Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Putting garage sale goodies to use

Check out the other projects in this week's Trash to Treasure Tuesday over at Reinvented!

My first garage sale of the year! I know, I'm so behind! I did find a few goodies that I knew I could put to use. The crinkle paper (20 cents for both bags) will be perfect to ship my etsy goodies in; the hole punch (one dollar) will help me make tags and the shelf? ...




Izzy wanted to know why I was taking pictures of this dumb stuff instead of something cute like her, so I had to oblige.




The shelf was spray painted black (to match the other deck accessories) and is now the perfect spot to hang my drying herbs and flowers.






I believe it was a cup and saucer shelf - you can see the grooves running along the top where a saucer or plate could sit. And of course the cup hooks. :)




Gone are the horrible 80's tones and in are patina pots and fragrant plants. I'd say that's an improvement! And all it cost was a dollar and some spray paint.

See yesterday's post for another trash to treasure project!




And be sure to stop by this Saturday, the 27th for the Mad Tea Party! There will be confections and curlicues and...a giveaway!

17 comments:

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Love the new shelf! And the three column blog looks great too!!!

B said...

Amazing what a coat of paint can do.

Tia said...

Who can't use more storage and shelves? Nice job and I love how it looks painted black!

Mercedes said...

What a neat transformation!

Jen said...

What a big improvement. I love black spray paint.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I love it black. It looks so modern now.

Kasey Hunt said...

Great transformation!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

OH my gosh, that is FABULOUS! It looks like an old wrought iron shelf! Quite the transformation. Thanks for linking up!

Linda said...

You really made that shelf into a gorgeous piece. Great job! Linda

Lola Lakely said...

I wish I was as creative as you when it comes to this kind of thing. Great job! I think I'll become a follower of yours! ;)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love what you did with the shelf. I would have never seen it as that in its previous life.

Kara said...

Oh man, I love what you did with that shelf! I am very jealous, I have been looking for a shelf to hang keys from for months!

~Kimberly said...

I am so motivated to go yard sale-ing saturday! What a great find and I wish I had that for MY plants!!!

Elephunk said...

I love what you did with that shelf! It looks great.

the ungourmet said...

Both the shelf and the doggy are darling! :0)

momentsinaneye said...

What a great idea. You transformed it from ordinary to fabulous. A job well done. Thank you for letting me visit.

Traci said...

That shelf looks great painted black and I love how you can hang the herbs from the hooks! Very cute! I love to spray paint things black...it's addicting!
Blessings,
Traci