You may remember this tote from a recent thrift store haul.
I always feel a little bit bad about painting over someone else’s hand-painted item, but that snow covered pine cone branch had to go.
As I was working on this post last Saturday morning, it was lightly snowing off and on outside, so I thought maybe if I symbolically removed those snowy pine cones it would also bring about a change in our weather. Wishful thinking?
Either way, I’m about done with snow both on the ground outside, and on this tote.
I sanded the hand-painted bits down so that they wouldn’t show through my new paint job, then I painted the outside of the tote in Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth and the interior in their Holy Guacamole.
I love pairing this avocado green with the Floral Anthology transfer from I.O.D. that has a similar shades of green in it.
That’s the backside of the tote, which I left word free.
For the front, I added some wording from the I.O.D. Label Ephemera transfer.
I wrapped the florals around both sides as well.
Now the tote is pretty from all four sides.
Speaking of being done with snow, I’m heading off to Florida with my sister on Saturday. We’re spending another week at our favorite Disney resort, Port Orleans – French Quarter. This time we’ll be at Epcot for the Flower & Garden Festival, so I’m betting I’ll have a Sunday morning garden post for you when I return.
But in the meantime, due to my back to back trips, I’m a little short on projects to share here. However, I do have a couple of flashback posts scheduled for next week to keep you entertained while I’m gone so I hope you enjoy them!
14 thoughts on “goodbye snow, hello flowers.”
It’s perfect now!! Have a fantasmic time at Disney World!!
Love the tote ♡ Enjoy your trip!!
I love this tote. The flowers are wonderful. Have fun in Florida!
While you are at Epcot, be sure to register at the Twinnings tea shop for a ‘tea tour’. It’s very informative and the tea garden is quaint!
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I totally want to do that! But my sister says “I don’t drink tea.” Do you think she’ll enjoy it as a non-tea drinker?
Happy adventure land!
Love all your totes. This one is very pretty. Enjoy Florida! We are heading back to Washington to spend the summer. 😊
I’m so excited that summer has finally arrived! Enjoy your summer in Washington 🙂