Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Few Junkin' Projects

I've been working on all kinds of little projects trying to finish each one before I start another, but you know how that goes.  There's always something sitting around on my cluttered workbench that needs to be painted, sprayed, glued, cut, cleaned, drilled, or waiting for inspiration to hit.  I did manage to put a dent in some of the junk I've been hauling home, but there's still a mountain of projects out there waiting for their turn.

I really didn't know what I was going to do with this wire grid or the architectural piece until I saw the two of them together.  It would be great for displaying jewelry too.

The architectural piece from a salvage yard got a quick paint job, and the chippy old metal thingie got a coat of matte acrylic spray sealer.

I drilled two holes in the wood for the longer pieces of metal, then glued them in with epoxy.

I really liked this old mirror frame when I spotted it at a yard sale, but I didn't like the dark wood and peeling veneer.  

I'm liking it much better after a light coat of paint and the addition of some jute webbing.....perfect for holding Christmas cards or pictures.

These are so simple to do and are always good sellers.  After removing the tattered fabric (some of it disintegrated), I tore several long 2" wide strips of muslin, then tied the strips in a big bow around every other section of the frame.  I've made them before with strips of muslin in each section, but it starts to look a little crowded and fussy. 

A plain clipboard becomes a picture holder with the help of a section from a player piano roll and some matte Mod Podge.  Those little holes actually helped when I was trying to get rid of the air bubbles; the excess Mod Podge oozed right out.

Sing along.
~ Just to hear you say I love you ~

A small piece vintage lace and a salvaged brooch adds a little interest to the clip.

This chippy old toothbrush and soap holder was found at an antique show.  I gave it a coat of matte acrylic spray sealer, screwed it on a piece of wood I found at the Habitat store, then added a hook to the back.  I sure wouldn't store my toothbrush in it, but it would be great for hanging necklaces or keys.

A rusty tin scoop makes a cute wall pocket.  I screwed the scoop to the piece of wood, added a little bling to the front and a hook to the back.  The little pine cone...well, that's the only thing I could find at the moment.

I won't be bringing any of these junkin' projects to my show this weekend in Lincoln, just jewelry and stamped silverware.  When I get home after my show, I'll need to get everything set up at the Paris Flea Market for their November opening, then after that I can finally start preparing for the Noel Holiday Market on November 22-23.  Where does the time go, and where's my staff when I need them?

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