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June 28, 2013

The writing is on the plate


I went through a phase where I liked roosters and chickens.
Ok, I still like them somewhat. I have a few lingering in the kitchen; mind you there are no verbal 'cock a doodle do's or poop to step over.
(Lolo wants chickens in a bad way, but she also wants a baby bison)

 A few months ago I was clearing out some clutter and I looked up, saw this plate on top of a cabinet and declared it was the ugliest thing I've ever seen.
I said out loud: 
WHO BROUGHT THIS INTO MY BEAUTIFUL HOME?!?
And since I was home alone, only my inner voice answered. Guilty as charged. 

I put it in a box in the garage for donations.

A week later as I passed by the box, and I had a vision:
This could be a bigger version of my pig. 
(excuse messy garage counter)

So I grabbed a can of chalkboard paint and went to town.

It was a matter of days before someone 'adjusted' my mantra for the week.
Was anyone surprised?
Bee Kind + teenagers = BeHind

Have a great weekend and remember, to watch your behind 'cause this Mom rules.
XOXO


15 comments:

  1. i LOVE your new version of the write-on plate!!!! you are so smart :)

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  2. Great transformation! Gotta love chalkboard paint. :-)

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  3. Very impressed with your resourcefulness! :)

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  4. Best re-using of a plate ever!

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  5. Cute! Hope you all have a nice weekend.

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  6. I'm pleased to see this proof that a person should never throw anything away, which is mostly my mantra. You can always find some (nearly) useful use for items that would otherwise end up in a garage sale!

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  7. I like both! My kitchen has roosters. But very clever to re-use something and make it into something more amazing and useful. You go girl!

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  8. I was excited when I saw your name come up in the new blogs today because I know your writing will produce a smile from me - - - and you did not fail this time either. Your girls are about as resourceful with words as you are! Roosters still can be attractive - - to hens - - but your 'make-over' is brilliant and definitely goes better with your current home decor.

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  9. I knew you were clever. Great idea!

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  10. Absolutely... always be kind to old chicken plates. I don't have any plates with animals, but I do have a few ceramic roosters that I have had for at least ten years and still love them sitting way up high atop my kitchen cabinets. Much better than pigs in the kitchen. LOL

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  11. That's so totally creative and cool...the plate spray painted...well yes, the Be Hind too :)

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  12. Well, aren't you just a crafty little thing? Martha better watch out!

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  13. Thinking of new uses for old things is one of the best creative pastimes. Well done! xoxo

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  14. Cute, cute!

    Happy 4th!

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  15. You impress me to no end.

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