Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Trash to Treasure

One of my guilty pleasures is plundering the local Goodwill store. My neighbourhood has a pretty diverse population but it also sits on the edge of a very affluent neighbourhood. It seems that many residents with good taste send there cast offs to our Goodwill. I've found many, many treasures in the last 17+ years. (Geez has it been that long?!)
The other day Sid and I were hunting and came across an rather ugly picture holder. It was anitqued brass and really dirty. The wires were bent out of shape. I passed right by. Sid said "Mom, look at that thing? What is it?" I told her what it was and she replied "You could make it look pretty!". Being half off it came to a whopping $2.00, so we bought it. Here's a peek of it's original ugliness. (I forgot to take a before shot).
I bent the wires back, spray painted it white and die cut some frames, added photos and crafted the heck out of it! I used Crate Paper's Portrait Collection and some green embossed stamped images. Right now it's holding a black and white selection of Christmas pictures. I will rotate the pictures from time to time but right now I like the colour scheme to brighten the winter dreariness. Click on the pictures to make them bigger!


Tracey said...

Looks great Vic! Way to go!

Connie Mercer said...

I love doing this too!! It turned oout awesome!!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

this is great!