Trash to Treasure - Reworking a Project Fail

trash to treasure

Back in February I shared some trash to treasure projects, a couple of which were big fat fails! Today I decided to give one of them a second chance!

Remember these two ugly ducklings?


The one I'm giving a second chance is the owl planter. Here is how it looked after it's makeover.

Better... but still nothing to write home about! It seemed to be a fail (wah-waaah!)


It has been sitting on my work bench since that day... I kept thinking maybe it would be cute with a plant so I bought a couple of sprigs of an artificial plant from the craft store.


So what do you think now?


I didn't do anything more to the planter itself except add the plants.


Then I added a few more things to create a little vignette. I think this helped tremendously!


It's still not the best but I think this just goes to show that if you have a project fail it might be worth a second chance!


I might give the vase another shot too, we'll see!


4 comments

Vicky Hunt said...

I think it is super cute Tania! I love it in the vignette. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Have a great week!

Linda said...

I like your transformation❣Even without the green sprigs❣Go for the vase! Maybe something dusty greyish. I have even read of grey paint dusted with a light coating of baking flour. Success with whatever you do❣Linda@Wetcreek Blog

The Vintage Dresser said...

The greenery really improves it! Amazing
how something so seemingly insignificant can
change the look of it!

Shirlee said...

The owl planter is really cute and has a fresh, retro vibe with the new paint. I'm sure you'll come up with a great idea for the vase. What about spraying it with a stone effects spray paint?