June 21st, 2010 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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Photo: Andrea Miller

I needed to throw together a centerpiece on my coffee table for my son's graduation and came up with this: The base is an old metal sign - worn and rusty.  It works great as a tray!  I added white candles, some old stars, a starfish bought on a trip to Mexico and a great book I found at a thrift store entitled, "Getting the Most out of Life". 

Hopefully my son and all graduates get the Most out of Life as they venture down whatever path they choose to take!  This new centerpiece should be "good to go" for the entire season...Happy Summer everyone!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea Miller
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, candle holder, sign, rust, stars

Comments (15)

Funky_Junk_Donna writes: This is a really cool piece. I love how the white and rust mesh together. And anything involving stars gets a 2nd glance from me anyway. I think I'll go have a look around at my own old rusty signs... neat idea!
Posted: 11:45 am on July 18th
DesignTurnpike writes: I'm liking this idea... Could work well with license plates also! Posted: 12:10 pm on June 28th
CottageElements writes: Andrea, love the post! Put together superbly! I'm sure the rest of the decor was fab for the grad party!

Lani Posted: 1:05 am on June 28th
ninnarae writes: This is just lovely! I'm inspired to make a pretty centerpiece like this! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 1:38 am on June 22nd
itsnotjunk2me writes: LOVE it too! Simple and beautiful....love the starfish, that is awesome.

judi;) Posted: 12:42 pm on June 21st
alicemom writes: andrea,
PERFECT! love the book. you son has a sunny future for sure. great display.
smiles,alice Posted: 7:21 pm on June 17th
JunkArchitect writes: That old sign makes such a perfect serving tray…ya done good NDJG.

Posted: 11:20 am on June 17th
oldnews writes: What a beautiful thing this is to look at! You are SO talented! I LOVE seeing the simple yet elegant things that you come up with! Marie Posted: 9:54 pm on June 15th
MimiToria writes: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Andrea. Love it all! My favorite things, rust, chippy white, ocean treasures, candles and a cool book. :) Great post!
Gretchen Posted: 5:23 pm on June 15th
RustyDiva writes: Love all the rustic appeal this centerpiece has. I would have to touch it and oooooooh and awwwwwww. Posted: 10:26 am on June 15th
OnEaglesWings writes: How creative...love it! The 'tray' has two of my favorite components....rust and white!
Susie Posted: 9:38 am on June 15th
shabbyT writes: Very cute!! I love it. I'm on the lookout now for an old tray :) Posted: 12:04 am on June 15th
Prior writes: Andrea,
This is perfect for a graduation day! Congrats to the graduate! Lezlee Posted: 10:57 pm on June 14th
Fjerda writes: Great idea!! We have two metal pieces -one off a old wind mill so, it is a little large for coffe table but the other one is smaller and it is looking for a WI home as it is a badger advertisment. I can share you arrangement with our shopper this week. Posted: 10:23 pm on June 14th
chippingcharm writes: LOVE this Andrea...I'm pretty sure you could do a book with all your amazing centerpiece ideas...I'd buy it for sure :)
Congratulations to your son! Take care, Laurel Posted: 8:11 pm on June 14th
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