Right now, the house is quiet, the babies are sleeping and I am sipping a glass of cheap Moscato…so forgive me if my typing is a little slurred.
And just be prepared…this post is gonna change your freaking lives.
Seriously. Put money on it. Sell your kids. Pack your husband. Bag your house.
This is gonna be the time….the exact moment in history….take notes of the weather…because you will remember it…like the moment when Kennedy was shot. I remember where I was, do you?
Yes, my friends. That is a trash can. A very important trash can that goes with my very important sewing desk that obviously houses a very reliable and loved sewing machine. Which, by the way, I hate that thing. #justbeinghonest
So obviously I need to hem my office curtains. And in order for me to do that, I need to get on that sewing contraption and in order for me to do that, I brainstormed a place for the yards of extra thread that I produce with mis-stitches and terrible techniques and in order for me to do that, I need a trash can. Do you see what I am stitching together here?
It’s called a story. And it’s about a dollar. A dollar store trashcan.
And a fine tipped Sharpie. Because otherwise it is the fairest trashcan in all the lands.
After I was done with it, it looked like its freckled cousin. And if you have seen my eldest son or Opie or Lindsey Lohan…you know…freckles make things better. Seriously Lindsey…put down the hair bleach and pick up the freckles. Best. advice. ever.
It took me about an hour to make all the dots…but that was because I was talking on the phone and watching the kids. I am sure that if you were kidless and phoneless…it would still take about an hour…and if you were dotting a trashcan while phoneless and kidless, you are making some wrong decisions in life my friend. Do I need to repeat the whole hair bleach warning?!
So now that I have a cute little trashcan for my sewing station, I am ready. Ready for some hemming. Or maybe I will just use hem tape 🙂
Oh…I have a beefier post for you later…about our annual pumpkin painting party. I have a butt-ton of posts this week. My mom loves that word…butt-ton. Not to be confused with button. But I bet you will never hear ‘button’ the same again 🙂 You are welcome.
so cute! love it.
Whitney Dupuis says
Hahaha, you really crack me up! So cute, by the way!
You. Are. The. Best.
Pass the cheap Moscato.
This is too easy. I NEED TO DO IT! We have a small black trash can… But I have silver sharpies!
Very cute, definitely looks like more than $1!
I have a question… how do you sew with your machine right up against a wall like that? It doesn’t look like there is any room for the fabric to go. Do you pull out the desk some? Am I the only one that needs a ton of room when I’m sewing something?!
Yeah…I slide it out and let the fabric fall behind.
xo – kb
This is really cute!! And you make me laugh. Also I too love wine. Keep being great KB!
Think I could do the same sharpie freckle method on some old white Ikea curtains?
That trashcan is so cute! But those curtains…..I die! I need those curtains!
I need your seeing table (I know – totally off subject!!). I know you have talked about it before…
Hey, wait a minute, there is no way you remember where you were the moment Kennedy was shot!
I was born that day, and I am quite sure that I am WAY older than you are. You could not have been even a twinkle in your daddy’s eye.
I love your transformed trashcan! I recently did the same thing to my white slip-covered IKEA chair in my office. It added a pop of interest in an otherwise pretty but bland office space. Gotta love those cheap and easy quick-changes 🙂
[email protected] says
I’ll sew the curtain hems if you dot my garbage can. 🙂
My daughters first real birthday with family AND FRIENDS is this weekend. This first 4 years of her life we have always celebrated with just the family, but now that she is turning 5 she wants a real birthday party. Well I am giving it to her. It just so happens that I wanted it to be a pumpkin painting party. I need your help. You said that you were writing a big pumpkin party blog right now and I need any advice/hints/creativity from you. Can you send it to me so I can read it real quick and see if I need to go out and get any more supplies, etc. All I am thinking is painting and pumpkins, I thought about stuff they could glue on but could not really find anything at Hobby Lobby that would work well on a pumpkin. Help! Or post it by this Thursday. Thanks, Liz
Adrienne Myers says
Man, you make me giggle a butt-ton!
Oh shoot. I would take that deal in a heartbeat.
xo – kb
xo – kb
We found that the kids really do just like painting! We even had crafts on hand just in case they decided to do more hands-on activities and in the end, it was all RUN-RUN-RUN-sit and paint-RUN-RUN!
xo – kb
Ditch the Singer and get yourself a Janome Jem Gold machine. They can be had online for about $200 -$225. You will thank me till the end of your days.
Donate the Singer to the city dump.
Forgot to add: don’t let your fabric fall down behind the table. It puts too much drag on the fabric and makes a mess of the seams. Try to let it build up behind the machine. If there’s too much fabric for that, put a card table behind the sewing table so there is room to support the weight of the fabric. In a pinch, I have pushed my little sewing table up next to the dining room table, or even moved the sewing machine *to* the dining room table.
What Lindsey said, only make mine a cheap Pinot
Ha, I love reading your posts, and when I got to this one, I laughed! My daughter’s name is Dottie 🙂
I love how cute and simple this is!