Friday, 21 February 2014

I've Bin Busy - The Bollywood Makeover



I know, I know, in the grand scheme of things there's little in life less mundane than a waste paper bin but the one in our bedroom irks me each time I look at it, shabby 1950s roses just aren't my thing.


Undeniably useful and stupidly cheap (I bought a pair of them for 20p from a jumble sale), yesterday I decided it was high time the damned thing got a makeover.


Using my best ever find from Poundland - a £25 coffee table book of Bollywood movie posters ( I was hyperventilating when I bought this, I'd lusted after it at Mumbai airport for hours), 


I scanned, cropped and printed off some suitably groovy vintage images, including ultimate bikini-clad babe, Sharmila Tagore, in An Evening In Paris.


I glued the images to the outside of the bin, leaving them to dry overnight.


Then I sealed the outside with a coat of varnish.


Finally I glued some leftover Indian pom pom braid to the top and ta-dah!


A Bollywood-tastic bedroom bin fit to grace any retro-lovin' babe's boudoir at a total cost of absolutely nothing.


I blame the gorgeous Suzanne for this creative madness, earlier this week she'd commented: I've decided you are a vintage wizard. I could give you an old tin can, some bobby pins and a straw hat and a piece of frill from an old apron you'd make that work too. I couldn't oblige with the rest of the list but I reckon the old tin bin counts.

Vintage nylon nightie (courtesy of the lovely Linda in Belfast), 1970s neon orange mules (Cancer UK)
We're packed and raring to go selling at Moseley's Vintage & Retro Fair on Sunday (Birmingham's hippest suburb). Have a fab weekend and see you on the other side!

64 comments:

Mrs. D said...

Great makeover! You're so creative. And yes it looks a lot more interesting now!

Mrs. D said...

Great makeover! You're so creative. And yes it looks a lot more interesting now!

Betty said...

love your Bollywood printouts - really fun using them on a bin _ could they print on to a plain shopper bag I wonder - Betty

Carina Rosenholm said...

So great ! Love the pic of you sitting there in your gourgeousness!
xxxx

Kelly G said...

Amazing!! What a transformation.
Love that coffee table book find as well. x

Valerie Beattie said...

Your world is such a happy one, I could easily live in a room just like that :)
Have a successful fun filled weekend.
V
xxx

That's Not My Age said...

Every home needs a Bollywood makeover! Have a fab weekend.

pastcaring said...

It's brilliant! Suzanne's right, you ARE a vintage wizard! Great idea, and even better for being free, of course.
Love that final photo of you looking ion the mirror, you look like a Bollywood goddess yourself there, darling. Hot pink is such a fab colouyr on you, and orange fluffy mules? Oh I am jealous!
Best of luck at the fair, you'll do wonderfully, of course4, those Moseley hipsters will adore you, Jon, and the fabulous Kinky experience!
Love ya!
PS. The Voice panel say it's a date - posh Wetherspoons and Second to None it is! xxxxx

Ariane Lasalle said...

If you don't mind me saying but it was worth hyperventilating a bit for such a wonderful creation!
Have a great day at the fair!

Tks for the nice comment on my hair:)

Hugs

Arianexo

beate grigutsch said...

genius!
love your nighty! gorgeous color!
wish you fun and success at the fair......
<3

Hippy At Heart said...

really amazing, you are so talented and creative!

Sue said...

Make overs on bins, how fabulous!! I love pom poms, and multi coloured ones are the best.

Willow said...

Leave it too you to glam things up even when your being trashy ~ lol

Sandra said...

It's blooming brilliant! I didn't know you could paper things and varnish them, your bin looks snazzy!!! and with pompoms (I believe in pompoms!) you have got me thinking now! hope you have an awesome day on Sunday and make loads! x x x

the gardener's cottage said...

so cool. good luck at the fair. hope you have good weather. i hear the sun is or was shining today. x

Catmac said...

Well, I'm blushing because I liked the original chintz look bin. HOWEVER your transformation is definitely edgier, more chic and hence more you!

Winter Moon said...

I love it, the prints you chose are brilliant!

Have a good day on Sunday xx

Fiona said...

Luv a duck, what a bostin Bollywood makeover! As much as I love the 50's that is deffo a major improvement. Those slippers are bloody marvellous.
Hope you sell tons in Moseley.
Namaste. xxxxxxxx

Judith Miranda said...

Que bonitas fotografías!!
Saludos
http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

topchelseagirl said...

Brilliant! - and free, even better.

Linda said...

loving the bin makeover!

Kezzie said...

You can get some Amazing things in Poundland!!! Love your makeover! X

Forest City Fashionista said...

Now that is a garbage bin to be admired and gushed over. Excellent re-purposing of the Bollywood book - you are a DIY genius, doll! I wish my bedroom was as free of clutter as yours.

Stephen Andrew said...

So first of all I love the pun.
While I have to admit I love the shabby roses...I love this too!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

OMG! ha ha! I LOVE it! The images you got for this are so fabulous! You need your own cable DIY show. I just know you'd be brilliant at it.

I also adore your little make-up nook with the army of fluffy poodles looking down and admiring you in your radiant orchid nightie and fluffy neon mules.

Just looking at that space makes me want to play dress-up.

Every little corner in your house is a mini art installation and says something about you.

Good luck at the fair. I'm sure you'll do well.

bisous
Suzanne

Melanie said...

Love your nightie pictures! And the bin makeover is wonderful! I like roses but even for me, the bin in its original state didn't do it for me xx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

You have bin busy! :D I have rather a few little items still awaiting such treatment! Must get onto it. Have fun at the fair, catch up with you in a week, we're going oop north for weeks holiday! TTFN x

Trees said...

That bin is amazing Vix - I love the pom poms!

Angels have Red Hair said...

I must admit I was a little worried at first ... I thought you were going to cut up your book of Bollywood prints. So I was very relieved to see you scanned them. You are the makeover queen ... I love this.
xx

Citizen Rosebud said...

The roses made a perfect flower bed for your Bollywood brilliance! What a great tin makeover!

Brooke F said...

Brilliant! The posters are very cool and now your bin is a treasure! And don't even get me started on that pom-pom trim (I may have an addiction for pom pom trim!). The poodle collection and yellow shelves are giving me thrills too. XXX

Sophie in the Sticks said...

oh Vix you never cease to be astonishingly resourceful and fabulous! x

Lucy In The Sky said...

I love this transformation - it looks fantastic!

Veshoevius said...

Haha! You are a genius! Love the finished product! Gawd - bet you could sell those at your stall!

Alex M said...

Too Cool!

Patti said...

So glam! You are a brilliant re-fashioner. xox

Olga Rani said...

Your creativity always amazes me! You manage to do something unique and something so "you" out of nothing.

Loulou said...

Ha, I would never have thought to make over a waste basket! Way to go. Very inspiring! It looks great.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Confession time: My heart almost stopped when you mentioned the Bollywood poster book. I thought you were going to say that you tore out the pages to decorate a trash can!!!

Connie said...

I'm nuts for Bollywood so of course I love this. And the ball fringe! Just like on the taxis!! Very sweet little nitie. You look like you're ready for a 1960's slumber party.

Krista Gassib said...

Only you could turn a rubbish bin into something beautiful! I'm crushing on your creativity mine is dry at the moment. I hope you sell loads this weekend but I hope we talk even more! I miss you. This week fur sure!!!!
I love you Bollywood babe!
Xxxxxooooo

flysongbird said...

my eyes! oh my eyes!!
this is pure gold..so much vintage bollywood goodness!!

Caroline said...

That's brilliant! I used to spend a lot of time in Moseley. What was the pub called with the music venue upstairs? the Jug? I think it's closed now.

C
Xxx

Sarah said...

This is brilliant Vix, I love the bin make over. I can't believe you managed to get that book in pound land - what a great find! x

freckleface said...

I think someone should do a coffee table book about you! I'd hyperventilate over that! The pictures of you, your house and all your creative crafty projects, there would certainly be plenty of material. This project is amazing and typical of you, because (a) you have the inspiration and (b) you have all the materials to hand and (c) it cost nowt! Respect is due. You look so wonderful in your boudoir with your pink nighty and your orange slippers. There's no room at the inn for mundane is there? Have a fun weekend with Kinky Melon! Lots of love xxxxx

Please may I? said...

Such a fabulous make over, they look amazing.

X x

Lucy Nation said...

I'm a sucker for vintage 50's chintz so I'd have bitten your hand off for that bin as it was but I love the creativity behind this. Such a great idea. Anyone could pick up a £1 Hannah Montana bin from Poundland and cover it with the images of their choice. You've inspired me to make one of these for the baby's room! Btw, I love your vanity corner xxx

Panty Buns said...

I LOVE the look and colour of your vintage nylon nightie! The slightly puffy ruffled short sleeves, ruffle at the hem, the lacy ornamentation, the sheen of the fabric and that colour are all wonderfully feminine.
You did a brilliant job of utilising the Bollywood movie poster images turn your waste paper bins into vintage artistic decor.

http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

señora Allnut said...

mwahaha, that bin has increase its Fabulousness to the top!! That 'Rocket Tarzan' poster looks absolutely kitsch!!
And you look absolutely pretty in pink! you rock!
besos

Gam Kau said...

Your creative energy and colourful life really make me happy. What a great blog you have.

Hannah Spanner said...

Fabulous idea, wonder when you got that fab book from £1 land?!x

wardrobeexperience said...

i love the bollywood make over of the bin! ... hopefully i have some more time for diy soon. i feel like creating something fun.

Nat said...

Just fabulous Vix, as always I'm in awe of your many talents :-)

Sabina said...

Such a cool idea and I love how it came our! It never dawns on me to get crafty like this and yet it looks like a lot of fun.

Kate said...

Ha ha brilliant! You werk it gurl! So inspiring!

Catherine said...

youre on a crafting role lately miss Vix! I love the Bollywood posters! old bollywood is especially fun! so colourful and out there. Just like you! xoxo

itsstillraw said...

Inspired!

Do you have someplace else that you keep and apply makeup, or are you tidy? (My makeup area usually looks like Francis Bacon's studio and I have not figured out a non-eyesore way to have it all ready to use.)

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Haha! Love it! I do rather like a shabby rose myself but what you've done is perfect! xxx

Helga! said...

Fark yes, now that's a bin fit for a Bollywood Queen's rubbish!!! Nicely done, darling, and O so YOU!
Ooo, your dressing table has my magpie eyes a glittering!!!
What ELSE are you going to transform, my lovely?!
Talk later!!! So excited!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

FASHION TALES said...

I think it's a brilliant result! Well done Vix! Love the Bollywood inspiration. xx/M

LuaBleu said...

Cool idea Vix....I would pass out from the varnish smell ;)
I have said it before but I just adore your dressing table!

Trudie said...

You really are a vintage loving miracle magic worker aren't you?

Style Eyes said...

Loving your Bollywood make over. I have been eyeing up some pom pom braid on ebay for a little DIY project I have been meaning to do for ages.

WendyB said...

Nice job! I love it!