I have a small collection of pretty bottles. Whenever I see one with a cool shape or design at a thrift store I grab it. The collection like I said, is quite small, so I can keep it contained, but it was also rather plain. Where I used to live the “plain” worked fine. But here in my kitchen of white cabinets, white counters and white floor, I needed that little something to brighten them up.
I like the idea of using beans because they add dimension as well as color. The other nice thing about the beans is if I tire of them, I can change them out whenever I want to. In fact, I could go so far as to spray paint the beans, but that seems like a lot of work. ;) I do like the change it made. A neighbor of mine stopped by and it was the first thing she noticed, she commented on them right away.
Cost for this transformation: approximately $6.00 for the bags of beans and peas, I already had the pasta on hand. :)