Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Paint Brush Pals

Before tossing your old and worn out paint brushes you might want to take a closer look at them.  Rock hard bristles, multiple colors and layers of dried paint, stray bristles, or even new brushes can be perfect candidates for a little makeover.

Imagine all the furniture and rooms they helped beautify back in their younger years.  It's great to be retired now.

So nice to be able to sit in a pot of flowers all day.

Or hang around on a wall with the help of a glue-on hanger.

Watch face and blue rhinestone eyes, rhinestone eyebrows, mother of pearl buckle mouth, hook fastener nose, eye screw and jumpring earrings, pearl necklace, and a pink satin rosette for her thick black hair.

She's looks wide awake with those typewriter key eyes and mouth made from part of a belt.  She has a button nose, rhinestone eyebrows, eye screw and rhinestone bead earrings, flattened bead cap hair accessory, and a black tulle bow around her neck.

This is an older photo of the first three I made in 2009.  I love the one on the right with her gray roots showing.

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35 comments:

  1. How cute and creative! I love them...:) Have a lovely Thursday!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. How clever you are! I bet they will sell really well.

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  3. Shut the door!!!.....Those are adorable! And to think of all the paint brushes I threw out and have seen at garage sales....so cute!

    Carol

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  4. So cute! The one with the grey roots showing would be me right now. :-D I need to remedy that issue.:D

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  5. Betsy...these are just too cute!! Love them!!
    ~Cindy

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  6. These are absolutely adorable!! Love them all, but the one with the grey roots is my fave. Love this idea!!

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  7. Those are just about the cutest things I've ever seen. You are a creative genius. ;-0

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  8. Seriously cute...and clever! I love how you think :)

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  9. Absolutely adorable, this would be a nice addition for a summer outdoor wreath. Pinned to my Repurpose board.
    Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

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  10. These are too cute and would love to have one popping out of a plant to give someone a chuckle.

    I am starting to host a new link up on Fridays over on my blog. Please come party with us! :)

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  11. I just love your ideas! This is so clever.

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  12. ROTFL they are TOO cute!!!! Trying to get back in the grove of things. Had a wonderful visit with my girlfriend and now have the after vacation blues :) Stay COOL!! See you in a couple of weeks!!

    xoxo

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  13. These are so adorable!! I just love them! You are so creative Betsy!! They gave me a big a smile this morning on facebook :) Enjoy the rest of the week!! xo Holly

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  14. those are sooooooooo cute and just think I threw away my old hard paint brush when I was cleaning out my garden shed (darn it)well maybe i;ll find one at a sale and I jazz her up like yours LOL

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  15. Oh, my! You never cease to amaze me with your creativeness. These are way too cute!!! I absolutely love the one with the blue "eyes"!!!

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  16. You are the most creative person I know.

    TOO, TOO cute!

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  17. Betsy, NOTHING is safe from your magic. Love it!

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  18. These are so cute! They're not called 'growing out roots' any more, it's 'hombre'. I tell myself that when I badly need a touch up job, look at how fashionable I am!
    My discarded paint brushes look a tad more, um, used. Mine would look like they're a subject of a horror movie.

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  19. To stinkin cute!!! Now you have me looking at my old paint brushes. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea. :)

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  20. I love your paint brush people. I had saved several old brushes for something similar, but the dog got into them and chewed them to pieces.

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  21. Now these are just too, too cute!!!
    What fun, I love them.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  22. These are super super cute and make me smile, Betsy :)!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  23. how fun!! They look fabulous plain, lined up on a wall:):) Love old paint brushes:)

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing....I will never throw another paint brush away!!

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  25. Oh wow! Those are so cute! I will have to start picking up all those old brushed in the freebies boxes at sales. I love their personalities. The options are endless! I want one now I have got to find some brushes. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Hugs, Dianne

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  26. That is a very cute idea, Betsy! I'll bet you could find some of these at yard and estate sales, too.

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  27. I know I already commented, but thanks for linking up to TTF @ Melissa's Antiques!

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  28. These are so cute Betsy and who would think of this but you!! Love the one with grey in her hair...cause that is me!!

    Linda

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  29. Adorable! I had plenty of these over the years, as a painting contractor....should have saved them. You are just too clever!

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  30. These are so cute. I hopped over from your My Repurposed Life feature. SO CUTE!

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  31. Saw your brushes at Junkin Joes! I <3 theses little cuties:) Pinned

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  32. HA HA! I love them Betsy!

    When cleaning out my Dad's shop and bench, I made sure to grab all his old used brushes. He wanted to throw them out.

    He thinks I am crazy that I wanted all that "junk". ;)

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