Thursday, March 31, 2011

Recycled Nozzles and a Chippy Old Drawer

This vintage drawer with its chippy green paint and glass knob was an antique store find from a few months ago.  Yep, it sat around longer than it should have, but these things take time.  At least this was too big to get lost in the back of my garage cabinets.   I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, and then decided on making a shelf......

First, it needed something to freshen up the back.  I got out my good ol' Mod Podge and attached the pages from some vintage sheet music.

I added a shelf just a little above center.  I cut a piece of glass to fit, and then cut and stained a 1/4 round dowel piece to hold up the shelf.  That little thingy on the shelf is one of the old rosettes I bought a few months ago.  I glued a vintage rhinestone button in the center and put a little hook on back.

I attached some heavy duty hooks to each side of the back because it's a little heavy. 

I just threw it in for display, but the picture on the shelf is me with my Christmas Kewpie doll.  It's hard to see in the picture, but the stocking hanging on the mantel was made by my mom for my first Christmas.  I still hang it from my chimney with care every year.

This is a mother of pearl button bouquet I made a few years ago; the little vase is a sterling salt shaker. 

These old brass hose nozzles were a quick and easy repurposing project.  I wrapped some wire (think it was 18g) around a 5/8" dowel two times to get the double circle for holding the picture.  I removed the dowel, held the circle in place on top of the nozzle, bent the wire down on the nozzle, and wrapped it three more times around the top of the nozzle.  Of course, I had to bling them out with some rhinestones.  The old black and white pictures are from a flea market.  No, that's not me in the diaper.


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