Thursday, March 17, 2011

Decorated Junking Finds

I've been going through my garage trying to sort out what needs to be decorated or repurposed, and what just needs to be priced.  'Tis the season for the street fairs to come out of hibernation, so I'm trying to catch up with all the junk treasures I've been hoarding.  Most everything just needs a little cleaning or some glue here and there, but other things need a fresh new look....

First on my list was this old mailbox.  I decorated it with some vintage lace, burlap, rhinestone bow, and a rhinestone button on top.  The old key slides out to open up the inner box.  No bills allowed!

Next project was to freshen up these old sign holders I picked up a few years ago in New York.  I've actually been using them as signs in my booth.   The original purpose, imagine that!
I gathered some scraps of sheet metal, gloves, tin snips, and cut two pieces to fit down inside the frames.
I thought they needed a little something else, so I sprayed the sheet metal with chalkboard paint.  I glued on some simple decorations and added magnets to the vintage buttons.

These are some of the jars I picked up over the last couple of months.  I bought the big clear jar in January for half price and it was full of vintage Christmas balls.  I'm still thinking about what to fill it with.
 I added a rhinestone button to the top of the little pink jar and filled it with pink and white buttons.  The others are decorated with labels from The Graphics Fairy.  I could spend hours going through all of Karen's gorgeous images.

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