Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fix for Chipped Bowl

On a recent stop by our local "antiques to zippers" thrift shop, I spotted this cute initialed, painted bowl.  I loved the polka dot pattern and bright spring colors.  But, there was a chip on the side.  So I put the bowl down.  Stood there and looked at it, then picked it up again.  At 50 cents, I figured it wouldn't be too much of a wasted investment.  I could always take it in to work and use it to hold paper clips or something. 

Once I got home, an idea came to mind to cleverly hide the bowl's small imperfection.  I made a bow using wired gingham ribbon from Dollar General.  Once I got my bow fashioned the way I wanted it, I hot glued it to the edge of the bowl, so it covered the chipped area.

Now this bowl is ready to stand front and center in a Spring display!

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  1. Oh, that's so cute! I can just picture it bunnies by it or Easter eggs! CUTE!

  2. Great Save!! That would be really cute filled with jelly beans.

  3. Oh my goodness! How adorable! You have such great ideas!

  4. So pretty! That was a great idea. I'll have to think of this before I pass over another chipped item.

  5. Your bowl looks so cute! I love using bows - everything looks better with a bow or pom pom fringe LOL!


  6. So cute! I love how a simple idea like a bow could turn the cute little bowl into a treasure :)

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