tuesday is trashday in my neck of the hood. tuesday is also cubscouts (fun stuff) and american idol. i look forward to tuesdays. i like a packed day that inspires me, keeps me busy, gives the kids something to do and leaves me with an entertaining t.v. program towards the end of the night. today was warm, so not only was it trash day, it was shabby project day. i trashpicked tons of boards, a small wobbly table, and a broken, huge plastic mirror frame. why????? what drives me to do such nonsense? i found some potential for them all. i also was given 2 long chippy aqua painted boards off my daycare provider’s mother’s house. my provider was using them to help keep her dog in the yard, but i thought maybe i would like to incorporate them into some crazy trash to treasure project, so i was blessed with boards. it really is the small stuff for me.
i actually got out my portable skill saw (yes, you can take it anywhere and cut just about anything you need to saw) and chomped those boards and nailed them to a cast off little night table. i was out in the sun…in my nightgown…sawing and hammering away like a total lunatic. when i was finished with all that nonsense, i decoupaged some vintage fabric on as well and added a glass knob to my lil table. this project took about 2 hours to complete. ron would say it’s on the tacky side, but i kinda like the way it turned out. it was a labor of love. i think this table would look cute on the porch w/books or magazines, or flower frogs and garden stuff. bathroom??? towels and t.p. anyway, with the warm weather today, i was inspired by spring colors and that sweet aqua paint on those boards.
i also painted this 2 tiered rack i got at the sally store.
i also found a bunch of boards to use as signs and a pitiful, small wobbly table. i couldn’t get the legs very stable, but i thought the size of the table was great, so i made a little shabby side table with pom poms and pretty rose fabric.
i plan to add several little rose cut outs and earrings on the garden sign. i will add sequins to the vintage sign. i had to pull way too many nails out of these boards today. i am pretty sure these boards are from a dresser. board rescue 911 and i did it still in my sweatpants, rose nightgown and sweat shirt. i am a big ole crazy junker.
i also trashed picked this monster frame. such a cast off…but i found potential. i love this rose fabric i bought the other day. i just unrolled it and glued it to board. there was a thick mirror in this frame that broke in half. i just took the mirror out and added fabric instead. i cut the wire off to hang it and added ribbon….
i will make these all go booth bound sometime this week or next. i was also given 10 mop buckets by a very, very, very generous customer. THANKS SOOOOOOOO MUCH. i brought you a card and 10 decorating magazines, but i missed you by just 10 minutes!!!
hey…when life gives you mop buckets….you make something…right? i’m workin on it. think i will make a laundry soap holder with one and a book holder for a child’s room with another. i had to drive around for a day with 10 mop buckets in my truck. what can i say???? i know my neighbors are worried now. what…doesn’t everyone on the block have 10 mop buckets in their backyard to paint pink and glue crap to? come on folks…where are your priorities??? hee hee.
i knocked out just a few things this weekend….some tags, a little card holder and a necklace and frame (both made from lace and prisms). these tags were a breeze!!! old magazine clippings decoupaged on those crazy, vintage envelopes i bought a while back (yes…the infamous bags of endless faded envelopes that just seemed odd and pointless at the time). NOTE: do not adjust your computer monitor…just your eyes. this photo is sideways….i think.
a little card caddy with a vintage postcard on it….
tons of jewels i just found in the shed. yes…..my name is sue and i’m a junk jewel hoarder. i am powerless and not in control. higher power….are you aware of this? okay….defect listed….moving on to the next junk pile…..one tuesday at a time…..driven to create for the spring….
thumb is still very sore, so i need to stop typing for now. i’m also yawning. i am cold and i really want to eat like an italian sub sandwich from the local deli by my house i grew up in. tons of mayo, the softest sub bread ever, lunch meats, the best sandwich relish, onions and to die for italian dressing….YUM. it’s the thyroid.
you all have sweet dreams of vintage fabulousness and great cottage finds….