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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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the urn is sitting on my old pillar, and its hiding a electrical cord from the xmas lights over my window.
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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…
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and this picture frame (found at my favorite junk store),
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is now part of my xmas decorations.  after removing the picture, I painted the frame and hung a tin star in it.
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thanks for looking:)