From Thrifted Tote to Pretty Painted Picnic Caddy!

Greetings Friends! You may remember this raw wooden tote I found at an estate sale awhile back.  Come see how I've repurposed it for outdoor dining...

Picnic caddy for outdoor dining


So here's my $2 tote before...

Repurposed picnic caddy

...and here it is painted sunny yellow and ready to picnic!

Repurposed picnic caddy

I even found these festive floral plates at a thrift store! Did you notice the bright yellow napkins? They're from Ikea. They have the best napkins--cute selections and very nice quality! Unfortunately, the nearest one to me is nearly 3 hours away, but I try to get by there and stock up when I visit family in Houston.  

Painted picnic caddey

This metal chalkboard sign was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  I just flipped it over...

Painted Picnic Caddy

...like this, so it would hang easily on the caddy.

Repurposed picnic caddy

Dear Firstborn will be visiting next weekend and I plan to do some grilling. I'm looking forward to the convenience of toting our tableware, before and after dining al fresco! 

Repurposed picnic caddy




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18 comments:

  1. Love the sunny yellow color. Turned out so pretty ... looks like you will have a fun time grilling out when your daughter is here.

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  2. It turned out so cute! I think it will be fun to use.

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  3. Have you thought about Tuesday Morning for paper napkins? They usually have a great selection and good prices. They make a place setting a bit special. Check online to see if there are any close to you. Enjoy the start of summer!

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  4. That turned out so cute! The bright sunny yellow would go perfectly on my back porch. :) I think I see a trip to IKEA in my near future!

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  5. Paint always does wonders for an item! Great idea to use the caddy for tableware. Love the color!

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  6. Your tote is so darling. It would certainly make a great gift. XX Jo

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  7. I love every fun detail that you've incorporated here, Cecilia. The colours are perfectly coordinated and everything comes together beautifully.
    I have just recently started shopping at the thrift stores for my photo props and I can't believe the beautiful treasures I've found. I love paying 50 cents for a plate instead of $36, lol.
    This is really lovely!

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  8. Adorable! Love the yellow color, I'm sure it brightens up any table. I keep looking for one of these at thrift stores, now I know what I'll do with it once I find one!

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  9. I love Ikea! Mine is about an hour and a half away, so I only go about once a year. Your tote is cute!

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  10. Love the tote, beautiful yellow color!
    Sue

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  11. That is so cute, and I love the pretty yellow!

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  12. A picnic caddy....what a brilliant idea, my friend! :) Yours is so pretty and extra sweet. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  13. What a great creative idea to use this as a picnic tote and the yellow is perfect. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  14. Cecilia, love the cheerful color and that plate. Oh wow, love that plate! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Cecilia,

    How fun is your new picnic tote from a thrift store caddy. I love the bright and fun color.

    catching you!
    gail

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  16. What a wonderful makeover. So fresh with that sunny yellow, and perfect for summer. Love those thrift store plates too!

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  17. Cecilia, this is so adorable...all set up like you are ready for a party! I pinned this to our summer time board. ;)

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  18. What a fun idea!

    I love those plates.

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