Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some Goodwill finds: {Countertop Composter w/ Vinyl Lettering}

So I've been in Goodwill withdrawal lately.  I mean, it's been like what, two weeks since I've stepped foot in there?  I finally got the chance to drop by this week and check things out.  With a whole slew of projects in my brain, I browsed around to see what was in store.  Here are this week's purchases:



Kind of a hodge podge of items.  I actually have big plans for that microwave cart. 



I've been wanting to build a lemonade stand for the kiddos for a while now.  I plan on breaking out the Krylon Ocean Breeze for this one.

Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze Indoor/Outdoor Aerosol Paint 12 Ounces 1000A4-51512

I went by Ben Franklin today (not my fave craft store, but Hobby Lobby is 20 minutes from me, while Ben Franklin's right around the corner).  They sell fat quarters, and actually have some cute prints. 


The pack with the peace signs has several different prints that coordinate.



This is my inspiration piece. How cute is this?  Hop over to Lolly Jane Boutique to see how Kristi and Kelli crafted this adorable lemonade stand.


Moving on to the other items...

The two large tins I plan to paint and embellish with some vinyl lettering.  They will be incorporated into the laundry room redo, which I probably won't get around to tackling for some time.  But they were only a dollar or two a piece, so I snatched them up while I had them!

As for the luggage stand, not sure what I was thinking here, but it was two bucks, and I thought I could make it a lot cuter with not much effort!

Now for the little white crock.


I saw it and instantly thought, "compost crock".

So, after a good scrubbing, and some black vinyl lettering I cut with the Cricut, I had this.





And, it only cost $3 !


Stay tuned for the completion of the lemonade stand project!





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18 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That microwave cart is perfect for a lemonade stand! Can't wait to see the finished project!

Cherie said...

Love both of those projects. Can't wait to see them finished.

Ginger said...

Love the counter-top composter. I have wanted one for a while. I have heard that you need a charcol filter to reduce the smell. I know that Costplus World Market sells them. What do you know about this?
Ginger@savvyshanty

Lisa @ Granola Catholic said...

Love the compost crock! Looks like the one I paid more for- just not retail though.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

great idea to compost- green and good looking!

The Mommy Therapy said...

Fantastic, and very eco-friendly, idea.

I am so excited for that lemonade stand to come! Very cute!

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OhioMomPatriot said...

I love the luggage stand. I think the lemonade stand will be great! Thanks for sharing!

Ches said...

Love it, I really want one of those Cricut machines and I cant wait to see your completed lemondade stand.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Another great project! I've seen very, very costly compost bins at the store. This is a great alternative. :)

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Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Absolutely love the Compost container. I will be going to the Goodwill (DI) on Tuesday! Come on over to my blog and check it out!! TFS.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You are so fortunate to score an intact crock. I have been looking for a secondhand one for ages, you have put it to perfect use for it.
My family has been composting since the early 70s so I love posts about composting (I know weird!) (Found you via Under the table)

Kathy said...

I am soo jealous of that crock!! Is it just a normal one like I ahve my coffee stored in? I never thought of that..I have all sorts of odd containers cluttering my counter filled with kitchen scraps...

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

I love the compost bucket! I paid $15 for mine at World Market and it looks almost identical (minus the cute lettering).

loreen said...

I love the compost pail. Great Job. Hope you have time to stop by and check out my blog http://loreen-kniftyknits.blogspot.com/
Have a great week.
Loreen

Mrs. L's Rocketlaunchers said...

Very cool idea! I see there are 2 microwave carts for sale on my local Craigs, $10 and $15 ea. How do you plan to do the front? Remove doors and replace with a wood panel or boards, put wood in the gap, fabric? Undecided as to what to do for the poles/awning. I like the cart idea as my biggest worry is weight/storage. hmm, wonder if it would make sense to use poles of some sort and drill holes in top and have the poles run through the unit, then just be able to lift them out to remove? More modular but still sturdy?

Mrs. L's Rocketlaunchers said...

Very cool idea! I see there are 2 microwave carts for sale on my local Craigs, $10 and $15 ea. How do you plan to do the front? Remove doors and replace with a wood panel or boards, put wood in the gap, fabric? Undecided as to what to do for the poles/awning. I like the cart idea as my biggest worry is weight/storage. hmm, wonder if it would make sense to use poles of some sort and drill holes in top and have the poles run through the unit, then just be able to lift them out to remove? More modular but still sturdy?

Amy@ Just Pleased as Punch said...

Mrs. L, if you go here: http://justpleasedaspunch.blogspot.com/2011/05/goodwill-microwave-cart-turned-sweet.html you will see the finished product. I used what I had lying around!

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