Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recipe Restoration...

Hi there!

Did you guys all enjoy the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop yesterday?  I hope so!  I think there's still a wee bit of time to hop and enter to win a prize, so be sure to check out yesterday's post w/ all the links to the hoppers :)  I have to apologize for being MIA this week so far w/ commenting-I plan to catch up today-I miss visiting a LOT of you guys!  Things have just been crazy this week.

So, today I have a really fun project featuring the September KEY INGREDIENTS, available at Taylored Expressions:

These yellow canisters in my kitchen are one of the first purchases I made last year when we first moved here.   I found them at Home Goods (omg-LOVE that store) and they really set the tone for my kitchen.   I missed having a recipe box sitting out, but as you can see, my old one was a little too "cutesy" and ddin't really 'fit' with my theme:

As soon as I saw the GORGEOUS Crate Paper "Restoration" series paper in the KI kit, I knew that muted yellow/green adn splash of pinks, blues would be wonderful for covering/altering my recipe box.  I cut the paper according to the dimensions of the box and distressed them all with Antique Linen Distress Ink before adhering w/ Scor Tape.

After covering all of the sides of the box with paper, I added some fun decorative doilies, also included in the Sept KI kit!  I think these are so pretty and add SO much to the box :)

Here's a fun view from the side:

I left room for the hinges to still function perfectly in the back and here's another view of the pretty doilie and papers:

Last but not least, I added this rust-colored rick-rack which just so happens to match the tea pot on my counter :)  Picking up the yellows from the canisters and the rust from the teapot, I'd say this newly RESTORED box is a welcome addition to my countertop....what do you think?

Be sure to visit the BRAND NEW Key Ingredients BLOG to see more inspiring projects and find out ALL you need to know about this awesome (and TOTALLY affordable) subscription program from Taylored Expressions ;)

I really hope you enjoyed reading about this project today and I'll be using my newly restored Recipe Bo this week to look for some old recipes for "comfort food" from back when DH and I first got married :)



♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

This is gorgeous Jess!! Looks fabulous with your kitchen jars! And I too LOVE LOVE this crate paper dp!
Kristy xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

wow Jess, this is amazing!!! Yes I said A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! This looks like it was meant to be. Loving those papers, and love how well it matches your kitchen canisters. Beautiful Beautiful work.

Peggy said...

You will laugh but I have a Home Goods store right up the block from where I work. I do not allow myself to stop and go in! I love love love that store and could really spend some dollars!! Lol!
Your change up on the recipe box is perfect with your canister set! Just gorgeous!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, love how your box goes with the canisters! Such GREAT papers!

margie c said...

Ooo, your recipe box is so pretty and goes perfectly with your canisters!
I have yet to open my kit, eek! I must restore some stuff I have on my shelf this weekend :) I can't wait!
Thanks for the inspiration!
hugs, margie

StampinCathy said...

Love the canisters and your altered recipe box is AWESOME! Thanks for the inspiration.

Taylor said...

This is fabulous! I love the doily accents!

It looks like it was made to match with those canisters!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT up! THis is AMAZING girlie!! LOVE how this came out! You SO totally ROCK!

Andrea said...

OMG, I can totally hear your voice and cute accent in my head while reading this hee hee. Your newly altered recipe box is done to perfection!!!!! love it girl- and love how it now looks perfect with your canisters. xoxo

Elena said...

Wow, this box is amazing!!! Love, love how you altered it! It looks great with the canisters! You are so talented, Jessica!

Molly Joly said...

Beautiful job, Jessica! You never cease to amaze me! I think I'll have to lift your idea - I have a recipe box that is Christmasy that would be perfect to "renovate." :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous Jess!! What a fabulous idea!!