Saturday, June 20, 2015

Trash to Treasures

You know how the saying goes "one man's trash is another man's treasures".  I thought I'd share a few things with you that my sister and I fix up from the "trash" we pick up junkin and turn into some one's treasures.  The photos aren't the greatest in the world.  When I took them, I didn't have in mind to blog about it.

This old window was part of a "pickup load" of windows we got.  Rhonda added the "Amazing Grace" saying.

These two little lamps were part of a boxful of rusty crusty lamps I got.  We painted them turquoise, added ric-rac to the new lampshades and Ta Da!  I think they are adorable now.  Wished that I had taken before pictures.  They were just awful looking before we painted them.

This was a old shiny brass ceiling light fixture.  Amazing what a little paint can do.  Won't it look cute in a girls room?

Yes, we're on a turquoise kick.  If you can't beat em, join em.  Everyone else is doing the turquoise thing so we didn't want to be left behind.  These mason jars were clear glass but we could get the "cloudy-ness" washed off.  Rhonda painted them and added the raffia ribbon bow.

An old cabinet door painted turquoise, chalkboard painted the middle panel, added some cute little knobs and this what you get.

Another cabinet door painted, added the word "welcome" and it too will have some knobs or hooks.  We just haven't put them on yet.

Another window... I kinda wanted to take this one home with me.  Still may

And I really wanted to take this home with me.  However, I have two wooded ironing boards at home so I may have to get busy and make mine look like this one.

Of course, I really wanted to take this sign home with me too but I resisted.

All of these treasures will go to the "Tipsy Gypsy Upcycled Junk" in the beautiful downtown metropolis of Walker MO and are for sale there.



  1. Wow! Great finds there! LoVe the color too...very popular.

  2. Love what you've done with the 'trash'. As for the turquoise -- I didn't realize it was a 'thing' until I was talking to my sister who I thought was behind me at the quilt show and discovered it was someone else wearing a turquoise shirt -- I lost her twice in all of the turquoise.


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