A Simple Re-Use Project...Swedish Style

This week I had a little fun with a simple re-use project! 
I always enjoy taking a discarded piece and turning it into something useful!

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

As we have been moving pieces to the lake, I've been going through things...deciding how to re-use them, or whether to get rid of them. Many of my picnic baskets have been given new use...as toy boxes in a big cabinet.  
It's decorative and hides the clutter.  One of the baskets had 
this insert which I didn't want to use in the basket anymore.

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

I liked the look of the legs and thought I could do something with this piece.

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

I started by rustically painting the legs, underside, and edges with white craft paint.  Then I thought of the vintage Swedish tiles I had found at the 
thrift store for 99 cents each, and had been keeping for a project.

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

Great colors and folk art patterns...

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

I spaced them on the top of the stand...they fit perfectly on the ends, and had a one inch overhang on the sides.  I glued them down with E-6000, and placed a weight on top overnight.  A simple project and it makes a fun serving stand!

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

You can see the size in this photo with an ironstone platter and pitcher.

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

I love the whimsical cheery look it gives to breakfast...like these banana muffins...

Swedish Style Re-Use Project Itsy Bits And Pieces

 New life for thrift store finds!

Until next time...


17 comments

  1. I love how that turned out. What a great reuse of an item and those tiles are so pretty.

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  2. Love this...so fun and useful. Great job.

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  3. Well how cute! What a great idea. I love all the color.
    Brenda

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  4. Very cute! Great way to reuse picnic basket parts!

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  5. You are so creative, Linda!! I never would have thought of that!

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  6. That turned out just so adorable! What a great way to showcase the tiles. Love it!

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  7. This is sooo cute Linda. Those tiles are so pretty. Great Re Love!
    xoxo
    Kris

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  8. What a great reuse project and I love those vintage tiles!

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  9. LOVE those tiles, Linda--great upcycle :)

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  10. You are so clever, Linda! Love those Swedish tiles.

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  11. Brilliant idea! I have several old picnic baskets with those inserts - I'll be looking at them in a whole new way now! LOL

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  12. I grew up with those tiles, and sayings. So cute and a great idea to reuse a nice piece of nostalgia. Sandi

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  13. Yes, kurbits is a very old way to paint here in Sweden! Lovely post from you!
    Warm hug from Titti

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  14. Well done! I love how this project turned out :)

    Those tiles really are special....

    Kx

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