Friday, May 11, 2012

Pink and Turquoise Chemistry

There's just something about pink and turquoise, the combination is loaded with chemistry. Pink flowers of any variety have always been my favorite, and when turquoise, teal, or aqua is added for a little flavor, I can't resist.

bud vases made from an old chemistry set
I was rummaging through one of my garage closets again and uncovered some more old junk with huge potential.  

How to repurpose parts from an old chemistry set
Cheapo red wood tube holder from a vintage chemistry set, glass test tubes, and an ornate gold metal frame.

create a hanging bud vase display with chemistry test tubes
The frame got two coats of antique white spray paint and the chemistry set tube holder was painted with ASCP Duck Egg.  I used spray adhesive to attach the burlap to a piece of heavy cardboard, slipped it inside the built-in slot, and then glued on the tube holder with E6000.  Finishing touch...five little carnations for some pink flower power.

repurposed chemistry set test tubes
Perfect for Mother's Day.

repurposed chemistry set hanging bud vases

Bud vase display created with parts from an old chemistry set

pink and turquoise hanging bud vases made from chemistry set parts

Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend and a
VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 
I hope your day is full of joy!!

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31 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Betsy. Love the combo. Looks like we both have a pink flower thing going.

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  2. Great idea and Pretty!
    I need to experiment with PM some more. I had fun playing around with the black and white with the highlighted area also.
    Have a great weekend and Mothers' Day!

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  3. Just the right gift for Mother...love the use of the frame, and the pink flowers are very pretty! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend! Hugs

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  4. I would have never envisioned putting those pieces together. Beautiful creation!!! I have tried PicMonkey but you make me want to!!!

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  5. This idea is really sweet. I love it.

    Danielle

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  6. What a visionary you are! The marriage of those elements is so wonderful in your creative hands.

    I've seen some cool effects done with PicMonkey's overlay feature, using two images together. I'm going to have to start playing around with it more.

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  7. Betsy, this was inspired!! Great project and bravo to you for seeing the potential in putting those items together. Love it!

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  8. You never cease to amaze me. I love the frame and flower combo!! And I've definitely just grazed the surface on Picmonkey. Your photos are great!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! So elegant! What a great idea you had.

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  10. Love this idea. It came out great. Can't wait to check out that PicMonkey. Never heard of it. Thanks for the tip. Lisa

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  11. I've said it a gazillion times, Betsy, you are so creative!!!!

    Happy Mother's Day!!!!

    xoxo

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  12. Hi Betsy. I absolutely love this...it's completely gorgeous! I'm so pleased to have found your blog and have added myself as a follower :) If you have a moment it would be great if you popped my blog too.
    Cas x

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  13. Hi Betsy! I love the test tubes turned mini flower vase. Cute and pretty :) Happy Mother's Day!

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  14. Love it!!! You've done it again. I have always loved those colors. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

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  15. Oh how lovely Betsy! I think I read a few posts back that you were having a blog forum of some kind??? I think I may of missed it. I'm new to the blogging world and I could use some tips on how to get new followers and what online forums to join to branch out. I could really use the advice! Here's a link to my new blog http://thriftytvintagepeach.blogspot.com/
    Many blessings!

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  16. wow how beautiful. i would love it if you came and linked up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/05/sunday-show-off-linky-party-and.html

    thankyou xxxx

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  17. Beautiful -- I really love the combinations of the elegant frame, the rough burlap and the turquoise! I haven't played with picmonkey yet but that 'textures, weave' photo is gorgeous -- so I DO need to give it a try!

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  18. Garage sale closets? And you have more than one?! :-)

    Haven't tried picmonkey yet but need to get on it. And as always, simply amazed at the vision you have when putting things togehter.

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  19. Hi Betsy,

    Beautiful! I will have to look into picmonkey. I love what you created! You are very talented!! Happy Mothers Day!
    Hugs from me!
    Linda

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful! Very creative. I love when you can find something around the house and repurpose it. I would love for you to link it up over at my new linky Party that is live through Sunday night!
    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/05/rustic-restorations-weekend-2.html
    I hope to see you there.

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  21. So very cute...you had one great idea Betsy. Happy Mother's Day my friend!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Wow. That's so cool, and I love those colors together.

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  23. This is beautiful, Betsy.
    So glad I've found you :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  24. I do love PicMonkey and am anxious for them to get the Collage element going. Love what you did with the frame and test tubes - I, too, love aqua and pink - beautiful! (Found your link at Met Monday.) Hugs ~ Mary

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  25. Really cute idea! I am saving this idea.

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  26. An awesome project. I have frames, I have glass tubes - you know I am going to copy you - AGAIN! I can't wait to see your next project. Whatever it is I'm sure I will have to do it too.

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  27. Betsy, what a stunning marriage of objects! And I think I found a new ASCP color to swoon over...Duck Egg! How beautiful. Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/mop-it-up-mondays-17.html
    Thanks Bunches!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  28. This is absolutely amazing! Beautiful job!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  29. Really enjoyed your Blog. I have tons of frames and would love to copy this. Very pretty.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  30. Beautiful! I love it! Stephanie from Gilded Junque sent me, and I'm glad she did, I love both of these! Pink and Aqua, seem to be the color choice this week, it's in my garden post this week as well! I'm now a follower, Have a Great Day!

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