Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Teacup Chandelier

My version of a teacup chandelier upcycle....I found some old teacups, spray painted a chandelier light fixture to match them, and bonded the teacups to each section with E6000 glue (wonderful stuff!).  Here it is shown with fresh flowers in each cup, but it could also be used to hold tealights and hung in the garden to enjoy at dusk.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

An Altered Suitcase, Sweet Violets

I just finished this suitcase, painted Duck Egg and decoupaged with various Violet-themed ephemera.  These can be used for decorative storage or for wedding decor to hold wedding cards, or even as a prop for photography. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

The One That Got Away

Have you ever found an item that you love, and for one reason or another you didn't buy it, and it haunts you because you can't find another?  That's the case for me with this beautiful vintage coffee can.  I love the graphics, love the shade of blue.  I bid on it on an online auction, intending to bid at the last minute, and FORGOT ABOUT IT! I can't seem to find another.  If you ever find one of these, I'd love to know.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Old Chifferobe Door Mirror

This old mirrored door was the only thing salvageable from an old chifferobe.  I painted it duck egg blue, added another knob directly across from the one on the right, and a sawtooth hanger on the back.  This mirror can be hung on a wall or propped on a shelf.  I would use the knobs to hang necklaces. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Upcycle Project for the Garden

Very old chipped Blue Ridge Pottery teacups with broken handles are bonded to a heavy iron candelabra which was painted bright celery green.  It can be used in the garden as a bird feeder or a planter for small vining plants

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Flea Market Find

A vintage wood soda crate from Roberson's Beverages Inc. It has a nice patina with residual original paint in a lovely 'jadite' green. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Carte Postale Altered Tin Can

My latest creation - altered tin can embellished with vintage papers, seam binding, dotted netting fabric and rhinestone finding.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Repurposed Wood Box

I repurposed this old wood box by painting and distressing it, adding some pretty paper and a lovely image from The Graphics Fairy, a sweet little girl with a darling calf, then bonding a vintage finding to the front. It can be used to store keepsakes, vintage linens, etc.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Embellished Bottles

I've been working on some embellished bottles.  I did an Easter bottle with a vintage French postcard image, lace and jewelry findings (front and back view shown), and a "Jeanie" bottle, which has sheet music of "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", vintage topaz jewelry findings and lace. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tiny Collectibles

Thought I'd post a pic of some small things I have collected - a tiny metal vase with shell flowers, a petite chalkware frame, tiny cup, pink jeweled box, a tiny shaker that I use for stickpins, and a tramp art tin chair....

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mid Century Modern Dollhouse Furniture

I found some old mid century modern dollhouse furniture, painted it charcoal gray, added cushions and decoupaged the coffee table with an image from The Graphics Fairy.