Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prior Lives Party 3

Yes, it's time for another Prior Lives Party!!!!...

I would LOVE to have you join! Post something that once had a Prior home or life, but now you use it in a different way, or just some old cool something that has a story to tell of a Prior life! I love hearing and seeing what you bring to the party and since my party is so new and intimate everyone can easily hop around and visit with each other.  Prior Lives Party only happens once a month, therefore I will leave it open for two weeks, hopefully everyone will have time to join...

Here's what I've got for you...

So, this is just a plastic straw holder picked up at the end of the season for 50 cents.  It was a bright picnic blue, which was pretty, but I wanted it to hold pencils in our "Americana" class room, so I painted it....Oddly, as much as we do it, we tend to forget how greatly paint transforms a piece! I'm thinking, sure, these are great for straws, but also: bath accessories, snacks, and any type of organizer, such as store display, crafts, buttons, office, Christmas baubles, child's room (Since they are plastic). They could even look high end if painted black with a number or monogram stenciled or rubbed on them. Really just endless possibilities! It works great in the classroom, as the pencils are in plain sight, right where the kids can see them! (or so you'd think, of course, if you know anything about Jr. Highers, some still ask us EVERY day, "Where are the pencils?!" lol)

And here's another... My plant stand, now a towel holder...

And in the winter it holds this sweet little Lasko oscillating heater, purchased from Wal-Mart. ...And the towels are still fine in the planter. Check out my last post to hear all the stories. Nearly my entire master bath has stories of prior lives to tell.   

is open
from the 16th until the end of each month

So, add your link to the page you'd like to share, then link back here. Let's get this party started!

26 comments:

GrannySue said...

What a great idea and what a great way to store pencils. And the plant stand is perfect!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lezlee, this is a great idea for a party. I'll have to make a plan to do this. I may have something up my sleeve. See ya later!
xo,
Debra

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I so love the theme of your blog. I will have to have a look around and see if I can come up with anything around here...

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm back and I've joined up. Thanks for the fun party!!
hugs,
Debra

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

^^^ me too! Found an older post for you for now and I am dreaming up some new projects (things that have been on my to do list for a while) that I will link up if they turn out well.

Melissa said...

I like the plant stand as a towel-holder...

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Hey Lezlee- My first post didn't work, you can delete it... I created a new link...sorry for the trouble...

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Oh, I love your party- look forward to it every month. I posted a button for it on my sidebar til the end of the month !

clustres said...

Thanks, Lezlee, I've got a ton of these ideas, so I'll probably be joining your party often!
Pam

red.neck chic said...

Well... nothing in my house is clean enough (yet - that's what I've been doing this week-end!) to post pictures of... but I LOVE the pencil holder - AND the plant stand!!!

Cool Cool!!!
;-D robelyn

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello Friend~Who doesn't love a Party! Woo-hoo I wish I had more time today.Next time!

I am redoing my master this weekend and it's going slow thanks to some bad paint Ugh! never again will I buy paint I have never used before.I bought ECO paint and it wasn't good, wouldn't cover the light green I had on the walls.So I had to buy my trusty old True Value Paint that I love.So off I go.Enjoy Kim

Glenda said...

Hi, I just hooked up for your party..I hope..
I am still not good at these things.
blessings,
glenda

Glenda said...

Hey, is there any way you can delete the first post I did, #10 I did it wrong...lol
leave it to me...
glenda

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Lezlee,
You are so fun over here!!
Creative,
xx
Dore

Linda said...

Wow~ Great projects, Lezlee! Such a cool re-use of the straw holder!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Lezlee, thank you for hosting this party! Wouldn't you love to know all the details behind some of these prior lives? I know I would! How the "little house"?

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the plant holder/towel holder! Have to see what I can do here! Be blessed. Cindy

Jennifer Juniper said...

Great party idea! Love the pencil holder :)

Holly said...

I like your party...so creative with the plant stand! Ideas like that make me happy!

Holly
504 Main

nancy said...

I was racking my brain for things I have that I repurpose. There is an antique canning jar that a friend gave me when we lived in Iowa. It now holds change. We took round cork trivets from IKEA and turned them into mini corkboards. Haley also took a set and painted them with Surrender, Abide, and Freedom. And then there is my cat. I've taken pictures and will send them along.

artteachergirl said...

Couldn't miss the party!

Coleen's Corner said...

Thanks for hosting this great party! I thought about you a great deal with this project... wondering what prior lives the washing machine had been used by :)

JunqueMagnet said...

Hoping I'm able to get this to link up.Sounds like a lot of fun.I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with.

Prior said...

Wow!!! Keep the party going! Still have four days! I'm smitten with all y'alls prior lives that you are sharing... Lezlee

Debbie said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to browse your blog and the other links.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

malia said...

great creative ideas for repurposing!
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