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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SOME BEFORES AND AFTERS!!

GARAGE SALE CANISTER SET FIND!!
YEP, I jumped on the label bandwagon! Had too....I love how these turned out!!

You know him (or her) ...the goose that is sitting on the thrift store shelf...made in 1984 to match the kitchen wallpaper. You always see one there, lonely, yearning, perhaps begging for another chance to decorate your home with all the enthusiasm a goose can muster! Well , this one is going to be the poster boy for second chances! Next time you see one, grab it with joy and run to the check out and take it home and get to grungin...cuz it can turn out like this!!


TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a great time with this! I couldn't believe how great it turned out! I can't wait to find another one!!! So ladies...give a goose a chance ! You'll be glad you did. This baby is going to be sitting in my big dough treacher on the dining room table with some berries. Well enough for today...two posts is rare but I had to share!!LOL Til then.........................

39 comments:

Shellmo said...

I love the labels on that canister! And the ducky is cute all grunged!

The Whites said...

That's so funny! I always see those 1980's mauve and pink geese in the thrift stores. I'll never look at one the same way again!

Love the labels too.

Mandy

Linda said...

OH WOW OH WOW! That is waaaaaay cool! I am going to keep my eyes open for one of those!!

Leslie said...

Your makeovers are AWESOME! The duck made my jaw drop. WOw!

Have a great night :)

Leslie

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Beth!....the canisters and the goose came out great! how fun! Janet :)

Elm Hollow Primitives said...

Beth-Your makeovers turned out great. I have been looking for old canisters and now I know what ones I will try and find. Thanks for the great idea.
Tootalls-Donna

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I usually look for the cats at GW but now I'll be looking for Miss Goose!
Love your cannister's, those labels can be addicting can't they?
Have a great evening:)
Rondell

Susan said...

Oh, Beth, your canisters look awesome. I got the jar labels and liked them so much that I ordered the canister labels, too. Now, if I just had your canisters life would be perfect! Your goose looks cute, too.

Susan said...

Those turned out great!

Janene said...

Wow! I passed one of those geese up months ago! What on earth was I thinking!!!!
Yours turned out great!!
I too love those labels...I have purchsed many many sets, not just where do I put them?!s

Miss Jean said...

Beth: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I love your blog, also. So much great stuff but it's across the country from here. Drat! Your Ally is so sweet looking. Today I met a new blog friend that actually lives in my town and has a Scotty named Conner. It's Mumzie's Pumpkin Patch in my links. We should start a Bloggers With Scottys club!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh Beth, those canisters are to die for. I have had a couple of set that I painted red and painted roosters and hens on., but I really like them the way you did them. The goose looks great.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

You have me laughing hysterically with your goose talk!

Tammy said...

I love love love the canisters. What a great find, and the new paint and labels look great.

Love the goose all primmed up too. Great job on both

Laura :) said...

I LOVE that goose! I have some rabbits from the 80's that I had some homespun clothes made for and I should really try and grunge them up! (Before Easter, lol!)

Laura :)

BirchBerry Farms said...

OMGosh Beth---Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! Your canisters and Goosie are way way cool darlin'----I LOVE what you did with them both---these are the things that just flip me out---when people have vision on garage sale treasured finds--and re-do and re-use---simply divine my dear!

Country Acres Primitives said...

I can't believe that is the same goose! I love him all dirty and grungy!!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I was with Beth when she got this and she said to me, "Now don't even open your mouth and ask me why, I have big plans for him!!" Well , yes you did, he is fabulous!!!

~Beth~ said...

Wow! We did the same canisters! I love it! Yours turned out really nice! I just love those labels, I could label everything! LOL!

Shari said...

Love, love, love the canister set! It turned out fabulous! I can't believe the goose....I used to make them. Wish I still had the pattern. LOL!! I'll keep my eye out for one though! Yours turned perfectly PRIM!!

Hugs,
Shari

Amy C. said...

I'm lovin the canisters but that duck is just fabulous. I believe you have made a duck hunter out of me. I love all the ideas I get from blogland. You ladies are so inspirational and you really know how to get creative.
My hat is off to you,
AMY

basketsnprims said...

I love your after canister set. Aren't those labels just the best? I got some too, and they sure prim up your stuff. Like your goose, too. Have a great day.

Pam

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Oh...as I was blog hopping..I came across your blog... love it.. the goose idea is great as are the canister labels.. what a difference some creativity can make !
love the photo of the olde log cabin..
Hugs,
Linda

Lisa said...

WOW, THE CANISTERS!!! I GOT SCARED FOR A MOMENT WHEN I SAW THE DUCK BUT QUICKLY SCROLLED DOWN AND LOVED THE "AFTER". NICE TO GET TO KNOW YOU.
HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

I just found your blog today ... what a delight! I love those canisters. And that goose is awesome. I can't wait to check back and see what you're up to next time.

Back in the Day said...

The canisters are great! What a difference! I couldn't wait to see what you did with your labels! The goose is a great idea! Maybe I'll run across one (not literally!) lol!

Linda said...

Hi Beth- That font is called Blackadder ITC. It was already installed on my Print Shop program. I love it!!

Tammy said...

Hey Beth,
Thank you for the link. I went right over and added her to my blogroll. Thanks again, hope you have a great day. Hugs

Justina said...

Hi Beth, Thanks for visiting. I visit you frequently and LOVE your blog! I just never have time to leave any comments to anywone. Maybe I should take time to do that. Love the thrift stores too. I just stumbled across one 8 miles from me. she has been there 8 years! I told her I'd be BACK.

trash talk said...

Beth, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog. I'm so glad you did because I followed your trail here. Wow!!! Those canisters are fantastic. I would have passed them up never seeing the potential(and I call myself a junker). I also totally dig your sense of humor. I'll be back. Your name is now in the champagne bucket. Debbie

ohiofarmgirl said...

You really have an eye for change trash into treasures...I am so happy that you shared these pictures. I am inspired. Dianntha

Lisa said...

Wow - you found some great items and I guess I will never look at those ugly geese the same way again. As goes for the canisters and the labels... they look GREAT!! I am so addicted to those labels.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

These all turned out so great! How wonderful to have all these makeover projects, you are breathing new life into them. The ultimate "Green" way of living.
xo Lidy

time-worn interiors said...

Great transformations! Love the lables!
Theresa

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

OMGoodness... I have grabbed up the same olde goose/duck... but haven't grunged it up yet, but I will hurry to do just that. LOL... I loved the way it turned out. And the canisters, oh my... what a treat.

Hoping you a Wonderful, Blessed Weekend, Pamela

This Country Girl said...

Beth, All I can say is Wow about that goose! I know I would have passed it up and look what you did with it! I'm very impressed!

Now tell me how you made the labels or where you found those! I love those and I hope to run across a great canister set like that and I love those labels!

Tammy

Liz said...

I love how this came out!!!!

Autumnmom said...

Hi there;

I thought that I would show you my goose re-make. The day after seeing yours, I saw this old 99 cents goose and had to try. Thanks!

http://autumnhomeschoolingmom.blogspot.com/2009/02/mondayswhy-on-mondays.html

Blessings,

Carolee

bren yule said...

A kindred spirit-love the redos! Now, where do I find those labels! Thanks for sharing!!! On a goose hunt (I made those in the 70's!)