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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Calico Tin Can



Hello all - sorry about the dull post title.  I was trying to come up with clever word plays on Tin Pan Alley and Tin Can Calico, but somehow it wouldn't come together... so I'm just here with a simple sneak peek to try to tempt you over to see my latest make for Calico Crafts.

After the mammoth post of my last Calico project, the Sugar Maple Pear Trees, I've something altogether simpler (and shorter!) for you today - a bit of "upcycling".

Do hop over for a look - I hope you like it... and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I'm having a weekend away with friends, so I don't suppose there'll be much blog-visiting but I will come and catch up with you all soon!

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett




34 comments:

Marci said...

I like your new chalk painted holder!

massofhair said...

Simple yet gorgeous bit of upcycling, love your Tin Can, Ally (a bit of a play on words & a shortening of your name, sorry!).

Am loving the new DecoArt paints & loving what you are doing with them too:-) xxx

ps have a fun weekend away!

Chrissy said...

I can see a whole row of these cans with scissors..pens..pencils and paintbrushes etc...looks awesome Alison...hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends.

luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

Hope you have a great weekend, Alison. Off to see the whole project now.. looks great from what I can see!

chrissies said...

A wonderful way to recycle a simple, empty, tin can. Love the idea of the three different coats of paint--must try that for sure

Have a lovely weekend

Chrissie x

Buttons said...

Oooh, off to see... Jenny x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well, here we are having a heatwave and you "certainly can, can can"! This is beautiful - a row of these would look great - anywhere! Uh! Oh! What will hubby say if I start collecting tins as well as jars!! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

Cestina said...

Oh, oh, oh I see a couple of larger tins like this doing their beautiful duty as plant pot holders on the window sill at Small Worlds :-)

I love it (And Tin Can, Ally)

Hope you finally got off the M4 and safely to the Welsh haven xx

Amanda said...

Love the way you've altered the tin, what a fabulous way to hold all your pens
Love
Amanda x

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks so much nicer than my plain old cans, I think I need to get to work..... :) Have a great weekend.

Artfully challenged said...

Lovely Alison,liking the look of those chalk paints and that sweet little heart.....I can feel a tin make over day coming on!

Have a lovely weekend away

Hugs
Donna x

rachel said...

off for a look xx

cathylynn said...

Got me curious. I'm off for a peak! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Lys Scrap said...

I went to see the whole, and that's as simple as efficient! great chalk effect and good upcycling way I'm fond of!

Dorthe said...

Beautiful, dear- I love the look after the coats with chalk paints, and your wonderful decorative adds.Such a lovely container for your table.
xoxo, Dorthe

Redanne said...

Looks lovely, off to have a closer look... Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Have just taken a look, it's a wonderful project.

Coco said...

A blog post 'shorter'?... I'm off to have a closer look, I'm a bit curious and doubtful hahaha Alison! More seriously, hope you are having a fabulous week-end with your friends! Hugs, Coco Xx

Nikki Acton said...

Been over and come back to tell you I love it - works so well with those paints (GORGEOUS colours) and just love the hessian netting. Would sit very nicely on my desk for my pens - since my recent tidy up I am using an old coffee jar - I must try your project. Nikki xx

Almo said...

Been, seen, love it, I bet a few recycling bins are a bit lighter this week Alison! Mo x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, looks interesting, off to take a closer look...

Gitte said...

It looks beautiful.

Dianne said...

You can make ANYTHING look gorgeous, Miss Alison,off to see it close up...

Terry said...

Lovely as can be, Alison. I love that heart! Hugs!

Julia said...

Lovely tin can, such a pretty project.

Georgie C said...

Love this shabby chic style, I can just see it sitting beautifully on a desk with well loved paint brushes in xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love the chalky layers and fabulous shabby chic appeal. Great recycling project xx

Samantha said...

Oh that looks so much fun! LOVE that heart too! hugs me xx

Neet said...

I love recycling and this is "temptation in a tin". Must pop over to see it in it's full glory.
Hugs, Neet xx

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

What a pretty upcycling!
The old tin can has got a nice new look!
xxx Evelyn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have to say that I rather like these "shorter" posts by you. Sometimes I get lost in all the words, studying them like I would for an exam. Whew, I like the cliff version better.

Margaret said...

Your tin can looks amazing! I really like the altered heart! Who knew vaseline could help make something so pretty!!

Annie said...

Love this repurposed can Alison. Very Shabby Chic :-)

TFS and hugs Annie x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous awesome tin, I love working with vasaline, and I love the way you have used dark to light colours. Bet this looks amazing on your desk. Kezzy :-) xxx