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Everything looks fab!! Love your can can!!

coco said...

Cherry,

I love the can...I have seen the cans painted (with santa faces etc..) but that is just beautiful! Haven't seen the trees at my Target...our dollar spot seems to get raided daily!

~Coco

Wendy said...

You have such cute stuff! Love the can!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I need to get to Target, love those trees. And I love what you did to the coffee can. You are SO creative with these ideas!

Chris said...

I could come back multiple times a day and find something new in your pictures every time. How do you do it? It's all so beautiful!

mysteryhistorymom said...

You did an amazing job! LOVE your "can can" art! GOrgeous! I want to do the "can can" now!:) Lori

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You DID work some Christmas magic on that can! I love how it turned out. And I will take some hot cocoa while I admire it, thanks! :)
Carrie

VintageChicChick said...

I love the can! I think it turned out beautiful - as everything you touch does.
I bought two of the silver trees at Target... I wish I would have bought more!!! I couldn't decide on the color because I loved them all.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry....I just love all your decorations and that CAn!!!! Wow, what a transformation! You are talented my friend!!!!

Catherine Holman said...

Love the can! Your home looks so festive!!
Cathie

Rochelle said...

Wow! I came over to visit on the Christmas Home Tour from Notes from a Cottage Industry and was "wowed" by your blog....finally a kindred spirit who loves the color red and is not afraid to decorate with it! I am going to have to explore past posts on your blog because I love cherries too (anything that involves the color red!)
I am still in the midst of decorating.......
Happy Winter Wonderland!
Rochelle

Anonymous said...

I think that can is ADORABLE! You did a great job with it.

Lynn

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

While most people would have not taken a second look at the can, you saw it's hidden potential...thanks for being so inspiring!

Love those trees...this gives me another reason to go to Target!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Fabulous, fabulous!!! I looooooove all of your holiday decorations!!!!

xoxo
Becky

Darlene said...

so much Christmas finery! love it!

Wagonwife Designs said...

Your home is just sooo much fun. Love the ideas you shared. Thanks so much, Debra

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
Your pictures are wonderful and so Christmassy. I am loving all the red and white. Can you come and decorate my home for me? Your style is gorgeous.
Lindsay

Susan S. said...

OMG....I LOVE all your decorations! I like the old-timey touch but not too primitive! I tried to find where I could add you to MY Blog roll so I could check in frequently but didn't find it. I'm new at this so Maybe I missed it. Anyway, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL....do you use the Canon Power shot that's on your Blog (left side!?!!?) Thanks!

Dolly said...

Thank you for the yummy hot cocoa served in the cute cherry mug Hunter!
:-)

Cherry your home is so fun and festive!
Love all the red and white!

Hugz, Dolly

Erin said...

Such great Christmas touches! I love everything you have done

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Beautiful, Cherry! :-D You are always so inspiring and creative!

have a lovely day,
melissa

Jean said...

Cherry, The can is great and you truly did Christmas Magic on it. I can truly appreciate a gal that is a bargain hunter.The little trees are a great find for a great price. Way to go!
Jean in Virginia

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Love, love, love those vintage bottle brush trees! Memories of Christmas past are wonderful. Thank you.

Merry Christmas!

Blessings,

Sher

LuLu & Co said...

I love the can, it all looks so beautiful, loved the tour!

Jen r. said...

Love the can! And thank you for the hot cocoa!

texasdaisey said...

I love your blog. It is so beautiful & bright & cheery.
Debbie

Susie said...

Your stuff is so cute:-)

Jennifer said...

I love that wee little santa....everything is looking so festive!!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

What wonderful stuff! It's so pretty and glittery!
-sandy toes

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I think it all looks great! I love the little trees. Always a treat to visit your blog!

jennykate77 said...

I always love everything you make! This can is no exception...it is SO cute! So, the little red trees were 2.50 at Target? I'll be checking my Target for them...they would go perfect with my stuff. I ♥ red anything☺

Our Complete Family said...

Hunter has the right idea with that yummy lookin' big ole mug of hot cocoa!!!
Your can turned out WONDERFUL! I love it! You should be big time patting yourself on the back hun!
Love all your little bottle brush trees. I have a fetish with them!
Merry December~ Les

Celestial Charms said...

I love red and white as a combination of colors for Christmas...and you have plenty of them. Lovely

Casa Mia * My House * said...

It looks fabulous! I love your Noel glittered sign. I'm looking everywhere for it and can't seem to find them.....

Ms. Tee said...

Happy New Year, Cherry! :)