Thursday, February 25, 2016

Junk Transformed and Made Useful

The white cow teapot was a Monday Thrifted find and the keys and lock are from my own collection. This post is about making two small pieces of wood more useful. The vignette below has the 'finished' changes.


I started my junk transformed and made useful project with the Family Faith Love Sign - this is the after below.



Sign Before and During - the 'free at the thrift shop' sign had sticky hot glue holding the raffia bow on the front as well as on the back, most likely it had been glued to something else. I scraped the glue off with a kitchen knife, sanded lightly and then painted the back with CeCe Caldwell's Simply White, added a light wash of Simply White to the front, lightened the border and filled in the heart. When dry I waxed both sides with CeCe Caldwell's Clear Wax and buffed. I added a small press on hanger to the back.



The lantern is a weekend garage sale find, the flow blue sugar bowl tea holder is a very chippy treasure I have used for years, the teacup is waiting for a saucer.




Key Holder - this is the after.



Key Holder Before and During - the wood had 4 L-hooks and a round hook for hanging when I found it (garage sale). I scrubbed the sign, both sides, to remove the dirt and when dry stencilled the ribbon with CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal. (I first stencilled the ribbon with Chalkboard Paint but it was a bit runny [I think I should have stirred a LOT more] and it eased under the ribbon stencil so I washed it off immediately and changed the paint.) When it was dry I stencilled a key (Simply White) and then lined the lower part of the ribbon with white, used CeCe Clear Wax and buffed.



The mug is from the Roses Collector Series, thrifted Monday. I added my little Jade starter plus a 'resting' violet in a small pot with the two projects, love the sunshine.





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20 comments:

  1. Love the chalkboard key stamp on your key holder. :) And I'm partially jealous of the blue lantern you found, so cute!

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  2. Junk made useful needs to be my motto for awhile! We have officially reached the point of having too much stuff but the challenge of reusing and changing is fun.

    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We love having you. :)

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  3. Great idea... I like that... Have a great day with love Janice

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  4. Great finds and projects - as always.

    Judy

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  5. Joy, I like your little cow teapot. Great find! Thanks for sharing your stenciled work. Looks great!

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  6. Great job Joy, making everything useful. Love your flow blue sugar bowl tea holder. Beautiful header too.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  7. OHHH love it all! You did great with your finds. Love that mug! I tend to overlook wood plaques but what a nice job you did transforming them! And for free!

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  8. Joy, great job! Thank you for sharing your fabulous signs and vignettes @Vintage Charm!

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  9. What repurposing projects. I love thrift store finds that can be transformed into pretty and useful items. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  10. That turned out really cute, Joy :)

    rue

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  11. Joy, I'm always so interested in what people find and re-purpose. These old and tired wooden plaques received a lovely transformation! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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  12. You did a terrific job updating those finds. They look beautiful!

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  13. I love that you are redoing items.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  14. these all turned out adorable..especially love that cow..:) Happy Blues

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  15. JOY,

    What fun it will be.Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  16. Definitely a good day anytime you can play and transform things. You did a great job!

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  17. Very useful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  18. These are great upcycles! I especially love that key holder. Thank you so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! And by the way, your new header is gorgeous!

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  19. Your share made me smile. Great job! I am rounding out all the posts I missed for Blue Monday. I had made a habit of visiting each person each week. I am so sad that I heard of the passing of Smiling Sally yesterday. What a special friend she was always caring and commenting to all of our posts. She will be sorely missed and I plan to add blue to my Monday posts in her honor and memory. I am praying for your family. Blessings, Anne

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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