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Gliding into Winter

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One of my favorite flea market finds EVER...!

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"Fireside Chat" CoffeeTime Lamps

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Been a while since I was here to visit, but I havent stopped creating!!

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Blue Enamel Porcelain Clock Teapot Upcycled Bird House

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It's easy to see why I picked this great old blue teapot. The porcelain enamel swirl design is very pleasing to the eye. After cutting the birdhole out, I started looking through the piles for a...

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RARE 1950's Crosely Television Re-purposed into a Side Table Lamp

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RARE 1950's Crosely Television Side Table Lamp This truly "One of a Kind" 1950's Rare Crosely Television has been Re-purposed into this awesome Side Table Lamp. It still has all of original...

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VINTAGE TABLE UP-CYCLED TO A BEACHY BEAUTY

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Vintage table with lower shelf painted light blue, then I added a 13" x 13" cream colored tile to the top, along with small polished stones from a tumbler around the edge, which stayed in place...

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Fab '50s Mini Bar

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In the top, we added a cubby for tumblers, coasters and other essentials, and a removable, insulated ice box. The bottom features a wine rack, a drawer for wine glasses and cabinet space for other...

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Kitchen Canister Fixed Up

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I found this great piece at a flea market at my local fairgrounds. I got it for $15. The top drawers were not closing evenly and I descovered there was a big (empty) mud wasp nest behind it! So I...

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Pin-up simplicity

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This is a just a pairing of items that facinate me. I love the work of pin-up artist George Petty and this hood ornament was designed by him for the 1955 Nash line. I also love the simple vintage...

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Vintage Hollywood Filmstrip Bows

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I created these bows from the salvaged film from old movie theatre film reels.

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Upcycled Vintage Cookie/Candy Tin Bird Feeders

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An abundance of cookie/candy tins at thrift stores and garage sales make these so fun to do. Usually connected with a candlestick and topped off with different vintage items such as a metal light...

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Table in shades of grey...

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For this table, the "inside" of the table was hand sanded to bare wood and then coated with a semi-opaque grey stain. The "outside" parts of the table where also sanded, then painted with grey paint...

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Puppy Love Vase

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I found an interesting old jar at a garage sale and decided to collage on it using vintage magazines and books. I imagine it being used to display flowers given to a girl by her first "crush."

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FAMILY HERILOOM CRIB NOW A BENCH

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VINTAGE BABY CRIB HEADBOARD TO STORAGE BENCH

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How Grate Owl Art

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Hootie the Owl is created from a vintage grater, peeler, tea infuser, bottle opener and finished with an aluminum vintage spade cookie cutter. He asked not to be painted as he is sensitive to enamel...

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Headboard To Vintage Motel Sign

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I turned this Headboard into a Vintage Motel Sign using Van Gogh Chalk Paint. I LOVE the retro pop of it!

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More Christmas at my House

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Christmas at my house

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Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

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What to do with plant cuttings and a dented coffee pot? Introduce them and watch what happens!

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Miss Creeping Jenny marries Mr. Pot and my how things have grown!!!

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Chair Redo

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When I couldn't find the exact right vinyl to reupholster these chairs, I went with this VERY COOL/FUN coated fabric instead

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Vintage Record Tidbit Display

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Once in a while at garage sales I would find small old records {the size of an old 45 rpm} with a small center hole {45s usually have a large center hole}. With these in hand, I took apart a thrifted...

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