Monday, July 19, 2010

Stationery Basket

Do you remember this little stationery basket? It's a thrift store find from a while back that I said I would makeover.


Originally I was going to embellish it a bit and use it for what it was intended, but I really didn't need another stationery organizer so I decided to repurpose it instead.

Here it is all gussied up.

I just added this pretty little embellishment...not sure what it is or what it was a part of but I thought it would look perfect on the basket. It was a little gift from my cousin Irma...She knows I love these kinds of things.

Well, after a long time of trying to figure out how to repurpose it, this is what I came up with.

It's a paper plate and napkin holder.

Sometimes I just don't feel like washing dishes so the paper plates are a necessity...I know, I know, I'm bad :-) So now I have a tres chic place to put them in and keep them handy. What do you think, good idea or bad?

Thank you all for stopping by today.

Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

Blessings.




Hugs and Kisses,

27 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I think it's a neat and beautiful idea!

Rondell

Julie Marie said...

Oh Ana, how very clever of you! I LOVE it! And there is certainly nothing wrong with using paper plates sometimes, it makes it seem like a picnic! Thanks for visiting me today and your sweet comments about my new boots... I will never forget how beautiful you looked in your wedding gown and white boots... xoxo Julie Marie

Vicki said...

Great idea, Ana!! You have so many great creative ideas!! I, too, love to have paper plates and napkins handy. Hope your day has been a good one, my friend. Love and blessings to you~ Vicki

Cindy said...

Dearest Ana,
I think it's a wonderful idea and your not bad not wanting to wash dishes. My dear, you are NORMAL. And it's okay to be normal.
Hugs, Cindy s

Gina said...

I think it's a completely clever idea! Love how you embellished it up too.

Atelier de Charo said...

Qué buen uso le encontraste, muy buena idea!

Cariños
Charo

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

Gorgeous! That turned out beautifully! And no, you're not bad that you use paper...we all need to that at least once a week! <3

elmundodetrapito said...

HOLA AMIGA QUE TAL AMIGA VENGO A SALUDARTE POR EL DIA DEL AMIGO QUE PASES UN BELLO DÍA ANA JUNTO A TODAS TUS AMIGAS CON MUCHO CARIÑO MONI Y GRACIAS POR TU AMISTAD

Elyse said...

good idea and easy to use for other things, too.

we had dinner on paper tonight. sometimes it's just easy!

xo
elyse

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great way to repurpose that piece.

Alison said...

Ana what a wonderful way to use the stationary holder.
Love it
Alison

Lady Pamela said...

My, how clever. It really looks very nice.
You have the gift to make anything look pretty.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Ana,
The embelishment was the perfect touch. What a great idea to use it the way you have...very sweet! We have our paper plate days, too. ;o)
Have a great day!
Hugs ~ Jo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

Your new basket is really great and what a lovely job you did.
Thanks for showing us and have a great week

Hugs
Carolyn

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Quite clever! I always have paper plates handy too....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

KATHY said...

Hi, that's such a cute idea! I love it.....Kathy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi sweet Ana, that is just adorable. I totally love it.

Hope your day is blessed.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Misborda2 said...

Hi Ana: stay beautiful work, and also looks great in this beautiful kitchen.
Hugs, and Happy Day, Laura.

Debbie said...

That`s such a darling make-over...
And I like its new purpose, too!

DEBBIE MOSS

Marydon said...

A picnic sounds good to me, Ana! I love the idea & creation ... finished off the end of the cabinet also.


Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

rustandruffles said...

Hi Ana,
What a sweet repurpose....love the extra special added piece your cousin gave you. Your kitchen is soooo pretty!
Happy day!
xojanis

Shirley said...

It turned out really pretty and I love what you turned it into. We all use paper plates at times especially if you work full-time. Any time we can save a little time to ourselves I am all for it. Have a great day.

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Ana,

That's a great idea, good job!

Sue

maria elena said...

Hola Ana... claro que me gustan los platos de cartón cuando no hay ganas de lavar los platos !!!jeje El organizador te quedó genial!! siempre es un placer pasar a visitarte!! besitos

Deb said...

cute idea Ana....

Dena said...

That is so cute Ana!

Hugs,
Dena

maría cecilia said...

So lovely, Ana!!! and yes... tres chic!!!