“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Sisterhood Junk

So far I used 2 of the pieces I choose from took Sisterhood of the traveling junk box.
I added it to a piece I had.
I had this peg board that was made out of an old drawer front I made a couple of years ago, with old doorknobs and old coat hook I made some stars out of rusty tin from a craft store.

The second piece I used to add interest to a nail keg I recently brought into the living room after being outside. I cleaned it up and sprayed with a clear sealer, added cheesecloth that was coffee stained.

This teddy bear, I also made from something used, do you know what?
Thanks for the comments! Yes you are right it was an old coat!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sisterhood of the Traveling Junk - My Fun

I was in the group of 12 who signed up for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Junk from the Junk Revolution Community. I was the 6th person to get the box! And this is the fun stuff I got to choose from.....
Bottle Caps - cute and colorful I was actually thinking of putting some of them into the box when it was my turn.

A Metal Butterfly - would make great angle wings, I have some similar.

A Water Nozzle- my first thought that this could be used as a ring holder.

Buttons and Embroidery - I love buttons and have some vintage fabric items.

Musical Pieces - would make a good clip to hold notes or recipes

Shoe Taps - This is one I was thinking of taking but just wasn't sure what to do with them.

N - I love letters just as much as numbers

Door Plate and Building - A door plate was another thing I thought I could possibly add to the box and the building I also thought of making a ring holder.

? Metal Thing ? - No one seems to know what it is! but I still was thinking of taking it. I thought it might make a good candle holder.

Tiny Metal Cars - I was tempted to take these also! My last name was a name of an old car!
I wonder what hey are from?

Numbered Nails ? - I would have made some kind of a peg board out of them.
Does anyone know wha thay are?
In the end, it was between this and

these numbers!
I took these!!
Numbers Galore! - cattle, locker, and hotel. So far I have used 2 of them and I have them on my blog tomorrow!

And this is what I put into the box, A photo and 4 chandelier prisms.

Originally I was going to add a spice tin and put items of interest into it, but it was so full when I got the box that I decided on the prisms.
It sure was a fun experiment, and would do it again but I will sit the next one out so others can have fun!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Old Mirror Makeover

I got this mirror from my SIL, it was her mothers. I just wanted, to do something a little different with it, but not permanently. So, I decides to find a vinyl decal to add to it. I first wanted just a word like Imagine or Dream but decided to go with P the initial of my last name.
I found one on Etsy. It is gold in color.

Here it is hang on my Living room wall.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Recycled Bags

A couple of days ago Margo had a blog post about bags so I thought I would join her! http://robolady.blogspot.com/2009/08/its-in-bag.html

This first bag I got on Etsy, it is crocheted of recycled grocery bags. Read more about it at her etsy site http://www.craftykathi.etsy.com/

The next bag is recycled with a belt, leather pieces, coffee bean bag, drawer pull and vintage jewelery, visit robelyn at her etsy shop for lots more ... http://www.redneckchic.etsy.com/

The last three are are my tote bags, the ones on the end were made by my kids when they were in sewing class at school, they were left behind when they moved away, I like to have them in my car for fast purchases at the grocery store. The middle one might be familiar to Junk Revolution Fans!! If not check it out at http://www.junkrevolution.com/ look for the Store!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Time For Tea

Here is a simple and fun project. It is a take on the garden totems people have been making. A great way to use a teapot with no lid! The bottom is just a saucer, then the teapot, an inverted bowl, another small saucer, and the last is a cup. The cup is from an old potpourri burner. Then I added the lace bow and a spoon and a vintage pin, silk daisy and a candle,( I only had green) white would be best.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Laundry Room

It took me a long time to find the right cabinet to put above the washer and dryer, then it took me a long time to get around repaint it and the laundry room. I should have taken a close up to see the chippy paint and I did a wash of green paint. The curtains hanging under it are recycles from my daughters dorm room and they hide the hose connections.

I collect vintage hankies and strung up a line like a wallpaper border to display them, I need to find some more tiny clothes pins so I can hang more.

This is also in the laundry room, the shutter is actually three shutters screwed together and it hides the electrical panel and can be easily taken down when needed. The little slip is actually mine when I was a baby.

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