11.15.2010

A Fall Tote Rehab~

This was one of those (too easy for words) projects that I was debating whether or not I wanted to bore you people with posting about. But just today I received three compliments on it, so I decided maybe it was post-worthy after all.


Meet my sweet little wool tote. I purchased this bag a few years back at Banana Republic, and it has served me well. With it's heavy wool, it is perfect for cold weather accessorizing. And it's roomy enough for me to stash all those kiddo-things that moms inevitably get stuck with. I love it.





When I pulled it out this year, however, I noticed it was looking a little bit worse for the wear. I even thought about donating it to goodwill (GASP!). But then I had a brilliant little idea. I had several posy pins laying around. A few that I won in a giveaway from The Pleated Poppy and some that my sweet sister made for me out of vintage fabrics she stashed away from my grandmother. They just happened to blend well with one another...so I pinned them on the bag in a cluster. They may or may not be covering a spit up stain. ;-)



VOILA! A "new" bag at no cost! Gotta love free fall accessories!



And everything old is new again!

For my November thankful thought of the day...Today I'm grateful for this view outside my boys' bedroom window!


Lots of fall inspiration and a tutorial coming your way this week!
Have a great day~

16 comments:

sweet european dreams said...

this is absolutely post-worthy! It's adorable and now I think I'll have to go to Goodwill myself to find a bag that needs some TLC. Love it! -diane

Michaela said...

Oh my goodness! It's absolutely adorable! I love it. I love flowers and bows and scarves to tie around my totes. So perfect for the season (:

Andi's English Attic said...

A simple little touch makes something fresh and beautiful. Lovely post that needed to be posted. Thank you. xx

Elements said...

Its the little things sometimes that can make the most visual impact....so lovely.

Sarah said...

Way to be resourceful! It's the perfect touch, and don't you love it when things just come together like that?

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

That really changed the whole look! Love it1

CandaceAshley said...

Cute cute accents! love them! Thanks!

Lindsay said...

THAT photo is beyond beautiful. GORGEOUS! And I love that tote!

Kristen White said...

What a clever idea....love the little rosettes! Great bag....
Kristen

Cassi said...

So cute, amazing what just a little something can do

Laura said...

love the cute bag update!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Wendy, that bag is great. It looks like you picked it up from Anthropology. And that view is gorgeous.

LuLu said...

perfectly wonderful!! and flower fabric pins make everything look fabulous! I could easily cover everything i own in them :)
xo,
LuLu

Cranberry Morning said...

Great bag! I've been thinking about turning an old navy blue wool coat into a few of those bags, but need to learn to make the posy pins. Love the bag and pins!! :-)

Kori said...

I noticed your bag at church and thought it was cute! I shoulda said so! Definitely post-worthy. Reusing something like that feels so much better than buying it (though buying it feels good). ;)

Michelle Vandepol said...

nice! super clever repurpose