Thursday, February 6, 2014

Annie Sloan Greek Blue

My first project using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  This side table garage sale find for $5 now a beautiful Greek Blue with a mixed wax turn out amazing. So excited I can't put the brush down.  sale Price $59.00. Ta Da!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pencil Sharpener Bookends.

sometimes you have to decide if you want to just sell some as is for the collectible price aspect. Or repurpose it into something even better. You know what I did. Wood plaques $1 for the box, granite spray paint and the two pencil sharpeners I picked up for $1 each. I first cut and sanded the plaque to ready for paint. Spray painted the two halves with the granite (love the hard look) attached the pencil sharpeners. and BAM! bookends. The pencil sharpeners could have been resold on eBa or Etsy for $15 - $22 each. But I like the idea of a great teacher gift for under $ 30.00.

Mason Jar Lamp

$2.00 broken lamp, aluminum spray paint and one 1qt. Mason Jar. I measured the diameter of the socket, Penciled the circle inside of the top of the mason jar. Drilled about 20 holes around the circle and cut it out using a wire cutter. I then filed the inside to remove any spurs. I then spray painted the top and the lid with a aluminum spray paint to match the brushed silver lamp.
Note: It is important to drill extra holes to alleviate heat build up inside the jar. the coolest part is find a decorative bulb the looks great and won't blind someone.

Chandelier Bird Feeder

As soon as I saw the light fixture at a G-sale for $3 I new it would turnout to something cool. Same day I picked up these 9 tea cups for $2. After removing the wiring and sockets. I glued (E6000) the cups down on the fixtures boboches. I removed the top one and instead added crystal trim at the top to give it that pop. $5 invested, for sale for $ 30.00.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Accordion sewing box

Today thrift store find is this 60's Accordion Sewing Box $7.00. I will sell it for $30.00 even know it lists from $49 - $129. On Ebay and Etsy.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Jorgensen wood clamps

Found these three Jorgensen wood clamps at a tailgate rummage sale at the local High school. I almost fell over when the guy said $1.00 each. I was a bit giddy and snapped them up fast.
TaDa...  Towel Holders for the kitchen/laundry or bathroom. $25.00

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Old Firewood Box

This Old Firewood Box we found today at an estate sale in Tempe AZ. the bow was filled with old leather and pelts in the back of the garage. sometimes you need to take the time to Dig for those hidden treasures. Purchase price $5.00 after cleaning and some Tung Oil or Murphy's soap may ask $ 65.00