Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Repurposed Antique Stereoscope

I bought this antique stereoscope (View-Master predecessor) at a yard sale a few years ago along with a box of stereoscope cards. Most of the cards sold right away, but the stereoscope just wouldn't budge. Silly me, I thought a missing card holder and broken handle wouldn't matter to a collector or to someone who thought it was as cool as I did. Wrong! 

antique stereoscope and card
After collecting enough dust to make visibility through the lenses almost impossible, I decided it was time for another look.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to Use Old Junk to Display Pretty Flowers

With summer in full bloom, I thought this would be a perfect time to round up some of my trash to treasure projects where I've used old junk to display pretty flowers. I hope you enjoy my junky flower containers the second time around! Just click on the title below each picture to take you to the original post.

Flowers & Grains custom stenciled vintage ammunition case flower box

Friday, July 8, 2016

Build a Rustic Flower Market Sign with Scrap Wood

I love it when I'm able to find a good old piece of junky wood for making a good old rustic looking sign. It was time for an addition to the little bird house corner in my backyard, and the first thing I thought of was to create another rustic sign with some Old Sign Stencils* from Funky Junk Interiors.

Rustic Flower market sign made from scrap wood and Old Sign Stencils
 The perfect piece of junky wood didn't exist in my stash, so I had to create one myself from scrap wood.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Let Freedom Ring

Is it really July already? I'm still trying to figure out what happened to the entire first half of the year. Who can relate? I ran out of time for any hopes of some serious 4th of July holiday decorating, so I opted for a quick makeover to one of my vintage rake picture holders.

create a 4th of July vignette with vintage treasures
I created a Let Freedom Ring stencil with my Silhouette Cameo and stenciled it on a strip of jute webbing. So quick and easy, but it looked so lonely.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Grocery Store to Gorgeous, Repurposed Food Containers

When I first started thinking about something to create for this challenge, the first thing that popped into my head was a vision of little flower boxes made with vintage spice tins. Unfortunately, I didn't have any in my inventory at the time, so I went looking through my sad and neglected kitchen spice cabinet in hopes of finding something that had Grocery Store to Gorgeous repurposing potential. 

how to repurpose a pepper can
Score! Two half-empty pepper cans. Who needs that much pepper anyway?
Then I headed out to the garage in search of something to hang the cans on. Love the old cheese graters. Score again!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My Latest Junking Finds

I was out of town for several days last week and took a break from working on any new projects. Even though I had a full schedule planned with family and friends, I did manage to squeeze in a few yard sales on Saturday morning.

chippy red metal box and National Mfg. Co. builders hardware crate
The only thing that caught my eye at the first sale was this chippy red metal box. I grabbed it and never let go when the lady said she wanted 25 whole cents for it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Talk of the Town #23

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
Talk of the Town features, DIY, home decor, repurposed
We have another group of amazing features for you this week.
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