Monday, September 9, 2013

something from nothing.





here are some fun things i made for my last show in elkhorn, wisconsin!

someone gave me a box of old wood trim pieces cut into little pieces (free)
many years ago, these are the last of them.
painted, and repurposed into key holders.




 the mason jars were scrungy, mungy ones that were in my potting shed.  very discolored inside.
painted and and "decorated" with recycled ribbon i had around the house.





old, ugly black suitcase, repainted and lined with pages
from a french book of plays from the 1800's.




old books painted, tied with recycled ribbon.
old picnic basket and some plain old wooden milk bottles,
old decorative molding from a corner cabinet.
old oak mirror with new paint.




this old dress form was a horrible color... blue and gray.
corner of an old drawer (on left) that i made into a display for jewelry.



just an overall picture of what white can do to take things that are old and worn out
and make them look fresh again for selling or when decorating.

my booth here is in a shed that is used for cattle during a county fair
and has dirt floors.
making a level display is a real challenge.
and it has terrible lighting.

but the show is fun and well attended.

i will be there once more this summer.  at the end of this month.

see other cool diy projects at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

2 comments:

  1. all of it looks amazing...it is interesting how paint can transform...

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  2. OH SO many pretties! I love taking things just laying around NOT being used and turning it into something beautiful! Have a blessed week dear Joan, HUGS!

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