Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Thoughts... Thank you for the idea!

Yes, I know I skipped "Wednesday's Work", but the day just kind of slipped away from me, at least we got our school supply shopping done though.

I've been working in my sewing room, tweaking the family room, still doing the redwork blocks, and working in the garden.

My thoughts have been scattered and all over the place lately, and I have way too many projects mulling around in my head. I did decide on the spur of the moment today to do an easy one that I couldn't stop thinking about since Kimberly of Camp and Cottage Living mentioned it in a comment about my last post.

The old mixer was pretty grungy and I had to scrub it so much that some of the paint came off with the grunge. And I got some water in parts of it,so I figured I was never going to use it for food preparation, so I cut off the cord and spray painted it. It was a pretty quick project and I like the way it came out. Thank You Kimberly for the potted plant idea!!

I dug the lemon balm plant up from my garden(it keeps sprouting everywhere!) and thought it would make a nice fragrant plant for the kitchen.

The spray paint was just basic black and antique white(which was quite close to the original color).
I like that it is now functional instead of just sitting in the kitchen as a decorative object.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's Friday Fun, I'm going to announce a giveaway!

Have a fantastic day,



  1. Looks great! I hate to tell you this, but any "balm" will be a spreader~ it's a member of the mint family, VERY invasive. If I were you, I would try putting it in a big pot, or sink it in a open ended bucket in the ground, my neighbor gave me some spearmint 4 years ago, well, here I am STILL trying to get rid of it! It takes over~ grass and all.

  2. Oh Yes Renee, I know how invasive it is! Of course I didn't know that 2 years ago when I planted the one tiny plant, LOL!!! Oh well, I don't mind it too much, as least it smells nice.

  3. I love how you've repurposed that old mixer...what a great idea!! I love lemon balm. The smell is wonderful! Shame I went and pulled the whole plant out of my garden...why do I do silly things like that??

  4. Now that is a cool way to bring the old mixer back to life.Looks great with the lemon balm.Hugs,Jen

  5. I love it, love lemon balm. It isn't invasive here you have to plant it every year because the cold kills it. Bummer! Some things, like some mint will keep growing, but not everything.

  6. Love the mixer idea - so cool!

  7. Tiff
    It turned out great! And I bet your lemon balm is fragrant.
    Thank you for mentioning my blog-that was sweet of you!
    I'd love to see some photos of your redwork sometime!

  8. your mixer looks great - what an awesome idea!

  9. That's something I'd do, esp. planting a herb! I love it!! Did you say giveaway, I'll be here!! lol

  10. I absolutely love what you did with your mixer Tiff. It looks so fresh and I bet the Lemon Balm makes the kitchen smell just as fresh. Way to think out of the box.

  11. I LOVE this idea! I will be looking for interesting ways to use potted plants now :)


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