Monday, August 20, 2012

Tweaked and Thrift Finds

Welcome back Selina of Apron Thrift Girl. Thrifting this weekend was kind of wood and metal rustic. Thinking fall vignettes, picked up 12 various sized grape vine wreaths.

{ps: Scroll way down to see a quick tutorial on Tweaking Sealer Tops}

Found old tractor seats, nicely rusted and a very old restaurant potato chip cutter that would make a good shelf display in a commercial setting.
Well worn wooden boxes and books are always great props too,
and finally a little bit of pretty.
Thrifted finds from the weekend.

and then there were

Sealer Tops needed for my jars of small collectibles.


Very little tutorial on how I tweaked the lids.

Mod Podge, small paint brush, scissors, a piece of white cardbaord,
a piece of 1920's newspaper and sealer rims.

ps - Did you know that PicMonkey added more great fonts?


I traced the metal rims onto the cardboard and the newspaper, cut out, put Mod Podge on the cardboard, added the newspaper circle, painted on more Mod Podge
(let it dry and added a 2nd coat).

When dry pushed the circles into the metal frames and topped up the jars of collectibles. This time it was marbles, dominos and blocks.

Linking up with Brenda of Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Costal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Elizabeth and Co
A Diamond in the Stuff
Knick of Time
Colorado Lady Vintage Thingies Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage
The Vintage Farmhouse
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
From My Front Porch to Yours
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded


  1. I love it all!! My favorites are the wood boxes and angels! You found some classic books, didn't you?

    Ready for some fall decor myself! As have such a beautiful blog post!

  2. What a clever idea with the lids and I love you new found treasures. Looks like you had a fun weekend!

  3. You are so clever!

    Susan and Bentley

  4. Loving the christmas fairies Joy!

  5. The lids look great. It's those little details that reallu make a big difference.

  6. You will be ready when fall does arrive. You are doing great on the wreaths.

  7. Thank you for the tip re picmonkey - I will have to check it out.

    Popped in from Jann's SYCT.

  8. Great inspiration here!!! Love the fairies!! Happy VTT

  9. What a fabulous idea! I love it! Thanx for partying at THT and I just saw your duck decoy and LOVE it as well!:)

  10. Great finds and I love the new fonts from picmonkey. Looks so cute on your pic. The newspaper printed seals are very fun. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Wonderful finds! And I love those little jars! The lids make them extra special!

  12. Love the idea for the jar tops liked the layout.


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

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