Yesterday I went shopping. I also helped my brother and sister in law move. But that went just about like every other moving journey goes, while shopping trips are always full of surprises! So I'm going to focus on that.
I've been wanting some containers for baking supply storage. I had not been impressed with what I've found so far. I needed it big enough to store the entire bag of the ingredient (be it sugar, flour or what have you) and I wanted to to seal up air tight. Also, I wanted it to be cute. And most importantly, I didn't want it to cost a small fortune.
I guess I was being pretty picky.
But I searched and waited. And finally found these little sealing beauties at Goodwill yesterday!
The wooden lids seal! Yippee!
I gave the lids a coat of green spray paint. Well it was really enamel paint. Which I didn't know. And so I kind of messed it up a little. Enamel is tricky. Oh well.
|White sugar, Brown sugar, Powdered sugar--the PERFECT size for each bag.|
Here they are in their new home:
I'm still looking for the perfect containers for flour--I need two for whole wheat and regular. Good things come to those who wait. I'm sure of it.
I also got a little fancy with some planting yesterday.
I saw the same herb growing kit that my friend Kendal had, and I wanted to give it a try.
This is what it looks like now:
This is what I'm promised it will look like soon:
We shall see.
And I made a terrarium! Or terranium. Or a jar filled with some plants that may or may not be doomed. Call it what you will.
It's an ecosystem! Hopefully it won't die.
It goes on our table. Like this:
Speaking of our table, while I was at Lowes I picked up some paint swatches. Because, you see, I'm not sold on this whole "shiny black table" situation. It's a really, really nice hardwood table that we got for a STEAL of a deal ($50.00ish). I really want to strip and refinish it but....that is a lot of work. So, I'm entertaining the thought of adding "Just paint the table!" to my future projects list.
These are what I'm kind of leaning towards:
What do you think? Or should I just wait until I have the time/will to refinish it?