Monday, May 20, 2013

Junky Dragonflies

First there were junky signs, then junky butterflies and now I've made junky dragonflies.  I am putting these in my booth to sell and I really hope they sell, I love making them.  And I love a reason to look for more junk :)  I have more in the works!

The first one was made from an old table leg, and hardware from the 1970s, and some thin pieces of wood that were part of a wimpy little shelf from the thrift store.

The green dragonfly was made from a pepper mill, and 2 different kinds of finials from the thrift store.  Then I added some silver junk my stash.  I found a bundle of that stuff I made the wings out of at the Restore one day for $.10, its so cool!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Junky Butterflies

I have been bitten my the junk bug and my creations are starting to take on a new look!  I can't wait to share my other junky creations with you this week!

Lucy from the fabulous blog, Lucy Designs makes gorgeous butterflies and once again she inspired me to make these.

 I used a table leg, outdoor lighting pieces and some other junk to make what ended up being my favorite one!

 On the one above, I used a table leg but also part of a broken table top and some rusty hardware.

This one is made from 2 different kinds of outdated candles sconces from the thrift store.  

The table below is where the most of the parts came from, it was completely dilapidated and I am using every bit of it for various peojects!  

Which one is your favorite?

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Two Small Chalkboards

I really wish I had my act together enough to snap a before picture of everything I did.  Oh well, let's settle for two before pictures in one short post.  I am always glad to give you details if you want them, just ask and I will help you out.

I love this little red chalk board and cork board combo and it was neither a chalk or cork board before.




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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Three BIG chalkboards

I think every house needs a chalkboard...... and a dog.  I am doing my best to see to number one and I will direct you to your local animal shelter for number two!  These three chalkboards have all sold and made three happy customers!

This was one of those 1970's big old mirrors, it was not even real wood.  Compared to today's frames made out of that composite white material, I will take very sturdy 1970's plastic any day!   This stuff spray paints beautifully!  

This was a big gold frame with ugly cheap art, but it had great detail. I had to glue a few of the trim pieces back down, but check out the detail below once I glazed it.  I love the results!  

This red one was a wood dresser mirror and is very heavy.  Although you can't see it, I sanded the edges and used the same red spray paint I used in the top mirror.  

More big chalkboards in the works!

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