Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thrft Pieces Repurposed 1

This may be the first post of a short series about Thrift Pieces Repurposed.

Thinking about Mothers Day on May 16th.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms in our lives and memories.
Miss you Mom, remembering you with love.

Used my cricut to make DGS's choice of a Mother's Day card in pink and purple for his Mom.

Repurposed the white basket (already spray painted white) from free table at the thrift store (removed the faux yellow daisies).

Also used a free Starbucks mug with a chip and added clippings from our just now blossoming ornamental plum tree (a metal frog held them upright inside the mug) for the branches and blossoms and tied a pink neck scarf from Share the Care (thrift store find) through the basket handle. 

For those of you who know me you will see Joy - Cure - Breast Cancer on the scarf.

Pink often brings back the memories of being diagnosed, treated and the after effects of breast cancer. I know it isn't October but please make sure you have a yearly mammogram, check your breasts frequently for anything that feels different from your norm, have your doctor check on your yearly check-up.

Finding bits and pieces to turn into 'something else' has been fun, last weekend we went to a community with 150 families  participating in a well signed and ballooned garage sale event. Found the tote and the faux succulents and that lead to the following small project.

Pieces used were a wooden narrow tote already painted blue and creamy white, 3 faux succulents and a branch arch that I found years ago while thrifting. Painted the arch with white chalk-clay paint, washed the tote and faux succulents, put them on the cedar wall (tote is on the rake handle shelf).

It needed a little something more so I stenciled Welcome.

Lovely fun making something pretty.

Thanks for visiting.

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Laura at Little House Big Alaska May 13/17

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  1. Love the sedum in the box!

  2. Love your cheerful header. All of the succulents look great in the little container.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Not being much of a folksy-oriented artist kinda guy, I am not as regular a reader as I should be or you deserve but I am increasingly impressed with your photography. The pictures are getting better and better. Seriously good....magazine quality.

  4. Love the basket! You have great ideas!

  5. What a cute little tote! And it is even more charming with the little succulents and your stenciled greeting. Nice.

  6. Nice ideas! Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. I love this piece. You are so creative Joy.

  8. Love your gorgeous garden art Joy. So pretty and thanks for the mammogram reminder. Wishing you a lovely week

  9. Love the succulents in the container! So pretty! :)

    I'd like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party, which is live right now! :) When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which at this writing has 154k+ members. I hope to see you there! :)

    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

  10. So creative and beautiful, Joy!

  11. The wooden box with the succulents is my favorite of this roundup! Always impressed with your vision in recreating a piece. :)

  12. You are so creative! I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Friday Frenzy Link Party :)

  13. Love the idea of repurposing items to make new stuff! Pinned to my recycling and DIY boards-thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  14. Repurposing thrift store items is a great idea! I especially like the box with succulents. Dropping by from the Weekend Blog Hop!

    Hello Anna Jo

  15. Love the way you upcycle such eclectic items and then bring them together like this to make something really "want-able".
    Thanks for kicking off Mosaic Monday for me this week with you wonderful finds.

  16. Very pretty, Have a nice Mosaic Monday

    much love...

  17. Love the blue and white tote with the cactus, very pretty!

  18. A truly enjoy plants of any kind, but flowers my favorites. I have some of the little cactus like that. So easy to maintain.

  19. The succulents look great in your "new" box ... the "welcome" just "makes it"! Great basket ... you have an "eye"!!!!!!!! Happy Monday!

  20. I love how you've repurposed several really interesting items with fresh paint and a fresh "eye" regarding how they can be used and displayed. Your creations are lovely and unique.

  21. LOVE love love the succulents in the trunk Joy, you have a real gift for taking something and seeing something special in it. The gift basket is lovely. Mother's Day can be hard for some so it's lovely that you are making a difference by sharing your story too. Lots of love Lizzie xo #sharethejoy

  22. I love the wooden basket and it looks perfect in blue and white

  23. Love the succulents...and need to pick up a few since several of mine died. Your so creative in the way you repurpose items into a new life of beauty.

  24. Very creative! I love the way you re-purposed used items into something beautiful!

  25. Joy, The welcome in white just does the trick with the rustic white piece above. Sylvia D.

  26. Really beautiful centerpiece in honor of your mothers! The succulent repurposed planter turned out great, too. I pinned both pieces over on my Pinterest Holidays and Garden Projects boards :) Visiting from Stone Cottage linky today (May 10, 2017).

    Happy almost Mother's Day,
    Barb :)

  27. Thrift store finds are the best! Great job on repurposing them! They look great!

  28. I love these ideas!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  29. It's me again! Thanks so much for sharing this on the Farmhouse Friday link party! :)

  30. I love succulents and love the arrangement you have here, Joy.

  31. Very pretty pictures and you are quite creative. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  32. Love your arrangement with the succulents. Thanks for sharing at Ravenwould.

  33. I love a good thrift store makeover.

    Thanks for linking to #wastenotwednesday

  34. Hi Joy. Two days ago I was looking at a basket almost identical to your white one. I painted it white for last fall and refuse to toss it, but had no plans on using it. I am thinking it could be a really cute on the front door with flowers in it. Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to give it a try.

    Enjoy your week.

  35. You have such a creative mind, Joy! And your gardens are stunning.


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