Monday, April 2, 2012

Repurposed Musical Instrument Case

I found this old musical instrument case in an antique shop over a year ago.  After separating the top and bottom, I used both halves to hold tiny items I was selling at the antique shows.  They looked like they needed something more, so it was time for a third life....

When I spotted these vintage Bingo sheets for 1/2 off in Sue's Etsy shop (Vintage Rescue Squad), I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  I still have a stack of them left over for other projects.

Old Bingo balls, a tarnished silver tray,

 typewriter keys on a Scrabble frame,

a bundle of vintage books, dice, and a little Mod Podge.
The Bingo sheets were almost a perfect fit and only needed a little trimming to fit inside the case cover.

Two stick'm tabs added to each side allows the case to hang on a wall.

This little compartment always looked like it needed to be a shelf.  
The other half is still waiting for its repurposing turn.

40 comments:

  1. I really like this! Another repurposed beauty.

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  2. Wow, that is so cool. You are truly an artist, I love this wonderful assemblage piece!

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  3. too cute...very creative!
    ~victoria~

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  4. Betsy, this is great! Love the old bingo cards and bingo balls. What a clever idea!!!

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  5. Betsy~this is awesome girl!!! What a great find and LOVE the way you altered it!! What a way cool decor peice you have ~loving it!!!!:):)

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  6. Awesome piece! Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  7. Beautiful - the shape makes it a perfect wall shelf!

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  8. This turned out great - I love everything about it, including the "play" on words. Well done!

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  9. Amazing what a few bingo cards and some imagination can do! I love it!

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  10. That's so cute! What a great idea.

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  11. Betsy, I love those antique Bingo balls and the use of the typewriter keys on the ledger. What a fun theme! ~ Sue

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  12. to to toooo adorably cute and creative!! Love it.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  13. Terrific idea! This is my kind of project!!

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  14. Your creativity always makes me smile, Betsy. Love this.

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  15. Perfection - that tarnished silver tray filled with those amazing bingo balls - I want it!! And the post below with the amazing milk glass and silver - what a score!! You go girl!
    Kelly

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  16. Betsy, you are sooo creative, I love it!! What a great idea!

    Carol

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  17. I love the new shelf. Very creative!

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  18. The case made a great looking shelf. Very clever. Is it me or did you make a few changes to your blog? I hope it's not me! Looking good. Lisa

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  19. How fun -- the little 'shelves' inside the case are perfect for display! I've always loved the texture of old instrument cases.

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  20. I never thought those vintage pieces would emerge that beautiful. As always, I LOVE IT! And I notice your new blog header Betsy, I love it too :)

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  21. What a great project. I have a couple of these laying around. I must try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love your display and I am coveting those old Bingo balls!

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  23. I love it all, especially the typewriter keys on the scrabble holder! Cute, cute, cute! I'm your newest friend..I must see more!

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  24. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? This is the most adorable thing I've seen! Love those bingo balls and the whole theme!

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  25. Too cute!! I love it! Everything about it is perfect!

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  26. Betsy,
    You did it again.Turned something a cool find into a unique and wonderful piece.....LOVE it!
    Anne

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  27. The industrial vibe of this little vignette is so charming.

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  28. These are really cute pictures. You have a great blog.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh Betsy what a fun Vignette you have made with these Vintage Game Pieces! And I'm adoring all of your Tarnished Silver too... *Winks*... yep, I see we're cut from the same mold. *Smiles* Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

    Happy Easter... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  30. Ooh, Fun! I love repurposing vintage things too! I make dioramas and plushies from repurposed materials. I'm really glad I found your blog today! :-) I've got an 8-week, 8-prize blog giveaway going on with tons of vintage miniatures, lace, and other craft supplies. Welcome to join the giveaway! www.plushpussycat.com :-) Jennifer

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  31. LOVE the old bingo balls! Wherever did you find them? And the repurposing of the music case is genius!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  32. What an incredible vignette you've created from these items. Quite lovely.

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  33. LOVE it - very unique! I'm featuring you tonight at Knick of Time Tuesday and here will be an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  34. Love your idea I so want to find one now...

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