March 5, 2015

Swap It Like Its Hot: 3.0

Hi Everyone!

Its time for another round of #SwapItLikeItsHot friends.

SWAP Day 4

 If you’re not quite familiar with it, it goes a little something like this: on a budget of $15 or less scour the thrift store, flea market, garage sales, etc. to  find something fun, or interesting, or a hot mess to send to someone else.  That someone then gets busy painting, sewing, drilling, mounting, whatever and then shares the makeover on their blog.  It’s a fun concept and I’m happy to be part of it for a second time.

Alrighty so you’re most likely popping over from Chic Little House so you know my swap buddy this go round was Katrina.  Those of you who’ve been with me for a while and follow me on IG know Katrina and I are actually really good friends in real life!  We live in the same city and spend lots of time together so this kinda felt like cheating a little.  She knows me very well so when I received this wooden bowl from her I’m pretty sure she knew it was gonna become a planter.  And if she didn’t, now she does. #surprise

Bowl 2 Bowl

Here’s the thing I’m not super crafty.  I can’t sew, don’t draw, have no idea what a Cricut is, don’t scrapbook, can’t crochet, really I could go on…but what I CAN do is paint. And hoard plants. And collect pillows and other gorgeous textiles, but that’s neither here nor there. So when I received this little bowl I knew right away how I wanted to tackle it.

washi tape

 A little spray paint, some washi tape, and a maidenhair fern would do just the trick.


A perfect addition to my growing plant collection.

Now its time to head on over to Allison’s to check out what I sent her and to see how she transformed them. Thank you so much Charlotte for having me again.  Until next time loves….


Oh and also for even more swap goodness make sure you pop in to all the blogs below to see their creativity in action.


Day 1
Run to Radiance
Decor Adventures
Year of Serendipity
58 Water Street
Don’t Disturb This Groove
Like a Saturday
Artsy Chicks Rule

Day 2
Two Purple Couches
While They Snooze
The Gathered Home
Black and White Obsession
Restoration Redoux
Confessions of aSerial Do-it-Yourselfer

Day 3
Primitive & Proper
Queen of Everything
That’s My Letter
Finding Silver Pennies
Migonis Home
Windgate Lane

Day 4
I Am a Homemaker
Town and Country Living
Thoughts from Alice
Our Southern Home
Chic Little House
SG Style
Two Thirty~Five Designs

Day 5
Gourley Girl & Guy
The Thinking Closet
The Charming Farmer
2 Little Superheroes
Shades of Blue Interiors
Live Pretty on a Penny

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  • jessica March 27, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    found your blog through instagram and I have been secretly blog stalking you. I love your style, you are so hip. I enjoy how simple your diy’s are!

  • Jessica @ Decor Adventures March 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Hi Shavonda!

    Everyone is making these plant containers and I’ve got to get on that because they just look so cute! I have the same washi tape 🙂

    Glad to be on the SWAP with you.

  • Gretchen March 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Super cute! (I recognize that washi collection from Haven ;). I still need to figure out what to do with mine!)

  • Julie March 8, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Paint and pretty washi tape – perfect!

  • Katie March 7, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    What a simple DIY with a big impact! I’ve been wanting to add some more houseplants around, so I’ll definitnely be using this idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and what a FUN idea this Flea Market Swap!!

  • Kristin @ Bliss at Home March 6, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Super cute Shavonda 🙂 I love it. I have a large bowl like that that holds our fruit and the contrast is such a nice eye-pleaser 🙂 xoxo

  • Emily @ Two Purple Couches March 5, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    The washi tape is the perfect touch of color and pattern!! Love the fern you chose, too 🙂

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design March 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Love what you did with it! Looks so stylish!

  • Bee March 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    That is just so pretty! Great job!

  • Kimberly Duran March 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Oh this is so cute and colourful! I love what you did with it!! Washi tape for the WIN. xxx

  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule March 5, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    From plain and blah to fun and festive!! Love it!!


  • Heather | Decor Fix March 5, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Such a cutie pot! I’d hang out with her:)

  • Brynne@TheGatheredHome March 5, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    The white + wood combination is just perfect! Such a great little update!

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you Brynne! Im still dying over how you prettied yours. Using the yarn to connect the little baskets was GENIUS!!!

  • Charlotte @ Ciburbanity March 5, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I TOTALLY thought of you when I got my copper bowl from Trisha… I was like, Shavonda would plant that mother OUT. So that’s what I did. 🙂 If you have a magical way to keep maiden hair ferns alive, let me know. I’ve killed every last one I’ve ever bought and now I don’t let myself get them anymore. Whomp whomp. Thanks for playing along again!

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Bwahahahah! YESSSS! I love it. and I loved that copper bowl..oh and your marble technique. So So cool. This is actually my first go round with a maidenhair so Ill let you now how it goes. I know ferns typically don’t like tons of light since they are usually found in shady areas along the canopy floor in nature. They grow on the sides of tree trunks under the shade of their branches and leaves so they don’t get tons of direct light. I have him on the mantle right now with gets light, but not direct at all. Thanks so much for having me again. Muah!

      • Trisha D. @Black and White Obsession March 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM

        Plant that mother out, you kill me Charlotte! Shavonda, love how you left just a sliver of wood peeking through! Perfect little update!

  • Heather @ Queen of Everything March 5, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Love the washi tape with the wood! Perfect for spring 🙂

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Thank you so much Heather!!

  • Katrina March 5, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Love it looks so cute, the little bowl makes the best planter and I love the washi tape usage too 🙂

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      Thank you sweet friend. And thank you for such a great swap item:)

  • cassie March 5, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    LOVE this, shavonda, and your photos are stunning!!!

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      Thank you so much Cassie!!

  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer March 5, 2015 at 5:32 AM

    Very fun makeover!! Love it 🙂

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:33 AM

      Hi Christy! Thank you so much:)

  • Christy @ Our Southern Home March 5, 2015 at 5:08 AM

    You really took that plain bowl and made it fun for spring!

    • Shavonda March 5, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      Thank you Christy! I didn’t even think of that, but yes it does feel a lot like Spring! 🙂

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