Tuesday, November 29, 2011

rusty wire tray…

I’m calling this a tray, because I’m not sure what it was before I found it in a junk store.  I’m gonna use it to hold pics and other decorative items.  the letter and rusty numbers are from hobby lobby.


michaels had these wooden letters and I added them to a banner I die cut from old music paper.


thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

photo holder…

have a happy thanksgiving, everyone!

this drawer was $5 at a junk store and it was pretty ugly, -full of scratches and stained a dark color.  but it was perfect for a photo holder, so,  I brushed some paint on it, and removed the front of the drawer. 


the numbers (from hobby lobby), were added.  the clothes pins were hot glued on.  I cut picture mats and added some pics of a few of my reasons to be thankful:)  so easy to change out the picture, too.


here’s a close up of the reason I love this piece.


I’m sharing this with common ground--thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

old mason jar card holder…

edited to share with holiday mason jar party!  lot of great ideas--check it out!

I have lots of gift cards on the shopping list and I’m always looking for old objects to wrap them in.  I just fill an old mason jar with fake snow and slide the card in.  no one will ever know its in there—its hidden so well.



and, I made several of these framed pieces of lace for my garland on the fire place. (hobby lobby sells these glass jewelry  frames—on sale just $1.50).  I picked up an old damaged tablecloth at a garage sale last summer.  just cut the lace to fit, for a quick ornament.

sharing this at funky junk,  faded charm’s white wednesday:)
have a happy thanksgiving, everyone and thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

my new tree…

I’m sharing this with funky junk’s saturday nite #107 and friday frolic and keeping the christmas alive, 365!
my new christmas tree is up and I needed all new ornaments this year, so I thought I’d show what I have so far.  the tree came from big lots--$70 and I found the cement urn at lowes-$20.  my husband built a wooden tree stand to fit the urn.  there’s an old lace table cloth wrapped around the base of the tree.


I sat down one day, and made several fabric roses to add to different ornaments.
this started as an unfinished wood snowflake.  it got a coat of cream paint, and was stamped with a text stamp.  I globbed on some white paint, and while still wet, sprinkled glitter on it.  then, I inked the edges with brown ink and added a fabric rose it to the center of it.


meijer had these angel wings for $1.50, and I just added the roses and/or buttons to them.



when I was out junking, I found 12 of these tins, and lined them with sheet music and added a rose.


I painted some birdhouses white, and added different clock faces to some of them.

numbers and old hardware to others.

and several hoops were painted white and old lace was stretched over them.  I finished them off with some ribbon and charms.


I dried some of my roses and added them to some small pic frames.  I cut a 1/2 yard of burlap into 2 1/2” strips to make a simple garland, .which you can spot in this pic.


I have lots of bits and pieces of lace, so, I filled several glass bulbs with them and added a charm.


I really like how this is shaping up—that’s all for today, –thanks for looking:)

Friday, November 11, 2011

shabby frame…

I’m sharing this with common ground’s vintage inspiration friday 63! 
I found this frame at my local junk store.  i just added a sloppy coat of white wash paint, being sure to miss spots here and there.  didn’t need sanding or messy staining—so easy, and its looks way better.

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here it is dressed up for xmas.


the old wooden star was re-painted in a martha stewart’s “enamelware”, and inked with desert sand ink.  I stamped and inked the tag, too.  I made the fabric rose and added some burlap string to finish it.

have a great weekend, everyone:)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

christmas urn…

today, for faded charms’s white wednesday #125, I have a cement urn, that I white washed and added one of my burlap roses to the front of it.  hobby lobby had these metal numbers 40% off last week, so I bought some for my christmas projects.
the urn is sitting on my old pillar, and its hiding a electrical cord from the xmas lights over my window.
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

white xmas…

I don’t do much with halloween, and I usually have my xmas décor up by thanksgiving.  this year, I’ve started xmas decorating a few weeks earlier.   I bought a new xmas tree, and started setting it up.  its not done, but here’s a peek…
and this picture frame (found at my favorite junk store),
is now part of my xmas decorations.  after removing the picture, I painted the frame and hung a tin star in it.
thanks for looking:)